Book Concept Review

Make sure you’re on target with your topic and how it’s being presented in the current market.

A book concept review can potentially save you a tremendous amount of effort—and frustration. You don’t want to spend 12 months or more writing a book or develop a book proposal for a concept that’s not likely to be salable to a publisher, an agent, or to the general public.

An example: A man who survived the brutal four-year Khmer Rouge in the 1970s wants to write a book about his experiences. He wants to know this: will a book about an important historical period that occurred more than 30 years ago have a place in today’s publishing market? I’ll answer that for him and also address aspects of his story that could be drawn forward to give it timely relevance.

After a book concept review you will have concrete next steps to take, whether it means pursuing, adjusting, or abandoning the idea.

How Does It Work?

Before you start writing your book or book proposal, sign up for a book concept review. Fill out the attached form below and send your one-time payment of $200. Within 3 business days I’ll send you my written feedback and suggestions. I am happy to answer your emailed follow-up questions over a period of 7 days after the emailed review.

 Get a review of your project’s concept before you take it further.


Book Concept Review

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Sherman is a veteran publishing professional, with thirty-five years in the field and a specialization in memoir and other nonfiction. Her clients have published with Wiley & Sons, Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and a number of smaller publishers. She has also helped many authors successfully self-publish. Some of Suzanne’s memoir students and coaching clients prefer to write for personal pleasure or to create books for family, and they call her an invaluable guide.


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