Before and after the book deal : a writer's guide to finishing, publishing, promoting and surviving your first book
Maum, Courtney, 1978- author.

Before and after the book deal : a writer's guide to finishing, publishing, promoting and surviving your first book

Maum, Courtney, 1978- author.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum. 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.--

Before the book deal. Getting it right ; Getting it out there ; Getting paid ; Getting it represented ; Everything you've ever wanted to know about advances, but were too afraid to ask -- After the book deal. Prepublication ; Publication! (-!@#$%^&*¡:o) ; When the show goes on the road ; Postpublication (or: life after your debut) ; Readying the gangplank: publishing professionals and authors share their best advice for debut authors.

Physical Description
xvii, 365 pages ; 21 cm

Subject Term
Authorship -- Marketing.
Authors and publishers.
Publishers and publishing.


Publication Date


Publication Information
New York : Catapult, [2020]

Call Number
808.02 MAUM

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