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Book Proposals to Agents or Publishers

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I want to make your Book Proposal shine! A book proposal should only be sent to an agent or publisher after he or she has asked for one, following your Cover Letter and Synopsis. If you are asked to send a Proposal after they have read those two "sales pieces" you can consider yourself as having started a relationship. The Book Proposal is a very different animal. It contains five essential (and separate) parts and needs to be written in a specific order. Once this is accepted, you may just be on your way to a book deal. 

If I have read the book I will be able to write the proposal without notes, but if I have not, I will need a complete description of the plot and characters and what you want emphasized in the proposal. It is not a good idea to have anyone who has not read the book write a proposal to an agent or publisher, but I can do it with a lot of instructions if you absolutely cannot pay me to edit first. (I understand limited budgets well, but I do advise if you choose this method, at least write an initial first draft so I can see your plot and what you are trying to accomplish with the book through your eyes.)

Please remember another thing: some bestselling authors admit they have sent their Cover Letters, Synopsis, and Proposals to as many as fifty agents and publishers. If you are not into longterm, there are many ways to self publish WITHOUT COST.  NEVER PAY A VANITY PUBLISHER. Amazon Kdp and Smashwords (eBooks) and its (print) partner, Draft2 Digital are both good options for self-publishing. 

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I want to make your Book Proposal shine! A book proposal should only be sent to an agent or publisher after he or she has asked for one, following your Cover Letter and Synopsis. If you are asked to send a Proposal after they have read those two "sales pieces" you can consider yourself as having started a relationship. The Book Proposal is a very different animal. It contains five essential (and separate) parts and needs to be written in a specific order. Once this is accepted, you may just be on your way to a book deal. 

If I have read the book I will be able to write the proposal without notes, but if I have not, I will need a complete description of the plot and characters and what you want emphasized in the proposal. It is not a good idea to have anyone who has not read the book write a proposal to an agent or publisher, but I can do it with a lot of instructions if you absolutely cannot pay me to edit first. (I understand limited budgets well, but I do advise if you choose this method, at least write an initial first draft so I can see your plot and what you are trying to accomplish with the book through your eyes.)

Please remember another thing: some bestselling authors admit they have sent their Cover Letters, Synopsis, and Proposals to as many as fifty agents and publishers. If you are not into longterm, there are many ways to self publish WITHOUT COST.  NEVER PAY A VANITY PUBLISHER. Amazon Kdp and Smashwords (eBooks) and its (print) partner, Draft2 Digital are both good options for self-publishing. 

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Book ProposalsEditingLetter WritingProposal WritingPublishing

59 Reviews

  • Rebecca 316 says,

    Penny provided great suggestions on the plot development of the story. I look forward to continuing working with her in the future.

    for Developmental Editor on Mar 08, 2023

  • ShaneHibdon says,

    Fantastic work by Penny. Will always use again for future work!

    for Need a Query Letter made for my book. on Oct 16, 2022

  • ShaneHibdon says,

    Penny is true professional and truly cares about your project. Does exactly what you need even when you don't realize it. Keeps you on track!

    for Need a Query Letter made for my book. on Oct 14, 2022

  • Joe 987 says,

    Penny has done a fantastic job to correct my article and I greatly appreciate it, and special thanks for working with me to resolve the technical issues we had with the site. Will come back

    for Correct article on Aug 24, 2022

  • Jasmin D. says,

    Penny was amazing to work with! I originally only planned to hire her to write my synopsis and ended up hiring her to edit my book as well, and I'm glad I did. She kept me updated every step of the way as she worked on my book then gave me time to review the editing, giving me time to make sure the changes were satisfactory. Her notes were very helpful as she let me know why certain changes were made rather than simply changing them which has allowed me to learn for any future projects I write. Once the editing was complete, she wrote my synopsis quickly leaving me with a great final draft I never could have written myself that I am excited to present to literary agents, as well as a short "book back" synopsis which I did not expect but am very happy to have. I highly recommend her, especially for new writers

    for Writing a Synopsis for a Manuscript on Jul 25, 2022

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