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How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
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it was amazing
bookshelves: reference, business

This is a really solid how-to book, and does exactly what it says on the tin. It pretty much takes you through planning your book too. I remember feeling really fired up... right until the reality of the new publishing paradigm* hit me.

I now believe most writers would be better off building a platform and publishing their work themselves. Quite honestly, most publishers would be better off too, given than 90% of books lose money! What many writers forget is that you're trying to persuade a publishing house to invest money in a project that will either lose money, or take a long time to recoup their investment.

However, this book will still help you through fundamental issues like target readerships, etc.

Warning - really only useful for non-fiction, IMHO.

*Sorry about this phrase.
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January 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
February 15, 2015 – Shelved
February 15, 2015 – Shelved as: reference
February 15, 2015 – Shelved as: business

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