​​​Writer's Resource: Book proposals, Ghostwriter


"Laine used the main points I wanted and added important information I missed. My husband has published fifteen books and agrees that the work is superb." 
​--Self-help

Multimedia/L&M segment

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 juvenile submission packets is $2,150.
The fee to add this segment to adult book proposals is $2,350.


"I've learned more in the past forty-eight hours reading through the book proposal Writer's Resource created than I have in five years of attending writing conferences. Laine has taken me to a whole new level!" 
​--Inspirational Self-help


"The agent raved about the book proposal. She was so impressed that she considered my project over all the other submissions she was bombarded with." 
​--Young Adult


"Before Laine worked on my proposal, few agents asked to see the manuscript. Now three of the first five agents requested chapters!" 
--Romance

book proposal

Open the door to your career as an adult, YA, or middle-grade author

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. The cost for a YA or adult novel proposal averages between $4,500 and $9,750.
The cost for a YA or adult nonfiction proposal is between $6,500 and $9,850.

As a result of Laine's query letter, I received a four-book deal." 

​--Sci-fi Novel

juvenile submission packet

Picture books, easy readers, chapter books

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 beenshopped to Hollywood and been considered by Disney and Pixar. The fee for a single title of up to 10,000 words is $1,895. 

The fee for titles between 10,000 and 35,000 words is $2,095.

query letter

One Page = A Lifelong Impact

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 $485.


"I have been searching for years for someone to write book proposals for my literary agency's clients. I am so grateful to have found someone who does it at all, let alone someone who has such an exceptional understanding of trends and publishers' needs." 
​--Literary Agent


"I sent out a handful of queries Sunday night and in less than 24 hours, had a request for the full manuscript." 
​--Pet Memoir

US and Foreign Rights Deals

Contracts with Big Five Publishers

Representation from Top Agents

14 Titles Published in One Year

Results 30 Minutes After Submission

Bidding Wars and Book Auctions

query letters &

book proposals