Nonfiction Book Proposal Coaching

Putting together a proposal for a nonfiction book is a lot of work. Agents and editors have different requirements for what they want to see. This package will help you prepare all possible elements of a book proposal, from the overview to annotated table of contents to market analysis to marketing plan to sample chapters and more, in 12 deadlines to start. Additional deadlines can be added a la carte at $600 per deadline. We’ll work together until everything is right. Typical timeframe for this is 3-4 months.


“Susanne is a joy to work with. She led me from a little glimmer of an idea for a book to a full fledged book proposal—and she did it all with an abundance of insight, good will, and grace. She knows what agents and publishers are looking for—as well as what makes for a truly compelling book—and her feedback is always spot on. She is an amazing guide and champion. I literally could not have done this without her!”

Amelia P.

Book Coaching Client

Nonfiction Query Package

This is an add-on to the nonfiction proposal package. Once your proposal is polished and pitch-ready, I’ll help you craft a query letter, research agents, and develop a pitch strategy. The package includes 6 months of pitch support—I can answer questions, brainstorm results and pivot, or just be there to discuss your options and celebrate accomplishments.


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Interested in Nonfiction Proposal Coaching? Please complete the form at the link below.

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“Susanne Dunlap brings the best of the best to her book coaching practice: encouragement, great listening skills, critical but kind feedback, probing questions, and the gift of breaking down next steps so the writer feels empowered, not overwhelmed.”

Suzette M.

Book Coaching Client

Nonfiction Blueprint Coaching

If you’re getting ready to write a nonfiction book proposal, this Blueprint Program is a highly effective way to start. Using a workbook developed by Jennie Nash of Author Accelerator, I guide you through a series of exercises designed to assemble all the elements necessary to create your polished book proposal. The questions in the workbook are guaranteed to get you thinking in ways you might never have thought about before and clarify the reason, meaning, and structure of your nonfiction book—as well as prepare you to tackle the audience analysis and marketing plan elements of a proposal, which are often the most challenging for writers.

This program is spread over 4 deadlines, taking approximately 12 weeks to complete. If you have a deadline to meet, we can accelerate the program to two weeks at a rush price of $4,000.

Whichever you choose, you will end up with a clear idea of what your proposal should look like, with material to draw on as you complete and polish all the elements of the proposal.

The Nonfiction Blueprint program is included in the Nonfiction Book Proposal coaching, which takes you all the way through to a polished proposal.