Book Proposals

Book ProposalsA proposal is a first, crucial step in selling a nonfiction book to publishing houses. Instead of writing an entire manuscript, the author (or ghostwriter/collaborator) writes a proposal that outlines in detail the book's premise, scope, and market. The proposal must also establish the author's expertise, visibility, publicity and marketing plans, and writing style. Proposals usually include a table of contents, a chapter-by-chapter outline, and one or two sample chapters to prove that the author (or ghostwriter/collaborator) can write.

 

  • Lynette Padwa

    Author/ghostwriter for book proposals, manuscripts, articles and blogs, web and marketing content. Specializing in business, memoir, parenting, popular reference, self-help, psychology, communication.

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  • Deborah A. Lott, MFA

    Writing, editing: psychology, psychiatry, public health, social science, medicine, particularly gastroenterology, internal medicine, and cardiology, memoir, autobiography and nonfiction narratives; research.

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  • Nomi Isak

    Writer, coach, and developmental editor, Nomi specializes in collaboration and ghostwriting, as well as guiding authors through the process of writing their own books. She also coaches clients experiencing writer's block and helps authors create and meet deadlines.

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  • Monica Faulkner

    Editorial, project management, online marketing, and speaker support services for fiction and nonfiction authors; proposals; screenplays; business marketing materials (written and online).

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  • Laura Golden Bellotti

    Editor and writer of nonfiction books and book proposals in the areas of psychology, spirituality, relationships, women's issues, parenting, health, and creativity.

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  • Amy Friedman

    Amy has written, ghostwritten, and served as a developmental editor for dozens of memoirs and other works of nonfiction. Amy's syndicated column, Tell Me A Story from Universal Press Syndicate, ran for 25 years in newspapers across the country. She teaches memoir writing at UCLA Extension and is the founder and publisher of Out of the Woods Press.

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  • Karin Gutman

    Memoir and story coach who has been guiding writers for over 20 years towards discovering and writing their personal, life-based stories.

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  • Barbara DeSantis

    Editor, writer, coach. Literary and commercial fiction, including young adult. Memoir and narrative nonfiction, self-help, spirituality. Developmental and line editing, ghostwriting. Manuscript critiques, book proposals, marketing materials. More than 25 years book-publishing experience.

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