Now, whether you’re a writer, consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, or executive, you can get your book published and:
- Get paid a handsome advance of $10,000 to $50,000 or more for a single book.
- Collect regular royalty checks for 5 … 10 … even 20 years or more after the book is published.
- Get invited as a featured guest on national TV and radio shows – even Oprah!
- Establish your reputation as the guru in your field.
- Build your business or professional practice as never before.
- Generate a flood of leads for your products and services.
- Become a semi-celebrity in your community or industry.
- Gain the respect, admiration, and even awe of others.
Dear (Future) Author:
Have you ever thought that you’d like to write and publish a book some day … but you’re not sure how to go about it?
Many writers, consultants, entrepreneurs, experts, professionals, and executives want to do just that.
And with good reason….
Becoming a published author has many benefits – from advances and royalties, to enhanced credibility and greater visibility, to establishing you as the recognized authority in your field.
All of which can help build your business, create a heavy demand for your products and services, increase your sales, and put more money in your pocket.
But although you have something to say, and want to write and publish a book about it, that goal may have alluded you, so far – as it has so many others – because the process of selling a book to a publisher is, for most of us, mysterious and unfamiliar.
And that’s where I can help – by revealing to you the amazingly effective and simple methods I have used to write and sell more than 77 books since 1982.
Do you want to write a book?
My name is Bob Bly. I am not the most famous author in the world … nor the richest, most prolific, or best-selling.
But, since 1982, I have managed to write and sell to major publishers – like HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, and Prentice Hall, just to name a few — more than six dozen nonfiction books.
As a result of writing all these books … and occasionally writing articles for Writer’s Digest and other writer’s magazines … I have become a magnet for “wanna-be” authors….
Sincere, well-meaning people who want to write a book and get it published….
And SHOULD, because they have knowledge others can benefit from – or something valuable and important to say.
But, because publishing is such a small, closed industry, they have no idea where to begin … or how to get a publisher to even look at their book, much less want to publish it!
And over the last quarter of a century, these wanna-be authors have asked me the same questions – over and over again. Perhaps these are YOUR questions, as well.
“How do I approach a publishing house … and find an editor who will be interested in my book?
“Do I need a literary agent … and how can I get one to represent me?”
“I have never published before. Will I ever be able to get a publisher to take a look at my work?
“My idea is a guaranteed best-seller. How come I can’t get publishers and agents to return my phone call?
“How much of an advance can I expect to get paid … and how can I ensure that my book becomes a best-seller?”
Well, I got tired of feeling guilty about letting all these questions go unanswered.
And so I decided to record a video program designed specifically to give aspiring authors the answers to all their questions about the publishing process.
You see, I am a writer – and a “biblio-phile.”
I love books. I am “hooked” on books … addicted to reading them and writing them.
I also get a kick out of helping others – particularly first-time authors – make their dreams come true and become published book authors.
That’s why I want to share with you my simple yet proven formula for coming up with a nonfiction book idea and selling it to a mainstream publisher. If you will let me.
10 steps to getting your book published
Now, in my 2-DVD video learning program, Bob Bly on Book Publishing, I share with you proven, utterly pragmatic methods you can use to quickly and easily start and run your own $100,000-a-year freelance writing business.
- 5 questions editors ask before they buy your book – and how to answer each.
- 10 steps to writing and selling a nonfiction book.
- 7 reasons why you should write a book.
- How to have more fun writing books.
- How to become a top guru in your field.
- Using books to draw people into your marketing funnel.
- Writing books that teach and communicate.
- 8 ways to get an idea for a book you can write.
- Writing books about skills you possess.
- Letting your reader experience your journey.
- 7 ways to build your author’s platform.
- Why you need a content-rich author’s web site.
- Promote your book by publishing a free e-zine.
- Why you should write articles … give speeches … create information products … do PR for your book.
- Why you need to write a book proposal even if you have already written the book.
- 8 key sections every book proposal must have.
- 4 ways to find and work with a literary agent.
- How to sell your book to a publisher.
- What to do if you don’t get an offer.
- 12 key clauses in book contracts you must negotiate.
- The file folder method for writing nonfiction books.
- How to publicize and promote your book.
- Unlock the “hidden gold” in your book content.
- And so much more….
To order your copy of Bly on Book Publishing on a 90-day risk-free trial basis, just click below now:
But wait. There’s more.
Order Bly on Book Publishing today and you receive an extraordinarily useful FREE bonus gift – a copy of my paperback book How to Get Your Book Published (list price: $14.95).
In its 264 information-packed pages, you will discover:
- The astounding growth of the nonfiction book market. Page 9.
