Book Proposals 2020-07-09T02:09:28+00:00

Book Proposals

You may have the best idea for a book, or have already written a riveting manuscript, but without a pitch-perfect book proposal, it may never land in the hands of a reader.

Let us guide you through every step of the book proposal process, from assessing the viability of your book concept, to optimizing your platform and publishing strategy, to writing an irresistible proposal, to securing an agent or publisher.

Our team is composed of former senior acquisitions editors from the Big-5 publishers and New York Times bestselling authors who know exactly what it takes to create a powerful book proposal.

Our book proposals have secured numerous 6- and 7-figure deals for our clients and produced dozens of national and international bestsellers.

Why Do I Need a Book Proposal?

Unless you’re already famous, chances are you’ll need a book proposal to secure an agent or publisher for your book. In fact, even major influencers with millions of social media followers will write book proposals to ensure that they leverage the best possible deal from a publisher.

A book proposal is essentially a business proposal that shows a publisher what you’re offering and why they should invest time and money into publishing and promoting your book.

Our Book Proposal Services

Our book proposal services are comprehensive and tailored to each individual client and book.

Every author is unique, so our process begins with in-depth conversations with you to fully understand your book concept, your publishing expectations, and your personal and professional goals.

The Typical Book Proposal-Writing Process

  1. Discovery Discussions: We learn about your publishing goals and brainstorm how to build a book and publishing strategy that will accomplish them.
  2. Strategy Sessions: Collaborative multi-day, in-person (optional), in-depth discussions on the book’s positioning, promise to the reader, structure, content, marketability, competitive analysis, author platform, and publishing strategy.
  3. Table of Contents: We draft and finalize a detailed table of contents with chapter descriptions.
  4. Writing the Book Proposal: We will write (or edit, if you prefer) the book proposal in close collaboration with you.
  5. Editing and Review: A Senior Editor (a former acquisitions editor from a Big-5 publisher) reviews, assesses, and edits the book proposal.
  6. Targeting Agents and Publishers: We work closely with agents and publishers and can ensure your proposal lands in the right hands.

What Is Included in a Book Proposal?

Book proposals vary in size and structure, though most contain some variant of the following sections.

  • Overview: An executive summary of your book and why people would want to read it.
  • Author Bio: All about you and why you’re the right author for this book.
  • Market Analysis and Competitive Titles: An evaluation of similar titles and authors, how well those books sold, and why your book fills a void in the literature.
  • Annotated Outline: Captivating chapter descriptions
  • Author Platform and Marketing Strategy: A detailed analysis of your ability and potential to sell books and a description of how to optimize books sales.
  • Sample Chapter(s) (optional)

Why Choose Kevin Anderson & Associates for My Book Proposal?

Successful track record
Our book proposals have secured numerous 6- and 7-figure deals and dozens of bestsellers.

The caliber of our team
KAA gives you the opportunity to work directly with bestselling authors and former senior acquisitions editors from Big-5 publishers. Our Executive-Level package allows you to work with the editor who launched the careers of perennial bestselling authors Seth Godin and Simon Sinek.

Literary agents hire KAA to write their authors’ book proposals
From major agencies like CAA, WME, and Park & Fine, to dozens of independent agents, literary agents choose KAA. We know exactly what they’re looking for in a book proposal.

Publisher Connections
We work directly with editors and publishers at all Big-5 publishers, including dozens of others, putting us in the unique position to connect you directly with publishers for your book.

Agent Connections
Our close agent relationships allow us to get you past industry gatekeepers and place your book proposal directly in the hands of the ideal literary agent.

PR and Marketer Connections
We’ve partnered with authors on hundreds of book launches and know exactly which marketers and publicists are most effective and the right fit for your book.

We can secure and negotiate a deal directly with a publisher for you
We’ve agented multiple 6-figure deals directly with publishers and are happy to do so for viable manuscripts at our discretion.

Our clients love the care and attention we offer
Check out our client testimonials and endorsements from bestselling authors, publishers, and literary agents here.

We’re happy to meet with you in person, at your location
We’re flexible, accommodating, and willing to do whatever is best for you and your book.

Let Us Help You Build a Book Proposal that Sells!

Call or email us to make an appointment.

Call (Toll Free): 1-844-997-4837 / 844-9-WRITER

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