The Top Five Reasons a Publisher Will Accept or Reject Your Manuscript
An insider's view of writing better and getting published in the turbulent world of the book business today, including tips and techniques regarding these key factors:
Your Book Proposal
The Strength of Your Platform
Are you represented by a Agent
Your Ability to Market the Book
Your Willingness to Work with An Editor
In addition to a discussion and Q&A, selected proposals that have been submitted by October 23rd will be critiqued anonymously in the group, as an example of how publishers actually evaluate submissions. These proposals should be no longer than 15 pages total, and consist of a one page hook/overview, a three page chapter outline, one page each for Platform and Competition, and the balance in sample manuscript.
Send proposals to [email protected] with "Kepler's Proposal" in the subject line.
Alan Rinzler is Executive Editor at Jossey-Bass Publishers in San Francisco, the west coast imprint of John Wiley & Sons. He is also the Academic Director of Trade Book Publishing for the Stanford Professional Publishing courses. He’s edited and published Toni Morrison, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Claude Brown, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Ludlum, Irv Yalom, Jerzy Kosinski, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Clive Cussler, and others.
Official Website: http://www.keplers.com
Added by pamgrange on September 27, 2009