- 8 steps to becoming a published book author. Page 21.
- Writing and publishing children’s books. Page 24.
- 10 good sources of ideas for your next book. Page 27.
- Make money writing about your favorite hobby. Page 31.
- How to evaluable the feasibility of your book idea. Page 39.
- How to determine the size of the potential audience for your book. Page 43.
- How to differentiate your book from competing titles. Page 46.
- 3 reasons why a bookstore customer will plunk down $15 to buy your book. Page 49.
- The 3 kinds of credentials you need to become a book author. Page 51.
- How to create a content outline that will make editors want to buy your book. Page 57.
- 10 steps to writing a powerful and persuasive book proposal. Page 71.
- How to get a literary agent to represent you. Page 89.
- How to find an agent even if you don’t know anyone in publishing. Page 93.
- Sample query letter designed to get a literary agent interested in your book. Page 94.
- How publishing houses make the decision whether to publish your book. Page 101.
- 10 steps to selling your book to a publisher without an agent. Page 102.
- 11 steps to negotiating a book contract with the publisher. Page 107.
- How much of an advance can you expect as a first-time author? Page 108.
- Writing and delivering your manuscript to the publisher. Page 119.
- Can you use already-published material from articles and other books in your book? Page 122.
- Guidelines for preparing the final manuscript. Page 127.
- 7 ways to increase your writing productivity. Page 129.
- 10 tips for writing nonfiction books. Page 131.
- Working with your editor on the book editing process. Page 133.
- 10 ideas for promoting your book. Page 140.
- Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing – which is right for you? Page 145.
- Getting your book produced with a print on demand publisher. Page 149.
- Publishing your book on the Internet. Page 154.
- Plus: book publishers … literary agents … model permission form … annotated sample book proposal … annotated book contract … sample press release … author’s questionnaire … publications … organizations … glossary … and more. Starts on page 163.
Writers and others praise
Bly on Book Publishing
Here are just a few of the enthusiastic raves for earlier editions of Bly on Book Publishing …
“As a result of the information you provided, I wrote a successful proposal and got my first book published, which is selling quite well at bookstores and on amazon.com. Thanks again for your superb insights.”
“Bob Bly’s practical step-by-step instructions guided me in finding my niche and writing my book proposal, and after submitting to four publishers, my book is now available and was published by a well-respected publishing house. I truly believe that if it were not for Bob’s material, my dream of being a published author would not have been possible.”
–Lisa Morschini, Santa Barbara, CA
“Bob Bly knows what makes book proposals work. In simple, straightforward instruction, he spills everything he knows so that the rest of us can get published.”
–Christopher Kokoski, Louisville, KY
“It takes a person through the whole process, how to start, sell, and market. I highly recommend it.”
–Glenn, Temecula, CA
“This is a truly inspiring, extremely practical and entertaining guide to becoming a published author. Having it is like ‘money in the bank’ – follow its instructions and you will certainly learn to think like a prolific wordsmith who can turn ideas into profits.”
–Roscoe Barnes, Baltimore, MD
“Contains a lot of valuable information, especially for the novice. I especially like the presentation of acquiring an using an agent, and the specific procedure to follow to publish a manuscript.”
–Louise Froehlich, Mt. Arlington, NJ
What is it worth to you to
get your book published?
I can’t say what it is worth to YOU to get your book published. Only you can put a price on that.
I do know what it has been worth to me – literally, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in extra income through –
Advances … royalties … book club sales … serialization … speaking engagements … and consulting contracts – all because I was the guy who “wrote the book” on my topic.
Years ago, I would occasionally ghostwrite book proposals for people – at $2,500 a pop.
And that’s just for the book proposal. They were on their own when it came to finding an agent, selling the proposal to a publisher, and getting the book written.
Once or twice, the client talked me into helping them write the book, for which I took either a flat fee or half the advance. That usually worked out to another $20,000 to $25,000 per book.
These days, I get asked to write book proposals or help someone find a publisher for their book at least once a week.
Unfortunately, I am simply too busy with my own writing. So – regretfully, because I like to help authors get published – I turn them all away.
But today it won’t cost you $25,000 or $2,500 or even $250 to have me help you get your book published by a mainstream publishing house.
Now, with my new 2-DVD video learning program, Bly on Book Publishing, you get my proven strategies and methods for:
Coming up with book ideas … writing book proposals that sell … finding a literary agent … and selling your book idea to a major New York Publisher – based on my track record of over 77 published books since 1982 – all for just $77 … a $20 savings off the list price.
