The Secrets of Writing Successful Academic Book Proposals
Nov 08, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
Are you working on a "big book?" Big is not about page count or amount of data, but rather the scope and significance of your argument.
Oct 24, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
Understanding your audience is a kind of "X" factor that can enhance your ability to resolve many of the challenges inherent in crafting excellent book proposals.
Oct 16, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
Highly effective organization allows readers to perceive a meaningful sequence in the order of chapters in your book, rather than a string of somewhat related arguments.
Oct 06, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
Writers may want to consider their career stage, timeline for completion, and the resources they have to support their progress before they approach a publisher.
Sep 01, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
This blog addresses common author concerns about how to initiate contact with editors and build a strong working relationship.
Aug 07, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
A book's significance lies in its relationship to the state of the discipline, the background of the author, and the mission of the press.
Jul 31, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
The explanation of the purpose of your book or "rationale" is your best shot at conveying its essence and winning the interest of academic editors.
Jul 22, 2013 Amy Benson Brown
This series begins with suggestions for what you can do at any stage of your career to better understand what academic editors look for in book proposals.