Sex Therapist, Writer and Author of the book Sex Talks (Atria 2023)
“The proposal we completed together landed me my dream agent, a KILLER book deal, and so much confidence in myself as a soon-to-be author.”
“I can say with 1,000% certainty that it was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY.”
Working with Richelle is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my business. I’ll fully admit I was a little scared of the investment initially. I’m a go-getter, and I thought I could put the proposal together on my own. Fast-forward a few months, and I can say with 1,000% certainty that it was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY.
By the end of our very first one-on-one coaching session, Richelle had taken all of the different book ideas that had been swirling around in my head and helped me distill them into a single clear, concise topic that I loved (and had never even thought of before). Every session was a joy, to the point where I felt sad that we completed my proposal so quickly and efficiently. (Is it weird that I actually regretted not being a “problem client” and making Richelle work with me for a longer period of time? If so, I don’t care, because that’s how much I enjoyed working with her.)
The proposal we completed together landed me my dream agent, a KILLER book deal, and so much confidence in myself as a soon-to-be author. I could write pages and pages about how much I love Richelle and how incredible she is at what she does, but I don’t want it to seem like Richelle wrote this testimonial herself. If you’re thinking of working with Richelle, let me just sum it up by saying: DO IT. I promise you won’t regret making this investment in your book, your vision, your business, and yourself!
Anti-Racism + DEI Writer and Speaker, Author of the book The Body Liberation Project (Tiny Reparations 2023)
“With Richelle’s guidance, the journey from book concept to full proposal was easy and seamless.”
“Not only did I sell my book with ease, but I walked away from the experience with such clarity on the content of the book. I have a literal blueprint that will guide me through the book writing process.”
Richelle was recommended to me by my literary agency, Wendy Sherman. After a quick introduction call with Richelle, I immediately knew I wanted to work with her. Going into the process, I knew absolutely nothing about what writing a book proposal entailed. Richelle guided me through the process with kindness and grace, while gently nudging me and holding me accountable when I got off track.
With Richelle’s guidance, the journey from book concept to full proposal was easy and seamless. I felt fully supported the entire time and was so pleased with the final result. Not only did I sell my book with ease, but I walked away from the experience with such clarity on the content of the book. I have a literal blueprint that will guide me through the book writing process.
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience and would highly recommend that anyone interested in writing a book work with Richelle. She was with me every step of the way and even provided me with guidance and support after our work together was complete. Richelle is magic and working with her was nothing short of a dream. I hope this is the first of many projects that we work on together.
I can say with full confidence that we would have never found a literary agent if it wasn't for the work I did with Richelle to craft our book proposal. Her book proposal writing process not only helped me to create a clear road map of what the book would be about, but it also helped us to land a credible and experienced literary agent. I still barely believe it.
If you are serious about writing a book, you will not find a better coach and mentor than Richelle. The proposal writing process is so important, even if you decide you want to self publish, and Richelle is a master of the craft. But don't just take my word for it. Her track record of working with successful authors speaks for itself. If you're committed to your book and you want to make it as impactful as possible for your readers, then you owe it to work with Richelle and her team on your proposal.
Online business + conscious leadership coach, author of the upcoming book The Content Creator Paradox (BenBella)
Working with Richelle was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I’m a creative at heart, so having someone who deeply understood my vision and was able to not only provide strategic direction but could ALSO add in ideas and feedback for the content? Priceless.
She kept me accountable to finishing each section seamlessly, and I am VERY happy with the end result. It makes the process of actually writing the book feel far more seamless as well. Couldn’t recommend Richelle enough! Work with her!
“Working with her, I felt like I had the ultimate advantage: someone who gave me all the secrets to the literary world and how to shape my proposal in a way that would generate lots of interest—but also still remain true to my mission as a writer.”
“In a few months, Richelle coached me to a multi six-figure book deal with one of the largest publishers in the world.”
I was initially drawn to Richelle for her breadth of experience and expertise—and no surprises there when we began working together. BUT! What I wasn’t expecting was this process to be so FUN!
Working with Richelle was like working with an instant friend, a confidante, an advocate and literary ninja all in one. I looked forward to every single one of our calls and was sad when they ended (but also totally fired up because she had given me the precise, next steps until our next meeting.)
Richelle’s advice and feedback is spot on. She knows the publishing world inside out and from all angles. Working with her, I felt like I had the ultimate advantage: someone who gave me all the secrets to the literary world and how to shape my proposal in way that would generate lots of interest—but also still remain true to my mission as a writer.
Richelle helped me sprint to the finish line of my book proposal. What felt like an impossible project in the beginning became a manageable, step-by-step process where I felt supported the entire way. In a few months, Richelle coached me to a multi six-figure book deal with one of the largest publishers in the world.
Partner & Agent, Folio Literary Management
From the moment I first met Richelle, it was evident that she possesses an unparalleled understanding of the industry and has her finger on the pulse of publishing trends. Her insights into what agents and publishers are seeking are nothing short of remarkable.
Vice President & Agent, Folio Literary Management
Richelle has an uncanny ability to understand what agents and publishers are looking for, and her guidance in refining ideas and crafting standout proposals is invaluable in a crowded marketplace. With her extensive experience in marketing and PR, she gives authors a distinct advantage. I highly recommend Richelle to any author looking to make their mark in the literary world.
I worked with Richelle on creating a book proposal this year and it was an even better experience than I could have imagined.
