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Syndication Secrets - What No One Will Tell You! by, Jodie Lynn. Finally,someone on the inside who has made it to the top offers tips on the syndication success. Best of all, she is willing to share inside secrets that newspaper and magazine editors don't want to tell you. If you are thinking of writing a column of any kind, and would like to get it into newspapers or magazines, possibly get it syndicated or even if you are brave enough to do it on your own, then this book is for you. Lynn's column, Parent to Parent has been successful for over ten years and continues to grow in popularity. In this goal oriented business plan for syndication success, you will find the Top Ten Must Do Rules with plenty of examples...if you dare to jump into the arena -- you might just make it!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 21, 2006
Publisher Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited
ISBN 1933476605 ISBN13 9781933476605
Availability 0 units.
More About Jodie Lynn
Lynn is a nationally syndicated family/parenting columnist.
Reviews - What do customers think about Syndication Secrets: What No One Will Tell You!?
Secret to Syndication: This Book Jul 1, 2008
For anyone remotely interested in the idea of trying to syndicate a column, this book is a must. Lynn gives frank and detailed advice of every step in the process. As a young writer, I have learned through trial and error how important every step is in the pursuit to be published. Lynn not only covers everything - from query letters to interviews - she offers sage wisdom. Moreover, Lynn never talks down to the reader; we feel sad and happy for her as she recounts her own story. A quick-read guide that you can, and should, spend hours studying.
Great book. Jun 28, 2008
After reading Jodie Lynn's book I had a much better understanding of how syndication works. It is direct and to the point. It gave me tons of ideas and insight into what and how to do things. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in syndication.
Jodi Lynn Rocks It again! Sep 18, 2007
Syndication Secrets is *the* book to have if you are thinking of beginning a writing career and especially if you'd like to become syndicated. It's not for hot shots who know it all, or at least, think that they do, but for people like me and you, who need a guideline. One that has been proven to be successful. I have not decided to move forward with writing on the topic that I pretty much know is my best, Baby Clothing and Accessories, but when I do, I will go by Jodie Lynn's book to the "T."
Not all of us know the in's and out's of syndication, but after reading her book, I feel much stronger and more confident to use her proven and successful strategies in approaching the syndicates and/or the editors. KUDOS Jodie Lynn! Thanks for sharing your secrets! Donna Bliss Owner, My Miracle Baby.com www.mymiraclebaby.com
Don't Buy This Book Sep 14, 2007
As a pubished author, I hesitated writing a negative review of this book. I know the amount of time it takes to put a book together and I wanted to be respectful of a fellow author.
I won't blame the author solely for the final product. Her editor should have advised her on how to make this book stand behind the title - Syndication Secrets.
There are no secrets in this book. In fact, a quick Google search and one can find out the information contained in the book. The information she provided is so readily available that they are hardly secret and don't fall under the category "What No One Will Tell You."
Only for beginners with NO knowledge of publishing Nov 18, 2006
I was so incredibly disappointed in this book. Its content is so basic, it would be helpful only for those who want to write a column and have absolutely, positively no idea how to go about doing it. I'll sum up Jodie Lynn's total advice here: write a query letter and send it to the right person.
The rest of her 111 pages is pure fluff: Be prepared for rejection, have a good idea, learn from your mistakes, don't write in all caps in your email to an editor because it's considered shouting, yada yada. Even the example query letter (there was just one) was so lame. It was long, tedious and boring--despite her chapter instructing readers to make it jazzy, short and light. I'd have turned it down.
She also gives some dubious advice--she says to put a "TM" next to words or phrases you want to trademark. In fact, trademarking is a legal process that involves fees and filing paperwork.
Looking for anything of value to take away from this book, I turned to the mini 2-page chapter listing syndicate contact info hoping it could at least save me a few minutes of Googling. The very first one she lists, King Syndicates, is for comic artists, not writers. Le sigh.
For a $14 paperback, I expected a whole lot more.
However, I give this two stars because if you are starting from a completely blank slate, have never published anything in your life or have never queried an editor, then this will be good starter information.