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The Great First Impression Book Proposal (How To Do It Frugally )

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This booklet from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a UCLA Extension Writers' Program instructor for nearly a decade, helps authors love the project they most love to hate--writing a book proposal. She has taken the guessing out of the book proposal process. Now there is no need to take expensive, time-consuming classes or spend hours reading a tome to find the voice and format that ...more
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Tami
Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Writing a good book proposal is crucial. You can sit down and write the most well written, thought provoking book ever conceived. Your novel might be so noteworthy that it is going to eliminate global warming, bring universal peace, and heal the ozone layer all in one fell swoop. But, unfortunately, if your proposal isn't up to standard, your work will remain forever unpublished.

The Great First Impression Book Proposal is a short article that provides some guidance on writing book proposals. Th
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Ginger
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Great First Impression Book Proposal by Carolyn Howard-Johnson is indeed a quick thirty minutes to book proposal writing. Written in bullet points to allow quick absorption of the key elements you will find this book the book of choice when drafting your first or even your next proposal.Howard-Johnson has added a very valuable resource section in this second edition of authoritative resources on the subject of proposal writing.
K.C.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Handy Information for Authors Who Don't Happen to be Sales Professionals

This brief pamphlet on the considerations behind putting together a book proposal gets straight to the point. It's marred by a couple of typos and a missed link in the formatting. It is also itself a sales proposal for her other titles. You were expecting art? It might have been helped by the inclusion of exercises. Still, this drill down is easily worth the price.
Bookclubcheerleader
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As with the rest of the “Frugal” series, the author knows what writers need. This “short” is a fabulous overview of what you need for your book proposal, taking the “KISS”-type approach. She has some great suggestions for further reading after this book gives you your bearings. Kudos to Carolyn Howard-Johnson—who always has a writer’s best interest at heart.
Beth
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
As far as it went, I liked what it had to say, but I think it could use 3-5 more paragraphs on some genre specific proposals, aka children's, fiction, etc. It was a bit too focused on proposals for technical or "how to" type books in my opinion. But other than that I liked what it did say and would definitely purchase more of her work.
Karen
Mar 21, 2010 added it
This is another useful book from Carolyn Howard-Johnson. She offer easy to understand advice on creating a book proposal. I highly recommend it.
Carolyn
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Yes, you can! And you can learn how in about 20 minutes and only $6.95! Writing successful book proposals can be easier than you've been told and lots more fun.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't was named USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004," and was given the Irwin Award. Her second ...more
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