Written by a literary agent who has successfully placed writers' manuscripts with more than publishers, this newly revised book takes you through every step of writing a nonfiction book proposal: test your idea's market potential and effectively relate that idea in your proposal, prepare an introduction that conveys your book's purpose and audience, as it compels the editor to read on, pick the best editors and publishers to pitch your proposal to, create a professional-looking proposal package, and predispose publishers to make you their best offer. You'll also find three complete sample proposals to use as guides, complete self-promotion strategies and a wealth of insider tips that will put your proposal ahead of the competition. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Writer's Digest Books, Trade paperback.
How to Write a Book Proposal, 4th Edition
Book Proposal and Manuscript Template - Author Toolkits
ISBN 13: 9780898794199
How to Write a Query Letter Query letters to help you land an agent are different from the query letters you send a magazine or newspaper editor. The emphasis in this section is on landing an agent to represent your book s. Nonfiction is often sold on the basis of a proposal. She outlines the query letter elements needed for narrative-driven nonfiction, information-driven nonfiction, for a "narrative-driven hook that's not a tired storyline," what to include in first paragraph, and much more. For example: "hooks are your best friend.
This has affected how I look at potential clients. If they are, they will overcome whatever obstacles stand in their way. Those are the kind of writers I will do whatever I can to help, because I know they will succeed. What message do you find yourself repeating over and over to writers? As a writer and agent: my wife and partner Elizabeth Pomada, an office, a telephone, computer with access to the Web, access to news about publishing, books, bookstores, jazz and classical music.