Write a Book Proposal That Leaves Publishers Begging to Publish You

Writing a Winning Book Proposal - Both Editions

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How can you secure a book contract from a publisher?

  • It’s not about having a great book idea.
  • It’s not about writing a literary masterpiece.
  • It’s not even about knowing the right people.

The real secret to securing a book contract is knowing how to write a powerful, compelling book proposal that leaves agents begging to represent you—and publishers eager to sign you.

Dear Fellow-Author,

My name is Michael Hyatt. I am the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. I also served as a literary agent for six years, representing numerous bestselling authors. I am also a New York Times bestselling author myself with seven books to my credit, including my most recent, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

I know what it takes to get a book contract. I know what it’s like to have a book published by a traditional publisher. I know what other doors open when that happens, including the opportunity to impact tens of thousands of people—and be rewarded handsomely for it.

It’s really not that difficult—if you know the secrets I reveal in my two ebooks. I show you what it takes to secure a book publishing contract, whether you are writing a non-fiction book or a novel.

Secrets for Non-Fiction Authors

In Writing a Winning NON-FICTION Book Proposal, I reveal how to:

Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal

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  • Write a killer query letter that gets the agent or editor to actually read the proposal.
  • Get the publisher’s attention in the first paragraph.
  • Answer the three questions every publisher asks next.
  • Create a unique selling proposition that explains what the reader will gain by reading the book and how the book will deliver it.
  • Distinguish between benefits and features—and why it is essential that you do so.
  • Identify your target market in such a way that the publisher can visualize the exact opportunity your proposal represents.
  • Understand the difference between demographics and psychographics and why both are important.
  • Identify specific affinity groups that will help you—and the ultimate publisher—maximize the sales potential of your book.
  • Assess your competition and explain how your book will be different.
  • Explain why you are qualified to write this book—even if you are a first-time author.
  • Demonstrate what you are prepared to do to help market your book.

In addition, I explain how to write a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of your book and the six elements that should be part of any sample chapter you include.

I read fifteen books on writing and publishing in order to prepare for writing my first book. The book proposal advice that Michael Hyatt gives is the best I’ve seen anywhere. More than this, the book proposal format that he lays out helps you structure your proposal in the clearest, most engaging, and most helpful way possible. In utilizing the principles and proposal structure outlined in Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal, I received four offers on my book proposal within six weeks—including offers from our top two priority publishers. And—most importantly—it better prepared me for writing my book by helping me think it through from top to bottom.”

Matt Perman
Author

I wrote the first version of this ebook several years ago. It has become the de facto standard in the publishing industry (check the endorsements from literary agents in the sidebar on the right). It has enabled hundred of authors—just like you—to secure a book publishing contract.

Writing a book without a proposal is like building a house without a blueprint. Not only is it dangerous, but it’s also a waste of time and money. Michael Hyatt’s e-book will save you time and money and best of all, it will put your dream within reach. I use his structure and thought process when I prepare my proposals for my publishers. So far, it’s worked six times and counting!”

Kary Oberbrunner
Author

Secrets for Fiction Authors

After years of requests, I am also pleased to offer the fiction version. In Writing a Winning FICTION Book Proposal, I reveal how to:

Writing a Winning Fiction Book Proposal

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  • Understand the four elements your fiction proposal must include.
  • Write a well-crafted query letter that leaves the agent or editor begging for more.
  • Compose a compelling “hook” that conveys the premise of your novel in nine sentences or less.
  • Identify your target genre in such a way that the publisher can visualize the precise market for your novel.
  • Explain why you are qualified to write this book—even if you are a first-time author.
  • Avoid the three items you should NEVER include in a fiction book proposal.
  • Convey the “story arc” of your novel in one page and avoid the mistakes typically made by amateurs.
  • Include just enough of your novel to prove that you can write but not so much as to make reading it too daunting.
Michael Hyatt’s ebook provided me with a step by step process which helped me to both clarify my message as a first-time author as well as communicating that core message to potential agents and publishing companies. Numerous agents commented on the quality of my proposal and I am pleased to have recently entered into an author agent agreement with a well established literary agency. I highly recommend this product to any author seeking to better navigate the turbulent waters of the publishing business.”

