Tuesday Tips: Nonfiction Proposals–Query or Not?

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Today I continue my series on nonfiction book proposals. Over the next several Tuesday Tips I’ll continue to cover some of the meat-and-potatoes of choosing topics, researching ideas, and putting together a winning nonfiction book proposal. While I write primarily about pets, the same ingredients for your nonfiction book stew are the same–it’s just the seasoning and presentation that may vary.

The first week discussed the IDEA TREE followed by topic choice including where to find ideas and decide if they’re viable. The third covered passionate picks and bio building–and then the holidays happened, so I took a week off. Today’s installment is relatively short, but explores how to approach the agent and/or editor with your proposal. Yes, we’re doing this a bit back-asswards but I think you’ll be relieved at the answers.

UPDATED JUNE 2013: THIS SERIES HAS BEEN REMOVED.

PLEASE CONTACT AMY FOR DETAILS WHERE TO ACCESS THE LIVE or WEBINAR PRESENTATION “JUST THE FACTS: CREATE WINNING NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSALS.”

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Tuesday Tips: Nonfiction Proposals–Query or Not? — 10 Comments

  1. Wonderful info, Amy, and very well organized. Happy new year hugs!

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  5. I’m really interested in your series on the nonfiction proposal. I’ve been working on a nonfiction book for several years. I feels so big that I keep putting it off. Excited to read your Tuesday blogs.

  6. I’m really interested in your series on the nonfiction proposal. I’ve been working on a nonfiction for several years. I did a proposal for the book I’m still working on. Look forward to
    your Tuesday morning blogs.

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