Terry Whalin, former book acquisitions editor and author of over 60 books explains...
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Veteran Publishing Executive Reveals
Book Proposal Secrets
About Terry Whalin
Terry Whalin has been a book acquisitions editor for over five years. The acquisitions editor is the first person to read the submissions to a publishing house then champions the author's project in front of a room of publishing executives. Terry knows the inside scoop on what publishers want in a book proposal.

As a writer, Terry has published more than 60 books with traditional publishers such as Zondervan, St. Martins Press, Tyndale and others. A traditional publisher pays you to write the book. Twice in his career, he has written book proposals which received a six-figure advance. A popular speaker at conferences, Terry often teaches about book proposals.
What Others Say About
Terry Whalin's teaching on book proposals:
"With practical know-how and tons of proven tips, this book is like that wise friend who’s been in the business, knows what works and why. Step-by-step, Terry Whalin guides and inspires both beginners and even experienced writers to doing better, successful, meaningful work."
--Jeanette Thomason, Editorial Director Waterbrook/ Random House
"Traditional publishing is shrouded with mystery. Terry Whalin peels back the curtain to give authors an inside look at what a writer needs to provide a publisher. Following his advice will give you the edge you need to create a slam dunk proposal!"
--Michael S. Hyatt, President of Thomas Nelson Publishers

"Terry Whalin helps people navigate the treacherous waters of getting published. An indispensable tool for new authors."
--Scott Waxman, Literary Agent and President of the Waxman Agency
"With years of experience as an author and an editor, Terry Whalin can help any writer. He explains the inner workings of the editor's and publication board's role in acquiring a new book. Novelists, too, will find this background information very helpful. All authors need to understand the uphill battle they face in selling a book before they can be fully prepared to submit their absolute best proposal or manuscript. Whalin lays out what they'll face--and then shows them how to win the battle."
--Brandilyn Collins, best-selling novelist
"As a successful author and acquisitions editor, Terry Whalin knows why some proposals bring publishers to attention and why others put publishers to sleep. Heed his advice and your next proposal just may be your break-through."
--Dan Benson, Editorial Director, NavPress
"Many beginning book writers complain that it’s harder to write the proposal than the book itself. Until they know how, that’s probably true. Terry Whalin knows the secrets of good book proposals. As a writer, he’s composed many book proposals; as an editor, he’s read hundreds of them."
--Cecil Murphey, writer, co-writer, or ghostwriter of more than 100 books including 90 Minutes in Heaven.
"In the often bewildering world of book publishing, aspiring authors need more than desire, creative skill, and something worthwhile to say. They also need a road map. My friend Terry Whalin offers a map even Rand-McNally couldn’t top."
--Larry Libby, Senior Editor, Multnomah Publishers
"Whalin has produced an indispensable tool that is both practical and powerful."
--Kyle Duncan, Vice President, Editorial, Bethany House Publishers
"An invaluable resource for every writer! Ignore Terry's counsel at your peril."
--Steve Laube, Literary Agent and President, The Steve Laube Agency
"How does one get a foot in the editorial door?  Publishers want to see a clear, direct, and well organized book proposal. Without one, most will not get a second chance to make a good first impression."
--Leonard G. Goss, Senior Acquisitions Editor, B & H Publishing Group
"Selling a book may be one of the most intimidating challenges you will ever face. However, an intimate knowledge of the process helps make it easier. Terry Whalin offers his broad knowledge of this business—from both sides of the editor’s desk—make him the perfect resource for helping you develop a proposal that sells. 
--Sally E. Stuart, author, Christian Writer’s Market Guide
"Writers who are serious about getting published need more than talent. They need the inside scoop on what really goes on in publishing. Terry Whalin offers insider information for writers at every level."
--Vicki Caruana, teacher and author of the best-selling Apples & Chalkdust.
"Terry Whalin has written scores of book proposals. And, as an acquisitions editor at two publishing houses, he’s read his fair share of proposals. Now he shares his wealth of knowledge."
--Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent, Books & Such
"As an agent, I’ve read Terry’s nonfiction proposals and have always been impressed.  He knows how to put together a winning presentation to capture a potential editor’s attention and get a decision. Terry combines his compassion for writers with his considerable publishing experience for anyone preparing a nonfiction proposal."
--Claudia Cross, Literary Agent, Sterling Lord Literistic, New York City
"A well-written book proposal gains attention, piques interest, and provides the information an editor--and later the publicity department--needs to convince not only his editorial staff but the whole publishing team. Terry Whalin provides the know-how to add sales appeal to any book proposal."
--Les Stobbe, Literary Agent, Editor-in-Chief, Christian Writer’s Guild
Do you dream of writing a book?
You aren't alone. Over 80% of people feel like
they should write a book and get paid for it.
If you are like most people, who dream about writing a book, they start at page one and write their book. Then they look for a publisher. They have written their book backwards because publishers don't read book manuscripts. Editors and publishing executives and literary agents read book proposals.

These unpublished writers do not understand how 80 to 90 percent of books are sold. Because of a lack of understanding, unpublished authors never sell their book manuscript to a publisher. Instead they gather some rejection slips and retire their book to a desk drawer.

If you want to sell your book idea, then you need the information on these audio CDs! If you are tired of getting form rejection letters with zero information about why your manuscript was rejected, then you will gain rich insight from this information for an investment in your own writing career of less than $100...

As a book acquisitions editor, Terry presented the author's material to a room of seasoned publishing executives (sales, marketing and editorial). He was trying to convince them to issue a book contract for an author's book idea. Far too many times, the author did not give Terry the necessary ammunition to successfully get these executives to give an enthusiastic "yes" to the author's idea.

