(If your book is about succeeding without a college degree, however, by all means, lead with that fact.) A word of warning: Academic writers are trained to write stuffy, dense, reader-unfriendly works.So if you have advanced degrees, make sure that your entire proposal reads like you’re writing for actual people versus Socrates.
You’re writing for the twenty-first-century audience, not William Shakespeare.Education, though, is more than just degree programs.Consider beefing up this area of your bio by taking classes at the local community college. Now it’s on you to think through what features or benefits your book has that the competing books don’t (or at least the ones they haven’t done as effectively as you will). You’ll need to discuss the following in your proposal: Your Writing Background If you have previous training in writing or some of your writing has been published somewhere—anywhere—awesome! Having something you wrote that’s been published says a few things: All of these seem like valuable things to communicate to a prospective publishing partner, no?
The assumption is, if it’s a viable market, someone would’ve already tapped into it. Determine Book’s Features and Benefits Here’s the tricky part. Even if you have an amazing idea and a dynamite book proposal, you might still lose the deal if you don’t present yourself as the single best candidate to do the job.
Or perhaps because the game is played every day for six months, and fortunes of the team become as much a part of our life as those of friends and family.