THE ELEMENTS OF A BOOK PROPOSAL

The elements of a book proposal all have to be included in what is a marketing piece that will convince the recipient that your book is marketable. You will need a book proposal even if you have the entire book written. To write a book proposal, start with an overview describing the book, why it fills a…

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FIND A LITERARY AGENT WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU (AND YOUR BOOK): THREE TIPS

Nancy Peske developmental editor ghostwriter book publishing consultant who works on books book proposals and strategy for authors

Most larger book publishers insist that you submit your book through a literary agent, although many smaller publishers do not. Agents are gatekeepers: They choose to represent only those books they feel have a decent chance of getting a book deal and an advance. When an in-house acquisitions editor receives a pitch from a literary…

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