Write That Book Already! The Tough Love Needed to Get Published Now, by Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark

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This is informative, useful and fun guide for writers features original insight from top authors including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Scott Turow, Andrew Sean Greer, Meg Clayton and a whole bunch more.

Write That Book Already by Sam Barry & Kathi Kamen Goldmark

“We can only imagine how much more Tolstoy would have accomplished if only he’d had this book.”—Dave Barry, author of I'll Mature When I’m Dead

“How do I get my book published?”

Good question. Fortunately, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what aspiring authors want—a published book in Write That Book Already: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing a book, BookPage’s Author Enablers are here to assist every step of the way. And they’ve brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more. It's everything writers would ever want—and need—to know about publishing, from the inside out.

“[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream.”—from the foreword by Maya Angelou

“This is THE book that every would-be author needs to own. It’s full of incredibly practical advice about how to write and sell a book—finding an agent, writing a proposal, dealing with an editor, boosting sales—and on top of that, it’s also probably the funniest thing ever written about how to get published. Write That Book Already! is a gem.”—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and the sequel, Innocent

“I learned more from this wise, witty primer of publishing than from fifteen years in the business. With everything you need to know—and some things you don’t want to—in one place, this is the only pen-to-shelf guide you’ll ever need.”—Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

“Stop! Don’t write another word until you’ve read this book.”—Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet Juice

“Anyone at work on their first book, or wanting to start their first book, should soak up some of this tough love from Kathi and Sam.”—Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do with My Life?

“Write That Book Already! is the perfect companion to writer’s angst, brimming with wise advice for all scribes, including myself.”—Amy Tan, author of Saving Fish from Drowning

“We can only imagine how much more Tolstoy would have accomplished if only he’d had this book.”—Dave Barry, author of I'll Mature When I’m Dead

Buy Write That Book Already!

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Write-That-Book-Already-Published/dp/1605501476/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267563506&sr=1-2

Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781605501475-0

Author Enablers Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark, authors of Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now, interviewed on

The Peter B. Collins Show
http://www.peterbcollins.com/info-on-podcast-145/

The Brian Copeland Show, KGO Newstalk, 810 AM
http://www.kgoam810.com/article.asp?id=1799122&spid=32724

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