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Anyone can publish a book and become an author, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. In The Author Training Manual, expert editor and book coach Nina Amir reveals the exact process successful authors have used to create business plans and proposals for their books and teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents. Whether you write fiction or nfiction, plan to traditionally publish or self-publish, The Author Training Manual provides you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and become the author publishers want. Inside you'll find concrete steps, evaluations, sample business plans, in-depth training activities, editor and agent commentaries, and much more--all designed to help you stand out, from the slush pile to the shelf. Among the myriad of books written about the business of writing and publishing, Nina Amir's The Author Training Manual is the first I've seen that combines all of the elements necessary to learn how to be an actual (rather than 'aspiring') writer. - Brian Felsen, President, BookBaby The Author Training Manual teaches you to produce a business plan for your book and to evaluate that plan through the lens of acquisitions editors--essential kwledge for any aspiring author. - Rick Frishman, best-selling author of the Author 101 series This excellent book is loaded with practical, proven techniques you can use continually to become a 'high-earning' author as well as a top seller. - Brian Tracy, author of Unlimited Sales Success
Nina Amir is the author of the best-selling How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time, as well as a nonfiction developmental editor, proposal consultant, and author/book coach with more than thirty-five years of experience in the publishing field. Amir lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, California.