Tony Robbins tells a story about a man and woman who are both performers. The woman says, “Every night before I go on stage, I get butterflies in my stomach, and I have to overcome that fear.” The man says, “Every night before I go on stage, I get butterflies in my stomach, and then I know I am ready to go on!” Robbins’ point is that the same physical sensation can be interpreted in two different ways. Continue reading
The book proposal is a document, often 20 pages or more, written to demonstrate to literary agents and publishers that your book is worthy of publication. It includes such things as: the need your book will fill, the market for such a book, your ability to write, your ability to promote the book, and a detailed look at what the book is like. A book proposal is necessary if you are looking for a mainstream publisher. But even if you self-publish, I recommend going through the book proposal process. This allows you to determine for yourself if your book idea is worthy of your time, and it provides a framework for getting your thoughts in order and ready to be put on paper.
A nonfiction book proposal generally includes: Continue reading