The Great First Impression Book Proposal

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This booklet is the result of award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson's extensive work with clients who hate writing book proposals and hate learning how to write them even more. She found herself coaching them through the process rather than doing it for them, for who could possibly recreate the passion an author feels for his or her own book better than the author? In doing so, she found she had written a booklet--not a tome-- on how to write a proposal that is most likely to elicit the enthusiasm required ...
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Overview

This booklet is the result of award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson's extensive work with clients who hate writing book proposals and hate learning how to write them even more. She found herself coaching them through the process rather than doing it for them, for who could possibly recreate the passion an author feels for his or her own book better than the author? In doing so, she found she had written a booklet--not a tome-- on how to write a proposal that is most likely to elicit the enthusiasm required for an agent or publisher to shepherd the author's idea from a dream to a real book--paper, sweet-smelling ink and all. And the best part? It took her clients only about thirty minutes to absorb the essentials. Voila! The Great First Impression Book Proposal was born.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453690956
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/8/2012
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Howard-Johnson has nearly three decades of retail experience plus oodles more in the fields of journalism, public relations, publishing, and marketing.

She consults in the three Ps: publishing, promotion, and publicity and is the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers and one for retailers.

Her how-to books are multi award-winners including awards from USA Book News, New Generation Award, Reader Views Award, and many others including nods from Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Award for some of her e-books. The marketing she has done for her award-winning fiction and poetry puts her in a unique position to advise other authors with The Frugal Book Book Promoter, second edition.

Howard-Johnson was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by members of the California Legislature and by the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Impact Council. "Pasadena Weekly" honored her for literary activism and her community gave her its coveted Diamond Award in Arts and Culture. She was also an instructor for UCLA's world renowned Writers' Program for nearly a decade and occasionally is a guest speaker for fellow instructors and for the UCLA's career center.

Her Web site is www.HowToDoItFrugally.com where she offers a free craft and book marketing focused newsletter along with a free gift for subscribing. She blogs on book marketing at www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

She does some acting for fun and her credits include commercials for Apple, Blue Shield, Disney
Cruise lines (Japan), LensCrafters and Time-Life CDs.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

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    The Great First Impression Book Proposal by award-winning author

    The Great First Impression Book Proposal by award-winning author Carolyn
    Howard-Johnson is an impressive and valuable reference guide that
    authors will want to keep handy when they look to contact editors,
    agents, or publishers about their own work. Carolyn calls these
    industry professionals “gatekeepers,” for they have the power and
    authority to move a writer’s project forward, or not. The book
    contains hundreds of tips to help writers pitch their book idea to these
    gatekeepers, helping authors avoid the pitfalls and near-certain
    rejections of a badly written proposal. Carolyn speaks with a voice of
    authority, having written and taught for many years about different
    aspects of writing and publishing. If you are a writer planning to
    submit a book proposal, I’d suggest you invest the few dollars needed to
    purchase this book so that you can measure your work against the
    standards of excellence described in The Great First Impression Book Proposal.

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