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

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2nd Annual Reader Survey

As this blog approaches its second official anniversary on 5 July 2017, I’m of a sentimental state of mind. Thanks to you, my readers, it’s been a fortunate year gone by. You’ve followed me as I’ve: published four well-reviewed books,

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Writing a Fiction Book Proposal

Last week, we discussed what a fiction book proposal is, and why you need one. This week, we’ll look at the form and function of a standard fiction book proposal in more detail. In this post, I’ll cover the critical

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Do You Need a Literary Agent?

A common question for all new writers – and the answer, almost always, is yes, you need a literary agent. Why Do You Need an Agent? With the rise of ebooks and self- and indie-publishing, many writers are asking WHY

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A Novel You Can’t Put Down: Anaerfell (The Blood of Dragons)

Drast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfill their father’s

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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.
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