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Nonfiction book proposals anybody can write : how to get a contract and advance before writing your book

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Perigee edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Lyon
ISBN: 039952827X 9780399528279
OCLC Number: 51176294
Notes: "Revised and updated."
"Previously published by Blue Heron"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Book Proposals: What Are They? Why Use Them? 1 --
Chapter 2 Evaluating and Refining Your Ideas: Preparing to Write Your Book 13 --
Chapter 3 Research Made Easy: What Data Will You Need? 33 --
Chapter 4 About the Competition: What's Already in Print? 42 --
Chapter 5 About the Author: Selling Yourself 63 --
Chapter 6 The Concept Statement: Tell Me Why I Should Buy Your Book 84 --
Chapter 7 About the Market: Defining Your Reader 97 --
Chapter 8 About the Book: Inform, Dazzle, Persuade 115 --
Chapter 9 Table of Contents and Chapter Summaries: Organizing Your Book 140 --
Chapter 10 The Heart of Your Proposal: Sample Chapters 158 --
Chapter 11 Production Details: If You Had Your Way 168 --
Chapter 12 About Promotion: Good Morning, Springfield. Good Morning, America 184 --
Chapter 13 Last But Not Least: The Appendix 199 --
Chapter 14 Marketing Strategies: Queries and Responses, Agents and Editors 205 --
Chapter 15 The Perfect Proposal: From Final Edit to Contract Offer 235.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Lyon.
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