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

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It Starts with a Query

You are ultimately going to present your work in a succinct and intriguing query letter that you will send to targeted agents or editors to invite their interest in your book concept. But writing a query letter is best done from a complete proposal in order to boost your chances of getting the positive response you want. We’ll tell you how to craft a query letter in Chapter 3 and get into much more detail there about the process. But here is some preliminary information you need to know.
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A query letter is a brief presentation of your book concept that invites the interest of an agent or editor in seeing more ...

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