Put like that, it all sounds so simple. However, nothing could be further from the truth, because in order to attract the interest in the first place I needed to present them with a real glittering gem of a proposal, rather than just a carbon copy of one of the many typical proposals piled high in the rejects mountain.
The way I put the proposal together wasn’t so different to the norm. It mainly comprised of a brief cover letter, a short biography of myself, the actual proposal, and a short sample of the book.
Most other would-be authors send publishers the same kind of information. Even so, Pearson quickly cottoned onto the fact that my proposal was somewhat different, and I think the main reason for that was because it was clear that what I was saying was different, moreover I was also saying it in a different way to other CV books.