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In a market glutted with beginners' books of the "write-a-best-seller" variety, this is one of the few high-quality resources available for intermediate and advanced professional writers who are more committed to their work than they are to becoming famous. In fact, of the myriad books currently on the market for aspiring writers, this is one of the best, both in quality and scope. Experienced professionals from every area of literature, including professors, authors, and journalists, offer advice on the craft. In addition, editors advise on the submission process, a foundation manager talks about strategies for obtaining grants, and publishers, agents, and publicists share their experiences. There are five sections, described by one of the editors as "five points on the arc a writer travels from inspiration through marketing and publication." About two-thirds of the essays have already appeared as articles in Poets & Writers magazine, with which editors Eiben and Gannon are affiliated. Appendixes are provided as well. Highly recommended for all public libraries and for all academic libraries supporting professional writing programs.-Angela Weiler, SUNY at Morrisville Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.