The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal, 2nd Edition (Great Books for Writers) (Paperback)

By Stephen Blake Mettee

Linden Publishing, 9781610350501, 124pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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A step-by-step guide through the process of proposing a book to a publisher, this straightforward and accessible work helps aspiring authors get their nonfiction work published quickly. Packed with specific examples of proposals, query letters, publishing contracts, and more, this reference addresses the many questions authors have in this digital age. Written by a seasoned editor and used in publishing classes at numerous universities, the book is a proven tool for nonfiction book authors. A glossary of key terms, a list of selected books for further reading, and a book proposal checklist are also included.

About the Author

Stephen Blake Mettee is the editor of ""The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines"" and ""The Portable Writers' Conference: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Published."" He is the founder of Quill Driver Books and He lives in Sanger, California.

Praise For The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal, 2nd Edition (Great Books for Writers)

"Everything you need to know about writing a nonfiction book proposal that will help you get past the gatekeepers in today's publishing houses is inside this detailed, little book." —

"Thorough, user-friendly, informed and informative. . . . Every aspiring author of nonfiction should give The Fast-Track Course On How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal a close and careful reading -- and a permanent place on their personal reference shelf." —Midwest Book Review (May 2012)

"An insider's perspective on the nonfiction book proposal. Brief and accessible . . . the different parts of the query letter and the proposal are outlined. . . . [This book] provides a sample query letter, proposal, agency contract, and book contract." —Reference & Research Book News (June 2012)

"Superb. . . . I learned a great deal from this tiny book. Example contracts and proposals . . . make the the book well worth the cost. A MUST READ for anyone thinking about writing a non-fiction book . . . full of no-nonsense tips." —