Jeff Mariotte

Tied In: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-In Writing

Publisher: International Association of Media Tie-In Writers

Date: July 30, 2010

Pages: 260

ISBN: 978-1453716106


(Lee Goldberg, ed.)

Tie-in novels are books based on preexisting media properties — like TV shows, movies, and games — and they regularly top the national bestseller lists. But as popular as tie-ins books and novelizations are among readers, few people know how the books are written or the rich history behind the hugely successful and enduring genre.

This 75,000 word book is a groundbreaking collection of lively, informative, and provocative essays and interviews by some of the best-selling, and most acclaimed, writers in the tie-in business, offering an inside glimpse into what they do and how they do it.

Contributors include Donald Bain, Max Allan Collins, Tod Goldberg, Elizabeth Massie, William C. Dietz, Aaron Rosenberg, Paul Kupperberg, Jeff Mariotte, Raymond Benson, Robert Greenberger, David Spencer, Greg Cox, Burl Barer, Jeff Ayers, Nancy Holder, Brandie Tarvin, Alina Adams and William Rabkin.

This book is an official publication of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

My contribution is the essay “Jack of All Trades.”

(Available in trade paperback and ebook.)


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