the Desk of: John claiborne
you like to
PAID to write a book?
If you're thinking this
is plain fantasy, think again. All professional writers get paid
to write their books.
How? They sell their
books via proposals before they write the books.
A book proposal is a
document which convinces a publisher to buy your book before
you've written it. Your proposal says, in effect: "Hey, I've got
a great idea for a book which lots of people will want to buy.
Do you want to publish it?"
Think of it as a
combination brochure and outline of your proposed book.
It's easily possible to
make a fast $10,000, or even a six figure amount. You could even
make seven figures --- over a million dollars for twenty pages of text.
It sounds incredible,
but a fast seven figures is certainly possible if you have a
hot idea or have had an experience that hundreds of thousands of
people want to read about.
In his 2001 book about
writing non-fiction, Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?,
author Marc McCutcheon says that it's not hard to make a good
income writing non-fiction: "you can learn the trade and begin
making a respectable income much faster than most people think
Do you need experience to sell a book on
No! You just need a good
"How to Write and Publish Your Own Books" shows
you how to go from idea to completed book proposal in seven
in seven days, you could be sending your proposal to agents and
includes everything you need to know. Just follow the easy
steps. It even includes a sample proposal, which got a contract
from an agent immediately
it was sent out.
You can do it too!
Here's what you'll discover in "How to Write and Publish Your
Exactly what a book
proposal is, and an
EASY way for you
to come up with more saleable ideas for books than you could
write in a dozen lifetimes.
Here's an excerpt from Day Two:
Dispelling myths and a word about confidence
If you're feeling nervous now that you're
about to start this project, relax. Tell yourself that you will
take it step by step. All you need to do is work at it steadily,
a word, sentence and paragraph at a time, and you will complete
your proposal, and then when you've sold the proposal, you'll
complete your book using the same easy-does-it method.
While we're at it, let's dispel a few myths.
It takes a
special talent to write books.
It takes persistence. There are as many
different kinds of writers as there are people. Some are young,
some are elderly, many are in-between. You donâ€™t need any
special writing talent to write books, nor do you need to be
highly educated. Many successful writers have never completed
high school. If you can write well enough to write a letter, you
can write a book.
Many professional writers make incomes that
would make doctors and lawyers envious. Most make reasonable
incomes. If you decide to make a career of writing nonfiction
books, the major benefit is that if you choose your book's topic
with care, your book can stay in print for many years. For each
year that your book's in print, you get two royalty checks.
Let's say that you write two books a year for five years. At the
end of the five years, if your books all stay in print, you'll
be getting ten royalty checks a year. These ongoing royalties
are your nest-egg, profitable investments in your future.
The "blurb" is the back
cover material for your book --- the selling points which will
get people to buy the book. If you write the blurb before you
write an outline, you're guaranteed not to wander off the track
as you write your book.
Writing the blurb will
keep you on-track as you write your proposal and your book. I've
included two sample blurbs from my published books to show you
how to write a selling blurb.
The fast and easy way to
research your proposal â€“ you
may not need to do any research at all. You may already
know all you need to know.
write a SELLING query letter, with sample letters which have
The fast and easy way to
write your proposal --- everything you need to include to make
sure that your proposal SELLS.
Seven days, and you're
done! How to write the professional way, and a step by step easy
way to revise.
Write and Publish Your Own Books also includes a complete,
selling proposal, which got a contract from the first agent who
Have you always want to write a book and be a published author?
gives you a complete method. The ebook shows you
EXACTLY HOW to
write and SELL.
You can be
a published author much faster than you imagine.
Can I show you how to write a book proposal that sells?
Yes! I've sold many
fiction and non-fiction books, all on proposal.
This ebook includes
sample proposals which have SOLD.
I show you exactly what to do, and explain the methods I use to write and
If you've ever thought "I could write a book" --- you can!
Can I guarantee that you'll sell your
I can't guarantee it ,
but I'll make it several thousand times more likely that you'll
sell. You'll learn what a professional, selling proposal looks
like, and will learn how to write a professional, saleable
hundreds of proposals each week. As any book editor or agent
will tell you, 99% have
no chance of selling ever --- they're amateurish.
this ebook will ensure
that your proposal makes it into the 1% of saleable proposals.