Thursday, August 16, 2007

Book Proposals 101 Chat Tonight

Book Proposals 101: Writing a Proposal That Can Land You A Deal

with Stacy Hawkins Adams

Join Stacy and Terry Whalin as they discuss How to write a proposal that can land you a deal.

Guest Speaker:
Terry Whalin has written more than 60 non-fiction books published in more than 50 magazines. For 5 years he's been an acquisitions editor at a book publisher and now he's a literary agent with Whalin Literary Agency.

To help people pursue their own dreams of a published book, Terry has written Book Proposals that $ell, 21 Secrets To Speed Your Success.

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Stacy has been a life-long writer whose passion includes penning fiction and nonfiction.

She wrote articles and columns as a newspaper reporter for 13 years before becoming a full-time novelist, professional speaker and freelance writer.

Her stories have appeared in secular and faith-based publications, including AARP's Bulletin, Heart & Soul, Gospel Today and The Crisis magazines, USA Today, Florida Today and The Richmond Times-Dispatch newspapers and on Crosswalk.com.

Her debut novel, Speak To My Heart, was voted 2004 Best New Multicultural Christian Fiction and Stacy was named 2004 Best New Multicultural Christian Fiction Author by Shades of Romance Magazine. Black Expressions Book Club dubbed her a "literary rising star."

Stacy publishes a well-regarded, nationally distributed e-newsletter called Life Untapped™ that features prominent fiction and non-fiction authors and other writing news each month. As a trained speaker, she shares messages with corporate, college, civic and faith-based audiences designed to help them discover and pursue their life's purpose.

Stacy's third contemporary Christian fiction novel, Watercolored Pearls, will be released in October. See www.MinistryMarketingSolutions.com for press kit or to request a galley. Email pamperry@ministrymarketingsolutions.com for media interviews.

To learn more about Stacy, visit www.stacyhawkinsadams.com


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Thursday, August 16, 2007
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bought and read Terry Whalen's book on Writing a Book Proposal. It did not indicate anywhere that it is just for non-fiction and does not address the needs for fiction writing only. Disappointed.

Hi, I'm Dee said...

Hi, anom. Thanks for commenting. From my experience with Terry's tips his proposal information is for both markets. What was the major difference? What was you looking for?

Hi, I'm Dee said...

More...

One of the things you can do is point to this quote from Brandilyn Collins--which I have bolded below at:
http://www.right-writing.com/editors.html

"With years of experience as an author and an editor, Terry Whalin has written a book that can help any writer. Book Proposals That Sell offers great advice on building the nonfiction proposal and also explains the inner workings of the editor's and publication board's role in acquiring a new book. Novelists, too, will find this background information very helpful. All authors need to understand the uphill battle they face in selling a book before they can be fully prepared to submit their absolute best proposal or manuscript. Whalin's book lays out what they'll face--and then shows them how to win the battle."
-- Brandilyn Collins, best-selling novelist.

More posts from Terry on the subject that are beneficial:
http://terrywhalin.blogspot.com/2005/10/marketing-plan-for-every-book.html

http://terrywhalin.blogspot.com/2006/07/extra-push.html

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