Blog Archives

Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Sample Pages

The final part of your fiction book proposal is your sample pages. This is really what will make or break your proposal, so make sure they shine! To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements:

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Marketing Plan

The fourth part of your fiction book proposal is your marketing plan: what concrete steps can you take to market and publicize your own book? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Biography

The third part of your fiction book proposal is your biography: who are you and why should a literary agent care? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Comparables

The second part of your fiction book proposal includes “comparables,” four to six novels that you see as similar to your own in some way. To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Book and Your Readers

The first part of your fiction book proposal should have details about your book and your target market. To recap from last week, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Author About Town: Newton, NJ

In an earlier post today, I announced that I’ll be doing a book reading/discussion/signing event at Black Dog Books in Newton, NJ on July 15 from 6:30 – 9:00pm. “I want to attend your reading, Mike, but it’s a long

Posted in Announcements, Author Event, The Business of Writing, Writing Life

What’s a Fiction Book Proposal?

So, you’ve written a novel. And then you’ve rewritten it. And rewritten it again. Beta-readers and editors have been through it with a fine-toothed comb, and it’s as ready for publication as it will ever be. So you’ve sent out

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Fiction Query Letters: How to Write One

Last week, we talked a bit about fiction query letters: what they are and why you need one if you’re going to approach literary agents. This week, we’re going to go the next step: How to write a fiction query

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Fiction Query Letters: What They Are?

In a previous article, I talked about finding a literary agent. In this article, we explore the first step in making contact with those literary agents you’ve found: the fiction query letter. For the sake of argument, this article assumes

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

How Do You Find a Literary Agent?

Finding a literary agent is a research project that’s best conducted by you. So, while some ways to find an agent might include: stalking them on social media, soliciting referrals from other writers who have agents themselves, and throwing darts

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Come join us! Click to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,917 other followers

Join the Adventures

Sign up here to join the mailing list and become part of my Adventures in Indie Publishing.

Get a window into a working writer's workshop, Join the Adventures.

The Author
Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
The Matter of Manred Saga: Available from Amazon

Available from Amazon

Autographs for Kindle!

Get your e-book signed by Michael Dellert

Twitter Love
Currently Reading
Archives