Terry Timm
Author

You Take ZERO Risk

I am so confident you will be satisfied with my ebooks, I offer the following guarantee:

If you don’t find these ebooks helpful and worth every penny you pay, just send me a quick email, and I will quickly and courteously refund your money. No questions asked.

What could be fairer than that?

Just last month a publisher accepted a book proposal that I prepared after reading Michael Hyatt’s clear, concise, and wise advice. His book is a good investment.”

Andy Naselli
Author

So far, I have sold thousands of these ebooks. Yet I have only had a handful of refund requests. Nonetheless, the offer still stands. Why? Because I don’t want you to miss this opportunity to secure a publishing contract and experience the life-changing impact of becoming a published author!

Why These eBooks Are Unique

Yes, there are other books and courses on how to write a book proposal. Mine aren’t the only ones. But I do believe mine are unique for three reasons:

  1. I am a published author. I know what it’s like to get rejected—and accepted—by agents and publishers.
  2. I am a former literary agent. I have sold hundreds of projects to traditional publishers. I know what it takes to get a publisher’s attention and get five, six, and even seven-figure offers for my clients.
  3. I am a former publisher. I know what it’s like to receive thousands of proposals a month. I also know why a handful of these grabbed my attention and caused me to reach for my checkbook.

Writing a Winning Book Proposal Laying Open

When it comes to getting a book contract, you need someone with experience to guide you—not ivory tower advice or theory. You need a slam-dunk, sure-fire way to get your proposal noticed.

I have been a ‘virtual’ student of Michael Hyatt’s since first discovering his blog a little over a year ago. His posts on leadership, productivity, publishing and social media are part of my daily ‘learn something new’ routine. Although I am already a published non-fiction author, I ordered his ebook, Writing a Non-Fiction Proposal as soon as it was offered. I was not surprised to discover it to be one of the most well-written and easiest to follow writing tools I have ever used. I followed his step-by-step guide to create a proposal for my latest work and received a publishing offer out of it. What more can I say? I am using it again right now for my next book proposal and expecting the same result!

Pat Layton
Author

What Is Your Time Worth?

Some friends suggested I should charge $30–50 for these ebooks—not based on the page count (after all, non-fiction ebook is only 32 pages long and the fiction eBook is only 28 pages long), but on the specialized information they contain and the RESULTS THEY HAVE PRODUCED for so many authors. “This is a minuscule investment,” they argued, ”compared to the results these ebooks produce.”

However, I decided to offer these e-books for just $19.97 each. I may raise the price later, but for right now, I would rather make these ebooks available to as many people as possible at an affordable price. In addition, if you are considering both fiction and non-fiction, you can buy both ebooks for just $29.94—a $10.00 savings!

I attended a writer’s conference with the verbal story of an encounter that redefined confession and freedom in my life. Quite a few publishing houses and agents asked me to email them my book proposal. Being completely green, I returned home with no idea where to begin and searched the web for a “format” to follow. I verbatim went off of Michael’s book proposal format which not only caught the eye of a senior acquisition’s editor at a major publishing house, but also secured me the agent I had hoped to work with! A priceless resource! Thanks Michael!”

Elizabeth Fisher
Author

Make Your Dream Come True

So what are you waiting for? The dream of getting a book contract is within reach. Just click on the buy button below and let’s get started! Remember: each book comes with my money-back guarantee.

Please note: these e-books are available only as a PDF download. I do not offer physical, printed copies. Nor do I offer these in Kindle or ePub format.

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  • http://www.Thinke.org Matt Brown

    Michael, I accidentally downloaded your book twice – realized I had ordered it a few months back. Is there a way to get a refund, or cancel the order I just made? My order # was ORDER NUMBER: 1A670082KV484722K

    Sorry! 

