- Series: How to Write a Book Proposal
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 4 edition (April 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0971862834
- ISBN-13: 978-1582977027
- ASIN: 158297702X
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Michael Larsen co-founded Michael Larsen-Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents, in 1972. He is a member of AAR. Mike is also the author of How to Get a Literary Agent, and with Jay Conrad Levinson and Rick Frishman, coauthor of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers.
Top customer reviews
I discovered online that michael's book was considered the authority on writing book proposals. Thank God I bought it. It is truly the only book I use to write query letters and book proposals. It is a complete step by step guide for the entire process
I just simply don't need anything else, and I don't think you will either.
I cannot believe there is another book in existence that is better than this one in explaining specifically what needs to be done and how to do it, with examples galore like signposts along the way to assist the writer in achieving the goal of creating a bona fide and interesting book proposal that will be appreciated and noticed by agents and/or publishing firms.
If you are a toned-down writer/person and don't feel comfortable with all the brouhaha attached to self-promotion, the go-getter's ploys and even tricks to grab attention, don't sacrifice your nature in order to obey every suggestion contained in this fine book. Just use what suits you best (and you will find aid in plenty) and stick to your own guns with suggestions that you don't feel right in following. That's what I have done as I am not a former cheerleader or a rah-rah type of person. The true test is in the merit of the book.
I want to thank the author, Michael Larsen, himself an agent and author, for writing this book that gives me every stepping stone I need.