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Bulletproof Book Proposals: Infallible Advice from Agents, Editors & Authors


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Write the proposal that gets you published

Is writing a book proposal actually harder than writing the book itself? Not if you have Bulletproof Book Proposals.

In the first part of the book, agent Pam Brodowsky and author Eric Neuhaus simplify the proposal-writing process with clear instructions and exercises that will help you start and finish your own book proposal. With their unique ten-step approach, you'll learn how to:

Craft an overview that's engaging and to the point

Conduct a thorough competitive-book analysis

Define your target market and secondary markets

Write chapter outlines and summaries

Then, in the second part, Brodowsky and Neuhaus give you twelve real-life proposals that successfully sold book projects along with commentary from the authors of the proposals and the agents and editors that took on the projects. Plus, they provide thorough comments on each proposal, pointing out what details make them effective and how you can emulate their success. You'll:

Discover how to model your proposal by studying a variety of strong approaches

Find out what really gets editors and agents hooked

Learn how different formats can be used to best suit your needs

And much, much more

Bulletproof Book Proposals leaves you with no excuses. Now there is nothing stopping you from selling your book

Book News Annotation:

This guide gives a quick and relatively painless ten-step system for writing a proposal with tips on everything from defining your market to choosing a catchy title and selling yourself as the author. It then provides 12 successful sample proposals with critiques from agents and editors. The result is suitable for self-study or the classroom. The only thing missing is the proposal that sold this title. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Publishing Industry Secrets for Beating the 98% Rejection Rate

Product Details

Brodowsky, Pam
Writers Digest Books
Neuhaus, Eric
Writing Skills
Book proposals.
Publication Date:
November 2006
8.92x6.38x.81 in. 1.06 lbs.

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