Your book idea, it’s starting to keep you up at night.
You feel deeply that you must write this book.
But, you’re also really busy.
You’ve got lots of other priorities…
So, that book idea—it’s going to stay on the back burner—until you decide to commit to it.
What’s holding you up is not time.
(I know you know how to make time when you want to.)
What’s holding you up are all those feelings, thoughts and worries about what it means to believe that you have a Big Idea valuable enough to be a book.
So, here’s the deal.
Writing your book proposal is about a whole lot more than writing a book proposal. It’s about:
Committing to yourself and committing to your idea.
Feeling all those fears and worries, and doing it anyway.
Going all in on this project even if it means a dozen rounds of revisions.
Recognizing when you need the help and guidance of an expert.
There’s no way around it.
Writing a book proposal is difficult.
Even for very experienced writers, a book proposal is an overwhelming project.
A book proposal is like a business plan for your book.
The typical nonfiction book proposal is about 50-70 written pages, including:
- Detailed overview of you and your concept
- Market and competitive analysis
- Thorough and unique marketing plan
- Detailed table of contents
- Two polished sample chapters
And then there’s pitching. Researching agents, developing a query letter, sending 20+ queries out.
It’s a lot!
Proposal-to-Pitch is my one-on-one coaching program to help you develop your nonfiction book proposal and pitch it to literary agents and editors.
A personalized 5 step approach:
#1. Get Clarity
Know precisely what you’re writing about, why, and who it’s for. This helps you and helps your idea stand out in the marketplace.
#2. Make Decisions
Understand your options and get the amount of guidance you need to determine the right publishing path for you (traditional, hybrid, self).
#3. Craft Your Marketing Plan
Get guidance developing a marketing plan that is unique to you and your book and feels good to execute.
#4. Writing & Editing
You will write two sample chapters and receive editorial feedback. These will be fine-tuned chapters that showcase your idea and set the foundation for your actual book.
I’ll be your partner all the way through the pitch process. You’ll get help with your query letters and support as you pitch.
What you can expect when we work together:
How we’ll work together:
- Virtually, over four-six months.
- We’ll move through the process with deadlines every two weeks.
- Written editorial feedback for every deadline. Monthly 60-90 minute editorial review over Zoom.
- Ongoing email support.
We pitch when the proposal is as close to perfect as it can get. I am invested in you.
Fee: $6,200 USD. Many payment plans/options are available.
I’ll be offering a lower priced group book proposal mastermind in 2021, be sure to get on the alert list!
3 Phases in Proposal-to-Pitch:
Phase #1: Foundation Work. You will spend time getting super clear on, and developing your book concept, understand your reader/audience, and your marketing approach.
Phase #2: Proposal Development. You will draft your entire proposal and produce two sample chapters which you will polish to a pitch-ready state.
Phase #3: Pitch Time. I’ll provide your curated agent list, we’ll work through refining the list and a pitch strategy together, and I will support you through agent emails, calls, and contracts.
Make your book project happen in 2021!
I work with a limited number of 1:1 clients at a time. I am currently booking clients for 2021 book proposal projects. Schedule a consult call and we can get the ball rolling. My email will be in your call confirmation, please feel free to send me any questions you have in advance.