In this valuable handbook, writers learn how to market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal that publishers will read.
On my fourth trip to find a book to help me with this proposal, I found the 3rd edition of How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. That was a momentous day for me as a writer! This book made it clear how to make the case for a major publisher to take on a non-fiction book and give that book full support. In addition, the book assumes that the reader is capable of producing such a proposal and book. What a breath of fresh air that was! I found myself both informed and motivated to create a wonderful proposal.
In the process, I learned some excellent tips for writing query letters to agents, preparing mini-proposals and packaging the final proposal. Although I am experienced in this area, I found Mr. Larsen's many detailed descriptions and examples of what is needed to be very helpful and stimulating.
I also recommend that you visit Mr. Larsen's Web site for his literary agency where he provides excellent information for how to work with him as an agent.
Even if you think you have a book with limited commercial potential, you would do well to read and apply this book. You may be able to switch your focus to create a book with much more potential as a result.
Good luck with your next proposal!
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