“Book proposal,” is not just for nonfiction. Nonfiction, a proposal outline includes information on the content, the author, the market, and the salability of the project. Proposals are popular because oftentimes nonfiction books ‘aren’t finished’ when they query an agent. An agent will ask to see the book proposal.

Fiction, on the other hand, must be fully written before you can pitch an editor or an agent.

A Book Proposal is like a Business Plan… 

EXAMPLE: Journey of a Soul BOOK PROPOSAL CONTENTS

WHY HAY HOUSE……………………………………………………………………….4

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT ……………………………………………………………….5

FACT ……………………………………………………………………………………..7

TABLE OF CONTENT FOR THE SPIRIT GUIDE HANDBOOK ………………………8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR …………………………………………………………….……9

MY SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS ………………………………………….……12

MY PLAN FOR THE NEXT NOVELS IN THIS SERIES …………………………13

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS …………………………………………………………15

THE MARKET …………………………………………………………………………17

PROMOTION ……………….……………………………….…………………………19

MARKETING PLAN ………………………………….………………………….……21

CONTACT …….…………………………..……………………………………….……22

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