Non-fiction proposals

What goes into a non-fiction proposal?

  1. Summary of your project (usually 2-5 pages)
  2. Author Bio
  3. Profile of the Competition- List four or five books, with 1-2 sentences describing those books, and 1-2 sentences describing why yours is different/better. You want to demonstrate that there is a need for your book and it has not already been covered by what is on the market.
  4. Marketing and Promotional Opportunities (if applicable)
  5. Chapter Summaries – These range from 1-2 paragraphs per chapter to 1-2 pages per chapter. They give the reader a sense of the structure your book will take and the materials to be covered.
  6. Sample Chapter