How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book

A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes

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How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book
Square One Publishers


7.5 X 9.0 in
252 pg

REFERENCE / Writing Skills

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How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book

By  Rudy Shur


While many writers dream of seeing their books in print, most don’t succeed simply because they don’t know the ropes. Written by a publisher with over three decades of experience, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book was designed to maximize your chance of getting your nonfiction work published.

The book begins by helping you define your book’s category, audience, and marketplace. You are then guided in choosing the most appropriate publishing companies for your work, crafting a winning proposal, and submitting your package in the best way possible. Special sections allow you to be a savvy player in the contract game, and fill you in on options such as self-publishing. Most important, this book helps you avoid the errors that often prevent writers from reaching their goal. Here is a proven system for taking your work from the desk drawer to the bookstore.


"[Author and publisher] Rudy Shur draws upon his years of experience and expertise to provide aspiring writers—who may have a great idea for a nonfiction book, but often don't know a thing about getting it published—with practical answers to such questions as: Where do you start?; What should you send?; and Are some book publishers better than others?, in the pages of How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes . . . help(s) writers define their book's category, audience, and marketplace so that you know exactly where your book 'fits in' . . . Most importantly, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book will help neophyte writers to avoid the most common errors that so often prevent them from reaching their publishing goals. Impressively written, organized and presented, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book is extraordinarily 'user friendly' and an absolute 'must' for anyone wanting to write (and have published!) a nonfiction book -- and an essential, core addition personal, professional, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections."Midwest Book Review ("Library Bookwatch")

Author Biography

Rudy Shur began his publishing career working for Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company and later William C. Brown Publishing Company. In 1976, he co-founded Avery Publishing Group, where he was responsible for the acquisition of over 1,000 nonfiction titles, many of which became bestsellers. Mr. Shur has lectured extensively on the topic of nonfiction publishing at numerous universities and colleges throughout the country. Currently, Mr. Shur heads the editorial program of Square One Publishers in Garden City Park, New York.