Thinking Like your Editor

Thinking Like your Editor

How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--and Get It Published

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Baker & Taylor
Filled with a how of insider and trade secrets, a guidebook for writers of serious nonfiction explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas, how to write the perfect editorial proposal, the art of using simple structure to express complex ideas, how to create a great introduction, and the best ways to get a book published.

Norton Pub
Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success.
Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains:• why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions;• how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work;• how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore;• why the most important chapter is your introduction;• why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction;• why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible.Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

& Taylor

Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393038927
Branch Call Number: 808.02 R113t
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Fortunato, Alfred


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