Writing a Book ProposalWrite a book suggestion
Writers Wednesday: Writing a Non-Fiction Proposal
Perhaps if you have experiences with submission of books to frahlings and publishing houses - inquiry letters, synopses, example pages - you think you know everything you need to know about submission of your self-help or other non-fiction work. Clarity is the non-fiction suggestion is a completely different animal. When it comes to non-fiction, operatives are looking for something more specific:
You will have to basically resell your books to them by providing them with a paper containing detailed information about your skills, a chapter-by-chapter overview and, above all, how your books will be viable and profit. Luckily, this size gives you the opportunity to get to know your textbook even better than you already do.
You' re off the hook if your notebook is a memoroir! In most cases, an agent expects a novel filing for memoirs, even if it is your real history. OF THE NON-FICTION PROPOSAL: Of course, your cover should include your name and your contacts, a number of words and the name of your text.
It will be your "working title" as the publishing house will eventually have full editorial authority over the definitive publication, but make sure that your titles describe the contents well. Nor should you depend on a caption, as these are seldom found in online catalogues. "The abstract should begin with a powerful, brief account of the premises of your textbook and what makes it so.
If you are lucky, the agents will be lured to read the remainder of your suggestion, and then you can catch up with them! Proceed to explaining the remainder of the volume, but make sure you make it clear what you are sell. When the point of your notebook is covered in a long heel, rather than straight ahead, an agents will probably give it away.
It will give your future editors an overview of the entire volume by using the abstracts of each section in one or two paragraphs. Which of the latest fashions will motivate readers to take your work? Consider which target group you would like to reach and how your texts respond to their needs. You say there is nothing new under the dawn - so if your ideas have been made before, this is a good place to say how your script does it differently, or better than the rival textbooks out there.
When you write a self-help manual, you obviously need to have the feeling of letting the public know what to do. Their testimonies, acquaintances and of course their qualifications are all things you will include in this section of your suggestion. When you don't have formedal trainings or other links, but are still able to write your own books, concentrate on your own perspectives, your own one-of-a-kind impressions and what makes you stand out.
Also, include any links you have - if you have a celebrity in line, for example, to make a preface or notes. Also, make a notation here as to whether your work will have illustration, diagrams or graphics, and give an indication of the general layout. Just like the cover, the publishing house is responsible for the final choice of layout.
This is the name of the chapter in your textbook. Submit one or two closed sections (preferably the first two) to give the agents an impression of your typing skills and the desired tonic. Use a similar approach to your finished text. Your suggestion should be correct if the sound of your text is relaxed and casual.