FREE! From Jenna Glatzer: The Street Smart Writer E-book

I snagged this news from Jenna Glatzer’s website. I can’t think of anything more important than being involved with reputable agents, editors and publishers. If you are unsure how to tell the difference, please take Jenna up on this generous offer (from her blog, Hot Diggity):

The Street-Smart Writer: Self-Defense Against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World is one of the more important books I’ve written (co-written, actually, with publishing attorney Daniel Steven).

My publisher has kindly released an ebook version totally FREE, no strings attached, through They add in a sponsor’s ad in the front and back, but aside from that, it’s exactly the same as the print book (which costs $16.95).

Here’s the link:

You have to register with Wowio, but I did that a few weeks ago to make sure they wouldn’t spam or do any funny business… they didn’t. So NO EXCUSES! It’s free, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your computer. Please, read this book, blog about it, send the link on to all the new and new-ish writers you know, and let’s help save people from becoming easy prey for scammers and schemers in the publishing world. Thanks!

Here’s the book’s description:

Veteran writer Jenna Glatzer teams up with publishing attorney Daniel Steven to expose the scams and unsavory deals writers are likely to encounter along their path to publishing success. The Street-Smart Writer is an essential reference for all writers to getting published without getting swindled.

This book will help writers spot an honest agent or manager, determine the value of vanity publishing, and avoid getting conned out of hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars when signing a contract. Sections on writing contests teach writers how to determine which contests are useless; other sections offer tips on avoiding costly conferences and shady seminars. A special focus on copyright ensures that writers protect their work from schemers who want to use creativity without paying for it. Appendices include sample publishing, agent, and manager contracts.


3 Responses to “FREE! From Jenna Glatzer: The Street Smart Writer E-book”

  1. 1 Kelli Perkins June 8, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for the info. I am new to the writing world so I need some “street smarts”! I’ll definitely have to check it out.

  2. 2 Linda Harris June 8, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks so much! I read Jenna’s book, but through interlibrary loan. Now I can have a copy for myself. And what a wonderful website WOWIO is! I downloaded a couple other books and have several waiting to download later.

  3. 3 Mary Jo C. June 10, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Thanks Christina and Jenna! I signed up yesterday and downloaded 3 writing books today with more to download later! I’m going to send the link to my writers group and other book lovers. I love Freebies!! Especially books : )

    ~ Mary Jo

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