Nonfiction Query Letter, Book Proposal and Business Plan Editing/Critique/Consulting Services

You get one chance to make a good impression with an agent or publisher.

If you choose just one time to hire an editor or consultant along your path to become a traditionally published author, make it just before you submit your work to a literary agent or a publisher. The query letter or book proposal you submit must not only compel these publishing professionals to read more about you and your book, it must convince them that you are a good publishing partner.

Publishing is the business of selling books. You book is a product to be sold, and you help sell it. When you approach a publisher on your own or with the help of an agent, you ask that publisher to become your venture capital partner. The publisher, or acquisitions editor, reviews your book proposal, or business plan, to determine if your idea represents a viable business proposition—one worth investing in. The editor also determines if you make a good business partner—one who can not only produce the product but help sell it.

Thus, your query letter, which goes to the agent, and your book proposal (business plan), which goes first to the agent and then to the acquisitions editor, must convince a publisher of both the creative and business worth of your project. And it must do that the very first time it shows up on his or her desk.

If you plan to self-publish, you also need a business plan for your book. That plan needs to convince you that your idea is viable and that you should invest your own money in the project. Plus, it should include the elements that will make your book succeed.

No matter how you plan to publish, if you would like help making sure these things happen, I can help you. Not only have I landed two traditional publishing deals of my own, I wrote THE book on how to produce a business plan for a viable book, The Author Training Manual. And I’ve helped countless other aspiring authors put their book proposals and query letters together with great success.

I’d love to help you create a query letter and book proposal that convinces an editor and publisher that you have a marketable book idea as well.

Query Letter Service

Query Letters – editing of client’s drafts for article submission to publications or for nonfiction manuscript submission to publishers.
Fees – editing: $120 per hour; consulting: $150 per hour; 85 per half hour.
Estimates for editing given upon request; please send your query as a Microsoft Word attachment to Nina@NinaAmir.com.

Pay for a consultation below, then click email the query for an estimate.


Consult Period



Quick Query CritiqueYour query critiqued and returned with Microsoft Word Track Changes. No line editing. (1.5 pages maximum). Once you’ve paid: Please send your query as a Microsoft Word attachment to Nina@NinaAmir.com; for more information on how to submit your work, click here. If you’re deadline is fast approaching, call first (408-353-1943) to check on availability.
Fee – $90




Book Proposal Service

Book Proposals –writing, editing and/or consulting (non-fiction only)
Fees – editing: $120 per hour; consulting: $150 per hour; 85 per half hour.
Estimates given upon request; please send your proposal as a Microsoft Word attachment to Nina@NinaAmir.com; include a word count, description of your book including genre and category, any particular concerns you have, and a deadline if you have one. For more information on how to submit your work, click here.

Nonfiction Book Proposal Critique, Consult and Editing Package – Includes:

  • 1 initial critique using Microsoft Word Track Changes (no chapters; up to 50 pages)
  • 1 round of developmental editing
  • 1 round of line editing/proofing
  • 2 30-minute consults

Fee – $1,897
Once you’ve paid:
Please send your query as a Microsoft Word attachment to Nina@NinaAmir.com. If you’re deadline is fast approaching, call first (408-353-1943) to check on availability. For more information on how to submit your work, click here.




Quick Book Proposal CritiqueYour proposal critiqued and returned with Microsoft Word Track Changes. No line editing. No book chapters. Once you have paid: For information on how to submit your work, click here.
Fees – based on page count


Price per Page Count



Agent Book Proposal or Business Plan Review – Your proposal or business plan critiqued and returned with Microsoft Word Track Changes. No line editing. Book chapters extra. Once you have paid: For information on how to submit your work, click here.

For more information and a list of available agents, click here.
Fees – based on page count


Price per Page Count



You may also be interested in Author Coaching. During this process you can work on writing a nonfiction book proposal with my support and feedback or go through the proposal process to create a business plan for your indie book. It’s a great way to:

  • evaluate yourself and your idea for success
  • learn how to build author platform
  • discover what you need to do to get published and become a successful author
  • train to develop an author attitude
  • create your business plan or book proposal

Click here to learn more about Author Coaching.

About Me

I’m Nina Amir, author of the bestselling How to Blog a Book and the forthcoming The Author Training Manual, both published by Writer’s Digest Books. I’ve been bloggiDSC_3462ng since 2006. (I have 4 blogs…yes, 4. I used to have 5. ) Since 2010 authored two traditionally published books, and I’ve self-published 12 books in the last eight years or so. Plus, I regularly churn out articles for magazines (I’ve written for over 50 different international and national publications) and guest posts for other bloggers, sites and clients. Not only that, I’ve helped other authors complete their books and publish them successfully. One of my clients self-published and then sold their book to Simon & Schuster (Enlightened Leadership). It was printed verbatim and has gone on to sell over 230,000 copies. Another of my clients won a Writer’s Digest award for best self-published inspirational book (Radical Forgiveness). He turned down a traditional publishing deal and sold over 100,000 copies as an indie publisher before selling to Sounds True. I’m also a speaker, a coach, a teacher, a parent. I spend the majority of my time in my office doing what I love: writing, blogging, building platform, promoting, producing books, and helping other bloggers and writers do the same.

Want to learn more about me? Click here.

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