You are closer to becoming a
published book author than you think.
Now, it’s true that I can’t guarantee that, after watching Bly on Book Publishing, you will sell your book to a major New York Publisher.
That’s because I can’t control what you write … how you write it … where you send it … or their reaction to it.
But I can – and do – guarantee your satisfaction with Bly on Book Publishing in 2 important ways….
** FIRST, I guarantee that the information in my program is not theoretical … not something I researched and wrote from secondary sources, interviews, or compiled from writer’s magazines.
Every word in the program is my honest advice and opinion … based on my 24 years of writing and selling books to major New York publishers … which has resulted in over six dozen books published to date, with combined sales of more than a million books sold.
So when I tell you what works … and what doesn’t work … in book publishing, I speak from expensive experience. Not theory.
** SECOND, you get my tested, proven approach to writing book proposals that sell. Since 1982, I’ve written more than six dozen book proposals that publishers have said “yes” to and offered me contracts for.
So when it comes to writing book proposals that sell, I know what I’m doing. I’m not saying mine is the only method of writing book proposals that sell …but it is one that has been proven to work time and time again.
My 100% money-back guarantee of satisfaction
But you are the final judge of whether my methods can work for YOU….
If, after reviewing Bly on Book Publishing, you are not 100% delighted with my program for any reason (or for no reason), just return it to me within 90 days for a full refund.
That way, you risk nothing.
So, what are you waiting for? In 90 days, you could be no closer to your dream of becoming a published book author than you are right now….
Or, you could be on your way to fame and fortune … and maybe even a guest appearance on Oprah … as the author of a best-selling book.
Oh, there’s one other thing I can and do guarantee: I guarantee that if you never try … if you never actually sit down, and write your book proposal, and send it out to agents and publishers … you’ll never get your book published.
Of that much, I’m sure.
What happens next is entirely up to you. But I urge you to take the next step today. And I guarantee you’ll be glad you did … or your money back.
To order Bly on Book Publishing on a 90-day risk-free trial basis, click below now:
Bob Bly, Author of 77+ Published Books
P.S. Remember, order the Bly on Book Publishing DVDs today and you get a FREE copy of my book How to Get Your Book Published (list price: $14.95) … this 264-page classic paperback on publishing, now out of print and unavailable in stores, gives you the forms, sample documents, model book proposals, pitch letters, and resources – including a directory of publishers and literary agents – you need to get your book published.
To get the 2-DVD video learning system Bly on Book Publishing on a 90-day, money-back trial basis … and FREE 264-page bonus book … just click below now:
ACT NOW … supplies limited – order today!
I urge you to hurry. We have a limited supply of the bonus paper How to Get Your Book Published in stock.
Once these are gone, they’re gone for good: we will NOT be going back to press.
So I urge you to order today, before the last of these is gone. After that, it’s too late, and you will be shipped the DVDs only, but without the book and its valuable forms and model proposals.
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About Bob Bly
Bob Bly is a full-time freelance copywriter specializing in direct marketing. He earns more than $700,000 a year from his writing, and became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s.
Bob has written promotions for over 100 clients including Phillips, Agora, KCI, 21st Century, Weiss Research, EBI Medical Systems, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Grumman, Crain Communications, McGraw-Hill, Intuit, and AlliedSignal.
Bob is the author of more than 70 books including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Direct Marketing (Alpha), The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book (HarperCollins), The “I Hate Kathie Lee Gifford” Book (Kensington), The Science in Science Fiction (BenBella), and, with Bo Dietl, Business Lunchatations (Penguin).
He has published over 100 articles in magazines include Cosmopolitan, Direct, Business Marketing, Writer’s Digest, and Amtrak Express.
Bob’s writing awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, an IMMY from the Information Industry Association, two Southstar Awards, an American Corporate Identity Award of Excellence, and the Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association. He also taught writing at New York University.
Bob has appeared as a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows including The Advertising Show, Bernard Meltzer, CNBC, and CBS Hard Copy. He has been featured in major media ranging from the LA Times and Nation’s Business to the New York Post and the National Enquirer.
Bob Bly’s published
books (a partial list)….
Technical Writing: Structure, Standards, and Style. McGraw-Hill.
How To Promote Your Own Business. New American Library.
A Dictionary of Computer Words. Banbury.
Ronald’s Dumb Computer. Banbury.
Computers: Cookies, Marbles, and Games. Banbury.
Computers: PASCAL, Pac-Man, and Pong. Banbury.
The Personal Computer in Advertising. Banbury.
The IBM Guide to Choosing Business Software. IBM/Banbury.
