You've written a book proposal.
You've done all the heavy lifting: you know that there's a market for your book. You've shown how your book slots into a niche in the marketplace, and you've described how you will market your book.
Excellent. Your proposal is now making its way around the offices of publishing houses and agents. Slowly. Very slowly.
What if you could gee up the process a bit?
There's a sneaky way of both making money from your book before it's published a couple of years from now (traditional publishing takes a LONG time) - and of attracting attention to your book proposal.
Here's the way: create an ebook version of your book, and sell it online. Not only can you make some money while your book proposal does the rounds, you may get an offer on the basis of an intriguing ebook.
I'm writing about self-publishing as a "stealth" process this week in Fab Freelance Writing Ezine.