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Writing a Marketable Book

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A book which offers lots of practical guidance of the process needed to create a book that has a decent chance of getting published and selling copies. As well as helping you to develop a professional approach, the five key sections of the book will guide you through thinking and planning your book to transforming the first draft into something you can sell.

This invaluable guide is written by Charlie Wilson, founder of The Book Specialist editorial agency who has worked in publishing on both sides of the fence as a book editor and an author.

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Writing a Marketable Book by Charlie Wilson

Writing a Marketable Book helps an author create a book that has a decent chance of getting published and selling copies. Thousands of authors write books each year - either to submit for publication or to self-publish. 'Getting published', in whatever form, is the Holy Grail. But countless authors either fail to make it off the slush pile, or self-publish a book that sells just a few copies. What's needed is guidance on writing a book that has a decent chance of selling - focusing on initial concept right through to polished manuscript. That's where Writing a Marketable Book comes in.

This is more than a writing guide. This is a guide to the business of publishing and marketing, and to creating a marketable product. It's a book for those looking to secure an agent and publisher, and for those wanting to self-publish. It's a book for anyone who wants an answer to the question: How do I write a book that's marketable to readers? It's what every author needs: a clear, practical, friendly, easy-to-follow book that helps you write a book that readers want to read.

About the Author

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson is the founder of The Book Specialist editorial agency and works in publishing on both sides of the fence as a book editor and an author. Here she draws on her experience in developing books for authors and publishers, training other editors in book development, and writing and marketing her own books, to give you a valuable insight into the publishing world.

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20th December 2012


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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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