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Get Your Novel Published!

It’s every writer’s dream: write the Great American Novel and get it published.

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About Bob Bly

Bob Bly is a full-time freelance copywriter specializing in direct marketing. He earns more than $600,000 a year from his writing, speaking, and consulting, and became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s.

A copywriter for more than a quarter of a century, 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 80 books including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Direct Marketing (Alpha), The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book (HarperCollins), The Copywriter’s Handbook (Henry Holt), The Science in Science Fiction (BenBella), and, with Bo Dietl, Business Lunchatations(Penguin).

He has published more than 100 articles in such publications as Subscription Marketing, 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 marketing 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.

What they say about Bob Bly

"Bob Bly is to direct marketing what Mozart is to music."
--Steve Roberts, Edith Roman Associates

"America’s top copywriter."

"One of the best copywriters in the business."
--Michael Meanwell, author, "The Wealthy Writer"

"Bob Bly is one of the most successful copywriters in the world. I've used his services and purchased a lot of his materials -- and always profited from both."
--Bob Serling, President, Idea Quotient

"Considered one of the best copywriters in the country."
--David E. Wright, President, International Speakers Network

"There's no better copywriter than Robert W. Bly, the man I call the 'King of Copy.' He can teach you more about the art and science of marketing than anyone I know."
--Richard Dean Starr

"20 years ago, when Bob Bly starting teaching copywriting, the field was deeply shrouded in mystery. Now, thanks to Bob, learning copywriting, though still a tricky proposition, is much easier."
--Ken McCarthy

"For over 25 years, Bob Bly has set the gold standard in results-oriented business-to-business writing."
--Roger C. Parker, author, Looking Good in Print

"Perhaps the most famous copywriter of all."
--Apryl Duncan

"When it comes to educating his fellow copywriters and marketers, Bob Bly is the master. "
--Dianna Huff

"Bly Rules!"
— Murray Raphel, Raphel Marketing

"Mr. Copy."
— Markus Allen, Publisher

"There is no greater authority on business-to-business direct response copywriting than Bob Bly. What impresses me most about Bob Bly is his knack for making things clear and simple."
--Scott Miller

"Bob Bly is among the most accomplished self-employed copywriters in recent years."
-- Steve Slaunwhite

"Bob Bly is probably the best business-to-business, high tech. industrial, direct marketing copywriter in the country."
-- John Clausen

"Perhaps the most famous copywriter of them all."
-- The Writer

"[A] freelance writing dynamo...."
-- Writer's Digest

"One of the great copywriters in the direct marketing industry...."
-- Ruth Stevens, author, The DMA Lead Generation Handbook

"...[a] copywriting giant..."
--Freelance Writer's Report

"Bob Bly is a human machine who has been outputting high-grade direct marketing copy for decades. I've read a few of his numerous books and have learned much from this pro."
-- Larry Chase, Web Digest For Marketers

"Renowned direct marketing practitioner and prolific author Bob Bly [is] nationally recognized for his control-beating copy. [He] knows how to write for results."
--Kansas City Direct Marketing Association

"Bob Bly is in the upper echelon of direct mail and email copywriters and he's an all-around direct marketing guru. In addition to hundreds of successful campaigns for technology clients, Bly has authored or co-authored more then 50 books."
--Bruce Hadley, softwareceo.com

"Bly is probably one of the world's most famous and experienced copywriters. He is also a noted authority on the creation of online copy and online trends."
--The Compulsive Reader

"Bob Bly is a world-class copywriter."
--Paul Hartunian

"I've known Bob for a long time. His stuff is terrific."
--Johne Forde, Copywriter's Roundtable

"Bob Bly [is] a prolific advertising genius."
--Joe Vitale, "Mr. Fire"

"I went to Amazon.com and got a copy of Secrets of a Freelance Writer. Wow! ... I loved it! Packed with info. The book had a 'readability' about it that took away all my fears, put me at ease, and made me feel that I wasn't treading on foreign soil. I kept saying to myself, 'I can do that, I can do that!'"
- Ronald J. Rich

"Your books served as a complete reference when I started my own freelance writing business a year and a half ago. By following the advice you laid out, I quickly reached goals that I had set for year three of my business within the first year. My philosophy is, if you've written it or recommended it, I want to read it."
- Carla Jahnson

"I own a copy of The Copywriter's Handbook, which is priceless. Thank you for making this information available to those of us on a shoestring."
- Mary Klaebul, Memphis, TN

"I own Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $85,000 a Year and The Copywriter's Handbook. Both are Great. You did a great job of getting to the nitty gritty. I admire and respect what you have done."
- Derek A. Chilcoat

"FYI, you started me off with your tape series on freelance copywriting, and I'm an avid reader of yours."
- Scott T. Smith, Bozeman, MT

"Having read two of your books, Secrets Of... and The Copywriter's Handbook, I am now taking the leap. If not for the strong encouragement of your books, I might not have jumped. Thanks again for the road map that your books offered."
- Eddie Adelman


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Lisa is the author of 7 published novels, all from Avalon Books.

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  • Why you need to start your novel in the middle of the action – and tell the background story later on. Page 19.
  • 5 questions every editor asks when deciding whether to publish your novel – and how to give the right answer to each. Page 18.
  • How to find the right publisher for your novel by looking for their name in your local bookstore. Page 9.
  • The most common mistake unpublished novelists make. Publishers will reject your novel until you fix it. Page 19.
  • Can you sell your novel without representation from a literary agent? The answer may surprise you. Page 21.
  • The 24-hour rule for responding to a rejection letter from a publisher. Page 30.
  • The publishing mistake that cost Nancy Drew author Millie Benson millions of dollars in lost royalties. Page 38.
  • Why more and more first-time novelists are seeing big successes with small presses. Page 4.
  • How to pick the right literary agent to represent you and your book – and avoid choosing a bad one. Page 21.
  • Your editor wants you to make changes to your novel before it’s published. You don’t want to make them. Here’s what to do. Page 39.
  • How a single TV appearance got author Cathy Phillips a million-dollar advance. Page 42.
  • Follow this procedure when mailing your novel proposal to an editor. Otherwise, it may come flying back with a quick rejection. Page 20.
  • How long should you wait to hear back from an agent or publisher about your novel before you follow up? Page 29.
  • Selling your novel with a "high concept pitch." Page 12.
  • How long do you have to make your manuscript for publishers to seriously consider publishing it as a novel? Page 35.
  • 5 components your novel synopsis must contain. Can you name them all? Page 14.
  • Why so many novelists never get to see their books published – and one sure way to avoid their fate. Page 19.
  • Should you write what you love – or follow publishing trends and write the type of novel that's selling today, even if it's not a type of book you’re fond of? Page 8.
  • Your first novel produces only modest sales. Will publishers give you a second chance? Page 44.
  • 3 steps to creating a winning novel proposal. Page 10.
  • How to write a compelling, selling long-form novel synopsis that gets editors to want to buy your book. Page 46.
  • Where to find the perfect publisher for your horror, thriller, romance, science fiction, western, or other genre novel. Page 3.
  • How persistence can help you become a first-time published novelist. Page 1.
  • Should you make a book editor's suggested revisions to your novel before the publisher has made you a firm offer – and given you a contract – to publish the book? Page 32.
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  • How to promote your novel on the Internet. Page 42.
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