When a literary agent or an acquisition editor from a publishing company contacts you about making your blog into a book or publishing your blogged book, you want to be ready. Ready equates to having a book proposal written.
Many aspiring authors and bloggers have no idea what goes into a traditional nonfiction book proposal. For this reason, I’d like to direct your attention to a series of blog posts I’ve been writing on my other blog, Write Nonfiction Now. This series is called “Demystifying the Nonfiction Book Proposal,” and it takes you through all the sections of a proposal and tells you want to include and how to prepare it. You can read the first post in the series here. All the posts are listed here.
I’ve described each of the sections of a book proposal in this blog as well. You can find these posts in the category called “The Proposal.”
Don’t make an agent or an editor wait for you to prepare a proposal. Be ready when you and your blog get noticed.
I actually got my blog noticed by writing a book proposal and then having my agent peddle it to publishers. You can do that, too.
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