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Matt, no problem. I have issued you a refund. Thanks.

      • http://www.Thinke.org Matt Brown

        Michael, thank you, and sorry for the extra work. I read it over the weekend and am developing a great proposal – got my first Christian publishing company interested a few weeks back! Huge thanks for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us!

  • http://www.ivblogger.com/ Sheyi

    Michael, i will love to have your book but as  a Nigeria, i cannot make payments online. Is there any other way to get this done?

    Sheyi

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I have responded to you via e-mail. Thanks.

  • http://www.wordpress.donbrobst.com Donald Brobst

    Michael,

    As a first time author, I was lost
    when it came to writing a proposal. To be quite frank, I was horrified. I knew
    that a great proposal is essential, since there are no second chances of making
    a first impression. 

    I purchased your books on Fiction
    and Non-Fiction book proposals, and followed them to the letter. Your approach
    is perfect for those of us who have no experience, as well as those who have
    done this many times. Your format and instructions led me clearly through the
    process.

    I am incredibly excited to tell you
    that a literary agent on your list of credible agents signed me up yesterday. I
    never imagined that on my first round of submissions I was successful beyond my
    imagination.

    Thank you for making this dream a
    reality for me. I am forever in your debt. 

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Congratulations, Donald. How exciting!

  • Gadgets202

    i was just wondering if the book on fiction still helps  if you’ ve written a book on short stories

  • Ginger

    So what do you do if you don’t have a nook or a kindle to post to?

  • Carl Townsend

    Great – this is what I’ve been looking for. Been doing some self-publishing in the Christian market, but one of my books has taken off. I need a serious publisher, and will help. Question: You mentioned somewhere that Thomas Nelson only looks at proposals from agents. This ebook says “for approaching agents and publishers”. I have a professional friend in secular world that has worked and still works with editors and publishers. He says don’t work with agents – you have to pay them big money to read your proposal and they are owned by the publishers. I guess the answer here is it depends on the publisher and I should get Sally Stuart’s book on that. Am I right?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Legitimate agents don’t require payment to review your proposal. They are definitely not owned by the publishers. Some publishers will consider proposals submitted directly from authors. You’ll just have to check their submission guidelines to find out.

  • Yardberd

    I just ordered Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal – tried to download twice, both times got a damaged file. There is no other obvious way to contact you regarding such an issue – will you kindly email my copy? Order # 0647181M7798744C

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I am so sorry. 99.9% of the time this is a result of not having the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed. Can you please download it on the Adobe site? It’s free. If it still doesn’t work, please e-mail Tricia at michaelhyatt dot com. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/agilescout Peter Saddington

    THANKS A TON! —> You helped me get published with Wiley! :)
    http://agilescout.com/wiley-partners-with-peter-saddington-to-publish-agile-pocket-guide/

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Congratulations, Peter! (I assume you are John’s brother, correct?)

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

       That is awesome Peter!

  • Marisa Gary

    just downloaded. I’m excited! thank you :)

  • Mplove1961

    Where is my book? I ordered a weel ago…Please advise. Thanks,Mike Love

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      You should have immediately received an e-mail with the download link. It occasionally gets caught in the spam filter. I just e-mailed you the link. Thanks.

  • Pam Williams

    for some reason, though I bought and downloaded both books, my computer will not pull them up.   The message says my computer doesn’t support the file or the file was damaged. How can I get my money back or get help to download? How do I get ahold of someone about a refund or help to figure it out? If someone could call me, maybe the download could be sent to my son so he can do it for me?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I am sorry for the trouble you are experiencing. I have asked my assistant, Tricia, to help you. Thanks.

  • Pam Williams

    Your comment above is: “…just send me a quick email, and I will quickly and courteously refund your money. No questions asked.” but I can find no email to talk to you about my problems and/or refund.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      You can just reply to the e-mail message where I sent you the download link. If you can’t find that, e-mail me at michael at michaelhyatt dot com. Thanks.