Dream Jobs: A Guide to Tomorrow’s Top Careers. John Wiley.
Creative Careers: Real Jobs in Glamour Fields. John Wiley.
Out on Your Own: From Corporate to Self Employment. John Wiley.
Create the Perfect Sales Piece. John Wiley.
Information Hotline USA. New American Library.
Direct Mail Profits. Asher Gallant.
Ads That Sell. Asher Gallant.
The Copywriter’s Handbook. Henry Holt.
Secrets of a Freelance Writer. Henry Holt.
Selling Your Services: How to Get More Clients to Hire You (or Your Firm). Henry Holt.
The Elements of Business Writing. Macmillan.
The Elements of Technical Writing. Macmillan.
Business- to-Business Direct Marketing. NTC Business Books.
The Advertising Manager’s Handbook. Prentice Hall.
Keeping Clients Satisfied. Prentice Hall.
Targeted Public Relations. Henry Holt.
How to Sell Your Home, Coop, or Condo. Consumer Reports.
The Perfect Sales Piece. John Wiley.
Comic Book Hero: The Ultimate Superhero Quiz Book. Carol Publishing.
The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book. HarperCollins.
Power-Packed Direct Mail. Henry Holt.
Careers for Writers. VGM.
101 Ways to Make Every Second Count. Career Press.
Successful Telephone Selling. Henry Holt.
Why You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt (and answers to 750 Other Star Trek Questions). HarperCollins.
Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year. Henry Holt.
Business-to-Business Direct Marketing, Second Edition. NTC Business Books.
The Elements of Copywriting. Macmillan.
What’s Your Frasier IQ? Carol.
Start and Run a Successful Mail Order Business. Self-Counsel.
How to Get Your Book Published. Roblin Press.
Write More, Sell More: Strategies and Shortcuts to Make Your Writing Profitable. Writer’s Digest Books.
Quick Tips for Better Business-to-Business Marketing Communications. Business Marketing Association.
The Ultimate Unauthorized Stephen King Quiz Book. Kensington.
The Advertising Manager’s Handbook, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall.
The “I Hate Kathie Lee Gifford” Book. Kensington.
The Lead Generation Handbook. Amacom.
The Encyclopedia of Modern Business Letters. Career Press.
The Six-Figure Consultant. Dearborne.
Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in the Workplace. AMI.
Internet Direct Mail. NTC.
Getting Started in Speaking, Training, or Seminar Consulting. John Wiley & Sons.
PR for Dummies. With Eric Yaverbaum. IDG.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Direct Marketing. Macmillan.
Become a Recognized Authority in Your Field. Macmillan.
The Online Copywriter’s Handbook. McGraw-Hill.
Count Your Blessings. Thomas Nelson.
Fool-Proof Marketing. Wiley.
Career for Writers, Second Edition. VGM.
Webster’s New World Letter Writing Handbook. Wiley.
Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs. Ghostwriter. Dearborn.
Bob Bly’s Guide to Freelance Writing Success. Filbert.
Business Lunchatations. Penguin.
The Science in Science Fiction. BenBella.
The White Paper Marketing Handbook. Thomson.
Magnetic Selling. Amacom.
The Copywriter’s Handbook: Second Edition. Henry Holt.
Secrets of a Freelance Writer, Third Edition. Henry Holt.
Getting Started as a Freelance Writer. Sentient.
Blog, Shmog. Thomas Nelson.
Better Than Ever: Peak Performance in the Bedroom. Agora Health Books.
The Marketing Plan Handbook. Entrepreneur Press.
How to Create Irresistible Offers. AWAI.
How to Write and Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit. Quill.
What they say about Bob Bly’s copy and counsel
“Good things are happening. I am getting a steady stream of Trial and Demo requests from the new site. These requestors are filling out the entire contact form. The site is simpler now, and I am still working to make it even more so. I appreciate your work.”
—Jim Romano, DataForceOne
“Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you on another project in the near future. You were always available, quick to answer questions and always exceeded my expectations. You truly are a gifted writer.”
—Aaron Griffith, The Griffith
Bob, again thanks for the great copy. You consistently help us reach customers with compelling, actionable content, when others just can’t!”
—William McElleney, IBM
“The feedback keeps coming in and we all agree yours was a truly helpful, useful, insightful and effective workshop. You did a fantastic job inspiring the troops and we’ve already begun applying some of the key learnings.”
