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Author Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A.

Title How to write for a general audience : a guide for academics who want to share their knowledge with the world and have fun doing it / Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2007]


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Description xiv, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Series APA Life Tools
APA LifeTools.
Contents Getting started : from idea to first draft -- Finding time to write : time management for writers -- Why we bore : the seven deadly sins of academic writers -- The art of the story : how narrative nonfiction can add interest to your writing -- Working with other writers and writers' groups -- Preparing your final manuscript for submission -- The "E" word : working well with editors -- Writing articles for magazines, newsletters, and web sites -- Selling your book idea : how to find a publisher -- How to write and submit a book proposal -- Sign on the dotted line : an overview of book contracts -- Book promotion I : working with a publicist and the media -- Book promotion II : seminars and web marketing
Summary "In this book, Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett shows academics how to communicate their ideas effectively to a wider audience. With humor and personal anecdotes, she provides practical information on coming up with ideas for articles and books; beating procrastination; and writing effective, jargon-free prose. Readers will find helpful tips on locating a publisher, pitching an idea, working with editors, negotiating a book contract, and promoting their finished product. The simple editing techniques suggested here will dramatically improve their writing and make writing more fun."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index
Subject Authorship.
Authorship -- Marketing.
Academic writing.
LC no. 2007010275
ISBN 9780979212536