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

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Special Cases, Special Sections

Sometimes a book will include a foreword, dedication, acknowledgments, resources, glossary, endnotes, bibliography, recommended reading list, and/or appendixes. If any or all of these are suitable to your book, they should be noted and described in the Expanded TOC.

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• An Expanded Table of Contents adds a brief descriptive paragraph to each part and chapter to give an agent or editor a better idea of your book’s content.
• Make your Expanded TOC a short, narrative recap of the book’s organization, providing two or three key descriptive sentences of the content in each chapter.
• Use the major points in each chapter in your chapter description to organize your book logically and informatively. ...

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