Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical
look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries,
many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world.
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 is an entertaining, funny, and insightful book that guides readers through the complex, sometimes frustrating, but always interesting world of publishing. If you're 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 publisher's attention--and from writing a winning query letter or synopsis to answering the age-old question, "Do I need an agent?" Readers will learn tips to choosing the right book title, tricks to writing an effective first chapter, and 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.
Reader discretion is advised! There's a whole circus in this book. You think that "Barnum and Bailey" circus is lively? Well, that's nothing compared to all the antics, pranks, and lovable behavior that you have when you raise a dozen chihuahuas.Pet lovers will cherish this book. The Alvins have raised and shown AKC chihuahuas for 10 years. Every chihuahua has an amazingly different character. Meet Tex with a kingly air, Angelita with her queenly bearing, Michief, a "gigalo", Precious, a doggy clothes model, Monica, who thinks she's a movie critic, Macho, a doggy Latin lover, Lucky, who wants to play basketball, etc. No, this isn't fiction. These are real chihuahuas!To the Alvins, their chihuahuas are their "fur kids". Join with Alvins and the fur kids in opening Christmas present, eating Christmas dinner, and celebrating New Years (all the dogs made New Year's resolutions.Author Te'ana Alvin even writes what her chihuahuas may be thinking when they do their ridiculous pranks. Chapters include, "Chihuahuas in the movies", "Are chihuahuas really kids in disguise?", "Chihuahuas and the comedy of work", "Chihuahuas, inspiration, luck, and love", and six other chapters.
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