Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Side Trip: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal – Part 9

Why should I write this book?

This is one question not all the books and material on writing book proposals will include, but it’s a good one to include to make your proposal stand out.

Of all the people in the world, why should you write this book?
  • Do you have particular educational credentials?

  • Do you have life experience that you’re speaking from?

  • Are you an expert in the area?

  • Have you studied this area in depth?

  • Do you have a combination of skills and experience that make you unique to write on this topic?

Tell me (um, er, actually your potential agent or editor, in your proposal) why should you be the one to write this book?

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