—Paul Connors, Copywriting Manager, A large financial services company in the Chicago area
“Bob…your creative work, patience, and ‘partnership’ with us at IT Group has virtually propelled us to another level of business professionalism and recognition. The response we’ve received from your letters has been nothing short of tremendous. We’ve not only derived significant business from these unforgettable mailings–your efforts have sparked a creative energy within our ranks which will assist us in years to come. Thanks for your guidance and counsel.”
—John A. Fallone, IT Group International
“I hired Bob on his reputation, and found it is well-deserved. His fact-finding process in preparation to write our copy was both painless and enlightening. The final deliverables were right on time as promised, and better than expected – which is saying a lot because my expectations were high. The first time I read his copy for our project, I literally got chills down my back – he nailed it the first time. Wow.”
—Dennis Rosenberg, VP Marketing, VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc.
“Bob Bly did an amazing job with our company brochure. We are very impressed with his capacity to learn our product and to write copy so clearly and pointedly. Bob Bly is a great marketing investment.”
—Michael Manoussos, Manhole Barrier Systems
“Great white paper! I’m in favor of the entire submission. Please congratulate Bob on a great effort.”
—Michael C. Howard, Chasm Recovery
“Your Tax Loopholes ad looked great and is performing very well. Thanks for the strong copy.”
—Brian Kurtz, Boardroom
“You did an excellent job. It’s been a pleasure working with you on this project.”
—Edward Brunet, Decatur Professional Development, LLC
“Thank you very, very much for doing such a great job on the ad. I was one of those folks who would read the ads in the DAK catalog by Drew Kaplan and this was as enjoyable for me as that.”
—Chris Pickering, MeritDirect
“Bob . . . Just got the copy and advertisement you did for my new book . . . It’s great! You are good! Great job . . . you have tremendous insights into what excites and what sells!”
—Don Libey, Libey Incorporated
“In my opinion, you are the best copywriter in the software industry.”
—Judy MacDonald, Director of Marketing, Direct Response
“When I received the piece, I thought, I’ll have to skim over it now and read it later. But, once I started, I couldn’t stop! You did a GREAT job with Ken’s story. I love it. It kept me reading. I’m VERY pleased with it.”
—Craig Simpson, Ken Roberts Company
“Bob, It’s been a pleasure to work with you!!! Thank you so much! I’m very happy with the copy; I feel it will give me good results.”
—Alejandra P. Bigai, Romanicos Chocolate
“Thanks again for a great job.”
—Davis Ross, Ross Advertising
“I just wanted to thank you again for the excellent work you did for us. You are the man and I can’t tell you how much I admired your approach and service. Although I’ve never worked with a copywriter before, I think you set the standard pretty high. I look forward to working with you again. You certainly have my vote for the next round!”
—DP Jovine, Tycoon Research
“Great job – I’m always amazed at how you can boil the complex down into simple terms. It flows very well.”
—Kyle Hodgens, Capital Financial Media
Thank you for the copy. I see why you’re the expert. It’s so simple, it’s brilliant.”
—Sau Hyoung Pak, Big Machine
“The radio spots are very well done. I am very impressed with your work and copywriting expertise. We will be making the changes to the print ad as you suggested. In the future we may work with you to design a totally new print ad. Again I’d like to say I’m impressed with your services. You were prompt, informative, and definitely know your stuff. We will be recommending you to others and doing repeat business.”
—Joshua Andrews, Health Solutions, LLC
“When people get to the promotion, the promotion has a good conversion rate. In one test, it actually had a 14% conversion to sale… can’t ask for much better than that.”
—David Galland, Casey Research
“I loved the ad! I don’t see any reason for revision so I have already put through a check request for the balance I owe you on the ad. We are very excited about this one. I can’t wait to see how it does. Thanks so much!”
—Alice Wessendorf, Agora Health Book
“I show off the work that we did on lead generation for negotiation — as well as the conversion program from HMCL — as big successes.”
—Paul Szymanski, Harvard Business School Publishing
“Thank you for being very instrumental on making the launch of the wealth management book such a resounding success. It was so successful that we had to request more copies.”
–Ingrid Boney, II
“Thanks, Bob! You are awesome to work with.”
—Matt Morsa, Stock Secrets, Inc.
“I’ve spoken to a thousand copywriters over the years and Bob Bly is the best. He knows what he’s doing.”
—Joe Culotta, Natural Medicine Co.
“I am happy to report to you that your piece out produced the 4 other packages we tested against it. I want to talk to you about another project….”
—Nick Roumi, Pacific Coast Funding
“This is an outstanding letter. Really nice work!”
—Paul Szymanski, Harvard Business School Publishing
“Like the package … the tone … I think it’s excellent.”
—Bill Caskey, Caskey Sales Achievement