I admit it. I am a multiply published author and I still hate writing book proposals. For me, trying to get that letter to illustrate the best of me and my ideas without writing an entire dissertation is challenging. Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals is billed as a crash course in publishing success. The book is one of a series of books made for the Author 101 program. The authors have both published multiple bestselling books. Since they work in the publicity industry, they have some great insider knowledge on what really happens when you send that proposal. This information contained in this book is invaluable. Anyone even considering writing a book should pick up a copy. The authors take the want-to-be writer through the submission process. They stress that writing is a business. Publishing companies are in the business to make money. You may have the greatest idea, the most well written novel, or the book that will end world hunger but if only your mother is going to buy a copy you don’t have a chance. Your only chance at publication is to know what the publisher is looking for, knowing who will buy your book, and being ready to put in the effort needed to be successful.