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The weekend book proposal : how to write a winning proposal in 48 hours and sell your book

Author: Ryan G Van Cleave
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan G Van Cleave
ISBN: 1599637634 9781599637631
OCLC Number: 892040334
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: The proposal --
Book proposals: some basics and background --
Consider the audience: creating elevator pitches, timely topics, and well-structured books --
Snappy titles: how to create interest from the start --
Market analysis: which readers, and how many of them, need this book? --
Taking on the competition: what makes this book special? --
Publicity campaigns: what can I do to help sell copies? --
Author background: who am I to write this book? --
Manuscript samples: the lowdown on size, stragegy, and sizzle --
Endorsements: which big-name people will endorse your book? --
The pitch: getting a foot in the door with a dynamite query letter --
Nuts and bolts: front and back matter, formatting, and more --
Sample proposals --
The nonfiction book proposal: two annotated examples --
The novel proposal: two annotated examples --
The anthology proposal: two annotated examples --
The memoir proposal: an annotated example --
The textbook proposal: an annotated example --
Insider advice --
Interviews with two editors --
Interviews with two literary agents --
Ten insider tips that might mean the difference between success and disaster.
Responsibility: Ryan G. Van Cleave.

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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  Read more...

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