The Book Proposal Boot Camp

My first step toward publication was to pitch a polished manuscript. Then came the first hurdle: would my first ten pages pass the test of rejection? After they did came another hurdle.

Would my book proposal be up to par? I knew how much effort I had put into it, but I couldn’t be sure.

And so, I enrolled in another Writers Digest‘s Agent One-on-One boot camp. This one was to work on submission materials—query letter, synopsis, and book proposal. It would be the opportunity to find out whether my material meets the industry requirements.

The thought of having to rework my 32-page book proposal was overwhelming. However, it helped that it was already structured. Still, I had to revise the overview and develop the marketing and promotion sections.

Next, I must also back up my marketing plan.