Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers
Release on 2015-02-03 | by Dianna Love,Mary Buckham
Author: Dianna Love,Mary Buckham
Pubpsher: Silver Hawk Press LLC
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Getting a book published is hard enough, but what about building a loyal reader base? It’s been said that nothing sells a book – to an editor or a reader – faster than a great story. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time. Written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelists, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops Mary Buckham and Dianna Love taught in the US and internationally to beginning writers, multi-published authors and even a Pulitzer Prize winner. Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with: • Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level much more quickly • Reference examples from strongly-plotted popular genre films of suspense, classics, children, and romance • Simple worksheets to build a strong story through Character-Driven™ plotting for any genre • Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot • Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres • A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation. Break Into Fiction® is here to help aspiring-to-bestselling authors with a step-by-step guide!
More than eighty percent of Americans believe they should write and publish a book, but less than one percent actually does so. In How to Write a Book That Sells You, author Robin Colucci guides coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs in writing and publishing a book that can become a power tool in their businesses. The steps presented in this guide seek to help you avoid or handle most of the blocks, distractions, and misunderstandings that prevent people from becoming authors. It teaches you how to excavate your most radical, leading-edge ideas and write a book that excites your audience and expands your impact. If you are serious about creating a book that doesnt limp across the finish line, you need Robin Coluccis How to Write a Book That Sells You. It is the perfect launching pad to craft and create a book that generates superb credibility, connects you with your target audience, and seeds your financial empire. This is a title that delivers what it says. ~ Judith Briles, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms Robin Coluccis How to Write a Book That Sells You shows readers the steps to write a book that builds credibility, influence, and drives readers to buy. A must read for anyone who wants to profit beyond book sales. ~ Jill Lublin, 3x best selling author. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift Whether youre just a beginner or a seasoned author, How to Write A Book that Sells You is required reading for success in todays electronically evolving market. ~ Michael R. Drew, Promote A Book, 79 Consecutive Wall Street Journal, USA Today & New York Times best-sellers
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.
Everything You Need to Know to Become Successfully Published
Author: Laura Cross
Pubpsher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide to the process of getting an agent to represent your book. Once you have found your literary agent, you will learn how to read contracts and accept offers, as well as what details your agent will take care of.
And Other Marketing Materials to Promote Your Book
Author: Shelley Ring
Every writer has one goal: to sell books and build reader loyalty. So how do you grab readers' interest to buy your book? Whether you're writing a book proposal to pitch to an agent or traditional publisher or you're self-publishing, writing effective back cover descriptions is the key to selling your books. How to Write Back Cover Copy That Sells teaches you these insider publishing secrets:* Research powerful keywords that search engines and readers will love.* Test effective keywords on Amazon.* Write compelling headlines to grab your reader's interest.* Identify people who will buy your book.* Write copy highly-targeted toward your two reader groups - consumers and trade buyers.* Master the art and structure of writing fiction and nonfiction back cover copy.* Craft an author bio that promotes your expertise. * Create brilliant sell copy for back covers, blogs, sales catalogs, and promotional blurbs.* Includes step-by-step writing worksheets to walk you through every stage of the copywriting process. * And much more....
This book is for writing instructors and writers on 101 writing projects to write and sell or to create internships and externships and/or writing jobs or assignments and projects. What Will You Write? If you ever thought that you don't know what to write, you will now. And you will be able to research, write, revise, and sell to well-paying markets with these projects. Create Your Own Internships and Externships in Professional Writing: Projects to Do. Pick subjects for term papers, special studies or independent study courses, or commercial, high-paying book projects. Write salable magazine articles. Freelance or create your own job or project. Create Your Own Internships and Externships in Professional Writing with these Projects to Do for Writers, Organizers, Researchers, Writing Students and Teachers from Middle School to Graduate Schools of Journalism, Creative Writing, New Media Studies and Communications, for MFA and PhD projects in Creative Fiction Writing, Journalism, Playwriting, Scriptwriting, and Creative Nonfiction. Familiarity sells in fiction. Give 'em the familiar because it sells big. Don't given 'em Crystal Pepsi when they expect classic Coca Cola to be brown. In other words, the same Cinderella or Cinderfella story sells in ancient China or Egypt as it did in Europe in 1900 as it does today in Internet romances or virtual worlds avatars. So two points, 1) familiarity and 2) universal values always make best sellers in sagas, novels, multimedia books, and scripts or games.
A step-by-step guide through the process of proposing a book to a publisher, this straightforward and accessible work helps aspiring authors get their nonfiction work published quickly. Packed with specific examples of proposals, query letters, publishing contracts, and more, this reference addresses the many questions authors have in this digital age. Written by a seasoned editor and used in publishing classes at numerous universities, the book is a proven tool for nonfiction book authors. A glossary of key terms, a list of selected books for further reading, and a book proposal checklist are also included.