Guide Proposal Advertising and Promotion Sections – What is the Distinction?

As you already know, a e-book proposal consists of assorted sections or sub-headings, two of crucial of that are the advertising and marketing and promotion sections. To many writers these phrases sound obscure and even so related that they can not see the distinction between them. However the fact is that realizing the distinction between advertising and marketing and promotion is your key to a superb e-book proposal.


The very first thing to remember is that the individuals who learn your e-book proposal are professionals. They include the literary brokers who will see it, the buying editor, and the in-house publishing professionals, such because the gross sales supervisor, the advertising and marketing supervisor, and the promotions director. Like medical doctors and attorneys, these publishing professionals usually undergo from tunnel imaginative and prescient. Which means they see solely what they have been educated to see. Certain, you need them to learn the complete proposal. However often they’re going to simply skim it rapidly and focus solely on the part that applies to them. That is very true of the advertising and marketing and publicity folks.

In different phrases, you are going to need to write your advertising and marketing and promotion part to catch their consideration and persuade them that this e-book is a good suggestion. As a result of, in any case, they will be there on the editorial assembly when they are going to both vote up or down in your e-book proposal. This is the way to get them to green-light your e-book concept.


The advertising and marketing part of your e-book proposal should inform who will purchase your e-book. That is one thing the gross sales director goes to need to know. As a result of his or her gross sales pressure goes to must exit into bookstores and they will be speaking with the consumers of massive chain bookstores and they will must say one thing alongside the traces of, “This e-book will attraction to ladies aged 18-45.” Or they’re going to must say, “This e-book will attraction to males as a result of it is about soccer.” The purpose is that the advertising and marketing part should determine the markets in your e-book. That’s its solely perform.

The markets have to be sizeable sufficient to persuade a writer that your e-book will make them cash. In case your e-book will attraction to everybody over 17 who owns a automotive, then the market is fairly enormous. Alternatively if it can solely attraction to Urdu-speaking sexagenarians in wheelchairs who’ve Hashimoto’s illness, your market goes to be quite small and doubtless not adequate to get a writer .


The promotion part of the e-book proposal explains the way you and your writer can promote and publicize your e-book. It differs from the advertising and marketing part in that the advertising and marketing part identifies who will purchase the e-book, and the promotion part explains how you’re going to get the phrase out to those potential consumers.

Within the promotion part you do not have to reiterate what you stated within the advertising and marketing part. You do not have to restate that your market is ladies 18-45 or that your market is males. All you must do is say how you’ll attain your audience.

Mentioning that you’re going to be keen to go on TV and radio is an ideal factor to incorporate within the promotion part. Speaking about your platform — which means your methodology of getting public consideration, be it lectures, a newspaper column you write, or a church congregation you’ve gotten — is one other factor that belongs within the promotion part. Do not have a platform? Possibly you’ll be able to develop one within the time it takes to write down and publish the e-book; if that’s the case, point out that. Or perhaps you solely assume you do not have a platform, however you actually do. Some folks have a very talked-about Web page or a weblog. These issues will be thought of a platform — a means that you just attain your audience.

The underside line is that the advertising and marketing and promotion sections of your e-book proposal are associated however totally different. When you perceive the totally different capabilities of those two sections, you can write them in order that the advertising and marketing director and the publicity director might be intrigued by what they learn. When that occurs, you simply received your self two extra essential votes at that editorial assembly, and also you’re more likely to get a suggestion from that writer.

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