Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)

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Author(s): Elizabeth Lyon
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Dec 03, 2002
Product Number: EB00386346
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440624650
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
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Description

Sign the contractthen 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