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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 15
The Expanded Table of Contents
In This Chapter
• What is an Expanded Table of Contents?
• How to create an Expanded Table of Contents
• How to organize your book into parts
• The components of the chapter descriptions
• Using bullet points
• Expanded Table of Contents samples
Most writers start with a skeletal Table of Contents (TOC) and refine it as they write their book. They develop catchy and appropriate part heads and chapter heads, a tight list that is often included in the proposal. An essential element in the proposal is the Expanded Table of Contents that builds on the basic Table of Contents page.
We get a lot of proposals that start out with a bang. The writing style is catchy, the cover letter hooks us, and the overview ...

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