Mark Shaw discusses his demystifying guide for aspiring authors, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication. Packed with practical advice for every writer who dreams of becoming published. and guaranteed to inspire, this reference book is the only guide you will ever need. You'll learn: How to decided if your book concept has publishing potential, How to create unique storytelling ideas, How to improve your writing skills, What publishing alternative is best for you, Why it's important to market a query letter and book proposal, not the manuscript, How to create the perfect query letter and book proposal, How to choose the right literary agent and publisher, How to protect yourself in agency and publisher contracts, How to optimize viral marketing opportunities.
The author of 20+ books including The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, The Poison Patriarch, and Miscarriage of Justice, Mark Shaw is the aspiring author's best friend based on 25 years experience in the publishing world. His articles have been featured in Huffington Post, USA Today and the Aspen Daily News, among others.