      • Pam Williams

        Thanks for the email. I didn’t get the email you talked about and I sent you an email telling you. Could you send that email with the download again? I will try it that way. Thanks.

        • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

          You should be hearing from my assistant soon. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2EZ7RYOPVVPSWS2IGP252IFQ24 Alex C

    I wrote my autobiography (I know I can hear the groans) and have a tentative agent who was impressed with the wickedness. NOW I have to write a PROPOSAL! (that was a surprise) I cannot find instructions or template for an autobiography proposal. Yes I know this will be a tough sell but it is a rather novel autobio. Should I follow the “Fiction guidelines?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Yes, I would follow the fiction guidelines. You’ll have to adapt some, but that is the best for memoirs and autobiographies. Thanks.

  • Gill

    Please advise: my purchase of the 2 books here have not appeared in any link email or communication with me. Please advise how I download them since paying for them last week. Or who to speak to about this?
    Gill

  • AA

    Hi — I ordered both ebooks a while ago and did not received any download links (though I did receive one to your free life plan ebook); I also emailed the email address you note a few comments down about a week ago but have not received any response. Would you please email me the download link? Thank you.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I apologize for that. We did not receive the e-mail. However, I have asked my assistant to send you the link. It will likely be Monday before you get it. Thanks for your patience.

  • Claudius ‘peto’ Francis

    Hi Michael

    Does that mean you have graduated from performind as an agent?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I haven’t acted as a literary agent in almost fifteen years. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/nataliecmott Natalie Mott

    purchasing a copy today… excited about gaining insight from you!

  • Deborah8050

    Hello Michael. I am working on chapter 12 of my first of a 4-novel Biblical series (each with a separate historical/archaeological study guide) and I am hungry to get both your books, but being a starving writer I will have to put them on my “to buy” list when the funds are available.  Seriously looking forward to getting them. Meanwhile, is the free article mentioned in the comments available online?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I’m afraid it’s not. Sorry.

  • http://www.BradStanton.com/ Freetrips7

    I am reading Platform and finding it very useful. If I had this book a year ago I am sure my book, The Amazing Power of Prayer would be selling many more copies now. Platform has tons of good information. Also, due to the advice in Platform, I have started a blog called BradStanton. Thanks so much, this book is an answer to prayer, almost a miracle, and I have seen plenty of miracles.

  • Erick Pryor

    Mr. Hyatt,
    I ordered your book, Non-Fiction Book Proposals, recently and have been unable to access the pdf. Is there a way to reach you in order to have it emailed to me? Thank you in advance for your help.

    E. Pryor
    profpryore@yahoo.com 

    • E. Pryor

      I am still interested in receiving the download I inquired about two weeks ago. I ordered the Non-Fiction version of your book on May 30th and was unable to open the download. Please contact me if there are any questions concerning my inquiry or if it is not possible to get the information to me I will accept a refund, but again, I was looking forward to learning from this text. Thank you in advance for your help.

      • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

        I will have my assistant Tricia contact you. If you don’t hear something in the next 24 hours, please leave another comment. Perhaps her e-mail is getting caught in your spam filter. We definitely want to get this to you. Thanks for your patience.

  • digging4pearls

    I have a question. I downloaded book proposals for nonfiction and fiction a few minutes ago. The zip file contains 4 files, but only two open. I can read both of the two books, but wasn’t sure if I’m missing something.

    Thanks,
    Jodie Wolfe
    digging4pearls@comcast.net

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Nope, there are just two files. I’m note sure why the program says four. Thanks.

  • http://www.clickssl.com/ Cheap SSL

    Great article. I had heard a lot about this and your post brought back to top-of-mind. Especially explaining how the minors connection is a factor which I never understand before.

  • Tomas

    Hello Michael, thanks for these great ebooks but can you explain us how to write a winning translation proposal? I mean how to get permission from US publishers for publishing in different language of their existing book.

    Thanks

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I’m sorry, but I really can’t. That is not something I have ever done. Sorry.

