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Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book

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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:

 

·         Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles

·         Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you

·         Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them

·         Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries

·         Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters

·         Writing query letters

·         Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers

·...

Synopsis:

Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-279) and index.

About the Author

Elizabeth Lyon has been a contributing writer to Writer's Digest and is a mentor, editor, and teacher for many writers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Preface to the New Edition

A Note to My Readers

Chapter One: Book Proposals: What Are They? Why Use Them?

Chapter Two: Evaluating and Refining Your Ideas: Preparing to Write Your Book

Chapter Three: Research Made Easy: What Data Will You Need?

Chapter Four: About the Competition: What's Already in Print?

Chapter Five:

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rkclark04, February 15, 2012 (view all comments by rkclark04)
This is an excellent how-to guide on writing a book proposal. It explains the different aspects of a non-fiction proposal in detail, and it explains why each part of the proposal is necessary in order for an editor to consider an author's work. I gave it a 4 out of 5 because it isn't a very exciting read, but it gets the job done thoroughly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399528279
Foreword:
Kern, Natasha
Publisher:
Perigree Books
Foreword by:
Kern, Natasha
Foreword:
Kern, Natasha
Author:
Lyon, Elizabeth
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Book proposals.
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Authorship -- Marketing.
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised, Update
Series Volume:
2000/033
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.42x5.52x.81 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-279) and index.
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