The importance of an outline in your book proposal


If you’ve been reading my blog posts for any length of time, you’ve no doubt you’ve seen me link to our web page about submitting a book proposal. I hope you’ve looked over it, and even book marked it. It’s a page to keep handy when the urge to write hits. Today, I want to draw your attention to a page that’s just as important.

One of the key elements of a book proposal is the outline. It gives reviewers a good sense of the material you plan to cover in your book, and the level of detail you want to include. Some reviewers start by looking at the outline when reviewing your proposal. If it’s good, they’ll move on to the questionnaire. So, I’ve written an article to help you create the strongest outline possible. There’s even a template you can follow for your own book.

When you’re ready to discuss a book idea, or your proposal material, contact me. I’m here to help you become a published SAS author!



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Shelley Sessoms

Online Community Manager

Shelley Sessoms is a Community Manager in SAS’ External Communications group. She joined SAS in 2002, and has worked in both the Communications group and SAS Press. Shelley is a true "connector" at heart and is thrilled to be working with SAS customers.

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