The Art of the Book Proposal

The Art of the Book Proposal

From Focused Idea to Finished Proposal

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
A holistic step-by-step guide to creating an effective non-fiction book proposal offers exercises designed to help a writer track one's progress, prepare an outline, and organize marketing and publicity agendas that will attract an agent or editor. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Book News
Maisel (a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest ) encourages would-be writers to begin major projects by thinking through the process of writing. In this sense, the book proposal becomes the first step of writing the book. With this in mind he offers advice for the creation of a book proposal. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Featuring exercises to help hone ideas, checklists to keep track of the project's progress, and intelligent, empathetic instruction and guidance, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the scaffold for building a nonfiction book proposal that will capture the interest of agents or editors.

Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2004
ISBN: 9781585423347
1585423343
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 23 cm

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