Book proposal

The book proposal is a 20-50 (or so) page manuscript that a writer uses to pitch a nonfiction book to publishers. Though it’s written in place of an actual book, it should build a complete argument for the book idea. A good proposal will cover:

 

  • What the book is about,
  • Why you’re the perfect person to write this book,
  • Who will buy the book, and
  • How you are going to convey the message.

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What must a book proposal show a publisher?

 

Publishers read thousands of proposals a week. (not exaggerating!) They wantto see the potential in your book — and that theywill be wondering one thing more than anything else. Can this book make us money?

Say, “Hello,” to the prism through which a publisher views everything! But don’t be intimidated. Your proposal must plainly show an evidence of need for the book. In other words: why is your premise unique? How will it benefit people who read it? This is very important. If you can convince the publisher that readers will care enough about your book to buy it, you’re that much closer to securing a book deal.

 

How to write a book proposal
P
ut simply, you need to:

 

  • Identify the research that’s yet to be done. This includes the target audience, competitive titles, and the selling points of your book.
  • Build a strong author platform.
  • Propose a chapter-by-chapter plan with a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Sum up everything in the book proposal.

Overview & Preview

12 Chapters

20-50 Pages

Think back of the book cover, inside cover- what will draw them in? Look at Amazon- what draws you to buy a book?

Your proposal must plainly show an evidence of need for the book. In other words: why is your premise unique? How will it benefit people who read it? This is very important. If you can convince the publisher that readers will care enough about your book to buy it, you’re that much closer to securing a book deal. Explain all of that here!

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If you successfully execute this, the sum of the proposal’s parts will convince a publisher to invest in you and your goal: a published book. Here’s another way to think about it. You’re convinced that your book idea is a diamond in the rough, right? Well, you’ve first got to refine it to the point that its cut catches the eye of even the most cynical publisher.