What makes a non-fiction book stand out from the crowd? What are the essential elements of a non-fiction book proposal if you want to pitch agents and/or publishers, or if you want to prepare for effective self-publishing?
In this interview, Alison Jones goes into detail on these things and how the publishing industry has changed due to the pandemic.
In the intro, how audiobook authors and narrators are paid by Audible-ACX – we think – ALLi blog; iOS14 possible impact on Facebook ads [Facebook]; Taylor Swift and intellectual property rights [The Guardian]; Publishers Weekly backlist titles.
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Alison Jones is the CEO of Practical Inspiration Publishing and the author of This Book Means Business, as well as the host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast.
You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and full transcript below.
- Changes in publishing accelerating as a result of the pandemic
- What makes an extraordinary non-fiction book?
- Why write a proposal for a non-fiction book?
- The elements of a non-fiction proposal
- The importance of having a fair contract for your intellectual property
- What makes a book attractive for foreign rights licensing?