Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Proposal is . . .

A suggestion was made regarding my one-liner. Now all I have to do is the following:

Cover sheet

Hook: School terrorism sends a principal in search of truth about the man she accused of a similar crime ten years earlier.

Synopsis:

Uniqueness of book: (This includes comparisons)

Credentials of Author:

Marketing Plan:

Chapter by Chapter Outline:

Sample Chapters:

And we do this for every single book until we're rich and famous. :)

2 comments:

Christa said...

My vote: 2+4+5............any way to combine those into one???

Sandra Scoppettone said...

I've never had to do that. I'd rather write the whole book than write a proposal. And I can't believe any pub. co. would want to know the author's ideas on marketing.

I know publishing is different now but I still feel the same way. The last book I sold was done with 100 pages and no outline. But I know that I have a track record and that made it easier for me. Still, if an editor asked for a synopsis after the 100 pages I couldn't do it.