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by Michael Larsen

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ISBN: 158297702X
Author: Michael Larsen
Language: English
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; Fourth edition (April 18, 2011)
Pages: 336
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 853
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Michael Larsen co-founded Michael Larsen-Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents, in 1972. Michael Larsen covers every single question you might have about writing a non-fiction book proposal

Michael Larsen co-founded Michael Larsen-Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents, in 1972. He is a member of AAR. Mike is also the author of How to Get a Literary Agent, and with Jay Conrad Levinson and Rick Frishman, coauthor of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers. Series: How to Write a Book Proposal. Michael Larsen covers every single question you might have about writing a non-fiction book proposal. His writing is thorough and straight to the point and yet humorous and light. His direction and guidance show you how-to prepare the proposal as well as giving you the encouragement which you will need to overcome obstacles along the way.

Either this book was written by someone who knows nothing about writing a book proposal or he is writing about completely .

Either this book was written by someone who knows nothing about writing a book proposal or he is writing about completely different proposals than what I am looking for and therefore should make it more clear what types he's writing about.

The book proposal is a 15-50 (or so) page manuscript that a writer uses to pitch a nonfiction book to publishers. Jody Rein and Michael Larsen in How to Write a Book Proposal bring up the story of aspiring author Trisha Pritikin, who was finding it tough to build a brand

The book proposal is a 15-50 (or so) page manuscript that a writer uses to pitch a nonfiction book to publishers. Though it’s written in place of an actual book, it should build a complete argument for the book idea. Jody Rein and Michael Larsen in How to Write a Book Proposal bring up the story of aspiring author Trisha Pritikin, who was finding it tough to build a brand. This brought nation-wide publicity and eventually got a reputable publisher to knock on Trisha’s door. 5. Competitive titles.

The Source for Book Proposals Success! .

The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published.

THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents .

THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal.

Book proposals are used to sell nonfiction books to publishers. A book proposal argues why your book (idea) is a salable, marketable product. It acts as a business case or business plan for your book that persuades a publisher to make an investment. For professors and academics, I recommend taking a look at The Professor Is In. Looking for more help?

The Source for Book Proposals Success!How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. The one thing a book on this subject must have, above all else, is brevity.

The Source for Book Proposals Success!How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. Michael Larsen's suitably thin volume has this and many other qualities, making it a very useful tool for the writer who seriously wishes to publish. I can't say whether it actually works or not, as I have not yet sent off a proposal based on this work.

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The book proposal is the product definition and marketing plan, analogous to a business plan for your book. I bought this book to help me write a book proposal, along with a few other books, including one by Patricia Fry. I have to say, Patricia Fry's book, "The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book" was better, all-around, in helping write your proposal and also sell your book to publishers. This book needs an update.

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!

Comments:

Simple fellow
I was in the middle of my manuscript when I started learning about the publishing process. It was then that I realized that I didn't know anything about a proposal, let alone a winning proposal.
I discovered online that michael's book was considered the authority on writing book proposals. Thank God I bought it. It is truly the only book I use to write query letters and book proposals. It is a complete step by step guide for the entire process
I just simply don't need anything else, and I don't think you will either.
Milleynti
Having read the third edition hardcopy from my library and then having gone through the Kindle (4th) edition, I have to say that there are many things I preferred about the 3rd edition. Certainly if you have access to only the 3rd edition, you should not feel disadvantaged.
In particular, the table of contents in the 3rd edition provides an excellent, simple checklist for writing a book proposal.
Overall, the writing style is engaging and Larsen argues his points well. I was convinced again and again to take his advice.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book to anyone yearning to get published as an author.
Marilbine
The book itself is well written and I know that Michael has a wealth of expertise and experience in the literary agent world. I find most of it is geared toward non-fiction writing, which was a surprise and a bit disappointing to me because I'd read so many good things about this book. I'm sure I'll be able to use a fraction of Michael's wisdom for fiction. But you see the dilemma. So, great book ONLY if you're writing nonfiction.
Micelhorav
Michael Larsen covers every single question you might have about writing a non-fiction book proposal. His writing is thorough and straight to the point and yet humorous and light. His direction and guidance show you how-to prepare the proposal as well as giving you the encouragement which you will need to overcome obstacles along the way.

His experience in the publishing business, as an agent and author, give Michael Larsen unparalleled understanding of what it takes to bring a book from an idea in your head to a bookstore near you! He generously shares this knowledge. There was so much to learn in this book that I nearly ran out of highlighter pens!
Akirg
The book was informative but kept talking about publishing one genre..was not helpful when publishing other genres and what to expect with the proposal..the same example was used throughout which did not help me with what I was looking to publish. It was long and redundant. I found more info online and with publishers.
Pryl
I am in the process of writing a first proposal for my new book about adopting senior strays. Without this extremely thorough, detailed and clearly written book I would be totally lost and making every mistake in the book (no pun intended), thereby presenting myself as a total and ill-informed amateur and giving the wrong impression of my lovely work.

I cannot believe there is another book in existence that is better than this one in explaining specifically what needs to be done and how to do it, with examples galore like signposts along the way to assist the writer in achieving the goal of creating a bona fide and interesting book proposal that will be appreciated and noticed by agents and/or publishing firms.

If you are a toned-down writer/person and don't feel comfortable with all the brouhaha attached to self-promotion, the go-getter's ploys and even tricks to grab attention, don't sacrifice your nature in order to obey every suggestion contained in this fine book. Just use what suits you best (and you will find aid in plenty) and stick to your own guns with suggestions that you don't feel right in following. That's what I have done as I am not a former cheerleader or a rah-rah type of person. The true test is in the merit of the book.

I want to thank the author, Michael Larsen, himself an agent and author, for writing this book that gives me every stepping stone I need.
Felhann
I've purchased 3 other popular books on proposals. This is the one to get if you want steps, outlines, and examples. The others seem so abstract, providing nebulous aid at best. This one gives you the what, how, and why you've been looking for.
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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