How to Write a Good Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Here’s important information on how to write a good non-fiction book proposal:

Substance — Is the content factual, dependable, well researched, meaningful, impactful? Does what you write matter?

Skillful writing and story-telling — Is it well told, and does it make a point?

Structure — Is it organized in a way that makes it easy for a busy editor to review and understand?

Style … Make that Pizzaz! — Is it compelling? Will it make the editor to be hungry to read the manuscript? Will it stand out from the multitude of book ideas screaming for attention?

To learn how to write the type of non-fiction book Proposal that editors require, go to www.jeffherman.com and click on his Store link to order the book, Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition, written by Jeff and his wife, Deborah.  It’s also available on Amazon.

The Proposal structure he describes is the “Bible” for publishers, so use it!

— Jackie Simenauer and Carol H. Green

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