How to write and sell your first nonfiction book by Oscar Collier

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementOscar Collier with Frances Spatz Leighton.
ContributionsLeighton, Frances Spatz.
LC ClassificationsPN147 .C755 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 279 p. ;
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2202460M
ISBN 100312038461
LC Control Number89024190

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