Barnabas is writing a new book. Dave is helping launch a few key new titles for B&H. I’m in the midst of putting together a new book proposal for something I’ve wanted to write (and have been poking away at) for four-plus years. So today, we’re digging deep and offering some practical advice for aspiring authors, specifically around what makes a good proposal. Listen in as we discuss:
- What are a few of the key ingredients of a good book proposal?
- Why is it helpful to have a literary agent?
- Should platforms and audiences matter when writing?
- Why are there so many how-to books on the market today?
- Would a publisher take a chance on Knowing God today?
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A few of the books we discuss on today’s episode:
- America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction by John Steinbeck
- Leaders: Myth and Reality by Stanley McChrystal
- Desiring God by John Piper
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer
- When Helping Hurts by Steven Corbett and Brian Fikkert
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