Crafting Book Proposals
The book proposal is a key step for many nonfiction projects on the road to publication. It not only outlines the content of the book but makes the business case to agents or publishers for why it will succeed in the market. This presentation will cover the important elements of a proposal, common pitfalls, and how editors can help authors create a polished and persuasive document.
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Nancy SchenckCentral Recovery Press
Nancy Schenck is the acquisitions editor for Central Recovery Press (CRP), an independent publishing company specializing in behavioral health topics. She and Valerie Killeen have worked together for nearly 15 years and helped to launch CRP in 2008 with founding publisher Bob Gray.
Valerie KilleenCentral Recovery Press
Valerie Killeen is the executive editor for Central Recovery Press (CRP). She and Nancy Schenck have worked together for nearly 15 years and helped to launch CRP in 2008 with founding publisher Bob Gray.