Synopses & Reviews
Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in getting published. Writing a proposal can also help an author to write the right book for the right audience, and to more successfully pitch a book to the right agent or publisher. Propose Your Book
offers a clear understanding of the book proposal process in todays fiercely competitive publishing climate. It includes:
The most up-to-date concepts in writing a book proposal
Insider tips from the agents and publishers
Examples of actual proposals from publishers files
Covering proposals for nonfiction, fiction, and childrens books, Patricia Fry provides a hands-on approach from an experienced writers perspective. Propose Your Book, enriched with innovative and tried-and-true strategies, is a complete guide to perfecting contemporary proposals that will sell writers books.
About the Author
Patricia Fry has almost forty years of experience as a career writer. She is the author of more than forty-five books, including Promote Your Book, Publish Your Book, and Talk Up Your Book (Allworth Press). Her articles appear frequently in magazines and newsletters, she frequently speaks to writers groups and at writers conferences, and she teaches an online course in writing book proposals. Fry established her own publishing company, Matilija Press, in 1983, and is the executive director of the Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network (SPAWN). She blogs daily at www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog and lives in Ojai, California.