A Decent Proposal (3rd Edition) by Rhonda Whitton & Sheila Hollingworth

Regular price $20.00

ISBN 9780975208328 

You’ve finished drafting and polishing your manuscript. So what happens next?

Writing can be a self-absorbing process and emerging authors often overlook the importance of presenting their book to a publisher or agent in a concise, convincing and professional Book Proposal package.

Based on an industry-wide survey and using writers’ successful proposals as examples, A Decent Proposal introduces the techniques required to develop a convincing Book Proposal that will satisfy (yes, and even excite) an Australian publisher or literary agent.

This fully revised edition features step-by-step instructions for developing a winning Book Proposal package and includes information on:

  • Finding the right publisher or agent for your work;
  • The essential elements of a Book Proposal package;
  • Researching the marketplace;
  • Presenting hard evidence about the sales potential of your work;
  • Useful contacts;
  • Book contracts, manuscript appraisal and e-books;
  • Examples of Book Proposals that have led to publication…and much more.

A Decent Proposal contains models and – new in this edition – complete examples of successful Australian book proposals for both fiction and non-fiction. This is a must-have book in today’s competitive publishing world.

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