BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - SECOND EDITION by Angela Hoy

BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - SECOND EDITION

by Angela Hoy

288 pages
In these pages, you'll find real book proposals that landed contracts with these publishing houses: Simon & Schuster, Random House, Prentice Hall, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, MIRA Books, Music Sales Corporation, Berkeley Books and many more!

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About the Book
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!

In these pages, you'll find real book proposals that landed these publishing contracts:

Simon and Schuster - $100,000
MIRA Books – “Six-Figure Advance”
Ghostwriting Former CEO’s Memoirs - $50,000
Ghostwriting Business Book for CEO - $40,000
Five Separate Publishing Contracts from One Proposal - $37,694.00
Music Sales Corporation - $25,000
Berkeley Books - $20,000
Osborne/McGraw-Hill - $19,500
Kensington Publishing Corp. - $17,500
Billboard Books - $17,500
Confidential Ghostwriting Contract - $15,000
Random House - $15,000
Que Publishers - $12,500
Prentice Hall - $11,000
The Vegetarian Resource - $10,000
Da Capo Press - $10,000
Adams Media - $10,000

Genres of the books featured range from fiction to celebrity biographies, business, medical, memoirs, nutrition/cooking, sports, true crime, freelance writing, and more!

From a "pitch sheet" distributed by an author at a writer's conference, to a professional "manuscript evaluation" by a ghostwriter, to full-blown book proposals that look like books in themselves, you’ll find it all right here - everything you need to write and/or polish your own book proposal to perfection!

BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.


"I've been reading through your book. I'm going to recommend it everywhere I can. There's nothing on the market like this. Also, the book -- physically -- looks fantastic. Congratulations."

-Doug Clegg

Author of more than 20 novels and winner of the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award

In Angela’s work, Book Proposals That Work, I have found a wealth of information, guidance and direction only a true friend and master of the craft can provide.

I am engaged in a work that may very well change the course of my career because of this book she has complied.

I want to thank Angela Hoy for her endearing fortitude and unwavering commitment to the craft.

And I want to encourage all of you to read Angela. She is formidable if not the best I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.

RJ Peters
Rules of THUM, The Human User’s Manual


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About the Author
Angela Hoy Angela Hoy is the publisher of and co-owner of is a free online publication that features new freelance jobs and paying markets every Wednesday via email, as well as feature articles, freelance success stories, warnings about naughty publishers and editors, and more. is a print-on-demand (POD) and e-book publisher that pays high royalties while offering low setup fees. Angela evaluates all incoming proposals and manuscripts and must, unfortunately, reject the vast majority of them. After seeing so many poorly-written and disorganized book proposals, she decided to create this guide for authors.


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