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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How To Book Review #2 - Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript by Cynthia Laufenberg

Most people think that in order to get published, all you have to do is write well. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Let's face it, there are plenty of not so good writers who get published... and even more amazingly talented aspiring writers who don't. There's a lot more that goes into getting published than just being a good writer. Yes, you have to learn, practice, and (hopefully) love the craft of writing... but you also have to put a lot of time into studying the publishing market and learning how to submit your writing (that you've crafted) in the correct format to the correct agent(s) and/or publisher(s).

One book that helped me learn the proper way to format and submit my manuscripts, queries, proposals, synopses, cover letters, etc. is Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Cynthia Laufenberg. The nice thing about this book is that it covers many areas of writing - from fiction submissions, to non-fiction, to TV scripts, to picture books, to YA novels, to greeting cards, to magazine articles, and more. For the Jack-of-all-trades writer who's writing various genres, it's a dream come true. If you'd like a guide to help you learn the proper way to format and submit your writing professionally to agents/publishers, this is the book for you!

This is the copy I have:

This is the newer book (3rd edition) by a different author:

**Even if you're following the steps in a book like this, always remember to check an agent's or publisher's submission guidelines before submitting your writing to them. Their guidelines may be different than those covered in this book.**

Happy writing!

*Best Wishes & Lipstick Kisses*

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Blogger TheLittleFlower said...

Your blog is so cool!!

February 10, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks! I'm off to check out your blog now!

February 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

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