Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)

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Penguin, Dec 3, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus:

 

 

ˇ         Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles

ˇ         Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you

ˇ         Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them

ˇ         Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries

ˇ         Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters

ˇ         Writing query letters

ˇ         Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers




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Excellent, clear, easy to use book for writers of non-fiction who need to write a book proposal. Claims to help writers of memoir, but that info is sketchy. Read full review

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Elizabeth Lyon, a regular speaker at writing conferences and retreats nationwide, has been a contributor to Writer’s Digest and is a mentor, editor, and teacher for many writers. The author of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write and The Sell Your Novel Toolkit, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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