The Art of the Book Proposal

The Art of the Book Proposal

Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

Getting Your Foot in the Publisher's Door

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.

The Art of the Bambui Kingdom (Western Grassfields, Cameroon)

The Art of the Bambui Kingdom (Western Grassfields, Cameroon)

Written as part of the Bambui Museum and Ecotourism Project (BMEP), this stunningly illustrated book introduces readers to the history of the Bambui fondom in the western Grassfields of Cameroon, and presents an exhaustive interpretation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the fondom. Initially conceived as part of an initiative launched in 2001 by Centro Orientamento Educativo, an Italian NGO, aimed at creating museums in some palaces of the Cameroon Grassfields, the book serves as a pilot endeavour towards addressing problems associated with antiques and other cultural assets such as theft and the illegal traffic of objects, the exploitation of poor fondoms by African art dealers and researchers from the West, and the lack of education about the different ways and means the fondoms could employ to transform these resources to the benefit of all. For anyone aspiring to learn about the rich and diverse art of Bambui, in particular, and the western Grassfields as a whole, this book will prove useful, especially since it is written by someone who has lived, and is still living, the Bambui experience.

Researching the Art of Teaching

Ethnography for Educational Use

Researching the Art of Teaching

This book is a follow-up to Inside Schools. It reviews the position of ethnography in educational research in the light of current issues and of the author's own research over the past ten years. Starting from an analysis of teaching as science and as art, Peter Woods goes on to review the general interactionist framework in which his own work is situated, and how this relates to postmodernist trends in qualitative research. The approach is illustrated through reference to the author's own personal history and research career, and his recent research on creative teaching, critical events, and his teachers reactions to school inspections. How to represent such research is a central feature, and includes a consideration of the tools used in that task and how they relate to the ethnographer's self, whatever forms of representation are selected, however, the audiences' own concerns will guide them in their interpretation of the work. Prominent themes include: * the person of the ethnographer in research * the art of teaching and new ways of representing it, while not forgetting the science of teaching and of research * research for educational use, and the uses of educational research * collaborative work between researchers and teachers The issues covered include such matters as research purposes, research design, research careers, access, data collection, data analysis, truth criteria, the relationship between theory and research methods, writing-up, and dissemination.

The Consultant's Guide to Proposal Writing

How to Satisfy Your Clients and Double Your Income

The Consultant's Guide to Proposal Writing

A how-to guide that focuses on marketing strategies and tactics, detailing usefulness of proposals in marketing of consulting skills. The book offers training in the art of writing effective proposals, outlining typical proposal-writing problems, anticipation of the client's needs, and research, along with the most effective ways to use proposals to achieve marketing goals, teaching the basics of effective writing in proposal preparation. Also included are 37 illustrations of principles.

The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

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.

The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas

A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas

This book was written in response to the needs of faculty and graduate students for a meaningful guide that starts where they begin a research project - with their very best ideas - and progresses in an orderly fashion to: "Develop their starting ideas to the fullest "Find sources of support that intersect most appropriately with their core interests "Write a proposal that builds systematically on their ideas and interests and makes a beginning contribution to knowledge "Conduct the project with innovative guidelines on project management that help the PI and the project team participate in and experience the excitement of bringing a research project to life

The Art of Command

Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

The Art of Command

What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort—a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose careers embody those qualities. The Art of Command examines each figure’s strengths and weaknesses and how those attributes affected their leadership abilities, offering a unique perspective of military leadership in American history. Laver and Matthews have assembled a list of contributors from military, academic, and professional circles, which allows the book to encompass diverse approaches to the study of leadership.