"Racin' Flat Out for Christ" was released by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in e-book and paperback today. Head on over to Facebook and like the page dedicated to the book. You can order your copy at Amazon.com.
The book takes you behind the scenes in NASCAR to show you what God is doing. You'll hear from 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne as he talks about the importance of getting his priorities straight before he won that race. You ll see how God used the outreach of the NASCAR community after a tornado in Texas to reach a soul for Christ. You'll learn about how close a group of drivers have become since getting involved in a Bible study together. And you will read stories about what God is doing in the garage to change lives. But most of all, you ll be challenged to race flat out for Christ in your own life.
What People Are Saying about the Book:
"Lee has done an amazing job of capturing the hearts behind the men who radically pursue their faith in the NASCAR community, allowing readers to see what is really important in our lives and extending the platform that God has entrusted to us. We are not defined by our careers, but rather, our identity is found in Christ!" —Michael McDowell, Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series driver
"This NASCAR devotional shines light into what really matters in life, whether you're a NASCAR driver or whatever you may be called to in life. God has a purpose for all of us right where we are." —Josh Wise, Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series driver
"This is really cool to see a glimpse of different NASCAR drivers' spiritual journey. Very encouraging." —Blake Koch, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver
In the process of trying to find a royalty publisher for your book, editors are going to want to see a book proposal before they want to see your completed manuscript.
Because publishers will spend anywhere between $25,000 and $100,000 to publish your book. They want to be part of the creative process. They also want to make sure you understand who your exact target market is, who your competition is and how you plan to market the book once it is published.
So, how do you get the ball rolling? How do you actually write a book proposal? What are the key elements that go into one? Before we get to the list, understand that the elements below don't have to be in any specific order (with the exception of the Title Page). You just need to make sure you have included all of these elements. Also, make sure to single space the proposal, except for the sample chapters (those should be double spaced).
Okay, let's get to the key elements:
An average book proposal is at least 20 pages and as long as 40-50 pages.
Here are a couple of extras you may choose to include in your book proposal:
This article is meant to be a general guideline. Follow the specific writer's guidelines found on each publisher's website.
Lee Warren is a freelance writer and editor who has written twelve non-fiction books, one novella and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines as well as edited more than 50 books that currently appear in print. He's a fan of NASCAR, baseball, tennis, books, movies and coffee shops.