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Getting a novel or other work published remains one of the most mysterious processes in business today. For writers, the mystery of getting published resides in unanswered questions. Do I have to have an agent? What will an agent do for me? How does publishing work? How much do I get paid? How do I protect my work? And most importantly, what happens in those mysterious agent/author lunches? Using the comprehensive and easy-to-read format of the Complete Idiot's Guide series, the Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 2E, gives new and experienced authors alike tips, advice and practical step-by-step instructions for writing book proposals and query letters, pitching ideas to agents and editors and writing outlines and sample chapters. In addition, expert authors Sheree Bykofski (an agent in New York) and Jennifer Sander (a published author) share with readers everything from how to manage deadlines to a typical book editor's work day. With a thorough explanation of the book publishing business, the authors provide writers with the most usable book in the category.

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