Partial table of contents: WRITING AND SELLING SELF-HELP/HOW-TO BOOKS. What You Should Know about Writing Self-Help/How-To Books. Selling Your Self-Help/How-To Book Made Easy. THE BASICS: TITLE AND OUTLINE. Finalizing Your Title and Subtitle. WRITING A SELF-HELP/HOW-TO PROPOSAL. How to Write a Proposal That Sells. WRITING THE SAMPLE CHAPTER. Chapter Writing Step by Step. Style Made Easy. Lists Made Easy. SELF-EDITING SELF-HELP/HOW-TO BOOKS. Editing Your Manuscripts the Lazy Writer's Way. Getting Friends to Troubleshoot and Edit Your Manuscript. SELLING SELF-HELP/HOW-TO BOOKS MADE EASY. Submitting Your Book for Publication. SIMPLIFYING PERMISSIONS, CROSS-REFERENCES, ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARTS, TABLES, AND FRONT AND BACK MATTER. Permissions to Quote and Reprint. Appendices, Resources, and the Index.
JEAN MARIE STINE has edited over 50 self-help titles, including such bestsellers as Women Who Love Too Much, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life. She has held numerous editorial positions, most recently Editor in Chief at Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.