Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work by Rick Frishman, Robyn Freedman Spizman, Mark Steisel |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work

Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work

by Rick Frishman, Robyn Freedman Spizman, Mark Steisel
     
 
"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough-what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing-and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes:
  • Expanding your idea into a full-fledged
  • Overview

    "I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough-what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing-and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes:

  • Expanding your idea into a full-fledged proposal
  • Marketing your proposal to the right agents and publishers
  • Negotiating a favorable publishing contract With Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals, your entr�e into the exciting world of publishing is just a proposal away!

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781593374129
    Publisher:
    Adams Media
    Publication date:
    11/28/2005
    Series:
    Author 101 Ser.
    Pages:
    256
    Product dimensions:
    6.08(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.72(d)

    What People are saying about this

    Edward W. Knappman
    A good 50% of my time as an agent is spent coaching clients on how to write an effective book proposal. Now, I can just say it�s as easy as 1-2-3: (1) buy a copy of Rick and Robyn's Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals, (2) follow their advice, (3) send it to me. Then I can put the time I save selling books to editors. (New England Publishing Associates, www.nepa.com)
    Kimi Weiss
    A good book with a bad proposal is a tragic event. With the expert tutelage of Frishman and Spizman, an author can increase his/her chances of publication many times over! (Director of Communications, HCI Books)
    Jeremy Katz
    Great books begin with great proposals. Great proposals begin with great ideas and the knowledge of how to present them to a publisher. For the ideas, you�re on your own. For the insider secrets that can turn your vision into a reality, this book is an essential resource. (Literary Agent at Sanford J. Greenberger Associates)
    Sharlene Martin
    Author 101 is a must read for any writer hoping to sell a proposal in today�s competitive marketplace. This book should be required reading for every want-to-be writer for the 21st century! (Martin Literary Mgmt. )
    Kremer Kremer
    Are you ready to get out of the slush piles? If so, read Bestselling Book Proposals. It will increase your chances of a contract offer by at least 300%. (editor, Book Marketing Update, and author, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books)

    Meet the Author

    Rick Frishman is president of Planned Television Arts and one of the most powerful publicists in the media industry, working with authors such as Arnold Palmer, Alan Dershowitz, and Henry Kissinger. Also executive vice president at Ruder Finn, this top-notch publicist has worked with the field's top agents, editors, and publishers, including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books. Plus, he tours the country hosting seminars on how to help writers sell their books. Starting in 2006, he joins coauthor Spizman to travel the country under the banner of Author 101 University (www.author101.com). Frishman is also the coauthor of Networking Magic, Guerrilla Publicity, and Guerrilla Marketing for Writers (published by Writer's Digest Books). Visit www.rickfrishman.com for his Million Dollar Rolodex.

    Robyn Freedman Spizman is no stranger to success. As an award-winning author, she has written dozens of inspirational and educational nonfiction books during her accomplished career, including Make It Memorable, When Words Matter Most, GIFTionary, and The Thank You Book. She also coauthored the Women for Hire series (with Tory Johnson) and this year debuted her first work of fiction for young readers, titled Secret Agent (with Mark Johnston). As a seasoned media personality and consumer advocate for more than twenty-three years, she has appeared repeatedly on NBC's Today, CNN, and is featured regularly on the NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA and Star 94. A sought-after speaker on book-writing and motivational topics, Spizman is considered one of the most dynamic how-to experts in the country. In addition to her writing, reporting, and speaking, she is also the cofounder of The Spizman Agency, a highly successful public relations firm that specializes in experts and book publicity. Visit www.robynspizman.com for more information.

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