The Book Proposal

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The Book Proposal

Post by marcifranseen » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:39 pm

My first chapter is finished and I'm working on the book proposal. As I've NEVER done anything like this before, I don't know if I'm doing the book proposal right. I wrote a few paragraphs covering the happenings in the book, but I'm not real sure just how much detail to include or if a paragraph format is the right way to present the idea. Anyway, I wondered if anyone who has written a book proposal would have insight that would help me, or if there are any samples I could look at?

Thanks!! Marcella

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Re: The Book Proposal

Post by Deb Porter » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi Marcella.

When it comes to the Page Turner, don't panic. It's very relaxed as far as the synopsis. You don't need to write it in the same way you would if writing to a publisher or agent. We just want to know that the promise of the first chapter is going to be fulfilled in the rest of the book. So it's just a general overview of the storyline.

However, it would be really good to include information about your target audience (particularly age).

In a normal book proposal, you would include a lot more information (such as the need for this particular book; other books like it; why your book is different and special; etc.). However, we don't need that much detail for the contest. Just relax and tell us about it.

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Re: The Book Proposal

Post by marcifranseen » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Thanks, Deb.

That helps a lot. According to what you wrote, my proposal is probably sufficient. I just took a deep breath and relaxed. :)

Marcella Franseen

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