Author: Michael Larsen, AAR

Publisher: FW Media

ISBN: 978-1-58297-702-7

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Writing a book proposal for the first time can make a writer's head explode!  It's that serious. Michael Larsen with his How To Write A Book Proposal   does a great job of explaining the process, and although the book is very lengthy, it is nevertheless a quick read.

Writer's can use this book to make a convincing proposal. Larsen shows you how to use models to make your book successful and helps you set literary and financial goals that will help you build a platform.

Included are  suggestions as to how to hook a reader, how to search the market and look at your competition, how to build a platform and promotional plan and how to outline your book and so much more. Each chapter is filled with Hot Tips and quotes from professional writers. Readers won't feel alone while going through this process. In addition, the guide covers things to avoid and information for writing any type of book. Learn how to outline a memoir, children's book, murder mystery and anything else your heart desires.

Each chapter of the book gives step-by-step explanations as well as examples. Readers will learn how to lay out their idea. Larsen helps the writer in you ask the right questions about your book, how you want the information in the chapters to flow and how to keep the content fluid as you write.

Readers will learn how to deal with agents and what to look for in a contract. Larsen has left no stone unturned when it comes to dealing with the media and selling your book yourself. There are sections in this book that cover whether a writer should self publish. This is a very popular topic among writers and these sections answer questions that you may not have thought of as an author.

The back of the book has a Resource Directory which gives readers a list of agents, marketing sites, podcast directories, media lists and so much more. All of the links found here are a great resource to get a writer down the road to publication. Other resources include publicist and partnering your book. Readers will find sample proposals so that you can make sure you are on the right track.

Larsen worked for Bantam and he started Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco in 1972 with his wife. Other books he has written are How to Get a Literary Agent, Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons for Selling Your Work and How to Write With a Collaborator.

Larsen also started Larsen Literary Consulting for nonfiction writers. He consults with writers about their books, proposals, and careers. Larsen has done an outstanding job of giving writer's the help they will need with the long journey to publication.

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