Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Discover The Secrets to Getting Published


This blog post will be quick and to the point. If you are looking to get a book published and need professional guidance, I want you to pick up and read a copy of Book Proposals That $ell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, Revised Edition. It’s written by a good friend, W. Terry Whalin. I even supplied a testimonial for his book. And why wouldn’t I? He knows his stuff – and can save you heartache and headache by understanding how most book publishers think when reviewing and author’s query letter and book proposal.  

Whalin, the acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing, has also served as a fiction acquisitions editor at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, for three years. Prior to that, he was the acquisitions editor for David C. Cook for two years. He knows the plight of writers well, having penned over 60 books.  

“In the beginning stages of writing a book, most people start with a blank page and write their entire manuscript,” notes Whalin.  “This approach is backwards. About 80% to 90% of nonfiction books are sold from a book proposal. This mysterious document called a proposal contains many elements that will never appear in a manuscript―yet these details are critical to publishing executives who make the decision about publishing or rejecting an author’s project.”  

In Book Proposals That Sell, Terry reveals 21 secrets to creating a book proposal that every author needs in order to create one that sells. Before you even write a book – and certainly before you approach publishers – please, please read Book Proposals That $ell – unless you are a glutton for punishment.

To download a free checklist for writing a great book proposal, please sprint to:

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2021. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America. For more information, please consult: 


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