Bulletproof Book Proposals

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Writer's Digest Books, Nov 10, 2006 - Reference - 296 pages
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Bringing together three perspectives in the publishing process, agent, author, and editor, to deliver publishing trade secrets on how each of these people view a book proposal, this work contains a 10-step game plan to transform book ideas into blockbuster proposals, and insight from 12 actual proposals that succeeded.
 

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Contents

WRITING YOUR PROPOSAL
Defining Your Idea
Choosing a Title
Crafting the Opener
Defining Your Market
Analyzing the Competition
Developing a Platform
Selling Yourself
Now What Do I Do? The Womans Guide to a New Career
Gadget Nation A Journey Through the Underbelly of American Invention
DiabetesFree Kids
Project Management for Design Professionals
How to Raise Children You Want to Keep
The Right Weigh
Powerwriting The Hidden Skills You Need to Transform Your Business Writing
Yoga for Depression A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga

Creating Chapter Outlines
Writing Sample Chapters
Packaging your Proposal
THE SAMPLE PROPOSALS
PR on a Budget
The Killer Book of True Crime Trivia
Pragmatism and the Method of Modern Architecture
Office Emails That Really Click
Notable Web Sites to Visit
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Pamela K. Brodowsky is author of Secrets of Successful Query Letters and founder of International Literary Arts, a full service literary property agency.

Eric Neuhaus is a writer, journalist and award-winning television producer. He is an adjunct professor at New York University in the division of Film, Video and Broadcasting where he teaches news writing. His reporting has earned him national recognition, winning an Emmy Award, Emmy nomination, and numerous other achievements.

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