Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free "How to Get Published" E-Booklet


Published author Lisa Saunders shares her years of publishing experiences, and the publishing process at large, in her 16-page free pdf e-booklet, How to Get Published.

1. Need to learn the first step to getting published?

2. Have you been rejected countless times and want to know why?

3. Want to write an effective query letter?

4. Want to get your foot in the door with a magazine?

5. Wondering how to get an agent?

6. Need to write an effective book proposal?

7. Should you self-publish, and if so, how?

How to Get Published covers how to get your short stories, articles, memoirs and children’s fiction before the public. Includes lists of free resources available to writers seeking a publisher. Self-publishing is also an increasingly popular alternative and Saunders discusses that option as well.

Why am I, Lisa Saunders, making "How to Get Published" available for free?

At the end of almost every public speech I give, people inevitably ask me, "How can I get my story published?" I decided to share the hard-earned truths I've learned over the years because many of you have a story to tell that can inspire, amuse or teach a truth that can change someone's life. You deserve to get your information out there with the least amount of wasted time.

Everything I learned over the years helped me find a publisher for my memoir,
Anything But a Dog! ($14.99). Anything But a Dog! is the humorous, true story of how a big, homeless dog found his way to my disabled daughter and to her couch. Books purchased through the National CMV Disease Registry raise funds for congenital CMV research and support. Congenital CMV causes more birth defects than Downs syndrome.

Reviews of Anything But a Dog!

“A hilarious set of pet tales!” Dr. Elisabeth Schafer, author of Vegetable Desserts: Beyond Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Pie

"If you're an animal lover, you'll love the critter tales as much as the special-needs storyline...really lifted my spirits." Terri Mauro, About.com

“Saunders takes readers on a road trip as harrowing as any Dog Whisperer training challenge." Tonia Shakespeare, Rockland Magazine

“A mother of a daughter born with severe disabilities uses humor to candidly relate experiences of acceptance and daily hardships with the people and pets forever changed by her child’s life.” Joni and Friends

You are welcome to read an excerpt of my light-hearted memoir Anything But a Dog! at http://anythingbutadog.blogspot.com/


For your free copy of How to Get Published visit my Web site at www.authorlisasaunders.com and click on the "Get Published" button.

If interested in purchasing Anything But a Dog!, consider these options:


Amazon ($14.99 plus shipping). Purchase it directly from my seller account at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1588329968/ref=dp_olp_collectible?ie=UTF8&qid=1233413673&sr=8-1&condition=collectible

National Congenital CMV Disease Registry: Takes credit cards (shipping added to purchase price). A percent of the proceeds goes to congenital CMV research and parent support. Go to: http://www.unlimitedpublishing.com/cmv/

Check: Make check for $14.99 (free shipping) payable to Lisa Saunders and e-mail me at saundersbooks@aol.com to get my address. When you send the check, include a note telling me who to autograph the book to, where to send it and that you'd like a free copy of How to Get Published.

PayPal: Set up an account with http://www.paypal.com/ and click into "Send Money," then enter $14.99 (shipping is free) to saundersbooks@aol.com You are purchasing a "good." Then e-mail me at saundersbooks@aol.com


If you are unable to afford Anything But a Dog! and/or you want your community to know about, please ask your library to order a copy for their collection.

About the Author: Lisa Saunders is a full-time writer at the State University of New York at Rockland. A Cornell University graduate, she is the author of the humorous memoir, Anything But a Dog!; the children’s novel, Ride a Horse, Not an Elevator; and the non-fiction book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife. She speaks at universities, international conferences and local clubs about how to get published, finding ways to cope in adversity, the Civil War, and the preventable yet little publicized causes of birth defects. She lives with her husband Jim and beagle/Basset Hound in Suffern, New York. See her work and advice for writers at http://www.authorlisasauders.com/

To purchase her other books, Ride a Horse, Not an Elevator or Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife, e-mail her at saundersbooks@aol.com