A lot of people, myself included, have dreams of writing a book someday and getting on the best seller list. There’s something magical about books and I’ve been fascinated with them ever since the days when my parents first read to me as a toddler. I love spending hours in the library browsing up and down the aisles and pulling books off the shelves. After a visit to the library, I often walk home with a backpack and both arms full of books on travel, cooking, science fiction, crafts, mysteries, photography, biographies, foreign languages, computer guides, or whatever else caught my eye. (Yes I actually have hit the 50 item checkout limit on my library card before!)
With SO many books already published and new ones coming out each day, it can be extremely intimidating to write your first book, let alone even think about trying to get published. But fear no more! Life is too short to be scared of failing at becoming a published author, and you won’t be able to succeed unless you try first! Don’t let another year slip by without making some serious progress on your writing goals. Skip the sorry excuses of writers block, procrastination, and giving up after your first rejection letter.
One Resource Is All You Need To Learn How To Get Published
I just finished reading the Unconventional Guide to Publishing and I can’t believe how much I learned! I’m a big fan of Unconventional Guides, and this is their newest product that just came out this week. At 45,000 words and nine enlightening chapters on how to get published, the guide goes into all the details you’ve been looking for on key topics like putting together proposals, finding an agent, pitching your book to publishers, and tips on getting the best possible contract for your needs.
The guide is straight to the point, easy for even complete industry novices to understand, and doesn’t waste your time with fluff or mindless repetition. The chapters are well organized and the font is also easy on the eyes, which is important since it is sold in PDF format.
Industry Expertise At Your Fingertips
When you want to learn how to get published and give yourself the best chance possible, advice from an experienced industry guru is priceless. The Unconventional Guide to Publishing is written by David Fugate, a literary agent who has twenty years of industry experience and has represented more than 1,000 books. Yes, you read that right – over one THOUSAND books with more than 40 different publishers!
The Evolving World Of Publishing
We all can recognize that the future of books as we know them is changing. Our grandparents told us stories about how they used to walk 5 miles through the snow to get to school carrying their books with leather book straps, and someday we’ll be telling our kids how we used to carry big heavy textbooks in our backpacks between classes, which sooner or later will sound so old fashioned because someday everything will be digital.
You might think that the changes in the publishing industry with giants like Borders going under are signs that becoming a published author isn’t a good idea anymore. I’ve had those doubts myself, especially since I’ve seen so many book stores close in the last few years, and each time I’ve felt SO sad. Thus I was thrilled and rather surprised when I read Fugate firmly believes, “In the entire history of the written word, there has never been a better time to be a writer” in reference to this time of significant industry changes.
Find The One That Works For You And Get Started
Are you excited and ready to learn about all the specifics on how to get published with Fugate’s help in the Unconventional Guide to Publishing? Well good news – there is not just one, but three convenient packages available for purchase! Each one is at a different price point which is great if you’re on a budget. The gents at Unconventional Guides have cleverly named each of the 3 packages after a famous author, The Hemingway, The Austen, and The Fitzgerald.
Not only does each package include the 45,000 word guide in PDF format, they also come with MP3 interviews with established editors, detailed transcripts, and free updates for life!
If you act fast, you can even take advantage of a price reduction that’s currently in effect on the top level package, The Hemingway, through midnight January 13th. The Hemingway package includes bonus audio interviews as well as a video interview on Book Marketing with best selling author Jonathan Fields.
Props to Chris Guillebeau and Sean Ogle for producing another fabulous Unconventional Guides product! And Untemplaters, just so you know, the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you complete a purchase of the Unconventional Guide to Publishing, a portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Untemplater! And there’s nothing to worry about because your information is kept private and the purchasing process through Unconventional Guides is easy and safe.
For more information, pricing, or to buy a package please visit the Unconventional Guide to Publishing. A BIG thank you in advance if you make a purchase, and no hard feelings if not. 🙂
Untemplaters, do you have dreams to write a book and get published? What genre(s) are you interested in? Are you a fan of traditional bound paper books, or do you now prefer ebooks?
Edward Antrobus says
I don’t read anything in PDF format anymore. E-readers are the future. Anyone who really wants their stuff read needs to have Kindle and epub versions of their work.
Luckily, if David wants to get that done, I can give him a good price…
It sounds like it would be a very useful guide. As far as your question goes, I prefer conventional books for the most part, because I like being able to check them out of the library. I know I can check out digital books too, but the system for doing so is incredibly complicated and I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. Maybe the library offers a class on that! I do prefer digital for trips though — much easier to bring my iPad (which I use anyway for blogging on trips) than to lug 5-6 books with me in my suitcase.
That’s sweet you have an iPad. I would love to have one but can’t justify the cost now since I bought a travel lens for my DSLR camera a few months ago. Plus, my iPhone keeps me busy enough on my commutes and take my laptop on longer trips, so I think I’d have too many gadgets if I had all three. 🙂
I love that more libraries are offering digital checkouts. I’ve read some ebooks on my computer that way, but never actually done a checkout for a mobile device.
Shaun @ Money Cactus says
I’m a big fan of what Chris does, so I’m sure it would be well worth the money. I like the different packages they offer, bit of something for anybody that is interested in becoming an author.
Glad to hear you’re a fan of Unconventional Guides. I think it’s really cool what they’ve done with all of their products.
Yeah I think the 3 package choices is a great idea. I wish more online and traditional classes were like that with different price points and offerings.
Andy Hough says
The book sounds interesting but $58 for an 83 page book is incredibly expensive. There are lots of other books on getting published that are a fraction of the price.
Yep it’s certainly not in everyone’s price range. I should clarify though that it is 83 pages in PDF format which is more like 168 paper printed pages due to the open book style layout if that makes sense. The added mp3 audio interviews with several editors are a unique feature too which is cool.