What is a book proposal?
A book proposal is a 15-30 page business plan for your book. Literary agents and publishers make contracting decisions based on the strength of the proposal and their knowledge of the market.
A book proposal includes information about the author, a competitive analysis, the book's table of contents and chapter synopses, and two to three sample chapters. Like a business plan presented to a financial institution or investor, a book proposal must demonstrate that you and your book are worth the risk.
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Can you write the book proposal and ghostwrite or collaborate with me on my book?
Absolutely. In fact, if I write the proposal, I'll reduce my ghostwriting or book collaboration fee because we'll already be on our way to developing a strong manuscript.
If I believe that one of the literary agents I know is a good fit, I will discuss your project with them and make the introduction if they're interested. I will also select and provide a list of three agents who represent books in your genre and match your style and vision.