APMP Releases New Book “Writing Business Bids and Proposals for Dummies”
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Posted by: APMP
APMP Releases New Book "Writing Business Bids and Proposals for Dummies"
Teaches global business professionals how to write winning proposals
Washington, D.C., September 13, 2016 – The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP®), the bid and proposal industry's professional membership association, partnered with Wiley publications to produce the world's first step-by-step book to teach everyone how to win more business through better proposal writing. The book is on sale now at www.apmp.org for less than $20 (including shipping to U.S. destinations and APMP member discount).
"Writing Business Bids & Proposals for Dummies" is a partnership between APMP and Wiley Publications, the publishers of the popular "for dummies" book series. The 404-page book is the ultimate reference guide or refresher for proposal writers to guide them step-by-step on how to think, organize their thoughts, write, edit, and deliver a proposal that gives them the best chance of winning using APMP's best practices.
The book is broken down into six parts including: Understanding Proposal Development, Focusing on Your Customer, Planning Your Approach, Creating Your Proposal, Taking Your Proposal to the Next Level, and the highly informative and philosophical Part of Tens. Readers will get 16 chapters of information, jam-packed with hundreds of tips, warnings, and proposal reminders.
In addition, those who purchase the printed version of "Writing Business Bids & Proposals for Dummies" can instantly connect to a deep online library of additional tools and templates to assist on their next proposal.
"The goal of the book is to help everyone, no matter their skill level, plan and use a repeatable proposal process to win new work," said Rick Harris, Executive Director of APMP. "Our members and millions of people throughout the world write proposals to win and this book helps everyone from the one-person proposal writer to the person leading a proposal team to better think, organize, and deliver a proposal that leads to new revenue."
Written by two APMP Fellows, Neil Cobb and Charlie Divine, "Writing Business Bids & Proposals for Dummies" will become the mass-marketed definitive resource for anyone who is tasked with putting together a proposal. Both Cobb and Divine have a combined 50+ years of proposal writing and management experience and have been on the front lines of proposal writing globally.
The book is a product of APMP's new B2B/B2C marketing committee designed to expand APMP's reach to people who write proposals every day but might not know they are proposal writers. This can include marketing, business development, sales, and support professionals who are tasked with driving revenue into their organizations.
For more information about the "Writing Business Bids & Proposals for Dummies" book or to order a copy, visit www.apmp.org or call 866/466-APMP, extension zero.
APMP® is the worldwide authority for best practices, education, and career development for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business development, and presentations. APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1989 and today has 7,400+ members and 27 active chapters worldwide. Membership includes professionals engaged in every aspect of the proposal development lifecycle.