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What do publishers look for in a good book proposal?

October 21, 2014


Caxton Showing the First Specimen of His Printing to King Edward IV at the Almonry, Westminster

We are often asked about the key components that contribute to a successful proposal. A formal proposal is typically the starting point for assessing a potential book project, and therefore a well-structured and coherent proposal can invariably make the difference between a book being accepted or rejected for publication.  Alex Pettifer, Edward Elgar Publishing’s Editorial Director, explains how to write the perfect book proposal.


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