Synopses & Reviews
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 proposalChoose the best agents and editors for a particular proposalCreate a professional-looking proposal packagePredispose 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 industryUpdated trend informationNew sample proposalsExpanded 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
The fourth edition of this Writer's Digest classic has been updated with information on online promotion techniques and an expanded resources section with current websites, contact information and recommended reading, as well as new sample proposals. It remains the definitive resource for crafting effective book proposals. Readers will learn how to test market the potential of a book idea and effectively and communicate that potentail in a proposal. How to choose the best editors and publishers for a particular proposal and create a professional-looking proposal package that will spur a publisher to make their best offer are also detailed.
With more than 100,000 copies sold, How to Write a Book Proposal has been the go-to resource for getting your work published for almost 25 years. This Writer's Digest classic from literary agent Michael Larsen outlines in a clear step-by-step manner how to create an effective nonfiction book proposal. The 4th edition of the book features information about recent changes in the publishing industry, updated trend information, new sample proposals, a completely updated resources section, and a new chapter on online promotion.