How to Write a Book Proposal

The Source for Book Proposals Success!

How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer’s Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You’ll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to:Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposalChoose the best agents and editors for a particular proposalCreate a professional-looking proposal packagePredispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including:Recent changes in the publishing industryUpdated trend informationNew sample proposalsExpanded instructions for creating outlines You’ll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

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3 Comments

  1. Helpful! Being an unpublished writer, I was looking forward to reviewing the 4th edition of How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. This book is easy to read, filled with relevant examples. This Writer’s Digest classic outlines in a clear step-by-step manner how to create an effective nonfiction book proposal. This edition of the book features information about recent changes in the publishing industry, updated trend information, new sample proposals, a completely updated resources section, and…

  2. A must-have book for writing book proposals I’ve read my share of book proposals and books about writing book proposals. A good number of them are intimidating, difficult to understand and cause a new and unpublished author of nonfiction to rethink their approach to this “book thing.” That isn’t the case with the 4th edition of How to Write a Book Proposal by literary agent Michael Larsen. 

  3. THE END. Now what? If you’re like me you love to write. But when it comes to writing something to promote me, I’m stuck. I’ve written resumes, biographies and the like for other people and they are amazed at themselves after I get done describing them and their talents, but “tooting my own horn” is very difficult for me. This book showed me how to tell the world that I can write and my writing is worth reading. I couldn’t have wiggled my way through this part of the process without this book.

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