This you need. It’s the difference between interesting a publisher even for a moment, or winding up in the slush pile.
A rock-star-written foreword lends your book cache, giving you the A-lister’s seal of approval. It also goes a long way, marketing-wise.
So, how to get started? Think about who is tops in your field. Maybe you already know the person you have in mind. Then try to get access. Perhaps someone you know is close with this person, and would pass your message on for you. Or, maybe you don’t this person at all. Start with a direct note or write to the person who handles the person’s communication.
When reaching out, show all-out and genuine respect. Tell the rock rock star how much he or she has influenced you, your thoughts, your career, and has served as an inspiration to you in writing this book. Also, share your outline, and send along the manuscript when it’s complete so that you are completely transparent.
It may seem like a long shot, but I can tell you first-hand, it works.