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How to Get a Six-Figure Advance for Your Business Book Idea

An industry insider spills the beans on what you need to get a publishing deal

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AA book publisher I used to work with once met with a potential business book author, heard the author’s pitch, and offered him and his agent a few hundred thousand dollars right on the spot.




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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Executive Editor at Harper, Editorial Director of Broadside Books, and author of the best selling business parody book, OH, THE MEETINGS YOU’LL GO TO.

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