The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal (Paperback)
The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal will lead you through the steps to constructing a convincing book proposal that will make the best case possible for your project. The author, Andy Ross, is a literary agent who has worked with authors and publishers in creating proposals that have led to book contracts. Writing a great book proposal shouldn't be a daunting task if you have a great idea for a book. This book lays out the issues you will have to address in the proposal: how to describe what the book is, why it is needed, why you are the best person to write about it, who is the audience, and how will you promote the book when it is published. It will also give detailed instructions on formatting the proposal. The book touches on other subjects important for writers seeking book publication for the first time. How to find an agent, how to compose a query letter, the elements of the book deal, and how publishers decide to acquire a title. Included in the book are selections from real book proposals.