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

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The Big Reveal

The Expanded Table of Contents is a summary overview of the content that is included in each chapter. Under each chapter heading, a paragraph or two codifies what will be covered in that chapter. By reading all these chapter descriptions an agent can see the arc of the book: the beginning, the middle, and the end. Further, she will be able to tell how the content is organized and how much material is covered in each chapter, and identify the fresh thinking and highlights of the content.
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The Expanded Table of Contents (or Expanded TOC for short) includes part and chapter summaries, each with a heading or title, providing ...

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