Agent Katharine Sands On Book Proposals
Posted by Chuck
She came back with one major note, and I wanted to share it with you because it was so good.
The book is a humor (gift) book. Her critique was this: She wanted to know, “What is the benefit to the reader? What have they gained by reading your book? What are they now that they weren’t before?”
Great tip. I’m used to saying “This is what the book is.” She’s saying not to forget including “This is what the book will provide for readers.” Considering this was a gift/humor proposal, that didn’t occur to me too much. Luckily, the revision will only take a few sentences here and there.