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Do the write thing : 7 steps to publishing success
Alexander, Kwame.
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Austin, Tex. : Manisy Willows Books, [2002]

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141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Z285.5 .A56 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This guide provides a definitive point-by-point instruction manual for getting into print whether users want to publish a family memoir, the next great American novel, or simply learn the ins-and-outs of the self-publishing world. Detailed worksheets provide a guide through the process.

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Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. His books include And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems, Crush: Love Poems, Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, and Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. He won the 2015 John Newbery Medal for his bestselling novel The Crossover. Since 2006, his Book-in-a-Day writing and publishing program has created more than 2500 student authors in 50 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean.

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For writers determined to publish their own work, Kwame Alexander, with the help of Nina Foxx, offers Do the Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success. Alexander, a writer, publishing consultant and founder of the independent press BlackWords, advises readers in a friendly and practical manner on everything from writing and editing your manuscript, starting a publishing company and printing your book to marketing, sales and author tours. Besides furnishing a lexicon of publishing terms, a list of helpful reading materials, inspirational and cautionary anecdotes and savvy regarding hiring editors of all sorts, Alexander endows writers with the confidence they need to self-publish. ( Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved