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How to Write A Book Proposal That Sells Your Manuscript

Working on your book proposal?

Not sure where to start?

Are you hesitating to submit it because you’re just not sure it’s right?

Or maybe you’re already getting rejected after submitting it to a few literary agents.

OR maybe you have an incredible film and want to secure your intellectual property rights with a book.

You know you want to get a literary agent or a publisher interested instead of just succumbing to self-publishing.

For film, your dream is to have a deal that doubles down with both a book deal and film deal.

If you’re struggling to complete your book proposal, learn the inside secrets you need to know for how to catch a literary agent’s eye with your book proposal in this 6-week clinic including:

PLUS access to literary agents who will “drop in” to sessions to discuss what they look for in proposals and provide insights.

If you are submitting a nonfiction book such as:

You will need a book proposal to submit your project to agents and publishers.

Join me for this 6-week clinic to review each section you’re writing, understand how to craft them for your topic, and ask your specific questions during the live Q&A at the end of each session.

Stop copying other people’s book proposals that aren’t written for books like yours.

Start writing and completing the proposal that’s right for your book that you can submit with confidence and pride.

About Me

Who I Am & Why I Offer This Clinic

I am a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author and a creative consultant for book writers, screenwriters, scriptwriters, playwrights, ghostwriters, and freelance writers in writing, editing, marketing, getting published and getting their projects produced for their books, films, television series, episodic series for streaming services, stage productions, and freelance writing work.

I am a platinum member of New York Women in Film & Television where I lead the writers group for the organization, a member of the Womens Media Group of elite publishing professionals, and a member of Women in Film in Los Angeles.

I have been working with writers with book proposals for nearly 20 years.

I have spoken and taught at major industry events including the Writers Guild of America East, New York Women In Film & Television, Chelsea Film Festival, Writers Digest Annual Conference, Book Expo America, New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, NYC Screenwriters, and others.

Jennifer S. Wilkov

Here's what my clients have accomplished with the book proposals we’ve completed and what the industry says about me:

“The most valuable parts of Jennifer’s services were the one-on-one consultations and the structure she provided. The most important result I accomplished from working with Jennifer was that she got the job done and I can now move my book project forward. Jennifer takes the mystery out of publishing.”
Ken Caillat
Author of Making Rumours (Wiley; April 16, 2012) and Grammy Award-Winning Co-Producer of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Tusk, Mirage and Live albums, music by Colbie Caillat and others
“Jennifer is a true mastermind of the book world and life. I knew nothing about social media or the book world and, after 5 years of writing, I was only halfway through my book. She creates a program that is individualized for your needs and book to give you the best opportunity for success. Since following her advice, I have finished my book, written several articles, gotten published with a 4-figure advance with the query letter and book proposal we completed, and my business has grown exponentially--and so have my profits. I recommend if you want success with your book and/or business you should hire Jennifer S. Wilkov, by far the best Book & Business Consultant, Speaker and Literary Agent Matchmaker™ you will ever work with.”
Eliot LeBow
LCSW - Psychotherapist, Internationally Acclaimed Artist and Writer, author of Parenting Children with Diabetes: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Issues
“Jennifer will get you where you want to be with professionalism, clarity, and support. She helped me with my query letter and book proposal helped me land an agent and a book deal with Blackstone Publishing for my memoir.”
Jen Ruiz
Founder, Jen On a Jet Plane, 5-time Amazon Bestseller, 2-time Readers' Favorite Award Winner, and 3x TEDx speaker, author of her upcoming memoir 12 Trips in 12 Months
"Today writers need to be fully prepared BEFORE they enter the competitive literary marketplace. Providing developmental coaching for their projects and detailed attention to marketing their work, Your Book Is Your Hook services really maximize the chances for their success."
Katharine Sands
Founder, Jen On a Jet Plane, 5-time Amazon Bestseller, 2-time Readers' Favorite Award Winner, and 3x TEDx speaker, author of her upcoming memoir 12 Trips in 12 Months
“Your Book Is Your Hook provides writers with the marketable tools to help their writing stand out to those of us looking for content. Through Jennifer’s vast knowledge of the publishing world, writers learn what it takes to have a unique voice in the literary marketplace - the most invaluable asset to any author.”
Lane Shefter Bishop
CEO of Vast Entertainment, Multi Award-Winning Hollywood Producer, Emmy Award-Winning Director, and Showrunner and author of Sell Your Story in A Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood

This clinic is not for everyone! It’s not for you...

Now it’s your turn to complete your book proposal with confidence so you can submit it to secure agent representation for your project, publication with a publisher, and protection of your intellectual property for the film you’ve written.

Virtual Program on Zoom

(access from anywhere! audio & video)

During the Evening

Recordings made available

Book Proposal Clinic Schedule:

Each session includes a deep dive into a section of the book proposal plus a live Q&A opportunity to ask questions about your challenges and struggles completing it.

Basic Clinic Fee = $997

VIP Clinic Fee = $1,997 – includes a weekly 15-minute coaching call during the program weeks plus an assessment of your book proposal draft and a final coaching call at the end of the program.

  • VIP Seats are limited to 15 writers only to ensure these writers receive the additional attention to detail for their proposals.

Cancellation Policy

What is your cancellation policy? Registrants will have until ten days before their registered workshop date to cancel their registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations within ten days of a registered workshop date require written notification and are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Please contact us at to inform us of the cancellation. All refunds will be made back to the original credit card used to register. Refunds after the registered workshop date will not be made.

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