Get Published

Now that you have completed your writing project use Milwaukee Public Library's resources to improve your chances of selling your work! These books offer guidance on different aspects of the publishing industry; topics range from how to find a literary agent to using social media to market your work.

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The First 50 Pages: Engage Agents, Editors and Readers and Set Up Your Novel for Success by Jeff Gerke

Make sure that your writing project is polished and ready to submit. Gerke, an editor and author of fiction and non-fiction helps writers craft proposals and identify common mistakes that cause editors to pass on proposals. This helpful guide walks you through the tasks your first 50 pages must accomplish in order to avoid leaving readers disoriented, frustrated, or bored. Don't let your reader put your book down!

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Writer's Market
Edited by Robert Lee Brewer, the Writer's Market is the standard guide for writers. Published since 1921, the annual Writer's Market serves as a major information resource for freelancers seeking to publish books and in magazines, enter literary contests, find an agent, or locate other publishing opportunities. It contains thousands of up-to-date entries, along with submission information, editorial requirements, interviews with successful writers, phone and fax numbers, email addresses and guidance on how much to charge for freelancing.

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Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writers Guide to Marketing and Publicity by Rob Eagar
Marketing expert Rob Eagar provides pointers on promoting your work including chapters on branding, effective promotion via social media, and building a fan base. Ignite your confidence to sell more books and make more money as an author. Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand, self-published or traditionally published, a novelist or non-fiction writer, this is the only marketing guide you'll ever need.


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