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What do publishers look for in a good book proposal?

October 21, 2014

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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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