Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

You should really write a book : how to write, sell, and market your memoir / Regina Brooks, Brenda Lane Richardson.

Brooks, Regina. (Author). Richardson, Brenda Lane. (Added Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thief River Falls Public Library 808.0669 BRO (Text) 35500005099716 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312609344 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781250015662 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: More than an interesting story -- Pt. 1. A genre unto itself -- Learning from memoir's history -- Your role as a memoirist -- Pt. 2. Major memoir categories -- Coming-of-age -- Addictions and compulsions -- Transformation stories -- Food and travel -- Religion and spirituality -- Outsider narratives -- Pt. 3. Here's what else you need to know -- Working with a co-author -- Contacting an agent.
Summary, etc.: "The days are long gone when publishing professionals were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it's based on a "good idea" or even because it's well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, agents and editors now look for skilled and creative authors who come with an established audience, too. You Should Really Write a Book is essential reading for those wanting to write commercially viable memoirs in today's vastly changed publishing industry. It is designed as a guide for writers, editors, and marketing professionals. Brooks and Richardson utilize the newest social networking, marketing and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and boosting the chances of attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Created to give writers a competitive advantage, this handy and concise book focuses on six major memoir categories, explains what sells and why, and teaches writers to think like publishers"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Regina Brooks is a literary agent and member of the AAR, and an author, editor, publisher, and member of the guest faculty for MFA programs around the country. Well known on the writer's conference circuit she is also a faculty member of the Harvard Writers Course. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brenda Lane Richardson, MSW, is the author of ten books, a recipient of the PEN-Oakland Literary Award, a journalist, and a New York University–trained social worker. She lives in Berkley, California, where she uses memoir writing as a therapeutic tool.

Subject: Autobiography > Authorship.
Authorship > Marketing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Publishing.
REFERENCE / Writing Skills.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

Additional Resources