The African-American Writer's Guide to Successful Self-publishing

Marketing, Distribution, Publicity, the Internet-- Crafting and Selling Your Book

Author: Takesha D. Powell

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN: 9780972751971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHING gives you an Easy-to-Follow Ten Step Plan for Successful Writing and Publishing. You will learn Takesha Powell's winning techniques for Successful Self Publishing, as she elaborates on topics such as: How to Make Money with Your Self-Published Book; How to Sign Contracts for Large Advances; How to Get a Literary Agent; How to Craft your ideas; How To Format your Manuscript; How to Capture Your Market; How to Do Internet/Electronic Publishing; How to Write Query Letters and Winning Proposals; How to Market and Promote Your Book for Little or No Money; How to Sell Your Book Nationally. IT'S ALL HERE!! Includes a complete listing of African American Bookstores, Book Publishers, Distributors/Wholesalers, Black Newspapers, Editorial Resources and more

Indie Author Survival Guide (Second Edition)

Author: Susan Quinn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512090048

Category:

Page: 372

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**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state. The Guide is intended to take a first-time-publishing author from those first tentative steps, through the leap, and into the great adventure of indie publishing. Already-published authors who want to jump-start lagging sales or launch a new series will also benefit from nuts-and-bolts marketing advice as well as inspiration for the long-haul of their publishing journey. Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial (as well as other speculative fiction works) and has been indie publishing since 2011. She's not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she's one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is based on her experience in self-publishing fiction-the First Edition was published in 2013, the Second Edition in 2015, updated to account for changes in the industry. It's a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive. Coming Soon: For Love or Money: Crafting An Indie Author Career The Indie Author Survival Guide is designed to take a first-time-publishing author through the publication of their first indie book. For Love or Money looks at parlaying that first book into a career. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE GUIDE "I recently became an indie author. I was lucky enough to find this book at just the right time, and it became my bible. It's still the most useful how-to book on my writing shelf!" - Garrett Davis, author of Port Starbird "Indie publishing can be a jungle. Susan provides you with a map, a compass, and best of all, a machete to get through the tangles. Not only educational, it's inspirational and my go-to book whenever I feel lost." - Annetta Ribken, author of Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head "I regularly recommend this book to people who want to break into indie. Great advice, great community." - Kim Wells, author of Mariposa "I recommend The Indie Author Survival Guide to anyone who wants to enter self-publishing with a solid foundation. I discovered it a few years after I began my series and still learned a lot from it." - Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series

Literary Careers in the Modern Era

Author: Guy Davidson,Nicola Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This is the first study of the shape and diversity of the literary career in the 20th and 21st centuries. Bringing together essays on a wide range of authors from Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, the book investigates how literary careers are made and unmade, and how norms of authorship are shifting in the digital era.

The Author's Handbook

Author: Franklynn Peterson,Judi Kesselman-Turkel

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299214838

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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Providing essential guidance for both aspiring and experienced authors, the second edition of The Author’s Handbook is a valuable resource for writers of all levels. Extensively updated and expanded to account for significant changes in the publishing industry, The Author’s Handbook outlines effective techniques to develop marketable book ideas, research those ideas, and write a manuscript—either fiction or nonfiction—for publication. The authors provide many tips on topics that include choosing a publisher, negotiating contracts, understanding legal matters, and promoting your work. With this guide, the reader will gain insight into virtually every aspect of publishing.

How to Market Your Books WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME

#3 in the Self-Publishing WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME series

Author: Prasenjeet Kumar

Publisher: http://www.publishwithprasen.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Finally a Book on Marketing that cuts out the Fluff and Focuses only on the Essentials *For a Limited Time Only: How to be an Author Entrepreneur Without Spending A Dime available at no cost if you purchase this one. Are you bombarded with strange and esoteric marketing advice, to sell your books in 1000 ways, that leaves you baffled, bewildered and terribly confused? Do you feel that learning and mastering those complicated strategies have sucked away all the joy you once had for writing? Then this book focusing on the bare essentials for marketing your book may just be what the doctor ordered. From Prasenjeet Kumar, the #1 Best Selling Author of “Self-Publishing Without Spending A Dime” series of books, comes a book that after discussing threadbare all the fluff and jargon that marketing gurus spout establishes why ‘less is always more’. At last! This book covers the following topics: * Should you self-publish at all? * Pros and cons of exclusivity * The futility of conventional marketing tactics such as hanging out on social media, contacting reviewers, entering Goodreads Giveaways, etc. * Mindset issues * Effectiveness of Perma-Free versus the Perma $0.99 strategy * How to engage and sell your books to your readers via e-mail marketing * And much more BONUS: Learn How to Evaluate a Paid Advertising Option * Which books to promote? * Which sites to use? * How to avoid fraudulent sites? * How to track your sales without the use of any magical software? * The best form of promotion. And more, without spending a dime as promised. So what are you waiting for? Just scroll up and hit the Buy button or download a sample now. Other Books by the Author in this Series How to be an Author Entrepreneur WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME (Book 1) How to Translate Your Books WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME (Book 2) How to Market Your Books WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME (Book 3) Keywords: author platform, author entrepreneur and email marketing, how to build your list, how to self publish your book, indie author, how to launch a book, writer's block, how to write a book, how to edit a book, how to publish a book, how to format a book, how to create a cover design and how to promote your book, cost of self publishing a book, self publishing costs, cost of self publishing, how much does it cost to self publish a book, self publishing cost, how much does it cost to self publish, self publishing a book cost, how much does self publishing cost, cost of self publishing a book, cost to self publish, cost to self publish a book, self publishing online, online self publishing, self publish online, self publishing books online, how to self publish online, self publishing online free, free online self publishing, self publishing a book online, self publish books online, self publish book online, how to self publish a book online, print on demand, publishing an ebook for free, how to publish an ebook step by step, how to market and sell your book for free, 1001 ways to market your book, how to market your book online, free email marketing service