  • http://www.gabbingwithgrace.com/ Grace at {Gabbing with Grace}

    Which would you recommend for someone writing Memoir?  I know that it’s obviously, non-fiction but from what I have read most people say to finish the book first before you submit as if it were fiction.  Do you have any thoughts on how to write proposals for memoir and which of your books would give me the best start?  thanks!  Look forward to reading it! -Grace

  • Ginadaisy7

    I need some help in how to write a Book Proposal for an Autobiography.  I would like to write my story my of life & my families life since I been injured in car accident.  Any suggestions or tips in how to go about this? 

  • Mackinzie_spaziano

    I couldnt get mine to download ORDER NUMBER: 07L98982YE495933R plz refund or send another copy

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I will have my assistant contact you. Thanks.

  • Engle

    Not available on Kindle?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No, it’s not. Sorry.

  • Esther Danielson

    I received my copy on non-fiction book proposals, but only pages 16-32 downloaded.  Can you help?  Sorry I neglected to save the order no. not realizing I did not have the complete copy.  I think I got this about 2 weeks ago?
    E. Danielson
    danielsonesther@yahoo.com

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I will have my assistant contact you on Monday. She is gone for the weekend. Thanks.

  • Lee_clendenning

    I tried to order the non-fiction e-book on writing a proposal.

    When I filled in the PayPal blanks and clicked on submit order, I got an error message that the page had timed out.  When I followed instructions to refresh the page, I got a warning that refreshing would submit a duplicate order.  But I have no indication that my original order was received, nor instruction on how to download the book.  The screen said I would get an e-mail receipt, but I never input my e-mail address.  Help. Please respond by e-mail.

    My e-mail is:  lee_clendenning@comcast.net
    Lee Clendenning

  • http://www.pamperry.org Pam Perry

    You write what people don’t want to hear….it takes work, time, energy, money….I applaud you for not writing a book that says “be an instant success” in just 3 easy steps.  So many people don’t realize that you have been at this for a good little while…and have been consistent. You share good content and your heart is right.  That’s the main think. You love God and want to see other succeed because you care -  not because you want to be famous!

    Thanks Michael, keep up the good work.  See you at the top. :)

    Pam Perry
    http://www.pamperrypr.com

  • http://www.joyfilleddays.com/ Sarah Beals

    Looking forward to reading this…and Andy Naselli was in our youth group!! I feel old!

  • http://twitter.com/Craigcottongim Craig Cottongim

    Are you going to publishes these in a paper version…?  I’m not an e-book reader.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No, I’m afraid not. Thanks.

  • Shannalehr

    I’m about to buy, but will this help me with a Fiction Children’s book as well? 

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yes, it will. I don’t speak to that genre specifically, but the general publishing concepts apply.

  • Sailorgirl23

    If your book is anywhere near as compelling as your website then I look forward to it like a termite entering a huge pine forest. Thanks in advance for your knowledge, experience and insight. PS. Thought I spotted a typo but I think it’s US vs British – have a butcher’s hook… 
    What Is Your Time Worth?However, I decided to offer these e-books for just $19.97 each. I may raise the price later, but for right now, I would rather make these ebooks available to as many people as possible at an affordable price. In addition, if you are considering both fiction and non-fiction, you can buy both ebooks for just $29.94—a $10.00 savings!

  • Willardjameson

    I have recently completed a short childrens book. I sent a copy to a publisher, and they want to publish it. Trouble is, I dont have enough money to make this happen. Any suggestions?

  • http://twitter.com/speakofjoy Dave Caperton

    I’m a full-time speaker and humorist. In 2009, I wrote and self-published a book on humor and  happiness to sell as a back-of-the-room product and it has been a fairly successful venture. I’ve sold several thousand copies after programs (as well as a handful on Amazon). I am now working on a revision and I was thinking of seeking a publisher. Does the fact that it has been a self-published title tend to be an advantage or a disadvantage?

