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!