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

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Part 3
The Book Proposal
Your query letter was a success—and you’re that much closer to your goal of getting published. Now, more than ever, you need to make sure that the next step—sending in your book proposal—is perfect. In this part, we start with the basics you’ll need to write a successful proposal, then take you step-by-step through an example, from the attention-grabbing first page in the overview through your writing sample—and everything in between. We’ll show you how to seamlessly detail the market need for your book, its audience, and the reasons why your book is better than the competition. When we are done, you’ll know everything we know to make a book proposal sing and sell.

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