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

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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

Book Proposals That Sell

There is no right or wrong way to do a proposal but almost every publisher
expects certain elements . You can learn about these elements from the following
books : The Fast - Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal by ...

Author: W. Terry Whalin

Publisher: W. Terry Whalin

ISBN: 1932124640

Category: Business & Economics

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This book reveals insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls of rejection in writing a book.

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039952827X

Category: Reference

Page: 293

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Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

The Everything Improve Your Writing Book

Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd ed. (New York: John
Wiley & Sons, 2001) Korolenko, Michael. Writing for Multimedia: A Guide and
Source Book for the Digital Writer. (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.,
1996) ...

Author: Pamela Rice Hahn

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781598695106

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Do you struggle with research papers for school? Is business writing one of your weak areas? Are you at a loss for what to include in thank-you notes? The Everything Improve Your Writing Book, 2nd Edition can help! With a few simple rules and a little guidance, you, too, can write clearly and concisely. Publishing professional Pamela Rice Hahn outlines simple steps for you to follow for various types of writing, including: Social writing, such as thank-you and get-well notes, congratulatory messages, and invitation responses Journalism, such as letters to the editor, press releases, and freelance article writing Personal and biographical essays Business writing, including sales letters, requests for proposals, and press packets With this practical guide, you'll learn to choose the appropriate tone, use the correct format, and communicate effectively. Whether for school, for work, or just for fun, writing will be a chore no more! Pamela Rice Hahn is the author of The Everything Writing Well Book and Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours and coauthor of Writing for Profit. Hahn's work has appeared in Glamour, Country Living, Business Venture, Current Notes, and other national publications. She lives in Celina, OH.

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

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The Weekend Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book Ryan G. Van
Cleave ... my competition were extremely valuable as I prepared my proposal for
this book. re: Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition
 ...

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

The Art of the Book Proposal

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 Perfect Book
Proposal, appeared in the early 1990s. Today, most book proposals look ...

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650451

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.

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.

Writing For a Good Cause

Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs.

Author: Danielle Furlich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743205782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs. Whether you work for a storefront social action agency or a leading university, the authors' knowledgeable, practical advice will help you: Write the perfect proposal—from the initial research and interviews to the final product Draft, revise, and polish a "beguiling, exciting, can't-put-it-down and surely can't-turn-it-down" request for funds Create case statements and other big money materials—also write, design, and print newsletters, and use the World Wide Web effectively Survive last-minute proposals and other crises—with the Down-and-Dirty Proposal Kit! Writing for a Good Cause provides everything fund raisers, volunteers, staff writers, freelancers, and program directors need to know to win funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

Extensive proposals are not a handicap . Whatever it takes ! MODEL
SUCCESSFUL NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL What follows is a genuine
proposal that won a healthy book contract . It's excerpted from Write the Perfect
Book Proposal by ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761530231

Category: Authorship

Page: 912

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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2001 2002

Book. Proposal. What follows is a genuine proposal that won a healthy book
contract. It's excerpted from Write the Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and
Deborah Adams (John Wiley & Sons), and includes an extensive critique of its ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761522166

Category: Authorship

Page: 917

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The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.

The Zen of Proposal Writing

Lamott , Anne , Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life ( Doubleday ,
1995 ) . This book is the perfect consolation to a writer and has gathered a large ,
delighted audience . Writers on the Web say they use her book as a major ...

Author: Kitta Reeds

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: IND:30000081096137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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A guide to writing successful proposals--for everything from a new marketing concept to seeking a grant to asking for a raise--utilizes classic Zen parables that illuminate the author's advice and how-to-guidelines.

Book Publishing 101

You will learn everything from copyrighting and cataloging to book printing and binding. This book will also show you the different tax write-offs available for authors.

