How to Write a Book Proposal

A clear, thorough explanation of the kinds of book proposals writers should submit, complete with "hot tips" and sample materials.

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898794196

Category: Book proposals

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A clear, thorough explanation of the kinds of book proposals writers should submit, complete with "hot tips" and sample materials.

How to Write and Sell a Book Proposal

Tell yourself that your draft / revision / complete ms must be finished by Christmas
/ your holiday / when visitors descend . This kind of dead - line sharpens the mind
considerably . If you have been commissioned to write a book , then you will ...

Author: Stella Whitelaw

Publisher: Writers Books

ISBN: 1902713052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

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Every writer was once a beginner, and this book provides a step-by-step guide to help you structure a synopsis, plot and outline as well as polish your final words. Topics include: writers' jargon or 50 words every writer needs to know, overcoming writers' block, and planning and plotting.

How to Write a Book Proposal

The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published Jody Rein,
Michael Larsen. Publishers are responsible for lists of books and are limited in
what they can do for any one of them and in how long they can help. Therefore ...

Author: Jody Rein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440348211

Category: Reference

Page: 328

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THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal you will get. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book. You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller. Inside How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, you will find: • Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals • Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers • Ways to customize your proposal • Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age • Effective structures for narrative writers • A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers" This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

How to Write a Non Fiction Book Proposal that ells

This is how I might have handled the Competition section of my proposal: An
Amazon.com search on how to write a book proposal brings up a ton of titles. The
top listing at the moment is Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and
Why, ...

Author: Anne Wayman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780971862838

Category:

Page:

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The Fast Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

Sincerely, Marc McCutcheon P.S. People always worry that they don't have the
proper “credentials” to write a book. When I tell them that one of the ... print for
more than a decade. Sample Book Proposal Following is the book proposal that
sold ...

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781610350501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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"A step-by-step guide through the process of proposing a book to a publisher, this straightforward and accessible work helps aspiring authors get their nonfiction work published quickly. Packed with specific examples of proposals, query letters, publishing contracts, and more, this reference addresses the many questions authors have in this digital age. Written by a seasoned editor and used in publishing classes at numerous universities, the book is a proven tool for nonfiction book authors. A glossary of key terms, a list of selected books for further reading, and a book proposal checklist are also included"--

Writer s Guide to Book Proposals

Here is your new author's guide to writing winning book proposals and query letters.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595316731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Here is your new author's guide to writing winning book proposals and query letters. Learn how to find free media publicity by selling solutions to universal problems. The samples and templates of proposals, query letters, cover letters, and press kits will help you launch your proposed book idea in the media long before you find a publisher. Use excerpts from your own book proposal's sample chapters as features, fillers, and columns for publications. Share experiences in carefully researched and crafted book proposals and query or cover letters. Use these templates and samples to get a handle on universal situations we all go through, find alternatives, use the results, take charge of challenges, and solve problems-all in your organized and focused book proposals, outlines, treatments, springboards, and query or cover letters.

How to Write Reports and Proposals

Forsyth provides practical pointers on presenting a proposal clearly and persuasively. Using checklists, exercises and examples, he explains how to make a plan, transfer ideas into writing and edit them to achieve best results.

Author: Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749445521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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Getting a message across on paper and presenting a proposal in a clear and persuasive form are vital skills for anyone in business. Now in its second edition, How to Write Reports and Proposals continues to provide practical pointers for anyone who needs to impress, convince and persuade their colleagues or clients. Using checklists, exercises and examples, it explains how to make a plan of what to write, transfer ideas onto paper and edit them to achieve the best results. There is also invaluable information on creating a good report, preparing to write, the power of language, persuasive writing and presentation. Essential reading for every business person, it will help anyone write appropriately for their target readers and create persuasive documents that will achieve the desired results.

The Art of the Book Proposal

At some point instructional books about writing nonfiction book proposals began
to appear. Perhaps the two bestknown of these, the literary agent Michael
Larsen's How to Write a Book Proposal and the literary agent Jeff Herman's Write
the ...

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write Revised and Updated

When Elizabeth Lyon first told me she was planning to write a book about how to
write and submit nonfiction book proposals, I was delighted. I had long felt I
needed specific guidelines for my clients and prospective clients and found
existing ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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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

A Decent Proposal

Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector.

Author: Rhonda Whitton

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 9781863350457

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 140

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Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

Professional Proposal Writing

For sales and marketing people, managers, consultants, engineers and technical specialists of every kind, Professional Proposal Writing will be an invaluable aid to anyone who's struggled with proposals in the past or is faced with ...

Author: Jane Fraser

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566075369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Using real-life examples Dr Fraser provides simple rules for clear, reader-friendly writing and reveals the secrets of persuasive prose. Advice on layout, illustration, printing and binding is also here. Finally, she explains how to develop your proposal into a powerful presentation designed to win you new business.The strength of a proposal can gain business or lose it. The stakes can often be high and the pressure intense to get it right. For sales and marketing people, managers, consultants, engineers and technical specialists of every kind, Professional Proposal Writing will be an invaluable aid to anyone who's struggled with proposals in the past or is faced with constructing them in the future.

