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Getting Published, How to Write a Killer Book Proposal

Getting Published, How to Write a Killer Book Proposal

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Published by Jed Diamond
When I first began wrestling with my fear of failure and trying to decide whether I should attempt writing a book, I talked to a friend who had recently gotten his first book published. He said something that grabbed my attention and hooked me into writing. “When you get a book published you earn royalties,” he told me. “Royalties, get it. You begin to be treated like a royalty.” He also told me that while we were sitting there talking, he was making money. Somewhere, someone was buying his book. I loved what I was hearing and I wanted to get my own book published.

I had no idea where to start, but my friend told me I needed to write a book proposal. I didn’t know what that was, but I started writing. After a year of rejection notices I finally had my first book published, Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man. I’ve now had 7 other books published, including international best-sellers, Male Menopause and The Irritable Male Syndrome.

I learned that there was a protocol for book proposals and later found that there were actually books that could help. One I found particularly useful was How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. But just as every book is different, every writer is different, and every book proposal is different.

I thought it would help people to actually see a book proposal that induced an editor to buy the book. Here is my proposal for The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Aggression and Depression that was published by Rodale.

I’ll enjoy hearing your comments and questions.
When I first began wrestling with my fear of failure and trying to decide whether I should attempt writing a book, I talked to a friend who had recently gotten his first book published. He said something that grabbed my attention and hooked me into writing. “When you get a book published you earn royalties,” he told me. “Royalties, get it. You begin to be treated like a royalty.” He also told me that while we were sitting there talking, he was making money. Somewhere, someone was buying his book. I loved what I was hearing and I wanted to get my own book published.

I had no idea where to start, but my friend told me I needed to write a book proposal. I didn’t know what that was, but I started writing. After a year of rejection notices I finally had my first book published, Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man. I’ve now had 7 other books published, including international best-sellers, Male Menopause and The Irritable Male Syndrome.

I learned that there was a protocol for book proposals and later found that there were actually books that could help. One I found particularly useful was How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. But just as every book is different, every writer is different, and every book proposal is different.

I thought it would help people to actually see a book proposal that induced an editor to buy the book. Here is my proposal for The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Aggression and Depression that was published by Rodale.

I’ll enjoy hearing your comments and questions.

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Published by: Jed Diamond on Sep 10, 2009
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Getting Published: How to Write a “Killer” Book ProposalBy Jed Diamond, Ph.D.
Contact:Jed@Menalive.comWeb: www.MenAlive.com
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When I first began wrestling with my fear of failure and trying to decide whether Ishould attempt writing a book, I talked to a friend who had recently gotten his first book  published. He said something that grabbed my attention and hooked me into writing.“When you get a book published you earn royalties,” he told me. “Royalties, get it. You begin to be treated like a royalty.” He also told me that while we were sitting theretalking, he was making money. Somewhere, someone was buying his book. I loved whatI was hearing and I wanted to get my own book published.I had no idea where to start, but my friend told me I needed to write a book proposal.I had no idea what that was, but I started writing. After a year of rejection notices Ifinally had my first book published,
 Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man.
I’ve now had7 other books published, including international best-sellers,
Male Menopause
and
The Irritable Male Syndrome.
I learned that there was a protocol for book proposals and later found that there wereactually books on how to write a book proposal. One I found particularly helpful was
 How to Write a Book Proposal 
 by Michael Larsen. But just as every book is different,every writer is different, and every book proposal is different.I thought it would help people to actually see a book proposal that induced an editor to buy the book. Here is my proposal for 
The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Aggression and Depression
that was published byRodale.I’ll enjoy hearing your comments and questions.2
 
Book ProposalThe Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Aggression and DepressionBy Jed DiamondJed Diamond34133 Shimmins Ridge Rd.Willits, California, 95490707 459-5505e-mail: jed@menalive.comWeb:www.menalive.com3

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