Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)
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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Nahotep - LibraryThing
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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Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and ...
Limited preview - 2002