Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life Part III: The Trade Book Proposal

The Book Proposal: the most important document that you will create in this whole process. So you know, no pressure. Many of you may have written book proposals before, for academic presses. The good news is that trade book proposals share much in common with their academic relations; the not-exactly-bad but somewhat confusing news is … Continue reading Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life Part III: The Trade Book Proposal

Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part I: Why and How to Find an Agent

This is the first in a series of posts about how to go about pitching and placing a non-fiction trade book, if you have written one (or want to write one). There are three reasons to get an agent, rather than sending out your materials directly to editors: You don't have access to trade press editors, … Continue reading Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part I: Why and How to Find an Agent