- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (May 4, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471353124
- ISBN-13: 978-0471353126
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Want to publish your book?
Learn howits easier than you think!
Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learnedthrough trial and errorhow to write a flawless book proposal that publishers cant resist. Now you can benefit from their hard work and publishing savvy. In this new edition, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published. They explain:
How to shape your idea and create a title
Ways to get to know the market and competition
Tips on writing an effective outline, query letter, and sample chapter
The art and science of fiction and nonfiction book proposals
How ten actual proposals (included here) were successfully sold to publishersand why
"A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the top . . . his new book will show you how to move to the top."Frederic W. Hills Vice President, Simon & Schuster
"This book will take writers to the highest level of proposal writing and success."Roger Cooper Quality Paperback Book Club
"If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editors interest, read this book."Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, AMACOM Books
About the Author
JEFF HERMAN is president of his own very successful literary agency and has been profiled in Success, Entrepreneur, and Publishers Weekly. His Web site is www.jeffherman.com.
DEBORAH LEVINE HERMAN is an attorney, a literary agent, a writer, and a proficient "proposal doctor."