I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about writing a book (or proposal) until I read How to Write a Book Proposal, 4th edition (by Michael Larson). This book is one that has been used by many people in helping them get published. Note: This book certainly does not claim to get a person published. However, it does tell you how to create a proposal that is something that publishers are looking for.
Anyway, this book has 42 short chapters that are easily navigable, allowing the reader to focus on the areas that they need. However, I suggest that every person who thinks they are serious about writing a book (and publishing it) get a hold on a copy of this book BEFORE writing! The author included a lot of things in this book that I would have not thought of- literature review suggestions, creating a promotional plan, figuring out which publisher would be best for your book (or when to go with self-publishing), AND a few sample proposals (samples are always helpful for me to see).
So, if you are SERIOUS about publishing a book, this one is definitely one you need to look at!
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