If you dream of seeing your book in a bookshop or winning a major accolade, then you almost certainly need a publisher on board. But how do you convince a publisher to take on your book? Do you need an agent or can you submit directly? We can answer these questions and more…
This service will help you:
You’ll get insider information on what agents and publishers are really looking for and objective feedback on your proposal.
Our book proposal service with an expert nonfiction book coach is £300 and this covers:
You might want hands-on editing for your proposal and sample chapters from one of our experienced editors. You can find out more about these services here.
If you’d like to record the call for future reference, feel free to do so, but please don’t share it with anyone.
We take our authors’ privacy seriously, so rest assured we won’t share your documents, details, or the content of our discussions with anyone.
We delete all files after the project’s completion aside from those used for marketing purposes.
At The Book Shelf, we specialise in nonfiction books that make the world better. We empower our authors to write life-changing books for their readers. We’ve worked on over 500 books with authors around the globe—from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers to non-native speakers and everyone in between. If you want to change your readers’ lives, we want to help you achieve that.
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"Ameesha was great to work with. She offered extremely useful advice on my book proposal and sample chapters, and ways to improve the readability. I would happily work with her again."
"I got exactly what I was looking for with Ameesha. She gave my nonfiction book 100% and more. She is knowledgeable, genuine, dedicated and passionate. I was really wary of giving someone I didn't know my 'baby', but she instantly understood my book and I felt so lucky to have her on-side.
Ameesha caught my eye when I read her bio: 'We should all strive to make the world a better place for others'. She means it! My book is finally ready for agents and publishers and I couldn't have done it without her.
After Ameesha did a fantastic job on helping me complete my book, I asked if she could take a look at my book proposal and query letter. Ameesha made it stronger and personalised my query letter for each individual literary agent and the independent publishers I had chosen to send to. For my book proposal, she went to lengths researching things I wouldn’t even have thought to include. Once again thank you for your outstanding work. I would love to work with amazing Ameesha again in the future."
"Ameesha opened my eyes to so many things in the publishing industry. I took tons of notes from our meeting and believe because of her advice and guidance, I will have better query letters and proposals submitted compared to other authors. She was amazing!"
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