Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in getting published. Writing a proposal can also help an author to write the right book for the right audience, and to more successfully pitch a book to the right agent or publisher. Propose Your Book offers a clear understanding of the book proposal process in today's fiercely competitive publishing climate. It includes: The most up-to-date concepts in writing a book proposal Insider tips from the agents and publishers Examples of actual proposals from publishers' files Covering proposals for nfiction, fiction, and children's books, Patricia Fry provides a hands-on approach from an experienced writer's perspective. Propose Your Book, enriched with invative and tried-and-true strategies, is a complete guide to perfecting contemporary proposals that will sell writers' books. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Patricia Fry has almost forty years of experience as a career writer. She is the author of more than forty-five books, including Promote Your Book, Publish Your Book, and Talk Up Your Book (Allworth Press). Her articles appear frequently in magazines and newsletters, she frequently speaks to writers' groups and at writers' conferences, and she teaches an online course in writing book proposals. Fry established her own publishing company, Matilija Press, in 1983, and is the executive director of the Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network (SPAWN). She blogs daily at www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog and lives in Ojai, California.