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

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Introduction
Getting your nonfiction or fiction book published can be a complicated and confusing process. Every year, hundreds of thousands of writers vie for the attention of the decision-makers in the publishing business. For many, especially first-time writers, it can be an overwhelming experience. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Book Proposals & Query Letters is designed to demystify the steps involved, help you get organized, and give you your best chance at success. We’ll show you how to prepare the materials that will put your book idea in the best light, and give you tips for making your writing stand out and your marketing platform sparkle. We’ll explain all of the steps and pieces needed to pitch your work effectively to get the interest ...

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