As the acquisitions editor, Terry was usually the first person to read the book proposals. This audio teaching contains his insight and experience regarding books that hit the mark and achieve a contract with a traditional publisher. His stories and insight will show you how to avoid the pitfalls of rejection.

Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets has proven results. Numerous authors have used this information to locate a literary agent or secure a book contract. You can have this product in a few instant clicks for only $97.00.

Here's some of the information on this audio program:
Learn why it's important to make a good first impression and gain a realistic perspective about the challenge to get the editor to stop and carefully consider your submission,.

Learn how to make your proposal stand out so it doesn't get instantly rejected. Add the "extra factor" to make your submission distinct from anything else under consideration.

Just as a successful magazine submission has to target the needs of the magazine, learn how to target your book proposal submission to meet the needs of a busy editor.

Be encouraged that every editor and agent are actively looking for excellent publishable book ideas yet the necessity of making a good first impression to avoid rejection.

Begin to understand the pressures on the acquisitions editor and why you have seconds to present your idea

Learn how editors process submissions quickly and why they are looking for a reason to say no.

Understand the predominately negative impression you are making on the editor when you innocently pick up the phone and make a cold call to them.

Gain a realistic picture of the volume of material coming at the editor--and how you can make your proposal standout from anything else on the editor's desk
Learn how to give the editors exactly what they need to champion your book idea.
Five Questions Every Book Editor Asks about a Manuscript or a Book Submission.--and why your proposal must answer these questions to be considered.

Six Common---Yet Unexplained Reasons Book Ideas Are Rejected. Unless you learn these reasons you may never know why your book manuscript or book proposal was rejected.

Five Ways To Create a Unique Submission, gain the editor's attention and increase your possibility for a book contract

Understand how rapidly book ideas are processed within the publishing house.

Understand why editors barely have time to send a form rejection letter.

Learn why every submission whether fiction or nonfiction needs a realistic marketing plan

Gain the editor's view about the details of a realistic marketing plan

Learn how to send to the right editor or the right agent the right book idea at the right time.
Praise for the Insight on 
Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets
Book-publishing insider, literary agent, editor, and prolific writer, W. Terry Whalin, opens new  doors to book proposal secrets; some long hidden in the recesses of publishing domains. His  three-CD audio set, Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets, teaches writers how to write the  ever-elusive book proposal in such a way that it grabs an editor’s attention and keeps it. Among  Whalin’s book proposal secrets: Five Ways for Your Proposal to Stand Out and Five Questions  Every Book Editor Asks. From the beginning of the first CD, Whalin’s words captured my  attention and reordered my thoughts on how to write a book proposal. My previous book  proposals fell flat; now I know why. I can’t wait to implement his ideas.
--Nan Snipes, Buford, Georgia

In Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets, Terry Whalin demonstrates once again his unmatched  generosity to his fellow writers. His range and depth of experience, as a writer and an  acquisitions editor, combined with his desire to assist others in the craft and business of writing, equip him to speak with great candor and insight about the challenges of today's book market as well as what editors and agents seek. His organized presentation, supported by interesting and  memorable examples, gives writers what they need to make their book proposal shine. This audio workshop sent me running to my computer to tackle a manuscript I'd been stymied on for months!
--Marilyn Yocum, Marietta, Ohio

Terry Whalin provides a wealth of publishing experience in Editor Reveals Book Proposal  Secrets. It’s well worth the investment. You receive a true insider’s viewpoint through stories or  mini case studies from his experience as an acquisitions editor. I found it a great help in thinking about what it takes to create a book that sells. It gave me a new respect for how difficult it is to make it in the publishing industry while reassuring me that I can do it. Writing a book is only part of the story, Terry reveals the rest.
--Paul R. Lloyd, Warrenville, Illinois

In this audio, Terry Whalin transforms the intimidating task of preparing a successful  book proposal into an "I can do that!" experience. The task is no less difficult simply by listening  to this, but his comprehensive and well-organized presentation leaves both the aspiring and  seasoned author with all the tools necessary to make book proposal writing an exciting  adventure. If you want to get an editor's attention, don't miss this.
--Martha Boshart, Lowville, New York

Every writer needs a publishing chef like Terry Whalin! With high energy, Terry passes on  delectable knowledge and experience that you don't want to miss! He doesn't guard his book  proposal secrets; instead, he shares the best, from the first ingredient to the finished proposal and  everything in between. How can your proposal entice an editor’s palate and bypass the  competition? Listen to Terry Whalin as this Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets.
--Diane H. Pitts, Mobile, Alabama

Terry Whalin’s instructional CDs open the doors of the publishing world to any author willing to  take the time to learn. Every author trying to get a book traditionally published needs to follow these “secrets” and use them as a checklist. Within the publishing house, many different people  and views will decide whether a book is accepted for publication or not. When authors  understand what publishers need, they can rejection proof their submissions.  As you follow  Terry's advice in Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets, you will increase your possibility of  achieving your dreams with a book contract.
--Glenda Schoonmaker, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Plus You Receive TWO Bonus CDs and the Handouts
In addition to the audio CD, Editor Reveals Book Proposal Secrets, you will receive a hour-long Bonus CD of Terry Whalin teaching BOOK PROPOSALS THAT SELL TELESEMINAR. Normally this bonus CD alone retails for $97 yet you will receive it as FREE bonus.

Also Terry includes a second hour-long Bonus CD: 21 SECRETS TO SELLING YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL. This third CD is included in every order without additional charge.

Also you will receive the handouts from both workshops including the web sites mentioned on the tape. Then you can easily learn the five ways to make your submission stand apart from anything else on the acquisitions editor's desk.