View Full Version : Repeating content of query in nonfiction book proposal

11-23-2015, 11:10 AM

Is it acceptable to repeat in a nonfiction book proposal the hook and some supporting material
that I used in my agent query letter? It's catchy in the query...so I'd like to use it again!


11-23-2015, 11:23 PM
I can't see why not. What are your reservations?

11-24-2015, 07:28 AM
Thanks, Toothpaste! I just hadn't seen any samples where they did it.

Old Hack
11-25-2015, 12:20 AM
You're not going to get into trouble by repeating stuff in your query and proposal.

But as you only have a limited number of words to work with here, why do it? Why not use all those words to work as hard as they can for you?

11-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Old Hack,

I see your point. I'll try to do that. This is my first nonfiction book,
and I'm learning a lot!