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Book Proposal Tips: How to Keep Your Proposal Out of the Trash!

  • Broadcast in Women
Marnie Swedberg

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During this hour with Marnie and guest, Cherrilynn Bisbano you'll discover:

  • The top 3 deal breakers an agent looks for in the first 30 seconds of reading your email.
  • Secrets to grabbing an agent’s attention in your cover letter.
  • Ingredients of a great bio, and which components turn them off.
  • Strategies to finding the best agent for your book.
  • Fresh ideas for distinguishing your audience, and why your book cannot be for “everyone.”
  • How to think about marketing, before you reach out to an agent.
  • 3 ways to get notable endorsements, and asking your mom is not one of them.
  • How to align your goals with the priorities of an agent.
  • Secrets steps to take before you hit the send button.

Cherrilynn Bisbano is a speaker and writer who encourages writers in their journey. She is managing editor at Serious Writer, and Almost an Author, a junior literary agent for Cyle Young, and the host of Genre Chat. Learn more at