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