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Before and After the Book Deal

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ISBN10 : 1948226413

Publisher : Catapult

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 699


Book Summary: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide written by an acclaimed author. There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining positive, Courtney Maum's Before and After the Book Deal is a one–of–a–kind resource that can help you get your book published. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult favorites Sarah Gerard, Melissa Febos, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Mira Jacob. Agents, film scouts, film producers, translators, disability and minority activists, and power agents and editors also weigh in, offering advice and sharing intimate anecdotes about even the most taboo topics in the industry. Their wisdom will help aspiring authors find a foothold in the publishing world and navigate the challenges of life before and after publication with sanity and grace. Are MFA programs worth the time and money? How do people actually sit down and finish a novel? Did you get a good advance? What do you do when you feel envious of other writers? And why the heck aren’t your friends saying anything about your book? Covering questions ranging from the logistical to the existential (and everything in between), Before and After the Book Deal is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it’s really like to be an author.

5 Things to Know and Debate Before You Vote

Author : Hindol Sengupta

ISBN10 : 935136707X

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 21

Category :

Viewed : 713


Book Summary: With terrifying standards in everything from personal hygiene to financial probity, Indian democracy is gravely imperilled. But is that the debate you hear? Is that what resonates across campaign speeches? Assailed by the question of who are we to vote for, we are forgetting the other vital question-what are we to vote for? This book is a shout-out, a call to action to talk about the things that matter-or should matter to most of us as citizens-from how much time the Lok Sabha wastes during sessions to how much MPs are worth and how many of them hold criminal records. Are our MPs 'too far away'? After all, if a democracy has to work, the agenda needs to be set by voters as much as by political parties.

Hollywood Before Glamour

Author : M. Tolini Finamore

ISBN10 : 023038949X

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 246

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 488


Book Summary: This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

Look Before You Step

Author : Bonny Gainley

ISBN10 : 1469784009

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 338

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 700


Book Summary: Look Before You Step will help potential stepparents prepare personal strategies for facing the challenges involved in forming a stepfamily by analyzing their own values and goals in relation to the issues they will encounter. By considering the issues we describe, potential stepparents can objectively determine how they will handle the issues they are likely to face before the issues are upon them and fraught with emotion. Look Before You Step contains a collection of real experiences and advice from real stepparents, intended to spark conversations for couples contemplating forming a stepfamily, because while every stepparenting experience is different, there are many common threads. We do not want to discourage stepfamily marriages; we want to help potential stepparents understand what they are undertaking so that they can avoid some of the anguish others before them have faced. Look Before You Step is based on in depth original interviews, surveys, personal experience and research. The text contains studies, survey results, self-inventories, advice and discussion questions meant to prompt potential stepparents to recognize similarities with their own situations so that they can easily choose appropriate topics to discuss with their partners.

Cyprus Before 1974

Author : Marilena Varnava

ISBN10 : 1788315421

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 885


Book Summary: Focusing on the period from September 1964, when Senor Galo Lasso Plaza assumed the UN mediatory role, to the coup d'etat and the Turkish invasion ten years later, Cyprus Before 1974 seeks to unpick the internal conflicts which led to the failure of the peace process in Cyprus. Marilena Varnava studies three phases: Plaza's mediation of 1964-1965; the negotiating impasse on the island during the period 1965-1967; and finally the inter-communal talks of 1968-1974. Varnava argues persuasively that each of these successive phases, particularly the latter two, were inextricably tied to political and social developments within the two main communities on the island itself. In particular, Cyprus before 1974 focuses on the events of 1968 - when the Greek-Cypriot political leadership, and the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios III, failed to grasp the nature of the changes within the island's post-independence arena. Recurrent attempts within both communities during the talks of that year to create faits accomplis favourable to their own bargaining positions served to heighten the barriers to a stable and peaceful outcome. This study enlarges our understanding of the underlying issues which the Turkish invasion of 1974 were to throw into stark relief and is essential reading for all those who study the Cyprus problem and conflict resolution.

Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die

Author : Chris Santella,Diana Helmuth

ISBN10 : 1647004756

Publisher : Abrams

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1709


Book Summary: The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a collection of the most meditative and relaxing locales for every type of yoga practice Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die is the seventeenth entry in Chris Santella’s bestselling Fifty Places series. The book shares yogis’ recommendations for the best and most beautiful places to do yoga as well as tips for how to plan the trip. It covers a variety of venues around the world that cater to many different classes and styles of yoga, including Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, hot yoga, Iyengar, Restorative, and Vinyasa. The following breathtaking, diverse locales are explored throughout: Haines, Alaska - Lake Louise, Alberta - Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica - Sedona, Arizona - Melbourne, Australia - Uluru, Australia - Austria, St. Anton - Nassau, Bahamas - Paro, Bhutan - Welgevonden Game Reserve/Tuli Reserve, Botswana - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia - Joshua Tree, California - Los Angeles, California - Ojai, California - San Francisco, California - Watsonville, California - Siem Reap, Cambodia - Torres Del Paine, Chile - Denver, Colorado - Nosara, Costa Rica - Malta, Europe - Islamorada, Florida - Lake Atilan, Guatemala - Kapaau, Hawaii - Maui, Hawaii - Goa, India - Mysore (Mysuru), India - Pune, India - Rishikesh, India - Bali, Indonesia - Val de Chio, Italy - Boston, Massachusetts - Stockbridge, Massachusetts - Tulum, Mexico - Helena, Montana - Taghazout, Morocco - Bagan, Myanmar - Pokhara, Nepal - Glenorchy, New Zealand - Popoyo, Nicaragua - Valdres, Norway - Palmer Rapids, Ontario - John Day River, Oregon - Oregon City, Oregon - The Sacred Valley, Peru - Siargao, Philippines - Olhão, Portugal - Unawatuna, Sri Lanka - Kho Phangan, Thailand - London, United Kingdom

Before the Ever After

Author : Jacqueline Woodson

ISBN10 : 039954545X

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1862


Book Summary: WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD! National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies. For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

After Before

Author : Jemma Wayne

ISBN10 : 1909878855

Publisher : Legend Press Ltd

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1427


Book Summary: Three women, beset by trauma, temptation, and regret, find each other in this “rich, haunted, gripping” novel (Ruth Padel, award-winning author of Beethoven Variations). That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives… During a cold British winter, three women, each suffering her own demons, reach a crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner, is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn’t achieved and what has been snatched from her. Their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other’s futures. Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

Author : Chris Santella

ISBN10 : 1683355008

Publisher : Abrams

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Sports & Recreation

Viewed : 1805


Book Summary: Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu’s North Shore; Australia’s Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazaré, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique—and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.

Closer To You Than Ever Before

Author : Danette Wall

ISBN10 : 1480979317

Publisher : Dorrance Publishing

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1471


Book Summary: Closer to You Than Ever Before By: Danette Wall Thirty-year-old Skyy Thomas has three special dreams that she desperately wants to come true. In this order… the first goal is to open her own daycare center; the second goal is to have a safe house for homeless and abused children; and last, but not least, the most challenging of them all, is to convince her best friend and lover to forget about the past and look forward to their future together after she intended to propose to him. Three years later, Skyy has been working her butt off making her dreams a reality. One morning, she gets up out of bed with a smile on her face, the first in a very long time. Skyy goes into her newly remolded bathroom to take a shower. Rushing out of her house and running to the driveway, where her blue Jeep is parked, Skyy unlocks the car to get in. After pulling out, Skyy remembers that she received a text message last night. While reading the message, Skyy begins to hyperventilate and what she reads almost causes her to have a car accident with the car directly in front of her. When she finally arrives at work that morning, her hands are shaking so badly that she can barely turn the darn Jeep off. However, before exiting the Jeep, Skyy contemplates returning the text message or placing a phone call.

