How Do You Build a Book Proposal?

What’s the deal with book proposals?

You can’t apply for a job without a resume, nor can you find a publishing partner without a proposal. That’s why book proposals are so important: They are a resume for your book idea.

A proposal is like a job resume for your book. Literary agents and publishers review them to gauge their interest in working with you. Just like a resume, it needs to have professional elements to help garner more interest. You wouldn’t show up to a job interview in cargo shorts and your favorite team’s t-shirt, would you? Remember that old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have?” If you want your book idea to be taken seriously, you have to make sure it looks the part for the role.

That’s why book proposals are so important.

Book proposals are essential. They are the key to advancing your publishing career. Without them, the chances of finding an agent or a publisher go down drastically. That’s why we want to take the guesswork out of creating your book proposal and help increase the odds of you finding a partner for your writing project.

You don’t need to be told again how hard it is to make it in publishing. That’s why we have great news: you don’t have to guess what should go into a book proposal. (And you shouldn’t!) In fact, we developed our Essential Book Proposal course to teach you how to write the kind of proposal that can make agents and editors clamor to publish your work.

“First impressions make a huge difference, and when it comes to book proposals, a first impression can make all the difference. When it comes to my book proposals, I’ve had the unfair advantage of a team of people that know how to make the best first impressions. My book proposals rock because Yates & Yates have it down to a science. If you want to give your book the best shot at publication, send it into the world with the best proposal. That’s what Yates & Yates can help you create.”

Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker

In this course, we walk you through how book proposals are evaluated by publishing professionals. Our collective 125 years of experience takes all the guesswork out of creating your proposal. Not sure if your proposal needs a certain component? We walk through what your proposal needs AND how you need to say it. It’s like having confidence that your resume is perfect for the job.

Knowing is half the battle, and when you know what makes a great proposal, you can move forward with confidence. The Essential Book Proposal course will remove any mysteries and guesswork around building a great book proposal.

You’ve worked too hard to roll the dice on your opportunity to get published. Make sure you get everything you need to confidently write an awesome book proposal today.

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The Essential Book Proposal course is a writer’s guide to what it is, why you need it, and how to make it awesome. Learn the indispensable secrets to writing a stand-out book proposal that agents and editors crave. The Essential Book Proposal course is an 11-module video course developed specifically for authors just like you, on the cusp of getting published. After working your way through our course, you are going to have a completed first draft of your book proposal, finished and fantastic. Click here to learn more!


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