Want to Learn the Secret that All Published Authors Know About Selling a Book to a Publisher or an Agent?
It’s called a masterly crafted book proposal. It’s not rocket science, but it is a skill you’ll need to learn to go to the next level in your publishing career. Where can you learn such skill? Glad you asked! The Fiction Proposal Tutorial (ebook) is a well-researched, practical tool—a book proposal tutorial—that will teach you, step-by-step, how to develop that skill.
Using my own proposal-writing method, I’ve sold more than a dozen books to major publishing houses. And through this tutorial I have helped many new authors get published. Today I’m so busy writing and speaking that I’ve stepped down from mentoring writers, and this proposal is my way of continuing my mentoring in an electronic form.
I’m thrilled to present this fiction proposal tutorial! Why? Because it will empower you to write the kind of proposal that grabs an agent or editor by the throat and won’t let go.
It used to be that novel writers didn’t need a proposal. All they needed was a synopsis and an entire book written. But in today’s competitive environment, a well crafted fiction proposal will better your chances at wowing an agent first, then eventually a publisher.
Here’s what you get in this ebook tutorial:
- How to write a query letter, complete with proper format and examples.
- Step by step teaching through each section of your proposal (Market Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Marketing, Alternate Titles, Etc.)
- Real-life proposal examples.
- How to write a novel synopsis.
- Tips on writing great fiction.
- 75+ pages of instruction.
- If you’d like a fill in template, click here.
But don’t just take my word for it. Hear what industry professionals have to say:
“As a literary agent, I saw a lot of proposals. Mary’s are top-notch—comprehensive, thoughtful, well written, and professional. I’m proud to send them to the best publishers in the business.”
“Mary’s proposals include the straightforward facts that publishers need with a personable style that publishers want. Great research, great voice, great proposal. Mary does an excellent job selling herself without seeming to sell herself.”
“Mary’s book proposals reflect her intelligence, wit, and charm, as well as her high level of craftsmanship as a writer. And just as important, her concepts are fresh. She has no interest in covering the same ground that has been plowed already by other authors. That’s important to a book editor who is glassy-eyed from reading stacks of proposals.”
Read what other writers have to say:
Mary’s focused, easy to follow proposal tutorial took my project from idea to paperback almost overnight. After reviewing my first try at the proposal my agent said it was one of the best proposals she’d seen. Two months later I had a contract for my first book. I am so thankful for Mary’s proposal tutorial. It is straightforward, professional, and Mary knows exactly how to help an author bring her/his voice to this document. Thanks Mary for making my first book, Green Mama, a reality!
“Through her tutorial, Mary navigated me through the twists and turns of the book proposal process like a highly-skilled white water rafting guide running the Colorado river. She helped me not only master the concept and principles, but most importantly, she taught me how to write an effective, persuasive, and well-researched proposal that caught the eyes of top agents and major publishing houses.”
“I attended my first writer’s conference as an utter novice but felt fully prepared with a complete proposal thanks to Mary DeMuth’s tutorial. Got kudos from a publisher, especially for the market and platform data, and was asked to submit the next three chapters for further consideration. Mary made me look good!”
“Mary’s tutorial is an invaluable tool for any writer who wants to present a professional proposal. The information is straightforward and comprehensive. Her attention to even the seemingly smallest details makes me feel like she leaves no stone unturned . . . sharing her best secrets as a seasoned writer. Before I found Mary, I lived in fear of my very first publisher meeting. Now, I am writing in confidence and feeling equipped for the task!”
“Although I’ve looked at other books on writing proposals, after reading them I still found myself staring at a bunch of papers unsure of how everything fit together. I loved Mary’s guide because it was simple, gave clear directions, and contained great examples. It also gave me confidence. No longer did I feel as if I was doing it all ‘wrong.’“
“When I purchased this tutorial, I’d already tried several proposal formats and styles, and I felt like I was floundering in the publishing process. Mary’s proposal helped me re-focus, re-charge and renew my passion for my WIP, by providing precise tools for focusing on the manuscript’s strengths, as well as practical suggestions for honing platform and making sure what I’m submitting is the best writing possible. By the time I was done, I not only knew my manuscript better–I knew myself better as well. I recommend these proposal tutorials to anyone and everyone who will listen!'”
Shannon Primicierio, author and speaker
“After publishing 10 books I found myself in a rut. All of my new book proposals seemed stale and canned. Mary DeMuth’s Proposal Tutorial is just what I needed. She provided clear and simple instruction that allowed me to add the right amount of pizzazz to my proposals. Now I’m able to make editors say, ‘Wow!’ too.”
Rachel Alkire, author of Glimpsing God
“Mary’s tutorial guided me through writing my proposal with the knowledge that only comes from experience, the expertise of a skilled teacher and with the gentleness of a big sister.It is honest and challenging as only Mary can be. And it guided me write into the hands of my publisher!“
“As a new and inexperienced writer, Mary DeMuth’s proposal tutorial gave me vital insider information into the proposal writing process. Now, over two years later, I still refer to it as I craft new proposals and refine old ones. An invaluable tool!”
“I successfully landed a literary agent! This tutorial was instrumental in the process thus far. It is comprehensive and allows the author to creatively showcase their book concept. The book proposal that I ended up with after following Mary’s guidance will surely stand out in a slush pile. Worth every single penny!”
Here’s the skinny: You either need to know how to sell your book or you don’t. If you need to know, then one or both of these ebooks will save you dozens of hours trying to figure out what every author already knows. For the cost of a pair of movie tickets and a box of bad popcorn, I can teach you how to write a professional proposal. That knowledge will last you a lot longer than the popcorn will.
And if you’d like to try your hand at a proposal, here’s another product that will help: a fill-in template.