10 Things Editors Look for in Nonfiction

10 Things Editors Look for in Nonfiction Got a terrific nonfiction project you’re trying to sell? Wondering if you have what it takes? Here are some signs of potential future success as a nonfiction author: 1. You’ve previously written a book that was at least mildly successful… maybe something like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 2. You have a recognizable name. For instance, Bradley Cooper. Or Oprah. 3. You are currently a top candidate for President of the United States. 4. You have recently won several gold medals in the Olympics. In a sport people care about. 5. You have come up with a life-changing, magical method of organizing people’s stuff. And it involves talking to your stuff. 6. You are the founder of Microsoft. 7. You are the…. what’s that? you don’t like this...
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