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      The following is a list of books I have seen OR purchased** about getting a book published. All of these books have been helpful to me in one way or another in learning the process of how to get my book published after it is completed. There are probably scores of other related books which I have not seen yet.
      ** = "purchased": After I decided that my only option, "Vanity Publishing", where I would be responsible for thousands of dollars in upfront costs of editing and printing and promoting a book, was way more than I would ever be able to afford, I gave away to a local Library every book listed below I used to own. No more books will be addded to this list.

      ISBN: All those not marked "ISBN-10" or "ISBN-13" are 10 digit ISBN's.
      13 digit ISBN's: As of 2-12-2007, "ISBN-13" codes are not yet recognized by Amazon.com .

  1. Appelbaum, Judith. How to Get Happily Published, HarperCollins
        1992, $14.00, ISBN: 0-06-271544-5 (Amazon.com)

  2. Bly, Robert W.. Getting Your Book Published: Inside Secrets of a Successful Author, Roblin Press
        1997, $14.95, ISBN: 0-934968-10-1 (Amazon.com)

  3. Brodowshy, Pam & Eric Neuhaus. Bulletproof Book Proposals, Writer's Digest Books
        2006, $14.99, ISBN-10: 1-58297-367-9 (Amazon.com), ISBN-13: 978-1-58297-367-8 (Amazon.com) [ISBN-13 links don't work yet]

  4. Carmenson, Blythe. How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book, Contemporary Books
        2002, $14.95, ISBN: 0-658-02104-4 (Amazon.com)

  5. Driscoll, Susan and Diane Gedymin. Get Published! Professionally, Affordably, Fast [implied subtitle, by iUniverse], iUniverse.com
        2006, $9.95, ISBN: 0-595-39573-2 (Amazon.com)
          Although the book contains detailed information useful to authors no matter how or where they get published, the book, as written by the President & CEO and Editorial Director of the company, is primarily about getting published specifically with "iUniverse.com". If you are considering "Assisted Self Publishing" your book with iUniverse, you need to read this 291 page instruction manual.

  6. Frishman, Rick and Robyn Freedman Spizman. Author 101: Bestselling Nonfiction: The Insider's Guide to Making Reality Sell, Adams Media
        2006, $12.95 ($17.95 CAN), ISBN: 1-59337-525-5 (Amazon.com)

  7. Germano, William. Getting It Published, The University of Chicago Press
        2001, $15.00, ISBN: 0-226-28844-7 (Amazon.com)

  8. Henderson, Bill ed. The Publish It Yourself Handbook, Pushcart Press
        1998 (4th ed.: 1973, 1980, 1987), $18.00, ISBN: 1-888889-03-9 (Amazon.com)
        Stories by those who have Self-Published, NOT a complete step-by-step handbook.

  9. Page, Susan. The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book, Broadway Books
        1997, $14.00 ($19.95 CAN), ISBN: 0-553-06177-1 (Amazon.com)

  10. Peterson, Franklynn and Judi Kesselman-Turkel. The Author's Handbook, The University of Wisconsin Press
        2006, $21.95, ISBN: 0-299-21484-2 (Amazon.com)

  11. Poynter, Dan. Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book, Para Publishing
        2006 (15th ed., 19th printing: 1979-2006), $19.95, ISBN-10: 1-56860-134-4 (Amazon.com), ISBN-13: 978-1-56860-134-2 (Amazon.com) - [ISBN-13 links don't work yet]

  12. Poynter, Dan. Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books, Para Publishing
        2005 (4th ed.: 2000, 2001, 2003), $14.95, ISBN: 1-56860-110-7 (Amazon.com)

  13. Press, Skip. How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write: A Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Published Author, Barnes & Noble, 268 pages
        1995 , $?, ISBN 10: 0-7607-7233-9, ISBN 13: 978-0-7607-7233-1, (these ISBN's are unknown at Amazon)
    Press, Skip. How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write: A Complete Guide to Writing and Selling Everything from Ads to Zingers in the Proper Professional, Career Pr Inc., 223 pages
        1995 , $?, ISBN: 1564141527 (Amazon.com)

  14. Sander, Jennifer Basye. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing, Alpha Books (Penguin)
        2005, $18.95 ($26.50 CAN), ISBN: 1-59257-358-4 (Amazon.com)

  15. Schneider, Meg and Barbara Doyen. The Everything Guide to Writing A Book Proposal, Adams Media
        2005, $14.95 ($19.95 CAN), ISBN: 1-59337-313-9 (Amazon.com)

  16. Walsh, Pat. 78 reasons why your book may never be published and 14 reasons why it just might, Penguin Books
        2005, $14.00 ($20.00 CAN), ISBN: 0-14-303565-7 (Amazon.com)

  17. Zachheim, Sarah Parsons with Adrian Zachheim. Getting Your Book Published For Dummies, Wiley Publishing
        2000, $19.99 ($27.99 CAN), ISBN: 0-7645-5257-0 (Amazon.com)
        a list of every Music related "For Dummies" book I own

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