Book Proposals

Your Proposal Must Be Professional

If you choose to publish traditionally, you'll need to have book proposal before you approach perspective agents and publishers.

That proposal must adhere to industry standards, as well as the specific requirements of the professional you're pitching. You must know what they're looking for and how to provide it in the exact form and format they request. And by the way, all this needs to be one gripping read.

 

I can produce just such a book proposal for you. Or, if you prefer to do the writing, I can coach you through the process. Either way, your proposal will meet every requirement, prove there's a solid audience hungry for your subject matter, and radiate the passion you bring to every page of your manuscript.

In addition, together we can select the agents and publishers most likely to be interested in your manuscript's topic. And I can guide you through the entire submission process—so you know what to expect, what to do, and what not to do. 

For more in-depth information on book proposals and traditional publishing in general, contact me at beth@bethbrand.com. 

 

 

Let's talk about that proposal!
Contact me for an appointment.

beth@bethbrand.com

"If you’re even a little bit like me, it’s intense enough to WRITE your book, let alone PITCH your book. When I met an agent who asked me to send him my proposal, Beth was my first phone call. Not only did she dive in and create a professional and compelling proposal—but that agent called me within days of receiving it and signed me. Using the agent’s guidelines, Beth tirelessly edited and optimized the proposal for publishers. When the agent got the finished product, he texted me and said it was one of the best proposals he had ever seen. Beth is a rock star. I wouldn’t even have a book if not for her brilliance."

Christine Kane

Founder & CEO of Uplevel You

Author of Soul-Sourced, publication 2020

FAQ About Proposals 

 

Do you know any book agents or publishers?

Yes, I do. But that doesn't mean that they're the right agents or publishers for you and your manuscript. Agents and publishers specialize. I can help you identify the ones most likely to be interested in your work. And I can guide you in contacting them. 

 

Does my whole book need to be written before I write the proposal? 

No. Not at all. In fact, many authors find the proposal process a useful exercise before they write—whether or not they plan to traditionally publish. It forces you to get clear about your book, its audience, the market for it, as well as your content. 

 

How long will it take to do the proposal?

Some say that if you do a good job, your proposal should take longer to write than your book. : ) But if you already have a detailed content outline or a complete manuscript and your platform is in good shape, writing the proposal is likely to only take a month or two. If you are still working out content, it will take longer (but be well worth the time). Proposal writing is a process that takes commitment.   

 

How much will it cost? 

That, of course, depends on how far along you are with your manuscript, if you want me to write the proposal, or if you prefer to be coached through it. The best way to get a firm price is to email me. We can set up an appointment and discuss your exact needs.

More Questions?

Email me at beth@bethbrand.com, and we'll set a time to talk.

BETH BRAND

Tel: 828-243-9423

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