May 19, 2011

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larson is an excellent find when it comes to getting a book published. If you think you have what it takes to compete in this field, this is the book you need to help put you on the path to possibly make your dreams come true!

Book Description“With more than 100,000 copies sold, How to Write a Book Proposal has been the go-to resource for getting your work published for almost 25 years. This Writer's Digest classic from literary agent Michael Larsen outlines in a clear step-by-step manner how to create an effective nonfiction book proposal. The 4th edition of the book features information about recent changes in the publishing industry, updated trend information, new sample proposals, a completely updated resources section, and a new chapter on online promotion.” – How to Write a Book Proposal

My Thoughts
How to Write a Book Proposal is an in-depth guide to writing a book proposal. I never knew how much time and effort the proposal took. I figured the hard part would be the actual writing of the book. Now, I see that you may not even have to write the book before the proposal! Though, I think that the writing of the book would probably be the first thing I’d personally do.

I have yet to finish the book I’m working on. Though, this guide does give me some inspiration to finish it and actually start on my own proposal.

This guide does not claim to be some kind of miracle to ensure that your proposal will be accepted (don’t we wish?). It does significantly help your chances as opposed to just writing something brief about your book and hoping it will spark interest in a publisher.

I highly recommend this book to everyone that wants to have any type of a book published. It is really a must-read for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a writer.

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1 comment:

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