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Brian Hill, a Midwest native, began his writing career while still in college, when he sold an article that became the cover story for a national sports magazine. Brian has a Masterís of Business Administration.

For ten years he was a partner in a management consulting firm and advised several hundred companies across the US, specializing in business planning and finding capital. †He has written articles and has been interviewed as an expert in the venture capital industry for numerous publications including Smart Money, BusinessWeek online, and Business Journals in several major cities.

Dee Power was born on the East Coast and grew up on the West Coast. She holds a Master of Business Administration. She started her writing career in the second grade by writing a Thanksgiving Day play which debuted before many appreciative parents. Dee has been engaged to do consulting projects for a myriad of different companies. Dee has been interviewed as an expert on the publishing industry from the authorís point of view by The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press and various local publications.

Reviews of The Publishing Primer

The Publishing Primer

First I have to say "Thank You" for making this fine book available.

I didn't know what to expect when I first received your book. I was thrilled to find that it was jam-packed with news-I-can-use, rubber-meets-the-road information". Finally I had found someone who had actually practiced what they preached to take me by the hand and guide me toward getting published.

Dee, as comprehensive as your book is I found it to be a surprisingly easy read. In fact, once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. I can't remember the last time I found a non-fiction book that was a "page turner".

Whether you are a seasoned pro or an aspiring author you will find page after page of priceless information that you can use today, tomorrow, and well into the future of your writing career.

One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it informs you of the many pitfalls a writer might encounter on the road to being published. The book then provides you with tips and techniques to help you avoid these pitfalls and stand out like a pro!

To sum it up, this book is written by writers for writers. I highly recommend this informative, step-by-step guide to publishing success.

Tony Spann



Whether you are a new author, a self-published author, a seasoned pro, or even someone just thinking about writing a book, The Publishing Primer is an invaluable resource packed with honest, straightforward information that is easy to find and gets to point. Every author needs this book. This little book is a gem!

Gayle Martin, Author of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone



Brian's and Dee's book is a true godsend of information on the publishing industry and the writer's place in the publishing process.† It provides a thorough overview of the whole affair as well as warnings on mistakes to avoid.† That information coupled with the generous provision of addresses and resources have convinced me that this book would be a vital resource for any serious writer.

Sherry Grunder, Freelance Writer



Dee Power and Brian Hill have done it again! Their new book, The Publishing Primer is a must have for any serious writer. Meticulously researched, the book contains valuable information that will help beginning and experienced writers make decisions about their publishing future.

Readers will learn important details about publishing today, whether pursuing an agent is worth the effort, publishing, self-publishing and most important, how to get your book into the brick and mortar bookstores.

Itís not often that I canít put down a non-fiction book, but I read The Publishing Primer in a single setting.

Michael Murphy, Author of Try and Catch the Wind



This Ebook is a terrific nuts-and-bolts guide for beginning to advanced authors seeking information on writing, publishing and promoting books in the latest technological trend in publishing.

Shelley Bueche



As a writer, Iíve always been somewhat intimidated by the publishing world. Iíve written dozens of ebooks and one print book, yet the publishing world still seemed somewhat of an enigma to me. Dee Power and Brian Hillís The Publishing Primer however, changed that.

While reading The Publishing Primer I became reinvigorated, so excited to take action that I had to stop reading to flesh out ideas that had been lingering in my mind for months. Iíve read dozens of books on writing and publishing, but none have ignited my imagination and boosted my confidence like The Publishing Primer

The book starts with an overview of the publishing industry, a much-needed reality check of just what challenges writers, who want their books published, face. Power and Hill reveal how many books make it on the shelves each year, how books make it to the bestseller list, and how booksellers decide what books to purchase, all invaluable information for writers determined to get their books published.

The Publishing Primer doesnít just focus on writers who want to go the traditional publishing route. Power and Hill also delve into the world of self-publishing, publishing on demand, and vanity publishing. While there are hurdles to overcome with each publishing option, the authors provide writers with the information they need to make informed decisions about which route is best for them, how to avoid scams, and tips for how to succeed in getting a book published.

Power and Hill also emphasize how important it is for writers to be proactive: Writers canít just write a book and expect the publisher to do all the work. Marketing is an essential element to a bookís success, and the authors share ways writers can generate free publicity for their books. The Publishing Primer also highlights the importance of a platform and how writers can create one for themselves.

One of the highlights of The Publishing Primer is the firsthand comments from professionals in the field. For example, book reviewers comment on what writers often do wrong when trying to get their books reviewed, and agents offer advice on how to find an agent to represent a writerís book.

In addition, Power and Hill save writers valuable time by providing them with dozens of links and/or addresses for book reviewers, book review websites, trade shows, books on self-publishing, and companies that design book covers.

