Not previously shared: the book proposal that got me a contract to write my sixth book, about public speaking.

Obviously, all book proposals are different, and this is just one specimen. Yours will have a different subject, and tone.

But this will give you a sense of what to include.

It lacks a cover page, and contact details for my agent - possibly other things too, but it’s a late draft.

After sharing it on writing courses at the Arvon Foundation and elsewhere, I thought that others (you?) might find it useful.