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The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

 by Meg Schneider & Barbara Doyen

The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal surprised me. After all, I've written an ebook on book proposals and have had some success with them; truth be told, I didn't expect to learn much, if anything. I was wrong!

How-to for a Book Writing Career

This book, which is titled so you'd think it was only about writing book proposals is much more than that. It's actually a guidebook for a career writing books.

Although Schneider and Doyen keep their information pointed at a book proposal that sells, there are chapters on everything from the equipment freelance writers need to the taxes freelance writers pay.

Particularly helpful for me is Chapter 5, Researching the Market. It's got some decent stats on the writing game like the typical reader and what percentage of a given potential audience is likely to buy the book.

Fiction as Well as Non-Fiction

Another delightful surprise is multiple chapters on writing fiction, including how to prepare a fiction proposal. As a non-fiction writer with a secret desire to write detective novels I was surprised by much of the information here.

The Publishing Industry

There's also lots of solid information on the publishing industry itself. The book also covers agents and what to expect, self-publishing and much much more.

This is a book, which by the way is easy to read, and easy to find information in, I'm glad I now have on my writer's reference shelf.

Buy the The Everything Guide to Writing Book Proposals NOW!

 

   
 

 

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