Writing a book proposal can feel stressful. In one short document, which serves as the business plan for your book, not only do you have to get your great idea across to agents and editors, you also have to convince these publishing professionals your idea is marketable and that you make a good publishing partner.
If you plan to self-publish, you still need to create a business plan—and to convince yourself your idea is viable. Otherwise, you shouldn’t be investing your own money in bringing that product to market.
If you’ve read all the books on how to write a book proposal and you still feel at a loss for how to actually put the pieces together, save yourself some stress, time and money with this cut-and-add template. It will help you format your proposal to industry standards and know exactly what information to include in each proposal section.
If you have a copy of The Author Training Manual, you are one step ahead. Simply take the information you’ve compiled and start dropping it into the Easy-Schmeasy Book Proposal Template. Then polish and hone until you’ve got a winning proposal or a great business plan.
If you still feel you need someone to check your finished work, hire a book proposal editor or consultant. But know you will be much farther along than if you’d simply attempted the task of writing a book proposal without this template.
How do I know this? I’ve seen many book proposals that don’t meet the standards required for submission. That’s why I created the template. Even after reading the best books on how to write a proposal, most aspiring authors still feel at a loss about how to actually produce a proposal that meets industry standards and can land them a contract. That’s why I end up reformatting their work and sending their documents back for rewrites and additional information.
Their proposal editing process ends up timely and costly. That doesn’t have to happen to you.
—Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of the forthcoming books A Writer’s Guide to Persistence (Spring, 2015) and, with Martha Alderson, Deep Scenes (Fall, 2015), and author of Make a Scene and Forged in Grace.
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Easy-Schmeasy Book Proposal
Easy-Schmeasy Book Proposal PLUS a 30-minute consultation with Nina Amir
Receive 1 copy of a MS Word Doc ready for your use PLUS a 30-minute consult with Nina Amir to answer your questions about your proposal. (This is a $20 savings of the price of 30-minute consult.) Schedule this session by emailing Nina@NinaAmir.com.
NOTE: If you want a copy of the template without Track Changes–without the cover and the comments–because you don’t know how to remove them, please email and I’d be happy to send you a copy.