How to Write a Book Proposal

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 22, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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The Source for Book Proposals Success!

How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to:

  • Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal
  • Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal
  • Create a professional-looking proposal package
  • Predispose publishers to make their best offer
Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including:
  • Recent changes in the publishing industry
  • Updated trend information
  • New sample proposals
  • Expanded instructions for creating outlines
You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

 

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User Review  - Steve Goodyear - Goodreads

This book is pure gold for anyone thinking about writing a book proposal. Written by a publisher, he provides tons of inside tips on what publishers are looking for and how to put your best foot ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Ann - Goodreads

I planto keep this book for reference. I took two pages f notes and played with my proposal as I read. Read full review

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Contents

Starting Your Overview Right
15
Your Books Market and Competition
54
Reaching Readers Your Platform and Promotion Plan
73
Adding Ammunition The Other Parts of Your Overview
135
Putting Meat on the Bones Your Outline and Sample Chapter
147
Ensuring Your Proposal is Ready to Submit
183
Finding a Happy Home for Your Book
196
Plotting Your Future
230
Appendices
242
Index
318
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Michael Larsen co-founded Michael Larsen-Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents, in 1972. He is a member of AAR. Mike is also the author of How to Get a Literary Agent, and with Jay Conrad Levinson and Rick Frishman, coauthor of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers.

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