Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes! Featured below are real quotes from book proposals and query letters submitted to us over the past few months.
Ok I would love to see a concert I also a very short description of what I’m most proud of. I’ve written and typed a book. I’ve search high and low for a publisher for my book.
PUNCTUATION- AND SPELLING-CHALLENGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGER
Much of the material is other authors poetry or quotes. Is it even possible to publish a book thats a kailadascope of information from other people
THIS EMAIL WAS SENT SIMULTANEOUSLY TO 13 DIFFERENT PUBLISHERS
Kindly find the attached manuscript ready for worldwide publication and dribution. Thanks.
This is my second book and it is my move into full time righting.
ALL AUTHORS SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SPELL COPYRIGHT
Questions about copywrights are important, obviously.
ANOTHER ONE THAT LEFT ME SPEECHLESS…
my book is about a little boy name william who”s goes out looking for christmas because his brothers and sisters tell him, when he ask how many day till christmas and they say christmas is around the corner. I researched a lot of book published companys and yall are the best for my book..
FIRST TWO SENTENCES OF ARTICLE SUBMITTED ON SPEC
If your going to start to write something like a book or an article always try to base it on firsthand accounts such as past experiences of other people or even yours as long you keep it as real as possible. I mean let’s face it men always love a good adventure and action although sometimes they also read romance novel’s that they don’t tell to others because of the possibility that they might think they’re gay or something.
YES, ANOTHER ONE – FIRST TWO SENTENCES OF ARTICLE SUBMITTED ON SPEC
I didn’t know that writing an article could be hard .But if your going to write an article
IF HE REALLY WAS A REGULAR READER, HE’D KNOW WE DON’T PUBLISH TRAVEL/TOURISM PIECES
I am a regular reader of your site writersweekly.com… It would be nice if I too had an opportunity to present your blog’s readers with something of real value about various informative news on travel that catches my interest towards tour and travel industry.
CAPITAL LETTERS ON HER KEYBOARD NOT WORKING?
i have been doing article writing for 2 years. kindly tell me if there is any task for me and what is the requirement? i really want to join you in article writing service.
Please guide me as i have to write for you. Thankyou.
THIS PERSON SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT WRITING!
I would like to write articals especially for Students to earn there own bucks through Blogging and writting on there own.
For more, see previous installments of World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters HERE.
About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
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