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Offline artbrand

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query letter for a photo book
« on: April 29, 2011, 10:46:51 PM »
I am a photographer and a writer.  I am currently working on a book with both personal essays and fine art photography.  The look of the book I have in mind is a coffee table type: large photographs accompanied by mini essays.  It's more photos than storyline.  But, how should I approach my query letter to publishers when photography is involved?  Can someone help with some solid advice, links to other info websites, or even good examples online?  Any or all would be a big help to get me jump started in the right direction to make my query letter as best as it can be.  Thanks for all of your help!

Offline 510bhan

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Re: query letter for a photo book
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 11:58:58 PM »
All I can think of is to browse through your local bookshop for similar coffee table books and make a note of the publishing house - then you can check it out on the Internet maybe and see if there are any submission detaiils.

I don't know if thsi would give you any leads if you check out the different full profiles:
http://www.agentquery.com/search.aspx

Good luck ;) ;) ;)

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Re: query letter for a photo book
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 12:24:39 AM »
If I understand your question, what you need to write is a proposal not a query letter. Query letters are for fiction. If you intend to write essays, photos or not, that's nonfiction and requires a proposal.

Start here: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Proposals-That-Sell-SECRETS/dp/1932124640/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Also, it's would be nice if you introduced yourself in the Welcome Board. ;)

Good luck.

Wolfe