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Proposal critiques: 3 novels, a biography, a children’s book and an academic treatise

Welcome to the final round in our series of book proposal critiques. It’s an audiocast, so to get started, just click the play button below. The six book proposals •The first proposal we’ll be looking at today is for a sci-fi/fantasy novel that takes place in a South American jungle.  The hero is a hack [...]


Proposal critiques: An adventure novel, a biography and a self-help book

Welcome to round two in our series of book proposal critiques. It’s an audiocast, so to get started, just click the play button below. Three submissions: A novel, a biography and an inspirational self-help book The first proposal we’ll be looking at today is for an adventure novel with an environmental mission.  The story is [...]


Proposal critiques: A novel and a children’s book series

Click on the audio play tab below to listen to the first in our series for writers called My Proposal Critiques.  For those who are visiting here for the first time, we recently put out a call for book proposal submissions with an offer to critique them here on The Book Deal. Behind-the-scenes snapshot We [...]


Open call for book proposals! Free critiques!

Every writer needs to know how to write a good book proposal that will stand out and capture the attention of potential agents and publishers. Consequently, when I appear at writers conferences and seminars, book proposals are often on the agenda.  I frequently offer my critiques of selected book proposals submitted in advance — in [...]



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