InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Who Needs to Write Books, Anyway?

penelope-trunk-headshot.jpg“Every time I ask someone why they want to write a book,” says career advice specialist Penelope Trunk, “they have a terrible answer.” So she’s come up with five arguments against starting that book project. Here’s the core message: It’s not going to make your life better, you’re not going to make that much money, and it’s not even the best way to make people think you’re an expert anymore.

When you look at it that way, it hardly seems to matter that publishing’s a dying industry, does it? Counterarguments are, of course, welcome.

Mediabistro Course

Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction Book ProposalStarting September 4,work with a literary agent to complete a full proposal that wins an agent and a contract! Ryan Harbage from The Fischer-Harbage Agency, Inc. will teach you how to convey your idea in a winning book proposal format, write your proposal letter, understand the nuts and bolts of the nonfiction book industry, and more. Register now!