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QUERY LETTER FOR ADULT OR JUVENILE MANUSCRIPTS

The query letter is a single page that encapsulates the highlights detailed in a book proposal. Query letters from Writer's Resource have opened doors at literary agencies and publishing houses for hundreds of titles.
The fee is $645.

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  • Auctions and bidding wars
  • Preempts
  • Adult and juvenile series sold to top houses
  • Multi-book deals with top houses
  • ​Contracts with Big Five publishers
  • Representation from top agents
  • 14 titles published in a single year
  • 30-minute response time
  • US and foreign rights deals

ADULT, YA, AND MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION AND NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSALS

The book proposal contains an overview of current trends, a section on the author, a synopsis, a chapter outline, comps, audience, marketing opportunities, a tagline, book-to-film opportunities, and other items as appropriate. Proposals run between 10 and 30 single-spaced pages (not including sample chapters). Book proposals from Writer's Resource have resulted in hundreds of contracts from premier agents and publishers, requests within 30 minutes of submission, film options, preempts (offers that are high enough to stop the manuscript from being shopped further), and auctions (bidding wars).
A middle-grade novel proposal is $3,750.

A YA or adult novel proposal averages between $5,500 and $9,750.
A YA or adult nonfiction proposal is between $7,500 and $12,850.

JUVENILE SUBMISSION PACKET
The packet contains an overview of the title/series, comps, and supportive trends; an author bio, including platform; and the query letter. Juvenile submissions packets have been the deciding factor for agents and publishers. Clients have been shopped to Hollywood and been considered by Disney and Pixar.

The fee for a single title of up to 10,000 words is $2,500.

The fee for titles between 10,000 and 35,000 words is $3,250.

ENHANCED PROPOSAL/SUBMISSION PACKET: MULTIMEDIA/L&M ADD-ON
Enhanced proposals are for titles that offer opportunities with multimedia components like audio, interactive ebooks, web-based content, games, etc. Opportunities for licensing and merchandising (L&M) deals are critically important to publishers. Enhanced proposals have generated offers in less than 48 hours and allowed authors to capture support from retailers.
The fee to add this element to a juvenile submission packet or an adult book proposal is $2,895.

TAGLINE
A tagline is a single sentence that encapsulates the category, audience, plot/theme, and content of a book. It is used to headline queries and book proposals, at the top of a synopsis or chapter outline, and even during face-to-face pitch sessions. The fee is $445.

AUTHOR BIO
Authors sometimes fear that since they have no prior publication credits, they don't have anything to include in a bio. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fee to create a bio is $985. The fee to revise an existing bio is $725. 

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
Agents and publishers want to know how authors can help with book sales. This involves much more than a book tour. The fee to create a marketing opportunities segment is $1,850. The fee to enhance an existing piece is $1,395.

SYNOPSIS
A synopsis presents the primary characters or topics, arcs, and plot/character development or subtopics in one to two single-spaced pages.
To create one from scratch with this professional writing service, the entire manuscript is read. To revise/rewrite a draft synopsis, only the original synopsis is needed.
The fee to create a new synopsis for a manuscript of standard length is $1,895. Longer-than-average manuscripts have slightly higher fees. The fee to rewrite/revise an existing synopsis of up to 5 pages is $1,200.

CHAPTER OUTLINE
While the synopsis focuses on characters and how they change or how nonfiction topics are treated, the chapter outline provides an in-depth look at each step in the work's progression.
The fee to create a new outline is $2,875. The fee to revise an existing outline is $1,500. 

ADDITIONAL PITCH ITEMS
Comps: Authors need to compare their work to similar successful books in the current market. This professional writing service researches dozens of the best and then compares the top three to five to the author's manuscript. The fee is $925.

Audience: A pitch needs to pinpoint the primary audience as well as any additional primary or secondary audiences. The fee for a single audience is $445. For two, the fee is $695. For three, the fee is $785.

Multimedia: This write-up discusses the potential for a book to become a movie, TV show, cable series, instant download, and similar opportunities. The fee for a standard book project is $1,895.​