Thinking Like Your Editor How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Thinking Like Your Editor  How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Scholarly books, for good reason, include everything the author has learned from his research. ... As a trade author, your primary obligation differs. ... If your book is not a biography, it might 114 I THINKING LIKE YOUR EDITOR.

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking Like Your Editor

Thinking Like Your Editor

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.

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393038920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner on Language and Writing

Garner on Language and Writing

... 225 Thinking Back : The Perils of Writing History ( Woodward ) , 722 Thinking in Time : The Uses of History for Decision - Makers ( Neustadt & May ) , 742 Thinking Like Your Editor ( Rabiner & Fortunato ) , 723 Thinking on Your Feet ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134418297

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Presents a collection of essays on such topics as style, persuasion, contractural and legislative drafting, writing in law practice, and judicial writing.
Categories: Law

The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Virginia Quarterly Review

Norton $ 35 Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Great Nativity Poems , by Joseph Brodsky . ... Written by a major editor Brodsky showcases his poetic talents ; sometimes ( who spends a bit more time than is necessary spiritual and ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0087326435

Category: Universities and colleges

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Categories: Universities and colleges

2005 Guide to Literary Agents

2005 Guide to Literary Agents

I am looking for work that stands out in a highly competitive and difficult market . ... She is the co - author of Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get it Published ( W.W. Norton ) .

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582973288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection

Stein's own writing demonstrates the ' resonance and particularities ' he discusses , and his original checklists , writing ... N Y Times Book Rev pa $ 14 pa $ 7.95 * Rabiner , Susan Thinking like your editor ; how to write serious ...

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Page: 1880

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
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The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

I have been friends with agent and former editor Susan Rabiner for some years , so I knew about her book , Thinking Like Your Editor , although it focuses mainly on writing serious nonfiction , books like The Physics of Star Trek ...

Author: Peter Rubie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079225119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years--""In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead""--and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction ""novel."" (An earlier version of this book was published under the title ""Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction."" This version has been extensively reworked.)
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato , Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published ... This literary agent and editor team offers extremely practical advice on what non - fiction editors look for in ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556037947223

Category: Publishers and publishing

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Categories: Publishers and publishing

Thinking Like a Writer

Thinking Like a Writer

As a lawyer, you are trained to see legal problems—to "spot issues"—that are invisible to others, and then to use your understanding of the law to propose good, not just adequate, solutions. Similarly, as a writer and editor, ...

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134520928

Category: Law

Page: 427

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Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.
Categories: Law

The Writer s Market

The Writer s Market

Does not want to receive science fiction , pornography , poetry , or single - spaced manuscripts . ... She is the co - author of Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get it Published ( W.W. Norton ) .

Author: Kirsten Campbell Holm

Publisher:

ISBN: 00842729

Category: Authorship

Page: 1111

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Here you will find thousands of completely updated listings (plus 1,100+ brand new publishing opportunities) for book publishers, consumer magazines, script buyers, trade & professional journals, plus more than 300 agents! No other reference provides such complete AND current information.
Categories: Authorship