Still, if we want our work to be read, we need to be able to view it from the perspective of a reader. Does the story get your attention right away? Does the language carry you smoothly from one scene to the next? Is this something you would relate to, stay up late reading, recommend to your friends? Will there be a market for a book like yours?
The Market for Memoirs
How to Write a Book Proposal
Now onto the next biggest category of non-fiction that we get submissions for: narrative and memoir. All you need is a good story. And a platform. For non-fiction, you always need a platform. For Lauren Slayton, a key part of hooking editors for her Little Book of Thin was the fact that she has a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and has founded her own nutrition consulting business. But for Jenny Feldon, all she needed for her Karma Gone Bad was her crazy, amazing experience being outsourced with her husband to India for a couple of years.
How to Write a Memoir Book Proposal
Have you got a nonfiction book idea and dream of securing a million-dollar deal — all before writing the book itself? In the nonfiction world , publishers will ask an author to submit this vital document and not the entire book. However, if you want it to emerge unscathed from the slush pile, your proposal must be clear, thoroughly researched, and ironclad. To sculpt your proposal into its best self, we've recruited the aid of the top developmental editors on our marketplace — and provided a book proposal template for you!
Can you secure a book deal before you even finish writing the book? It all starts with a book proposal. As an expert, you know your subject and have plenty to say. Writing a nonfiction book is the way to do it, but you may wonder how to turn your ideas into a book on the shelf.