Work with Passion

How to Do What You Love for a Living

Author: Nancy Anderson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577312651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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In this twentieth anniversary edition of her perennial bestseller, Nancy Anderson shows readers how following their passion to find their special niche is the most effective and rewarding approach to business and career success. Work with Passion follows the step-by-step program Anderson implements in her career counseling practice, carefully guiding readers through each stage. The program follows the ten “Passion Secrets” of successful people, and topics include clarifying goals, trusting instincts, doing research, and meeting others who are passionate about their work. "I have found that we love to hear success stories,” Anderson writes, and each chapter tells those powerful stories of people who have overcome adversity and realized their dreams. Work with Passion has a wealth of inspirational guidance, from the broadest kinds of visionary encouragement to very practical tips on networking, developing a resume, and writing a query letter that gets results. This comprehensive course in career counseling is for everyone who would rather brag about their career than complain about their job.

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

How to Self-Publish for Under $100

The Step-by-Step Handbook to Publishing Your Book Without Breaking the Bank

Author: Cinquanta Cox-Smith

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 163353555X

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Seeking self publishing success? ─ Learn how to self publish a book from an expert How to self publish a book: How to Self-Publish for Under $100 is THE bible for getting published. Publishing expert and author, Cinquanta Cox-Smith offers all her tips and tricks on how to self publish a book on a reasonable budget. This book is especially valuable to content creators who: • don't have a publishing deal • have a strong following on their social platform • want to learn how to get their manuscript out in the market • and, want to produce residual income How to self publish on Amazon and outside Amazon: Cinquanta details all the ins-and-outs of a successful book launch from the basics to the in-depth. Her secrets arm you with the best possible chance to have your book shine. This isn’t just another guidebook about ISBNs, covers and word count. Some of the keys to self-publishing success covered by Cox-Smith include: • the benefits of beta readers • vanity publishing • hybrid publishing • the secrets to successful categorizing • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) • discounting • blog tours and endorsements • the ins-and-outs of how to self publish on Amazon • and, the growing scene outside of Amazon

How to Market a Book

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490590912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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The first job of an author is, of course, to write great books, but these days, their second job is to market them. ** Updated Second Edition, September 2014 ** Marketing isn't a skill that most authors have naturally, and there is little formal training. But when your book hits the shelves, and the sales don't start rolling in, there's only two things an author can do. Keep writing more books and ... Get to grips with marketing. This book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it's also for those writers who want to think more like an entrepreneur. It's for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start a career. There are some short-term tactics for those who want to kick up immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer. It's also about going beyond just the book, because the methods in this guide can take you from being an author into professional speaking, making money from other products and creating opportunities that you can't even imagine yet. There are no rules in this game, but learning this kind of authentic marketing has certainly changed my life, so read on and I'll share everything I know with you. How To Market A Book covers an extensive range of marketing principles, strategies and tactics: Part 1: Marketing Principles - including myths, how to balance your time, co-opetition and generosity Part 2: Prerequisites for Success - including an understanding of yourself and your target market, professional editing and cover design, your book page on the retailer websites, pricing and the use of free Part 3: No Platform Needed - Short-term Marketing - including how to get book reviews, paid advertising, using traditional media and tips for TV, radio and press releases Part 4: The Author Platform - Long-term Marketing - including the reasons why a platform is a good thing, author branding, your author website, list-building and email marketing, content marketing and blogging, audio and podcasting, video and book trailers, social networking, professional speaking, and becoming an author-entrepreneur. Part 5: Launching Your Book - including how launching has changed, soft launch, launch spikes, post launch and relaunches as well as lessons learned from some major book launches. Plus/ tips for when you get overwhelmed and plenty more links to further resources.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Ariston

ISBN: 3641190665

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Silo

Roman

Author: Hugh Howey

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961428

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Drei Jahre nach dem mysteriösen Tod seiner Frau Allison setzt Sheriff Holston seiner Aufgabe ein Ende und entschließt sich, die strengste Regel zu brechen: Er will das Silo verlassen. Doch die Erdoberfläche ist hoch toxisch, ihr Betreten bedeutet den sicheren Tod. Holston nimmt das in Kauf, um endlich mit eigenen Augen zu sehen, was sich hinter der großen Luke befindet, die sie alle gefangen hält. Seine Entdeckung ist ebenso ungeheuerlich wie die Folgen, die sein Handeln nicht zuletzt für seine Nachfolgerin Juliette hat ... Hugh Howeys verstörende Zukunftsvision ist rasanter Thriller und faszinierender Gesellschaftsroman in einem. »Silo« handelt von Lüge und Manipulation, Loyalität, Menschlichkeit und der großen Tragik unhinterfragter Regeln.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Star WarsTM Phasma

Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641222729

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Es war einmal vor langer Zeit, in einer weit, weit entfernten Galaxis ... Phasma, eine der klügsten und gnadenlosesten Sturmtruppen-Anführerinnen der Ersten Ordnung, genießt die Gunst ihrer Vorgesetzten, den Respekt ihrer Kollegen und die Angst ihrer Feinde. Doch trotz ihres Rufes ist sie genauso undurchsichtig wie ihr glänzender Chromhelm. Nun ist ausgerechnet einer ihrer erbittertsten Gegner fest entschlossen, hinter ihre tiefsten Abgründe zu kommen – und ein Geheimnis ans Licht zu bringen, das Phasma schonungslos und ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste zu verteidigen bereit ist ...

Never Get a "Real" Job

How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke

Author: Scott Gerber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470925492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Young serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber is not the product of a wealthy family or storied entrepreneurial heritage. Nor is he the outcome of a traditional business school education or a corporate executive turned entrepreneur. Rather, he is a hard-working, self-taught 26-year-old hustler, rainmaker, and bootstrapper who has survived and thrived despite never having held the proverbial "real” job. In Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke, Gerber challenges the social conventions behind the "real" job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives—or their quest to attain them. Drawing upon case studies, experiences, and observations, Scott dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget. The proven, no-b.s. methodology presented in Never Get a "Real" Job teaches unemployed and underemployed Gen-Yers, aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.

Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef

Der einfache Weg, zu kochen wie ein Profi, zu lernen, was immer Sie möchten, und das gute Leben zu leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956230868

Category: Cooking

Page: 656

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New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Tim Ferriss’ Spezialität ist es, uns zu zeigen, wie wir die größten Erfolge mit dem geringsten Aufwand und in kürzester Zeit erzielen. Ob im Job, bei der Körperfitness oder eben beim Kochen. Anhand des Kochenlernens macht uns Ferriss mit dem »Metalernen« vertraut, einem Schritt-für-Schritt-Verfahren, mittels dessen Sie beliebige Dinge erlernen können, sei es die Steakzubereitung oder das Werfen von Dreipunktern im Basketball. - Das ist das eigentliche »Rezept« in Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef. Sie werden in der Küche für alle Dinge außerhalb der Küche trainieren. Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef ist ein Kochbuch für Menschen, die keine Kochbücher kaufen. Es enthält unzählige Tipps und Tricks von Schachwunderkindern, weltberühmten Küchenchefs, Spitzensportlern, Meistersommeliers und Supermodels, um nur einige wenige zu nennen.

Perfekt! Der überlegene Weg zum Erfolg

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446438203

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.

Be a Free Range Human

Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills

Author: Marianne Cantwell

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Free Range is the new career change Trapped in a job that's 'just not you'? Always dreaming of your next vacation and counting down to the weekend? Imagine getting paid to do something that brings you alive, without ever having to walk into an office again. It's all possible with this smart guide that breaks you out of the career-cage and puts you in control of your life. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and straight-talking guide to creating an amazing lifestyle and a great income, doing what you love (on your own terms). Packed with inspiring case studies from people who've done it, this book shares unconventional ideas and practical steps to: ·Discover what you really want to do with your life ·Create a 'free range' career tailor-made for your unique personality and interests ·Ditch the job and still make as much (or more) as you do now ·Get time and location freedom (make money travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite café) ·Get started in 90 days, for less than £100 (you don't need an MBA, funding or stuffy business plan to do it) ·Stand out from the crowd and do things your way!

Publish Like A Pro

The Complete Guide to Successful and Profitable Self-Publishing

Author: Vanessa Wilson,Georgina Hatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780639946603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Learn the secrets of the publishing trade to create a book that reads well, looks good, makes you money, and boosts your author profile and brand. Equipped with the 'insider knowledge' that Publish Like a Pro offers, authors have a greater chance of making the right decisions and reaping the rewards and profits that self-publishing can offer.

milk and honey - milch und honig

Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620880

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

To a God Unknown

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674396

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Ancient pagan beliefs, the great Greek epics, and the Bible all inform this extraordinary novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, which occupied him for more than five difficult years. While fulfilling his dead father’s dream of creating a prosperous farm in California, Joseph Wayne comes to believe that a magnificent tree on the farm embodies his father’s spirit. His brothers and their families share in Joseph’s prosperity, and the farm flourishes—until one brother, frightened by Joseph’s pagan belief, kills the tree, allowing disease and famine to descend on the farm. Set in familiar Steinbeck country, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man’s attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God and the forces of the unconscious within. This edition features an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.