The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Author: Andy Ross

Publisher: Andy Ross Agency

ISBN: 9780988814387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 505

Literary agent Andy Ross leads you through the steps to writing a book proposal that will be exciting and convincing to book publishers. There are lots of examples of real proposal that ended up with book contracts.

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528279

Category: Reference

Page: 293

View: 3519

Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Book Proposals & Query Letters

Author: Coleen O'Shea,Marilyn Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 7526

Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention. Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions. ?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

Book Proposals That Sell

21 Secrets to Speed Your Success

Author: W. Terry Whalin,Steven R. Laube

Publisher: W. Terry Whalin

ISBN: 9781932124644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 8442

This book reveals insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls of rejection in writing a book.

Get a Literary Agent

The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638010

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 7151

"The ultimate guide to getting a literary agent"--Back cover.

How to Get A Literary Agent

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234031

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1509

Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a

Write the Perfect Book Proposal

10 That Sold and Why

Author: Jeff Herman,Deborah Levine Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681621210

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 4996

Want to publish your book? Learn how--it's easier than you think! Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold nearly 1,000 titles and learned--through trial and error--how to write a flawless book proposal that publishers can't resist. Now you can benefit from their hard work and publishing savvy. In this new edition to the bestselling guide, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published. They explain: * How to shape your idea and create a title * Ways to get to know the market and competition * Tips on writing an effective outline, query letter, and sample chapter * The art and science of fiction and nonfiction book proposals * How ten actual proposals (updated and included here) were successfully sold to publishers--and why * How to capitalize on the evolving publishing industry, including e-books and social media ""A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the top . . . his new book will show you how to move to the top.""--Frederic W. Hills Vice President, Simon & Schuster ""This book will take writers to the highest level of proposal writing and success.""--Roger Cooper Quality Paperback Book Club ""If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editor's interest, read this book.""--Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, AMACOM Books

Every Day We Live Is the Future

Surviving in a City of Disasters

Author: Douglas Haynes

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477314180

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9604

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change of clothes. She was among tens of thousands of rural migrants to Managua in the 1980s and 1990s. After years of homelessness, Dayani landed in a shantytown called The Widows, squeezed between a drainage ditch and putrid Lake Managua. Her neighbor, Yadira Castellón, also migrated from the mountains. Driven by hope for a better future for their children, Dayani, Yadira, and their husbands invent jobs in Managua's spreading markets and dumps, joining the planet's burgeoning informal economy. But a swelling tide of family crises and environmental calamities threaten to break their toehold in the city. Dayani's and Yadira's struggles reveal one of the world's biggest challenges: by 2050, almost one-third of all people will likely live in slums without basic services, vulnerable to disasters caused by the convergence of climate change and breakneck urbanization. To tell their stories, Douglas Haynes followed Dayani's and Yadira's families for five years, learning firsthand how their lives in the city are a tightrope walk between new opportunities and chronic insecurity. Every Day We Live Is the Future is a gripping, unforgettable account of two women's herculean efforts to persevere and educate their children. It sounds a powerful call for understanding the growing risks to new urbanites, how to help them prosper, and why their lives matter for us all.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 510

Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.

Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career

Author: Sharlene Martin,Anthony Flacco

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 8738

Publishing Your Nonfiction Book In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to successfully navigate it in order to ensure a long-term career. You'll learn: Techniques for writing a strong query letter that hooks agents and editors right from the start Strategies for putting together a stellar proposal package that successfully pitches you and your book Methods for creating a respectable author platform - before you start pitching your book Tips for getting an agent and building a lasting working relationship And much, much more! Plus, the authors examine actual query letters and proposals that worked, so you can see firsthand exactly what catches an agent's attention and why. Publish Your Nonfiction Book is the one-on-one agent consultation you need - but seldom get - to learn the ropes and seal the deal.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2017

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 6295

Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

The Business of Being a Writer

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022639333X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 724

Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Waking Up

A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 2885

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440354380

Category:

Page: 336

View: 6957

THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com. The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications. +Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Land the Right Agent for Your Writing Career" by GLA and Writer's Market editor Robert Lee Brewer

The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent

Everything You Need to Know to Become Successfully Published

Author: Laura Cross

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601384033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 735

A guide to the process of getting an agent to represent your book. Once you have found your literary agent, you will learn how to read contracts and accept offers, as well as what details your agent will take care of.

The Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent

Author: Lori Perkins

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898799095

Category: Reference

Page: 244

View: 5917

A literary agent provides advice for authors seeking representation and discusses such topics as what is expected of an agent, how to build a good working relationship, and the protocol for handling book deals.

A Decent Proposal

How to Sell Your Book to an Australian Publisher

Author: Rhonda Whitton,Sheila Hollingworth

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 1863350454

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 140

View: 4278

Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

Your Novel Proposal

From Creation to Contract : the Complete Guide to Writing Query Letters, Synopses and Proposals for Agents and Editors

Author: Blythe Camenson,Marshall Cook

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 1230

Offers a step-by-step guide to the publishing process, including examples of synopses and queries

Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye (2nd Ed.)

Author: Katharine Sands

Publisher: Crispin Books

ISBN: 9781883953966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

View: 1528

Making the Perfect Pitch (2nd Edition) is full of sample query-letter excerpts, pitching techniques, essential lists of dos and don'ts, and insights into the tastes and preferences of literary agents representing fiction and nonfiction. "Do read this book, which should teach you pretty much everything you'll need to know." - Booklist

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Book Proposals & Query Letters

Author: Coleen O'Shea,Marilyn Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4300

Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention. Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions. ?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily