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HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING SELF-HELP BOOK

HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING SELF-HELP BOOK

by Jean Marie Stine

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Overview

The "must have" book by the acknowledged expert for self-help/how-to business, recovery, sports, health, self-improvement, hobby, crafts, health, and New Age writers. "If you follow only a third of her advice, you'll have a successful book." Jeremy Tarcher. In this unique book, author-editor Jean Marie Stine shows writers how to avoid the errors that keep most self-help books from finding publishers and off the bestseller lists if they are published.

From the author: "Before starting this book, I carefully reviewed stacks of rejected self-help manuscripts from aspiring authors. I also looked at first drafts which publishers had asked me to rewrite before they were deemed suitable for publication. I kept a running list of the defects I noted. Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make.

"In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work. Then I explain how you can avoid or correct the problem. The result should be a zero-defect manuscript and book proposal that will sail through the editorial and publishing committees to acceptance."


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BN ID: 2940161877142
Publisher: A&T Books
Publication date: 08/18/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 883 KB

About the Author

Jean Marie Stine has devoted much of her life to researching, teaching, and writing about human potential, especially the optimization of mental performance. First as an editor of psychology and self-help books, then as creator of highly successful seminars on brain power, speed learning, and self-help writing. As an editor, she has worked with many of the leading human-potential and peak-performance consultants, including Jean Houston, Ken Wilber, Charles Garfield, Betty Edwards, Timothy Leary, Marianne Williams, Marilyn Ferguson, and Neil Fiore. She is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen nonfiction books, including Double Your Brain Power (Prentice-Hall, 1997), a selection of the Quality Paperback Bookclub and the One Spirit Bookclub; It's All in Your Head: Amazing Facts About the Human Mind (Macmillan, 1994); Writing Successful Self-Help/How-To Books (Wiley, 1996); and Unlock Your Hidden Genius (A&T Books 2014).

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