Before the cure

Author : Deirdre Gould

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Deirdre Gould

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 700


Book Summary: In Neil's mind it started with the man in the park. Or, more specifically, with the vicious bite the man had given Neil. He was wrong about that. The December Plague had started weeks earlier, though no one knew it. The early symptoms were so mild that almost no one noticed them. A scratchy throat. A feeling of lethargy that you just can't shake. But then the slurring started. And an intense irritability. Finally, an irresistible urge to bite and consume accompanying an uncontrollable rage. The Infected cannot be reasoned with and there is no known cure. They cannot recognize even their closest friends. Anything that attracts their notice risks being torn apart, including one another. Quarantined in a desperate attempt to contain the December Plague, the patients and staff of Wing Memorial hospital are left to fend for themselves. When the small security force sent to aid them are wiped out, the Infected run loose in the halls and Neil is trapped inside with them. Even worse is the knowledge that containment has failed and the outside world has no idea what’s coming.

Before and After

Author : Michele Trumpour

ISBN10 : 1525592769

Publisher : FriesenPress

Number of Pages : 84

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1974


Book Summary: On April 24th 2015, author Michele Trumpour learned that her son Tyler had died at the age of 25 from a fentanyl overdose. And in a blink, her life was forever changed. In the course of the book, Trumpour shares the intimate story of her efforts to rescue her son from the tight grip of addiction and her hopes when recovery seemed imminent. Just when she thought the worst was behind her, she was faced with the devastation of his death and the ensuing trauma of grieving for a child. As Trumpour shares the raw emotion of her journey, learn how she courageously faced her grief and ultimately found peace and acceptance. “Before and After” is a story of a mother’s deep love for her son. It’s a poignant account of sorrow and courage. Most of all, it is a story of hope and healing—an inspiring testament for anyone navigating grief, trauma, or loss.

Before the Cock Crows

Author : Alexandra Perkins

ISBN10 : 1640272267

Publisher : Page Publishing Inc

Number of Pages : 88

Category : Religion

Viewed : 562


Book Summary: Before the Cock Crows is a prophetic look into the spiritual eyes of the bride of Christ in her slow decline into apostasy. In her naiveté, God’s beloved boldly boasts how she will never forsake the Lord. Yet her reflection in the mirror at this time bears a striking resemblance to the apostle Peter in the precise moments prior to his denying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not once, but on three separate occasions. This book is biblical in nature wi

Before the Refrigerator

Author : Jonathan Rees

ISBN10 : 1421424606

Publisher : JHU Press

Number of Pages : 136

Category : History

Viewed : 1412


Book Summary: Before the Refrigerator is ideal for history of technology classes, food studies classes, or anyone interested in what daily life in the United States was like between 1880 and 1930.

Betty Before X

Author : Ilyasah Shabazz,Renée Watson

ISBN10 : 0374306117

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1824


Book Summary: *A New York Public Library Best Children's Book of 2018!* *A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018* *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018* In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the speeches from guest activists like Paul Robeson and Thurgood Marshall stir African Americans in her community to stand up for their rights. Betty quickly finds confidence and purpose in volunteering for the Housewives League, an organization that supports black-owned businesses. Soon, the American civil rights icon we now know as Dr. Betty Shabazz is born. Inspired by Betty's real life--but expanded upon and fictionalized through collaboration with novelist Renée Watson--Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother’s childhood with this book, painting an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today. Backmatter included. This title has Common Core connections.

