How Do Publishers Evaluate Book Proposals and Query Letters

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2-3 p.m. EST

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Presenter: John Bond, Publishing Consultant, Riverwinds Consulting

John BondThe Query Letter and Book Proposal are the go-to means of communicating an author's ideas to prospective publishers. But how do publishers assess Book Proposals? When they read a Query Letter, how do they evaluate the idea, the author, and the market? Publishing Consultant John Bond examines these common author documents and then uses a publisher's magnifying glass to look at them through their eyes. By reviewing Query Letters and Book Proposals for the publisher's wants, the author will be better equipped to create more attractive projects that will secure greater attention and possible publishing contracts. John will discuss best practices for creating these documents as well as the do's and don'ts, followed by an extended question and answer period. 

John Bond is a Publishing Consultant at Riverwinds Consulting. He works with individuals on publishing and writing projects. Schedule an initial complimentary phone call at Publishing Fundamentals. In his career, he has directed the publishing of over 500 book titles and 20,000 journal articles. He is the host of the YouTube channel “Publishing Defined.” Contact him at [email protected]