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

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Expanded Table of Contents Examples

To help you visualize some of the key points in an Expanded TOC, we have created two annotated sample excerpts of the same hypothetical proposal for a book about teenage depression. The following excerpt from an Expanded TOC falls flat, while the second version shows a well-prepared Expanded TOC.
Expanded Table of Contents (Partial)
 
There Is No Normal:
 
The Truth About Teenage Depression
 
Introduction: The Face in the Mirror
 
The introduction will educate the reader to childhood depression. [Overstatement: this is too broad and not descriptive enough. And it’s not grammatically correct: “to” should be “about.”] You will also learn about my experience. [Your experience doing what? This chapter needs ...

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