Developing your book proposal
We need to convey a continuum ... step-by-step process, starting with fundamentals.
1. Start with the Fundamentals ...
Although it's super hard to get an agent to represent you, I know what a compelling and polished proposal looks like and I can coach you to create one. Wherever you are, I recommend starting with the fundamentals.
Once we've worked on the fundamentals, we'll start building a formal proposal — an outline with narrative drive! — to give you the best opportunity with a traditional publisher.
Bullets = TMI at this stage.
At bullets stage, they should be ready to fill out a form or contact you to chat.
Step 2. Develop your proposal - $3,000
We will work through all the elements of a formal proposal: overview, author bio, audience analysis, marketing analysis, annotated table of contents, analysis of comparable titles, and sample chapters. Our goal for this work will be a polished proposal that you feel confident sending to agents.
Comments on submissions
Editorial letter for each submission
Five 30-minute calls to review feedback; three additional calls at writer’s discretion
Additional sessions at $500 each (one editorial letter and one 45-min call)
Step 3. Ready, set, pitch - $2,000
Together we will write your query letter, research agents, and develop a strategy to pitch your idea. With these elements in place, you’ll be ready to send out your proposal with intention and confidence.
Query letter review; three rounds of inline feedback
Sample query letters
Research up to 10 agents
Two pitch strategy sessions
Two meetings to review agent responses
Proposal Review - $500
Do you have a proposal you think is ready to show an agent? I'll review it and give you the feedback you need to feel confident that it's ready for prime time!
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