The Weekend Book Proposal: How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book (Paperback)

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career!

Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors.

Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them!

The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to:

   • Write a catchy title and book description.
   • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline.
   • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement.
   • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list.
   • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

About the Author

Ryan G. Van Cleave is the author of more than twenty books, including Memoir Writing for Dummies and the award-winning YA novel Unlocked. He is the Coordinator of Creative Writing at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida, where he lives with his wife, two daughters, and a feisty Shih Tzu named Ladybug. Find out more about his work at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781599637570
ISBN-10: 159963757X
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English