Here I am on the threshold of writing my book proposal. With the guidance of Hay House CEO Reid Tracy and KN Literary Arts founder Kelly Notaras (http://www.knliterary.com) through the Hay House Writer’s Community. I am reading through the steps right now. I am trying my best not to get overwhelmed by this process.
The book proposal should be about a 40 to 60 page document. I need to include who my audience will be, my ideal reader and statistics. This means I’ll have to set aside time to do research online and probably at a brick and mortar book store. I don’t have to finish my book first. As I understand it, agents and publishers want to see the book proposal because it has information about your audience, platform and promotion plans.
There’s need to be about two pages of an overview, of my idea of the book. I’ll have to add an email list, which I’m currently working on through my newsletter. Of course, I’ll have to tell a little bit about myself and why am I the right person to be writing this book at this current time. I’ll have to get myself a professional photographer because I’ll need photos for my book jacket, and I really do need more professional looking photos for my website and newsletter. I year ago I took a photography class with Rinat Halon at Rollins College. She’s not only a good teacher but photographer as well (http://www.rinathalon.com). I’ll have to reach out and make an appointment with her.
There’s much more information that needs to go into the book proposal. I won’t rush myself. It will probably take about a month to complete. I’ve decided that I’m going to go the route of traditional publishing. I want a writing coach and editor. Since this is my first attempt at writing a book I want all the professional help I can get to learn and navigate the waters of being a published author.
If you have any samples or suggestion on writing a book proposal I would appreciate if you would share it with me and others.