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

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You’re On Your Way

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of this book, and you’re ready to start applying the advice and tips in these chapters to your own query letter and book proposal. Now you know that creating an original book idea and writing the manuscript are just the first steps in the publishing process. The rest involves crafting a great query letter and book proposal that will convince an agent, acquiring editor, and publishing house to take you on. With the tools in this book, we’re confident that you can take your book idea all the way from concept to publication.

The Least You Need to Know

• It may take months or even years to get a book deal, and you may have to deal with many rejections before you get to “yes.” Be prepared ...

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