Wednesday, October 6, 2021

BOOK REVIEW: BOOK PROPOSALS THAT SELL

 

BOOK REVIEW:  BOOK PROPOSALS THAT $ELL

“Book Proposals That $ell” by Terry Whalin is a practical guide and handbook for authors who plan on writing a book or already hold a manuscript of their book and want to get published by a large publishing house.  If you’re writing your first book, but don't know where to start, “Book Proposals That $ell,” is for you. With step-by-step instructions, this guide will teach you how to write a winning book proposal--and get your book published.
Terry Whalin, an author and book editor, released a new revised edition of his “Book Proposals That $ell”.  He guides aspiring authors through the maze of national Publishing Houses.  Successful selling of a well drafted manuscript ensures the author future royalties and a well-crafted product to be proud of.  

What will the author get from the book publishing industry?
(1) Sales and royalty of the book.  (2) An official document called an ISBN number which is a number that unifies the production of a book and its legitimacy.  (3) Portability of the ISBN number to other publishers for an easy publishing and printing.  (4) A book produced and printed in a high class format since it is done through professional book layout and design procedure.  (5) The books is stored in the Library of Congress using the ISBN number.  (6) Have the book released and sold in major book stores.

In the Age of Amazon anyone can self-publish a book. But a self-published book mostly languishes in obscurity.

Whalin takes the reader of this guide book through the concept that a published book is a profitable business venture for the Publishing House. 

A proposed or written manuscript has to be pitched to, and evaluated by, a professional literary agent or an acquisition book editor with a track record in the publishing business.  Next, an acquisition editor needs to be sold upon, to advocate the manuscript before the Business Board of the reputable Publishing House.  The Business Board consists of publishing executives, senior editors who are known for their exceptional expertise in the publishing field, (who may be editors of prestigious magazines or editors of different books); book marketing and book-selling experts.

In order to convince the board of the publishing house to offer a contract, the author must demonstrate understanding and willingness to be a partner in marketing and show a potential of  a wide public readership audience who will buy the book.

Whalin’s guide book for successful book proposals includes every detail - all information on how to find a literary agent, or where to meet and how to pitch to a publisher’s acquisition editor.  It includes his 21 secrets for successful book proposal based on his own many years of experience as an author and book acquisition editor.

Whalin’s book is a how-to guide that shows you what to do and explains why you should do it. It’s your personal roadmap to getting published by a large publishing house like Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Morgan James, etc.

This guide includes an actual sample of a winning book proposal contributed by Michael Hyatt, the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers.  Just studying the  instructions chapter by Mr. Hyatt is well worth studying Whalin’s present 2021 complete revised hand book.

I studied Whalin’s new book and expanded my writing and publishing world understanding. 
If you want to get your book published by a large publishing house, this is the guide for you!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

BETWEEN BOOK WRITING AND PUBLISHING

 

BETWEEN WRITING TO PUBLISHING A BOOK

You’re a talented writer.
You are the author of the promising great American novel.  Or you have a best-selling book manuscript as a show and tell non-fiction lessons learned from your previous company. Or the U.S Congress.

You need now two things in order to break out on the literary stage.

First you want your novel or non-fiction to be counted.  Yes you want your brain child to be indexed by the U.S. Library of Congress. Said otherwise your book needs an ISBN number.

Second you want your future best-selling book, on the display shelves of every bookstore in the America.

Where do you go?
You go to a well-established well known book publishing house that has the  production tools, business relations with printers, wholesale nation-wide books distributors, and experienced networks of book marketing, and book selling working relationships.


The first thing – to be counted – you can do yourself.  But It’s costly in time and money.  The second thing you must get a publishing house accept your opus.  Or else, privately published book copies will stack up in your garage.

It happened to me.

You need a publishing house to accept your manuscript under contract and take care of myriad expensive details that involve book production, marketing, and sales  You can’t go it alone if you aspire to sell your book in private bookstores or national chain bookstores.  You want your book sold on the Barnes & Noble shelves and on Costco, Sam’s Club and Walmart.  Proudly.

The preliminary step is to connect with a literary agent or a book-acquisition editor who will pay attention to your manuscript.
You need to have a “
Book Proposal”.  You need to sell your book proposal onto one of those professionals.  They are part of the publishing industry.

 
Fortunately a new guide book is now released to guide you through this maze.

Terry Whalin, an experienced acquisition editor in established publishing houses has an updated guide-book that leads you through the business labyrinth of publishing houses.

Read and study this guide book.  It will save you aggravation in cost and time.  You can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Here is what to look for.



I wish I read and studied this book before I went to publish my first book.

Ask me any question.