WELCOME to the Wacky, Wild World of Vanity Circus...In this ring we have self-publishing...In that ring we have traditional publishing...And here in the middle ring let s introduce New Publishing! Vanity Circus: A Smart Girl s Guide to Avoid Publishing Crap is an entertaining, funny and insightful book that guides readers through the complex, sometimes frustrating but always interesting world of publishing. If you are an author or writer thinking about becoming an author or just interested in learning about publishing, Vanity Circus explains all the nuances of the industry, from finding a fitting title to writing a provocative chapter one to catch the publishers attention and from writing a winning query letter or synopsis to answering the age-old question, Do I need an agent? Vanity Circus readers will learn: Tips to choose the right book title that sells, Tricks to write an effective first chapter that holds the readers attention, Insight into which publishing model is right for you, Insider secrets to contracts, copyright law and trademarks. Vanity Circus explains all levels of publishing as told by two funny ladies who also own 3L Publishing. The Michel(ll)es love nothing better than to skewer their own industry in the most forthright and humorous way. Vanity Circus is so entertaining, you will read it from beginning to end and thoroughly enjoy this day at the circus.