Writers of all genres can benefit from the advice and information, offered by seasoned professionals, in Power and Hillís book. Ultimately, The Publishing Primer is one of those books that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious writer, and itís a book that I will turn to again and again as I begin my latest journey on the path to publishing.

Beth Williams




Media kits, sell sheets, ISBN's, platforms? And you thought the hard part of creating a book was the writing. Thanks to Dee Power and Brian Hill's newest, The Publishing Primer, writers can focus on the writing. This tightly focused book leads readers (and writers) through the maze of agents, publishers, printers, bookstores, and book critics by offering winning advice on how to check out potential agents, when to send ARC's (advance review copies) and how to get a self-published book on store shelves.

They crack the code on building platform, writing queries and book proposals, and teach readers when to hire professional proofreaders, editors, and book cover designers for maximum publishing success. The reader will find valuable online resources throughout the book's pages. Without a doubt, this book is required reading for everyone who is ready to fulfill his or her writing, and publishing, dreams.

Pamela White, www.foodwriting101.com, publisher of Food Writing, an online newsletter, and of Make Money as a Food Writer in Six Lessons, available at Amazon.com




Most budding authors think that the hard work is done once they finish their novel - but that's not true. The hard part is finding an agent and/or a publisher and avoiding the pitfalls that lie on the way to publication. "The Publishing Primer" by Dee Power and Brian Hill, is a fantastic resource for the writer who is ready to seek publication but doesn't have the resources or the time to do all the research involved. This is a treasure trove of information from reliable sources - from interviews with agents to publicists to successful authors who know the business inside and out and who aren't afraid to share their wisdom with a newcomer. †

Indeed, this book should be a mandatory purchase for any new author who ventures out into the publishing world, naive and hoping that a guardian angel will swoop down and help them. This book IS that angel; keeping the potential bestselling author on the right track and guiding him/her along the way to a successful writing career, keeping clear of the scammers and those who would take advantage of them. Whether you've just finished your book; seeking an agent or a publisher or have already started considering your publicity tour this is a valuable resource that can't be passed up! †

Filled with web resources, interviews and enough references to fill a flash drive this book is a must for any author - whether you're new to the publishing world, a novice working his/her way through a first printing or a grizzled veteran of the publicity wars, "The Publishing Primer" will give you a huge advantage over everyone else out there trying to sell a book. A must for any serious writer, "The Publishing Primer" should be the first purchase you make after hitting "The End" on your keyboard!




Thank you for your wonderful EBook. This is what I would like to say about it:

The Publishing Primer is full of valuable, sensible advice, and professional insights. Dee Power and Brian Hill provide you with what you need to get your EBook to bookstore shelves; step by step.

From emphasizing the importance of quality of writing and timeliness of topic, to discussing agents, marketing and self-publishing tools, and providing great cover design tips; Dee and Brian are meticulous in their coverage of the things you will need to know and do to get your EBook onto bookstore shelves.

As a freelance editor and writer I would be happy to include this book in my reference library or to recommend it to my clients.

Tracey Sergent




† I've just finished reading the book, and my oh my - what a FANTASTIC read it was. Undoubtedly the most informational and useful ebook I have ever read. Thank you so much for giving me the time to read your book, and when I get paid at the end of the month, I will definitely thank you ;). Your book exposed me to a world I never new existed - a lot of my friends and some of my family are writers and I will without a doubt forward your website onto them. A thrilling read, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Dave Cocozza Demand and Deliver




† Most budding authors think that the hard work is done once they finish their novel - but that's not true. The hard part is finding an agent and/or a publisher and avoiding the pitfalls that lie on the way to publication. "The Publishing Primer" by Dee Power and Brian Hill, is a fantastic resource for the writer who is ready to seek publication but doesn't have the resources or the time to do all the research involved. This is a treasure trove of information from reliable sources - from interviews with agents to publicists to successful authors who know the business inside and out and who aren't afraid to share their wisdom with a newcomer. †

Indeed, this book should be a mandatory purchase for any new author who ventures out into the publishing world, naive and hoping that a guardian angel will swoop down and help them. This book IS that angel; keeping the potential bestselling author on the right track and guiding him/her along the way to a successful writing career, keeping clear of the scammers and those who would take advantage of them. Whether you've just finished your book; seeking an agent or a publisher or have already started considering your publicity tour this is a valuable resource that can't be passed up! †

Filled with web resources, interviews and enough references to fill a flash drive this book is a must for any author - whether you're new to the publishing world, a novice working his/her way through a first printing or a grizzled veteran of the publicity wars, "The Publishing Primer" will give you a huge advantage over everyone else out there trying to sell a book. A must for any serious writer, "The Publishing Primer" should be the first purchase you make after hitting "The End" on your keyboard! ††

Sheryl Nantus



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