Perfect Pitch: Queries and Book Proposals that Sell

Perfect Pitch: Queries and Book Proposals that Sell

Saturday, October 21, 2006

So, you have a great idea for a book. Now you need to sell that idea to an editor and publisher! In this IWOSC seminar, Marvin J. Wolf, the author of a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles, presents the art and science of writing successful book proposals.

A book proposal is a sales pitch, the information (both form and content) that publishers use to decide whether they want to publish your book and how much money they will devote to it. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to write an irresistible cover letter that will compel an agent or acquisitions editor to ask for more, a proposal that will make editors beg to publish your book, and a marketing plan that explains how and where your book will find large, receptive audience.

You will learn about the key elements of a successful book proposal, which include the executive summary, the narrative description, table of contents, the marketing plan, sample chapter(s), and, not least, the author’s credentials.