My friend Cal Newport, with whom I am collaborating on a new writing project, has a post on his blog titled, "How to Get a Book Deal: Lessons From My Adventures in the World of Non-Fiction Publishing." Cal is a successful multi-book author and has a great perspective on things, especially if you’re young. His steps:
- Don’t write the book first.
- Become a non-bad writer.
- Identify a first-timer compatible idea.
- Pitch the right agent.
- Practice proposal yoga.
Check it out if you’re trying to write a book.