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601385642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Nothing rivals the sense of accomplishment that comes from getting your first book published. It is thrilling and exciting to see your name in print. As a first-time author, you are eager to share your work and voice with the world, but you may be wondering just how to break into this challenging and ever-changing industry. The Complete Guide to Getting Your First Book Successfully Published is here to help make your dream a reality. This helpful book details the types of publishing you may choose, including traditional, subsidy, vanity, print-on-demand (POD), and self-publishing. You will learn about the tried-and-true basics of book publishing as well as about innovative additions to the industry, such as e-readers like Amazon s Kindle and Apple s iPad. You will learn everything from copyrighting and cataloging to book printing and binding. This book will also show you the different tax write-offs available for authors. You will be taught how to write a killer query letter and a perfect book proposal to increase your chances of having your book considered by traditional publishers. You will also discover what to look for in a literary agent and how to read the fine print on publishing contracts. This book discusses how to create, develop, and maintain a strong relationship with your editor, which is an integral part of getting your publishing success. Recognize how to find the right freelance editor to objectively edit your book without compromising your tone. And learn about the types of editing you may need and how much to charge an editor for those services. Once the editing is complete, you re ready for the design process. But don t worry this book will guide you through it. Learn how to create a cover and interior design that will grab your readers attention and complement your book s theme and tone. Reader familiarity is the biggest factor in sales, with 60 percent of readers saying their decision to purchase a book hinges on already being fans of the author. Thus, it s important to establish yourself as a likable and talented author. Although you may be tight on your promotion budget, this book arms you with dozens of low-cost tactics to get your book and your name in the limelight, increase your following, and maximize your sales. You will learn about book tours and signings, sending out press releases, preparing for news interviews, getting your Web site high in search engines, and tapping into social media networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. You will also learn how to market your book on Amazon, the key player in book sales, in order to get your book maximum exposure. Take advantage of the expert advice we ve gathered from all types of publishers and authors to give you a real-life glimpse into today s publishing industry. An extensive resources section of this book includes places to find literary agents and POD companies as well as a sample query letter, a book proposal, and a press release. You ll also benefit from referring to a sample blog post and a fact-based article to craft your perfect marketing campaign from these examples. With The Complete Guide to Getting Your First Book Successfully Published in your hand, you re sure to hit the ground running to becoming an established, respected author in the publishing industry.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999

Model Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal JEFF HERMAN In this chapter is a
genuine proposal that won a healthy book contract . It ' s excerpted from Write the
Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and Deborah Adams ( John Wiley & Sons
) ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761510125

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 975

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

Model Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal JEFF HERMAN In this chapter is a
genuine proposal that won a healthy book contract . It ' s excerpted from Write the
Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and Deborah Adams ( John Wiley & Sons
) ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761513531

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents

If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2003 2004

BOOK. PROPOSAL. What follows is a genuine proposal that won a healthy book
contract . It ' s excerpted from Write the Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and
Deborah Adams ( John Wiley & Sons ) and includes an extensive critique of its ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 076153735X

Category: Reference

Page: 912

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Portable Writer s Conference

Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1884956572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

Dartnell s Public Relations Handbook

They want to have in writing a description of the book , your credentials , and a
marketing plan . ... How To Write and Sell Your First Nonfiction Book and Jeff
Herman ' s and Deborah Adams ' Write the Perfect Book Proposal : 10 Proposals
That ...

Author: Robert L. Dilenschneider

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000052101676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 465

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One of the most important trends in recent years has been the integration of public relations into the marketing mix. No longer do corporations view it as a separate, narrow, objective tactic -- a tactic that is isolated from other marketing activities. Today, most marketers understand that public relations must be linked with other marketing disciplines. They recognize that the planning and implementation of a public relations program must harmonize with overall marketing objectives. It is no longer enough for a PR agency executive to be a great press release writer or to establish terrific media contacts. Today, many PR duties are often performed by non-PR personnel. "Dartnell's Public Relations Handbook" has been designed to guide the individual who does not perform PR duties on a daily basis, but who needs to coordinate PR efforts as one of many assigned tasks. Inexperienced PR personnel will use the handbook as a "guide" to coordinate PR efforts. The experienced PR practitioner will use this handbook as a reference tool of new techniques and strategies to help him or her excel in his or her current job. The new 4th edition includes: -- All-new case studies. -- An updated and expanded chapter on Crisis PR. -- A new series of "how-to" chapters, including: how to write a press release, develop a media kit, build a media list, develop media contacts, use the phone and fax most effectively, speak to the media, etc. -- A new chapter on how to work with a PR firm -- how to select the agency that is right for your needs, how to get the most out of your agency, and your responsibilities as a client in the PR agency partnership.