The book proposal contains an overview of current trends, a section on the author, a synopsis, a chapter outline, comps; marketing opportunities, a tagline, multimedia opportunities, and other items as appropriate.
Proposals run between 10 and 20 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 12 hours of submission, attention from film studios, and auctions (also known as bidding wars).
A middle-grade proposal averages $1,500 to $2,750 depending on length and category. The cost for a fiction proposal averages between $2,500 and $4,500 depending on the novel's length.
The cost for a nonfiction proposal is between $3,500 and $8,500.
If you already have an bio, synopsis, or other parts drafted, a discount can be offered.
The query letter is a single page that encapsulates the highlights usually described in depth in a book proposal. Query letters from Writer's Resource have opened the door at literary agencies and publishing houses for nearly a thousand authors.
The fee is $385.
Considering all the different technologies available, authors aren't limiting themselves to print. Hybrid proposals are useful for titles that are heavily integrated with multimedia components like audio, interactive ebooks, additional web-based content, games, etc.
Hybrid proposals have generated offers from publishers in less than 48 hours and allowed authors to capture support from retailers.
The fee for most hybrid proposals for juvenile concepts charges out at the standard rate plus $1,500.
Adult hybrid projects generally charge out at the same rate as a standard proposal plus $1,200.
Call to discuss your needs so a price quote can be tailored to your concept.
The packet consists of an overview of the finished manuscript, similar manuscripts under development and related trends; an author bio, including your platform; and the query letter.
Juvenile submissions packets have been the deciding factor for hundreds of agents and publishers who have signed Writer's Resource clients. A few have beenshopped around Hollywood and received attention from Disney and Pixar.
The entire packet ranges between 4 and 8 single-spaced pages. The fee is $1,495.