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How to Create a Book Proposal that Publishers Want to Buy

How do you write a book proposal? What makes an excellent proposal and what makes a terrible one? Publishers receive thousands of these proposals. How do you determine which publishers are interested in your particular proposal? Terry Whalin has reviewed thousands of proposals from fiction and nonfiction writers. As a former literary agent and a current acquisitions editor, Terry knows exactly what he needs to secure a book contract for the writer—but often these proposals don’t include the critical elements. This session includes practical how-to information about proposal writing from the editor’s perspective. Terry has written many book proposals and his proposals have had great success in the Christian and general marketplace.

W. Terry Whalin is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books for traditional publishers including 10 Publishing Myths, Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams and Book Proposals That $ell. Several of Terry’s books have sold over 100,000 copies. Get the FREE Ebook: 11th Publishing Myth. His blog about the Writing Life has more than 1,500 searchable entries. Terry is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He has over 200,000 Twitter followers.