THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK
If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal you will get.
Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book. You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller. Inside How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, you will find:
This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.
- Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals
- Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers
- Ways to customize your proposal
- Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age
- Effective structures for narrative writers
- A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers"
"Indispensable!" --W. Bruce Cameron, New York Times best-selling author of A Dog's Purpose "A treasure trove of ideas to get your work published!" --Mark Obmascik, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big Year and Halfway to Heaven "Sets a new gold standard for aspiring authors!" --Madeleine Morel, literary agent, 2M Communications
Michael Larsen worked in promotion for Bantam, William Morrow, and Pyramid. He and his wife Elizabeth Pomada started Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco in 1972. They are members of AAR and have sold books to more than 100 publishers. Jody Rein has been a respected industry professional for more than 25 years. She was an executive editor in New York with both Bantam/Doubleday/Dell and Morrow/Avon, and was awarded the coveted Young Editor's Fellowship to attend the Jerusalem Book Fair during her tenure at BDD.