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How To Write a Book Proposal 3RD Editionby Michael Larsen
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- Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal
- Choose the best editors and publishers for a particular proposal
- Create a professional-looking proposal package
- Predispose a publisher to make their best offer
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Larsen, co-founder of Northern California's oldest literary agency, outlines steps for creating an effective, nonfiction book proposal. He explains how to test-market the potential of a book idea and communicate that potential in a proposal, how to choose the best agents and editors for a proposal, and how to create a professional- looking proposal package. For this third edition, he adds material on recent changes in the publishing industry, plus new sample proposals.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An updated handbook for prospective authors describes what editors are looking for in a book proposal; discusses outlines, sample chapters, and submission requirements; explains how to test-market a book idea and select the right editors and publishers for a proposal; and includes sample proposals.
In this valuable handbook, writers learn how to market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal that publishers will read.
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