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April 16, 2010

Getting Published: Parts of a Proposal

Filed under: Getting Published — Tags: — ax20 @ 12:54 am

This is just a quick explanation of the next series of about five posts I will be doing. Basically, each post will be a discussion on a single section of a proposal. The posts will be written in the order of how I’d recommend you order your pages they will include:

1. Synopsis/Overview
2. About the Author
3. Market and Audience
4. Competitive Titles
5. Promotion and Publicity
6. Table of Contents and Chapter Summaries
7. Sample Pages

(You can click on each of those topics to go directly to the topic.)

Keep in mind while you read these posts that each book is different and so the exact information that goes with it will vary. Genres also matter, fiction and non-fiction will have different submissions. Also, while you want to be sure that you are thorough, you should also be sure that you don’t write such a long proposal that they aren’t interested. Your cover letter/query should provide the basics and the other information is sort of like an added bonus.

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