Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention.
Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication,The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Book Proposals & Query Lettersprovides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal-from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions.
The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing
The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience
Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily
I've been in publishing more than 20 years in many different roles (author, magazine editor, co-author, acquisitions editor, literary agent and publisher). If I'm going to read a how-to book about the creation of book proposals and query letters, I want to make sure I'm learning from someone who has the authority and experience on this topic. Marilyn Allen and Coleen O'Shea are publishing experts and this book is written with honesty and authority. It resonates … more