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The Art of the Book Proposal
     

The Art of the Book Proposal

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by Eric Maisel
 

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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides

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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor.

While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

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Maisel (Deep Writing), a psychotherapist and writing workshop teacher, presents the standard model for a marketable nonfiction book proposal. He offers insight into exactly what agents and publishers look for, including a cover letter, a compelling title, a marketing and promotions section, and a sample chapter, before proceeding to explore these elements in depth. For all writing collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585423347
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
645,583
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

A featured speaker at writers’ conferences and a regular contributor to Writer’s Digest, psychotherapist Eric Maisel has written twenty-two works of fiction and nonfiction including The Creativity Book, Deep Writing, A Life in the Arts, Fearless Creating, and Affirmations for Artists. He lives near San Francisco.

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Art of the Book Proposal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No joke -- this very thorough and astute book helped me write a proposal that landed me a deal with a major publisher. Maisel really understands both the writing process and the publishing market, and gives very solid step-by-step advice that marries the two. If you've got an idea for a non-fiction book, this book will show you how to refine and present your idea in the most saleable way possible. Great stuff.