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Offline Jackster

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Marketing a Non-Fiction Book
« on: May 09, 2009, 11:25:56 AM »
Iíve written an inspirational book based on a personal journey and am currently developing a proposal package for submission to agents and publishers.

One of the components of a proposal is the Marketing Section providing evidence of a viable audience of readers.  One effective and recommended method is providing statistics.  My book deals with God and faith and I would like to be able to provide real statistics that more people want to know more about God and faith and what a relationship can provide in fulfillment of their lives.  Inotherwords, people are looking for meaning in their lives.

Are there any such statistics out there that perhaps a Google or Ask.com search might provide for me?  I donít want to spend a number of months reading books that provide such evidence.

I apologize if this request is somewhat confusing.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Jack.


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Re: Marketing a Non-Fiction Book
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 11:51:43 AM »
Jack -

You might want to start here:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/27/changing.religion.study/index.html?iref=newssearch

The data and links there should provide more than sufficient ammo for a query letter. Good luck.

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