Wondering How an Agent or Publisher Will Read Your Book Proposal?

When you submit a book proposal that you hope will land with a traditional publisher, Margot evaluates it through the lens agents and publishers will use when they read your proposal. And as Margot is reading your sample chapters, she is always thinking about the reader, and whether the writing is meeting her needs.

When you purchase a nonfictionbook proposal evaluation, Margot provides you with a detailed report about what's working well in your proposal, what can be strengthened, how to strengthen those weaker areas, and what to avoid. She can also suggest best next-steps to help you reach your publishing goals.

Within seven days, you will receive two documents back from Margot:
1. You receive your manuscript, with Margot's edits and notes.
2. You receive a written report highlighting your proposal's strengths and weaknesses, as well as solutions ot make it shine.
Note: If you purchase a Nonfiction Book Proposal Evaluation, be sure to schedule time to consider and implement changes Margot suggests before submitting your proposal to a publisher.

*Margot's review includes your book proposal and sample chapters between 5k-10k words.

*After your purchase, you have 7 days to send Margot your Nonfiction Book Proposal at: wordmelon@gmail.com. Within 7 days of receipt of your proposal, you will receive Margot's evaluation.
*Before contracting for a full book proposal review, check out the Book Proposal Viability Assessment. This abridged review can save you time and energy by nipping potential trouble spots in the bud!


What's the difference between a full book proposal and a book proposal viability assessment?

Important question! The full book proposal review is for proposals that the author believes are ready to be viewed by agents and publishers. The book proposal viability assessment, however, is meant for book proposals in their earliest stages. It's for savvy authors who want to develop the best proposal possible, and are willing to do that at the front end of the project.

Why hire Margot?

A: As the author and collaborator on over twenty books, Margot offers valuable publishing experience. She understands what agents and publishers are looking for in projects and in authors. Margot is passionate about effective communication and will guide you in creating the strongest proposal possible. She'll also shoot straight with you about the viability of your project, as well as suggest how you can increase the likelihood of publication. Margot, holding a Master's of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, engages your faith-based project with thoughtful theological analysis.
"I wanted you to be among the first to know that I am about to sign a 2-book contract with Thomas Nelson! I truly believe that God used you and your wisdom during the proposal process to make this happen. Several elements of the proposal that allowed them to catch the vision were things that you helped to shape. I'm so blessed by you and no words seem quite right when it comes to how grateful I am that our paths crossed."
Nicole Zasowski, Therapist and Author
"From the first random email I sent Margot to the final receipt of her proposal review, I've loved working with Margot. She's quick, funny, real, and honest in a way that doesn't hurt your heart. And as writers, we need all the kind critiques we can get!

Margot turned my proposal around quickly and gave me invaluable feedback. I can't believe I didn't know about her with my first proposal bomb. I'd also highly recommend her book, Writing Nonfiction Proposals That Shine. I adhered to her tips in that book before sending my proposal for review and it gave new, solid perspective I'd previously been missing. 
Erin Whitmer, Writer
"First let me just say: you wowed my socks off. Seriously. I don't know if this has been a beat down on your end, but I love the way you edit/comment. So helpful."
Julie Pierce, Leadership Coach
"Margot, I am so grateful to have you on my team. I finally feel like I'm not swimming in mud. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!"
Charlotte Getz
"I attended your Nonfiction Book Proposal workshop at the Festival of Faith and Writing. I greatly appreciated the information that you so freely dispensed. You examples were clear, and your points straightforward. Including participants, always a risky option, really helped drive home your points. Most of all, I thank you for your wonderful spirit and enthusiasm."
Bruce Stambaugh