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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Chapter 9
Book Proposal Basics
In This Chapter
• Why you need a book proposal
• What to consider when you are developing your proposal
• Collaborating with others
• Details of the collaboration agreement
• The components of a book proposal
A powerful book proposal is the critical foundation to your success in publishing, and preparing and writing it is a complex endeavor. Before you put pen to paper in an attempt to write the perfect book proposal, you need to know the basics of a winning proposal. You need to know what a book proposal is, its components, and how it is structured before you can build it. You need a blueprint for success.

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