If you’re pitching a non-fiction book (which includes memoir) to a literary agent, publisher or editor, you need to put together a book proposal. A book proposal is both a sales document and a chance for you to envision the full scope of the book and outline how you will approach it.
Write your proposal in a similar style to your completed book. If the tone of your book is laid-back and easygoing, your proposal should be too. Edit, edit, edit, and proofread, proofread, proofread. Make sure you catch every error, and use the cleanest, whitest paper you have.
If you are submitting a requested proposal for fiction (also unusual), you may use the same elements: Contents: A guide to the contents of your proposal, not your actual manuscript. This part, like a table of contents, should just list all the other parts of your proposal — such as marketing plan, target audience, author biography, and so on — as well as the page on which each part begins.
SAMPLE NEW BOOK PROPOSAL Below is a sample of a complete and exhaustive book proposal for a Christian non-fiction manuscript. It is by David Sanford, a published author, editor, and literary agent for more than 300 books who now serves on the leadership team at Corban University. (Used by permission).Learn More
How To Write Non-Fiction Resource Page. There are many aspects of writing non-fiction, in particular, and on this page, I outline some of them, as well as listing some interviews that might help on your author journey. Just click on the links for more. Writing Non-Fiction.Learn More
A solid foundation in how to write and edit narrative non-fiction, the aim of this course is to encourage and inspire students in their writing. Why choose this course? This Narrative Non-Fiction evening course aims to give writers confidence in their ability to deliver good, clean prose, to develop their use of vivid metaphoric language and to structure effectively both long and short works.Learn More
Being a complete and comprehensive course of step-by-step instructions and impressively informative commentary, How to Write a Book Proposal is absolutely essential reading for any author wanting to 'turn pro' and make a living with what they write be it fiction, non-fiction, or a combination of both. Of special note are the four appendices (The Publishing Process; The Virtual Media Kit; Four.Learn More
Drawing on Michael Hyatt's years of experience, these ebooks show you what it takes to write a powerful, compelling book proposal that leaves agents begging to represent you—and publishers eager to sign you—whether you are writing a non-fiction book or a novel.Learn More
My Book. To get your non-fiction book acquired by a commercial publisher, you are going to have to write a book proposal. The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposa l will lead you through the steps to constructing a convincing book proposal that will make the best case possible for your project. Writing a great book proposal shouldn’t be a daunting task if you have a.Learn More
How to write a book proposal, though? In this article, we’re going to talk about how to write a book proposal for both nonfiction and fiction writers. We’ll also look at when you need to write one. And at the end, there will be a fun exercise that will help you get started writing your book proposal.Learn More
Writing a book proposal is often the most fun part of writing a book because at this stage everything is open to change and you can use your full creativity to structure and organize the book however you wish. There are, however, certain things a book proposal must contain if it is to do its job for you — and that job is to sell your idea first to a literary agent and then to an acquiring.Learn More
A non-fiction book proposal must include the premise of the book, unique selling proposition, manuscript status (completed or in progress), word count, and anticipated completion date. In a sub-section, you must discuss the target market, the personas of each sub-market, affinity groups, and competing books.Learn More
You have far greater odds of success writing non-fiction than fiction. According to veteran author June Cotner, 85% of the 55,000 new titles released annually are in non-fiction, and 75% of these.Learn More
Before you start writing your covering letter, you need to find the right publisher for your manuscript. If your book is a non-fiction guide to growing your own vegetables, you need to find a publisher who produces non-fiction gardening books. Sending it to a publisher who specialises in short story romances will result in instant rejection.Learn More
Non-fiction writing resources for KS4. Ensure your students are fully prepared to tackle non-fiction writing, from broadsheet newspapers to writing online. Here, we have pulled together a selection of lessons, activities and revision worksheets to cover all bases.Learn More