Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong 'About the Author' section. Also features two dozen actual proposals. Learn about choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles, drafting the perfect concept statement--daring agents and editors to reject you, defining and targeting your readership--then connecting with them. Also learn how to prepare a table of contents and chapter summaries, submit intriguing and well-written sample chapters, write query letters, devise a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers. Look at examples of a publication consent agreement and an author/agent agreement and resource information on market guides, literary agents, writers and editors reference books and more.