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  - EowynA - LibraryThing

clear, comprehensive, concise. Good examples, explicit instructions. I haven't finished writing my proposal yet, but it is getting better and better as I apply each chapter's wisdom. Hope it works! Read full review

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User Review  - anndouglas - LibraryThing

The definitive guide to breaking into the adult non-fiction book publishing business. I must have sold 100 copies of this book as a result of all the times I've recommended it to budding authors. (I ... Read full review

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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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