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 $2,750. The cost for a YA or adult novel proposal averages between $2,500 and $4,500.
The cost for a YA or adult nonfiction proposal is between $3,500 and $9,500.
As a result of Laine's query letter, I received a four-book deal."
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 hundreds of agents and publishers who have signed Writer's Resource's clients. A few have beenshopped to Hollywood and been considered by Disney and Pixar.
The packet ranges between 3 and 6 single-spaced pages.
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.
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 $395.
Hybrid proposals are useful for titles that are heavily integrated with multimedia components like audio, interactive ebooks, web-based content, games, etc.
Opportunities for licensing and merchandising (L&M) deals is also critically important to publishers today.
Hybrid proposals have generated offers from publishers in less than 48 hours and allowed authors to capture support from retailers.
The fee to add this element to a hybrid proposals for juvenile concepts charges out at the standard rate plus $2,150.
Adult hybrid projects generally charge out at the same rate as a standard proposal plus $2,350.
Call to discuss your needs so a price quote can be tailored to your concept.