Whether submitting your book idea to an agent or an editor, you want your proposal to stand out. In this 75-minute audio presentation, literary agent, Steve Laube, outlines the basic elements of an effective book proposal.
DISCLAIMER: This audio lecture was given before email became the more common method of presenting book proposals. While some portions of the presentation are dated (i.e. the type of paper to use and the envelope to place it in), the concepts remain identical to more recent conventions. Realize that while technology changes, the foundational elements of creating a good book proposal do not change.
Originally presented at an American Christian Writers conference. Find out about their multiple conferences and other services at www.acwriters.com.
Steve Laube, a literary agent and president of The Steve Laube Agency, has been in the book industry for over 36 years, first as a bookstore manager where he was awarded the National Store of the Year by CBA. He then spent over a decade with Bethany House Publishers and was named the Editor of the Year. He later became an agent where he has represented nearly 1,000 new books and was named Agent of the Year by ACFW. He was also inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall-of-Fame by their College of Theology.
In addition, he is the publisher at Enclave Publishing an imprint of Gilead Publishing and also serves as president and owner of The Christian Writers Institute. His office is in Phoenix, Arizona.