Before the Door Closes

Author : Judith Hall Simon

ISBN10 : 1490808957

Publisher : WestBowPress

Number of Pages : 218

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1383


Book Summary: Mind-altering drugs shackle her father to dementia. As if it were a holding pen for rotting trash, authorities in the nursing home system dispensed him to that dark cell. For the second time in their lives, Judy desperately searches for the answer to free her father. While growing up in an alcoholic environment, she struggled to find what drove him to drink. She was sure if she found it she could cure her father of alcoholism and make everyone happy. Judy finds the liberating key to his present imprisonment, but she cannot turn the lock until she revisits and reveals the shameful secret carefully and faithfully guarded for decades. While doing so, she confronts her fears and emotional wounds carved within a dysfunctional family. That is not enough, though, to rescue him, for the two are now ensnared by an unfamiliar adversary—nursing home neglect and abuse—that Judy must battle every day for her defenseless father. Through it all she longs for him to believe he is and always was important, worthy, loved. Are you a child of an alcoholic? a caregiver of the elderly? a seeker of love’s passages? This heart-gripping story shares pain and victory. "Before the Door Closes is very well written and revealing of the pains and triumphs of Judith Hall Simon's journey with an alcoholic father. While reading this book I felt that I was reading the journey of only one person not two. Judith reveals just how overwhelming an alcoholic father can be and how one's identity can be taken over by an alcoholic parent. Her book teaches and touches at the same time. I recommend it to the millions of adult children of alcoholics and to those who love them. Nice work!" ROBERT J. ACKERMAN, Ph.D., author of Perfect Daughters and a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Before and After Alexander

Author : Richard A. Billows

ISBN10 : 1468316419

Publisher : Abrams

Number of Pages : 304

Category : History

Viewed : 1874


Book Summary: In the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe. So important is Greece to history that figures such as Plato and Socrates are still household names, and the works of Homer are regularly adapted into movies. The most acclaimed hero of all, though, is Alexander the Great.While historians have studied Alexander’s achievements at length, author and professor Richard A. Billows delves deeper into the obscure periods of Alexander’s life before and after his reign. In the definitive Before and After Alexander, Billows explores the years preceding Alexander, who, Billows argues, without the foundation laid by his father, Philip II of Macedon. would not have had the resources or influence to develop one of the greatest empires in history. Alexander was groomed from a young age to succeed his father, and by the time Philip was assassinated in 336 BC, his great empire was already well underway.The years following Alexander's death were even more momentous. In this ambitious new work, Richard Billows robustly challenges the notion that the political strife that followed was for lack of a leader as competent as Alexander, pointing out instead that there were too many extremely capable leaders who exploited the power vacuum created by Alexander's death to carve out kingdoms for themselves.Above all, in Before and After Alexander, Billows eloquently and convincingly posits a complex view of one of the greatest empires in history, framing it not as the achievement of one man, but the culmination of several generations of aggressive expansion toward a unified purpose.

Meditations before Mass

Author : Romano Guardini

ISBN10 : 0870612867

Publisher : Ave Maria Press

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Religion

Viewed : 471


Book Summary: A treasury of spiritual wisdom on how to prepare your mind, body, and heart for Mass from one of the twentieth century's great theologians, Meditations before Mass is Romano Guardini's smart and beautiful guide to spiritual preparation for the source and summit of Christian worship. Meditations before Mass is a wise, pastoral, and timeless classic on preparing for Mass--it is an example of twentieth-century theologian Romano Guardini at his very best. Meditations before Mass was written before Vatican II, but its relevance has endured over the past sixty years. Not a "how to" book for either the old or the new Roman Rite, it is instead a spiritual feast for the mind and heart, and a guide for modern people who wish to make sense of the Church's feasts and liturgies. Meditations before Mass has helped thousands of readers participate more fully in Christian liturgy and continues to do so today.

Gone Before Midnight

Author : I. Grobler

ISBN10 : 1481780700

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 186

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 903


Book Summary: Disillusioned and cynical about womankind, Armant Snow is sent to investigate the presence of ominous demons in the city of Victoria. His fate is soon intertwined with a girl, Claire Forster, he meets at a club. He discovers that, wherever she goes, the demons follow. Armant is left with no other choice but to take her before they do. Seeing nothing special about her, he cannot fathom why the dark demons are after her. He is angry his mission now includes a woman, and the mystery surrounding her only deepens. Claire Forster lives with an abusive boyfriend after she was raised in an orphanage. Now she finds herself captured by Armant. Claire is introduced to a world beyond her own, subtly drawing Armant toward her. What Armant doesn’t realize is, it’s not only him and the demons that are drawn to her. Someone else is also out there watching, waiting . . . Gone Before Midnight is another spellbinding novel by I. Grobler that will grip the reader until the end.