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Description - How to Write a Query Letter for Your Manuscript and Articles by Donna Murphy

This book was written for the potential writer looking to effectively write and send a query letter that will grab the attention of editors and agents. You will learn the basics of writing to someone in a letter, including the etiquette and format that apply to printed text you may not know from using email. You will learn how to address writers and editors and what specific things should be in a query letter, from the format of the first paragraph, to describing yourself as an author to the editor or agent. You will read numerous sample query letters to see how they should and should not look and will learn what ten major mistakes to avoid in all query letters. You will learn how to format a non-fiction book query and proposal as well as one for a novel. Dozens of interviews were conducted with both writers who have successfully written query letters and editors who routinely read them to develop a walk through of everything that does and does not work. You will learn how to format and write the perfect cover letter and what the etiquette is for numerous different letters between you and an editor. Finally, you will learn how to start formatting your query letters in email as the preferred new format for many editors. No matter whom you are contacting and what you are trying to pitch, this book will provide detailed information to help you get your writing picked up.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781601384058
ISBN-10: 160138405X
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Atlantic Publishing Co
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Co
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donna Murphy

Donna M. Murphy is technical and business communications specialist and published author who develops and designs customized products for print and online media. Business publications, process documentation, manuals, and presentations are her forte. Donna provides editorial and publication design services to a variety of industries including publishing, information technology, small business, career cultivation for women, and personal branding. Before her communication and design work, Donna worked as a computer systems analyst, a Web content editor, a technical copywriter, and a communications instructor. Her clients have included HP, Motorola, GE, Texas Children s Hospital, and Shell. Donna has worked as an assistant editor to Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., where she edited and coauthored How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Vending Business, and The Complete Guide to Windowsill Plants. Donna is also the author of two self-published books: Organize Your Books in 6 Easy Steps, and The Woman s Guide to Self-Publishing. She has authored and published numerous articles and resource booklets, which have been featured in various magazines, business journals, and online communities including Real Women Real Issues, Work.Home.You., The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Suite101, Digital Women, iVillage, and Bizymoms"