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

Overview

Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention.



Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® 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 ...

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

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Overview

Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention.



Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101478615
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 366,595
  • File size: 697 KB

Meet the Author

Marilyn Allen is a literary agent and partner in the Allen O'Shea Literary Agency, with more than 25 years in sales and marketing experience at various publishing houses, including Harper Collins, Penguin Books, Simon & Schuster, and Avon Books.
Coleen O'Shea is a partner in the Allen O'Shea Literary Agency and has over 30 years of executive and editorial experience in trade book publishing. Before becoming a literary agent, author, book packager, and publishing consultant, Coleen was Executive Editor of Bantam Books.
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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Only very basic information

    This book doesn't have anything you can't read online for free. i wasn't impressed at all. Maybe if you're very, very new it will help you. Otherwise, keep looking.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    One Amazing Book About Book Proposals

    Don't know what to do to get your nonfiction book idea out into the world? Not sure what elements of a good book proposal look like? Not even sure what a book proposal is? Then this is the book for you. Authors Allen and O'Shea have outlined in complete detail and plain, simple steps what you need to do to compose an effective book proposal and query letter to accompany it. This is the only book you'll need and the result, should you utilize their advice, will be success. There's a lot of information out there about this topic, sure, but know that this is THE definitive resource for you if you want to sell your nonfiction book idea. I highly recommend The Complete Idiot's Guide to Book Proposals & Query Letters.

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