Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your B

  • ISBN-13: 9780399528279
  • Author: Elizabeth Lyon
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
  • Publication date: 2002-12-03
  • Edition: Rev Upd
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • $11.83
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Sign the contract…then 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

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