Thanks for your help. Here I go again with more questions (Sorry for being demanding):
I wasn't sure if one was to submit a proposal or a query letter or both for non fiction. I think I finally have it now: With non fiction one submits just a query letter in one's first correspondence but one has a book proposal ready to send out if the agent bites the bait.
Is this correct? Please address. IF OTHER PEOPLE AGREE WITH THIS, please say so.
HOW LONG SHOULD A QUERY LETTER BE
How long shoud a book proposal be.
I have heard one should discuss marketing, something I have never studied, in one's proposal. What is the shortest number of words that one can put in one's discusssion of marketing.
(PS. When Nietzsche was at his height, he was in the throes of syphilitic dementia. Adam Smith used to talk to himself when he walked down the street. I bet those guys never had to write marketing proposals and didn't have much of a platform. Hell, Nietzsche was so contemptuous of the "herd" that he probably hated the very idea of writing anything that would attract people)