And you want to take her advice. This woman has published nine books with various publishers!
Hey there writers! Today I’d like to discuss things that you need to have ready when submitting your manuscript, but many writers overlook. It’s easy enough to do, since we typically spend so much time polishing our work to perfection, but every item I’ve listed below is absolutely essential, if not for the initial query then for the final product.
Of note, these guidelines are for fiction projects. Nonfiction book proposals are a whole different blog post!
- A tag line, also called a hook or a log line – your book will need something catchy that draws the reader in.
- Front cover – while no one’s expecting you to send in cover mock ups–in fact, many publishers actively discourage it–you need to have a clear idea of how you’d like the cover to look. Otherwise, if the publisher asks you for suggestions and you reply that you’re cool with whatever…
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