Prepare to Pitch Your Book

Book Proposals

Ghostwriting, Writing Coaching & Editing

A non-fiction book proposal carries a lot of weight on its shoulders. It has to present your idea and make a case for its marketability, show off your credentials, outline the content, compare it to other published books, demonstrate how you’ll market it, and share writing samples via a chapter or two.

Maybe it's because of the foundation of my career--I majored in Communications with a concentration in Advertising at Boston University--but I love writing book proposals. I enjoy researching the competition, determining what’s selling and to whom, and figuring out how your book will fit on the shelf.

My book proposals include these components: overview, about the author, marketing plan, comp books, chapter outline, and (optional) one or two sample chapters. I also include a pitch letter for agents and a spreadsheet of 10 agents and how they prefer to be pitched.

Let’s meet in a complimentary Zoom call to determine if we’re a good fit for each other. Contact me.

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Testimonials

Jen Singer has collaborated with me on my books, speeches, articles, and more. She is always able to capture my voice and put into words the lessons I've shared for years at Heroic Public Speaking. She works fast, processing information at lightning speed. In fact, she's such an exceptional editor, we even call her "Machete Jen." 

Michael Port

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 9 books 

I could not have asked for a better partner in preparing my book proposal. Jen's edits and coaching were invaluable. The proof? The proposal landed me an agent and publisher within two months. Forever grateful.

Rachel DeAlto
Author, "Relatable"

I'm not sure you'll find a more talented and pleasurable person to work with than Jen Singer. She listens well, asks great questions, and offers suggestions that make you feel like she's known you forever. She's also an amazing editor with a real gift for trimming fat and writing for the stage. Jen Singer is a FIVE-STAR coach for any level speaker and I look forward to working with her again soon.

Joe Klimchak

In-game host, Pittsburgh Pirates

"Back to the well." That's the expression that comes to mind when I think about working with Jen. I keep going back to the well because Jen provides value and helps me shine. She is such a gifted writer, editor, and coach and more important than that, she's a really good human being and very fun to work with. I know I will keep coming back to the well!

Shelley Brown

Author & Speaker

Book Proposal Writing & Editing Investment

Book Proposal Writing Fees (up to 20,000 words)

  • Ghostwriting $10,000 to $15,000
  • Writing Coaching and Developmental Editing $6,000 to $9,000

 

Billing: ½ upon contract signing and ½ upon delivery of final proposal

Timeframe: 6 weeks to 3 months

(Ghostwriting is faster than coaching.)