You've poured time, money, and energy into perfecting your nonfiction book proposal, and you're ready to hit "send." Before you do, this Book Proposal Review Checklist can help you review your book proposal with the same lens an agent or editor will use when he or she reviews it!
- Have you hooked the reader in the opening paragraph of your cover letter?
- Have you effectively described the audience for your book?
- Have you clearly named the takeaway value for the reader who buys and reads this book?
This comprehensive checklist equips you to review your proposal in order to make sure you’ve hit all the notes a publisher needs to see to say yes. It will remind you of everything you’ve learned—in the Annotated Nonfiction Book Proposal Guide and/or the webinar Nonfiction Book Proposals That Help Publishers Say Yes—from micro to macro: everthing from making sure you’ve addressed your cover letter to the right person to noticing if chapters are meeting the reader’s felt need. This checklist ensures that your book proposal is doing what it needs to do!
This Book Proposal Review Checklist equips you to deliver a proposal that shines!