You’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book. You think the book will sell.
Here’s how to proceed:
- Write a short description of your book, and give it a working title;
- Research similar books to yours online, and offline;
- Research the audience for your book;
- Consider how you’ll market the book.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re a dog groomer. You run a grooming salon and boarding kennels. You get an idea for a book “dog grooming the easy way.” Describe the book, and then research, as above.
Here’s why you do all this research up-front, before you start writing. It’s because agents and publishers ask WHY when you send a query letter to them: WHY this book, and WHY now?