Book Proposal Template

Create a gorgeous book proposal that gets noticed by publishers.

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About this Book Proposal template

This template was designed to help you create a book proposal that will get noticed by publishers. It includes sections for the following:

  • Overview: A brief introduction to your book and its topic
  • Author Bio: Your credentials and qualifications to write the book
  • Previous Books & Writing: A space to share any previous writing projects you've worked on
  • Sample Chapters & Outline: An example of what the book will look like
  • Promotion & Marketing: How you plan to market and promote your book
  • Competition: Other books on the same topic

By following this template, you can create a book proposal that will stand out and give publishers the confidence to invest in your book.

What is a Book Proposal?

A book proposal is a document that outlines the main components of a book, including its title, author, audience, and market. It is used to convince publishers or agents to take on a book project.

They can differ slightly depending on whether you are writing a fiction or non-fiction book. Non-fiction book proposals will typically include additional details such as book research, author background, market analysis, and outline of the book's content. Fiction book proposals will often include a synopsis of the story, character analysis, and the author's background in writing.

When to use a Book Proposal?

A book proposal is a great way to present your book idea to publishers, agents, and other professionals in the publishing industry. It should be used when you have a well-thought-out book idea that you believe has potential to be published.

You should create a book proposal when you’ve made some progress with writing your book and you want to start looking to get a book deal or publishing contract.

How to use this Book Proposal template

  • Go through each section of the template and add your credentials and details about your book
  • Customize the template so the cards, background color and cover photo in a way that you like.
  • It’s best practice to send this out to friends/family to check before you send it officially to a publisher. You can create a Share Link and ask friends to leave comments and suggestions for improvements as comments.
  • When it’s time to share with a publisher you can share it with them directly via a Share Link, export as a PDF, or even print it off and send it to them by mail if they prefer.

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