  • http://twitter.com/speakofjoy Dave Caperton

    I’m a full-time speaker and humorist. In 2009, I wrote and self-published a book on humor and  happiness to sell as a back-of-the-room product and it has been a fairly successful venture. I’ve sold a fair number in my programs (as well as a handful on Amazon). I am now working on a revision and I was thinking of seeking a publisher. Does the fact that it has been a self-published title tend to be an advantage or a disadvantage?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      It starts with how you yourself view it. I would list every reason I could think of as to why this is an advantage to a traditional publisher.

  • Chnvlly

    I am a computer moron. I have a Kindle but this says not available in Kindle, only PDF. What does that mean, exactly?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      You might want to Google PDF or look it up on Wikipedia. Thanks.

  • Torreslm82

    I have an important question.  Do you have to copyright your book before you submit it to any publishing agency?  Is that necessary?  Thank you

    Lisa Marie

  • elvisgal13

    I have an important question.  Do you have to copyright your book/idea before sending it to publishing agencies?  Is that necessary?  Thank you.

    L

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No, it is not necessary. You have the copyright from the moment you create the manuscript. However, you can not copyright an idea; only the expression of the idea (the written manuscript). Thanks.

  • caros

    Just curious…but why dont’ I see a ‘home’ buttom so I can easily access the rest of your site…sure there must be a reason…hope you’ll tell mw!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Because this is a landing page (i.e., a sales page). The theory is that the other navigation is distracting. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/JBend8 Jason Bender

    Picked this up a few months ago, what a great resource! However, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on soliciting copies for endorsement prior to submitting a proposal? Although I am working on my platform (starting a blog per your advice, and making connections to others in same genre), I realize I have limited clout in my field (Christian Marriage/Husband) at this point. Looking for other respected people to help endorse the book to beef up the proposal. Good idea or bad idea? If so, any advice on the process of soliciting reviews?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Do you have my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World? Chapter 14 is called, “Secure Raving Endorsements.” I outline the process in detail. Thanks.

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  • HaydenBrook

    Ordered it….. wrote the proposal, taking time to proof it well, sent proposal to a publisher, and had a SIGNED CONTRACT within 3 weeks. The publisher was very impressed with my book proposal, and mentioned that fact more than once. Thank you for the solid advice~! https://fortifymylife.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/they-want-to-publish-my-book/

  • Eric

    I just had a children’s book published through a well known POD publisher. It was a disaster in middle of the whole process to the final production stage and have regrets on having them publish my my first book at all. The final product were pages done in yellow while the illustrations were only in white. I didn’t know the final product would end up this way and was told that I should have asked if it would. At this time they are requesting only half of a payment of $150. up front to correct the issue. They will pay the other half because as they told me, “It cost money.” Seriously? Just to change the color of paper to print that the cost would total $300.00.The people that I conversed with during this whole time were hard and difficult to understand at times. Broken English. The experience was a rush job. In the end I am not happy with the whole project and don’t know what to do at this time. Do I pull the book from them and seek an agent? Do I go E-book instead with my first book. Any advise from anyone would greatly be appreciated at this time. Thank you in advance- A despondent first time author.

  • http://www.Marisashadrick.com/ Marisa Shadrick

    Just ordered! This is exactly what I need.

  • Peter

    This will sound like Infomercial hype, but I purchased the eBook, decided to pitch a book idea to two major publishers and hit the send button on my proposal email less than 24 hours later. Within a week I had two deals in the works – one in “new media” with the first publisher and a print / eBook deal with another major publisher.

    Less than a month out, I have a signed contract and an editor ready to work with me to turn my idea into a reality.

    Thank you, Michael!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Great! What a great story. I appreciate you coming back to share it.

  • shahin

    hi, I’m a young writer , and I don’t were to start , I wrote some stories , but I really don’t know how to sell them m and to whom ? I need help :)

  • Megan Heimer

    I ordered the non-fiction book proposal e-book yesterday and the file is damaged and unable to open on both my MAC and HP. I’ve emailed and called but no one has responded. I would really like to be able to read it…