It’s here! My brand new book for authors launched yesterday. Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books (Allworth Press).
Propose Your Book provides all the basics of crafting a successful book proposal from a fresh, yet professional perspective, but it delivers more—much more. This is the only book proposal book I’m aware of that speaks specifically to each author no matter your book’s genre or topic. I’ve included chapters for authors of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books as well as several specific genres and topics: memoirs, young adult books, travel books, inspirational, how-to, self-help, cookbooks, and more.
Are book proposals still necessary? Yes! As an author, you are the CEO of your book, and the book proposal is your business plan. A book proposal is a crucial element to getting published. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before they will ever set eyes on a manuscript. Writing a proposal can help you to more successfully pitch your book to the right agent or publisher and it can ensure that you write the right book for the right audience. A book well-thought out proposal also guides you in devising a smart marketing plan for promoting your book to your audience. Don’t be fooled. No matter which publishing option you choose, it is up to you to promote your book.
Propose Your Book offers a clear understanding of the book proposal process in today’s fiercely competitive publishing climate. It includes:
- The most up-to-date concepts in writing a book proposal
- Insider tips from the agents and publishers
- Examples of actual proposals from publishers’ files
- Separate chapters for authors of specific topics/genres
What are the experts saying?
“Patricia Fry’s book on how to craft persuasive proposals is the first I have seen that tailors ideas for specific genres—travel books to young adult novels—in very specific ways! And the chapter on ‘The Psychology of a Book Proposal from the Publisher’s POV!’ is absolutely breathtaking! After reading this book, authors everywhere will suddenly start taking the writing of a proposal more seriously!”
~ Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning Frugal Book Promoter and Frugal Editor
“To learn a skill like book proposal creation, I want to turn to someone like Patricia Fry who is aware of the current market needs, authoritative, detailed and honest. Read this book and follow the instructions, then an editor or literary agent will want to champion and sell your submission.”
–W. Terry Whalin, bestselling author of more than 60 books including Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams
“A valuable ‘how-to’ book filled with practical, uncomplicated information that will transform an ordinary proposal into a powerful, persuasive document. This is a must read for any author who is serious about getting published.”
–Brian Jud, author of Beyond the Bookstore and How to Make Real Money Selling Books
Order your print or e-copy now!