Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals That Sold And Why

  • Publish Date: 1993-03-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jeff Herman;Deborah M. Adams
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Got a great idea for a nonfiction book but youre not sure how to sell it? Well heres an opportunity to learn how from two of the hottest young literary agents in America Publishing wunderkind Jeff Herman started his million-dollar literary agency when he was just 26 years old. Deborah Adams is one of the most sought after proposal doctors in the business. Now theyve teamed up to offer aspiring as well as established writers the ultimate guide to writing book proposals that sell. But theyre not asking you to take their word for itthey let you see for yourself what really works and what doesnt. They take you step-by-step through 10 proposals that actually sold to major American publishers. And along the way, they explain:

  • How to position your book so it stands out from the competition
  • What editors are looking for
  • How to write an effective sample chapter, author biography, and cover and query letters
  • How fiction differs from nonfictionwith a chapter on how to sell your fiction
  • And much more
A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the tophis 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 Publisher, Berkley Publishing If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editors interest, read this book. Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, Amacom Books Herman and Adams show you how to objection-proof your proposalBelongs on the shelf of every author whose rejection slips outnumber paychecks. Rick Horgan Executive Editor, Harper Collins