Nonfiction books are marketed to agents and editors much differently than fiction books. For the resources on this page, download the handout, or read the same information on the list below.

Handout of this page: "Nonfiction Book Publishing Resources"

(one page; downloads as a PDF)


Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why 2nd Edition by Jeff Herman

Agents, Editors and You: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Michelle Howry

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

Literary Agents: What They Do, How They Do It, and How to Find and Work with the Right One for You, Revised and Expanded by Michael Larsen

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, Revised and Updated by Elizabeth Lyon

The Art of the Book Proposal
by Eric Maisel

Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--and Get It Published by Susan Rabiner, Alfred Fortunato

Guide to Literary Agents 2008 by Chuck Sambuchino

Book Proposals That Sell by W. Terry Whalin



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