The Publishing Season; Part Three: Creating a Proposal

Now that you have determined your publication path let’s consider our next step. If you are publishing through a traditional publishing company and they are asking for a proposal, query letter, synopsis etc. Now is where the hard work comes in.

If you’ve never had to do a proposal before, don’t worry. It’s easier said than done and the hard part is really finding out what the publisher or editor is looking for.

My advice to you is to go to your local library or look up on the internet how to prepare a proposal. (or purchase my services for proposal preparation. I will walk you through preparing the proposal and provide complete editing for it.) I will give you a few tips here.

The query letter is the first thing the publisher or editor will see before actually reading your proposal or manuscript. The query letter is something like a cover letter for your resume; your introduction. The query letter tells the publisher or editor about you, about your book and what to expect. It should be clear, error free and straight to the point. One thing to keep in mind is that it should end  on a positive note saying, “Thank you for taking the time to read my query letter and I look forward to sending you my proposal” This tells the person reading it that you are confident they will like your work and will want to read more.

Read the full article at: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/257395

Tomorrow on The POV Lounge, Question of the Week

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