Making book (proposal)

Thinking about it always hurts worse than doing it. This afternoon I finished my book proposal — that is, I put a wrapper on the cover letter, the first chapter and the actual proposal, PDF’d them, stuck them in a ZIP file and sent the file off to a couple of people for their comments. Now I just need to find a publisher. And do the research and reporting. And write the book.

Sorry to be coy, but I’m not ready to tell all just yet. I can say that it’s about the new generation of community news sites, with a major emphasis on one in particular.

4 thoughts on “Making book (proposal)

  1. Best of luck, Dan.

    I can tell you I have had an incredibly protracted, sometimes maddening, experience with my current book about the history of journalism. Thankfully, seven years after I started, it is nearly through the final hoops.

    Sometimes, it seems as though the publishing business exists to not publish books.

  2. That’s a terrifying prospect for newssite folks like us (will he love us or hate us, or worse, ignore us?). but if it’s half as readable as “Little People” you will find a publisher quickly.
    Two fall-back options:
    Self-publish it on Amazon’s Kindle
    Allow us to serialize it on CapeCodTODAY.com and PlymouthDailyNews.com coming later this month.

  3. Mark Walsh

    I’ve been waiting to hear some news on this front. I can tell you that you are already guaranteed one book sale.

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