How to Write a Nonprofit Grant Proposal

In this booklet you will learn: * How to prepare your nonprofit organization to prepare for grant seeking * Laying groundwork for grant seeking and outreach steps to take with funders * Step by step instructions leading you through the ...

Author: Robin Devereaux-Nelson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1519145055

Category: Proposal writing for grants

Page: 62

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In this booklet you will learn: * How to prepare your nonprofit organization to prepare for grant seeking * Laying groundwork for grant seeking and outreach steps to take with funders * Step by step instructions leading you through the grant application process * The nuts and bolts of drafting a grant proposal * How to draft a proposed budget * What to do if you are accepted and if you are declined So, let's get started!

How to Write Proposals Sales Letters Reports

An excellent introduction for anyone preparing a proposal, sales letter, or report for the first time, and a valuable reference for experienced writers, this guide is filled with clear concepts and practical examples.

Author: Neil Sawers

Publisher: The NS Group

ISBN: 9780969790167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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An excellent introduction for anyone preparing a proposal, sales letter, or report for the first time, and a valuable reference for experienced writers, this guide is filled with clear concepts and practical examples.

How to Succeed in Writing a Book

Chapter 6 Having a literary agent Michele Topham What do literary agents do ?
... There is no cut - out - and - keep formula for writing a book proposal , but a
literary agent has experience of what publishers need to see and can cast a fresh
 ...

Author: Ruth Chambers

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846190398

Category: Medical

Page: 122

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This highly practical text is full of interesting tips and words of advice covering all stages in publishing including proposals, selection of authors, writing, editing, finding the right publisher, managing other authors, self discipline, marketing, and finance. "This is a 'how to do it' book for anyone considering writing a book. It helps inexperienced or frustrated authors realise where they may be going wrong. Learn how to write to be understood. Pick up tips from the authors of this book- who have all been in the writing and publishing business for a long time. Although, the book focuses on writing for health and social care, most of the information and guidance about getting published can be transferred to any kind of book or publication." - From the Preface.

Write the Perfect Book Proposal

In this new edition to the bestselling guide, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published.

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1681621215

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Want to publish your book? Learn how--it's easier than you think! Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold nearly 1,000 titles and learned--through trial and error--how to write a flawless book proposal that publishers can't resist. Now you can benefit from their hard work and publishing savvy. In this new edition to the bestselling guide, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published. They explain: * How to shape your idea and create a title * Ways to get to know the market and competition * Tips on writing an effective outline, query letter, and sample chapter * The art and science of fiction and nonfiction book proposals * How ten actual proposals (updated and included here) were successfully sold to publishers--and why * How to capitalize on the evolving publishing industry, including e-books and social media ""A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the top . . . his new book will show you how to move to the top.""--Frederic W. Hills Vice President, Simon & Schuster ""This book will take writers to the highest level of proposal writing and success.""--Roger Cooper Quality Paperback Book Club ""If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editor's interest, read this book.""--Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, AMACOM Books

Write Your Book

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. 1995. Larocque, Paula. The
Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well. 2003. Larsen, Michael. How
to Write a Book Proposal, 4th ed. 2011. Leedy, Paul D., and Jeanne ellis ormrod.

Author: Amelia Nikolai

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490828381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!

How to Publish Your PhD

Tailoring your proposal to individual publishers and the ideal covering letter are
also covered. To say that writing the perfect academic book proposal is an art
form in itself may be the kind of exaggeration to which only those of us who read
or ...

Author: Sarah Caro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026569

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College

How to Write an Online Course

I spent twelve hours on it, which seemed excessive; but now that I think about it, I
used to spend that much time writing complex and ... The module I planned was
on how to write a book proposal, which is difficult enough to explain in person.

Author: Bobbi Linkemer

Publisher: LinkUp Publishing

ISBN: 9780988578043

Category: Reference

Page: 70

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How to Write an Online Course: From concept to completion one step at a time is not intended to be an actual how-to guide to developing an online course. Rather, it is a journal of one writing teacher's exploration of a new and better way to help aspiring authors write, publish, and promote their nonfiction books. When I started blogging about my first tentative steps down the path of writing an online course, it was not my intention to combine the posts into a book. By the time I reached Blog # 48, however, I realized that these musings might be of help to others who are starting from scratch as I was. There is a steep learning curve for the uninitiated. For adult students, who may be new to online learning, their first experience may seem confusing and overwhelming until they learn their way around this unfamiliar terrain. For educators, writing and facilitating an online course requires lots of time; knowledge of the subject matter, learning styles, presentation techniques, and e-learning technology; as well as the psychology of keeping students interested in the material and motivated enough to remain in the course. Sometimes, that is the greatest challenge.

How to Write a Grant Proposal

He is coauthor of many Polaris publications as well as the best-selling trade book
on grant seeking entitled Grant Seeker's Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to
Finding Funding (New York: John Wiley 8; Sons, 1998) and Grant Winner's
Toolkit: ...

Author: Cheryl Carter New

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471472001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Step-by-step guidance on how to write effective grants that get the funding you need. Complete with examples of fully-completed proposals, you'll also get an easy-to-use companion website containing guide sheets and templates that can be easily downloaded, customized, and printed. The authors provide examples of completed proposals and numerous case studies to demonstrate how the grant-seeking process typically works. Order your copy today!