Archive for the 'Book Proposals' Category

The Proof is in the Pudding—Another Client Lands a Publisher!!!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

When we write a nonfiction book designed to help, teach, or guide others, it’s the results that matter. I love hearing from author readers or clients who have achieved the success they’re after. Just last night, I received an email from one of my clients telling me that Houghton Mifflin has expressed an interest in […]

Are You Writing for Young Adults?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Excerpted from Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books. The young adult book category has been popular for several years and continues to expand. While it seems like a fairly new genre, it is actually just coming of age. The first distinction between children’s books and books for […]

What’s the Most Important Part of a Book Proposal?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Most authors, as they strain and stress through the development of their book proposal, will wonder, Where should I put the most effort? What is the most important part of this darn thing? What aspect of it will impress a publisher most? These are valid questions and concerns. But you should also be asking, What […]

Want Publishing Success? Join Webinars and Seminars

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Yesterday I had a ball joining Brian Jud for one of his Book Marketing Matters webinars sponsored by APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales) and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. I spoke on “How to Craft a Persuasive Book Proposal for any Genre or Topic.” What an enjoyable way to spend ninety minutes. […]

You Should Write a Book!

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Is this something you’ve heard from friends, colleagues, family members? Probably it’s because these people believe you’ve lived an interesting life and they’d like to see you document it or share it. Some of you have written or are writing your memoir, but you might be doing it for all of the wrong reasons. I’ve […]

What’s the Most Important Part of a Book Proposal?

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Most authors, as they strain and stress through their proposal will wonder, Where should I put the most effort? I’m the author of two books on book proposal-writing. And a couple of my other books have sections on the all-important book proposal. I’ve also written numerous articles on aspects of the book proposal and I’ve […]

Table of Contents for NEW Book Proposal Book

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

I’ve been talking about my new book–Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction and Children’s Books. Well, here’s the proof in the pudding showing what’s actually included in this book–the Table of Contents.  As you can see, it’s got it all. Wouldn’t you agree? Order your copy of the ebook or […]

Why Write a Book Proposal?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

At some point during the process of writing a book, you may realize that you need a book proposal. Maybe you’ve finished writing your memoir, travel guide, business book, cookbook, mystery, or historical novel and you’re seeking publication. You approach a publisher or an agent who says, “Please submit a complete book proposal.” Perhaps you’re […]

New Book for Authors Getting LOTS of Attention

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

I’m busy promoting three books this week. I’m sending out press-releases and notices to my email list, writing articles for key publications, setting up presentations, and I’ll try to keep up with my blogs (one for authors and one for readers of cozy mysteries with cats). If you’re not on my emailing list and would […]

NEW Book on Crafting Your Book Proposal

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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 […]