Guest Post: The 4 Platform Elements That Catch an Editor’s Attention

Editor-turned-Agent Maria Ribas has a guest post for everyone today! It’s a small world in publishing and the story of how Maria and I know each other is a reflection of that. When Maria was an editor at Adams Media I sold her a cookbook called THE WELLNESS KITCHEN. She left Adams Media a coupleContinue reading “Guest Post: The 4 Platform Elements That Catch an Editor’s Attention”

The 6 reasons why you *must* write a non fiction book proposal

Your platform might be obvious to you, but it needs to be obvious to others. You’ve built your career to be an expert in your field. You know all the gains you’ve made and what you’ve accomplished, but you need to lay it all out in your proposal. The more about your platform you canContinue reading “The 6 reasons why you *must* write a non fiction book proposal”

Ask the Agent: Your Questions Answered! Part III

Question from Karma: When an agent asks for a brief synopsis as part of submission process, is it safe to assume they’d like more than the paragraph that lives in the query letter? A 1-2 page breakdown? Thanks so much! When an agent asks for a synopsis they are looking for the bones of theContinue reading “Ask the Agent: Your Questions Answered! Part III”

Non Fiction: What pushes a proposal to the top?

Non fiction is a hard market to break into right now. It is heavily based on platform and figures from TV and radio. The reason publishers are investing in these projects is the large and defined market that the authors bring with them. So how can you use this to your advantage? There are aContinue reading “Non Fiction: What pushes a proposal to the top?”