I found out about her from a podcast and I reached out--she has literally been the reason why the proposal and book even exists. It was a big goal of mine for 2022 and we made it happen in less than 3 months! I was WOW’d.
I would have never been able to accomplish this so quickly and she supported me throughout the entire process. Working with Richelle has made my goal to publish a book a reality.
Thank you Richelle for what you do, you are amazing, and anybody that works with you is so lucky to have you on their side. It’s really just a no brainer, there is nobody else you need to be working with.
Richelle was truly a pleasure to work with. She has such a great way of listening to what you have to saying and bringing in new ideas to create something really magical.
She is honest and thoughtful in her feedback so I can trust that she has my best interest in mind. I really enjoyed knowing she has a proven process for working with her, so you know there’s a point and purpose to everything.
I appreciate how easy she is to talk to and how confident she is about her expertise! I would recommend anyone looking to work with a book coach to hire Richelle.
“Any expectations I might have had, she completely blew away.”
“There is a science to this all, and as my new agent just said, ‘Richelle is a book wizard!’”
What a blessing to connect with Richelle as a book proposal coach, collaborator, and consultant. Richelle helped me to not only quickly transform my proposal into one that would be embraced by my dream agency, but she also helped me learn the lay of the land of publishing and adjust the delivery of my vision so that it can someday serve millions.
I came to Richelle because she had worked with so many incredible authors I respect and admire like Gabrielle Bernstein and Gregg Braden, but any expectations I might have had, she completely blew away. Writing about yourself as a way of service requires a lot of vulnerability, and Richelle has a gift of helping you navigate how to best craft and deliver your message in an impactful way, delivering solid feedback with an equal dose of compassion. There’s no doubt she can help any soon-to-be author or well-versed author on their journey. There is a science to this all, and as my new agent just said, “Richelle is a book wizard!”
This dream has lived in my heart for over 5 years and Richelle has been instrumental in making my dream become a reality. Her expertise goes far beyond the proposal process itself, and into the publishing industry as a whole, growing platforms, marketing and launching new books, and best of all connecting with people’s hearts. I feel incredibly grateful to have been able to work with Richelle and look forward to continuing to do so as my journey as an author evolves.
I work in marketing, so I didn’t think I needed someone to help me build out the marketing section of my proposal. But that’s what Richelle does—helps you see what you couldn’t.
She’ll make your proposal publisher-ready before you even have an agent (and if you don’t have one, she can help with that too). Throughout the whole process, Richelle was a godsend—she helped me build a proposal that publishers could actually envision putting into market.
I’ve been trying to sell a book for five years. Working with Richelle made it happen in six months.
Working with Richelle on my book proposal was a total game-changer. She helped me to feel so much more confident and informed about how the book selling process works, and gave me specific recommendations on what I should include in the proposal to really make it shine.
In my meetings with publishers, many of them commented on how impressed they were with the exact parts of my proposal that Richelle suggested I include, and I ended up getting 6-figure offers for my book from multiple publishers!
My dream of being an author is becoming a reality, and I can’t imagine going through this process without Richelle.
“Richelle knows what publishers want, how to build your platform and become an expert in your niche–and how to get your book into your ideal reader’s hands!”
“After working with Richelle, I signed with a book agent and received multiple six-figure offers from my DREAM publishers!!”
Before I started working with Richelle, I was confused and floundering in my efforts to publish a book into this world. There’s only so much you can find online (and usually it’s super discouraging.) It’s like trying to break into an industry as confusing as becoming an astronaut!
I am so glad I made the investment to get Richelle’s expertise, guidance, and foresight into my book! Together, we made my book publisher-ready. While completely honoring my vision, she saw something even bigger and better, and together we evolved the book to truly serve my future readers. Richelle knows what publishers want, how to build your platform and become an expert in your niche–and how to get your book into your ideal reader’s hands! She’s your cheerleader, friend, and mentor all in one.
After working with Richelle, I signed with a book agent and received multiple six-figure offers from my DREAM publishers!! I never understood the acknowledgment section of books—when authors go more crazy for the professionals that helped bring the book into the world—over their family, but now I get it! I’m forever grateful
“I got a ton of personal attention in the program… I could easily reach her and she was there to answer with direct feedback.”
What I knew for so long is that I really wanted to get my book proposal done–and what I also knew is that I had been making a lot of excuses as to why I “couldn’t”.
After working with Richelle and going through the Book Proposal Blueprint program, not only do I have my book proposal done (with sample chapters!), but I also have my agent query letter done—I’ve completed it! What I said I was going to do, I did.
I got a ton of personal one-on-one attention in the program and if a ran into roadblocks, I could easily reach her and she was there to answer with direct feedback. That’s the piece that I feel so many group coaching programs are missing—and she over-delivered.
She does such a great job of laying out every single aspect of the book proposal and publishing process and she will NOT leave you behind. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Richelle.
Richelle’s years of experience allowed her to very quickly identify shifts and additions to my content, that I never would have thought of myself—which made it so much more impactful.
If you are looking for a secret weapon for creating a book proposal that will WOW publishers, look no further—Richelle is it! I am so grateful!
Founder & President, Wendy Sherman Associates Literary Management
Richelle brings her vast experience and amazing insights to the process of project development.
She knows exactly what’s needed in a book proposal and publishing strategy, which makes her a valued partner in the process from start to finish.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Universe Has Your Back
I had the pleasure of working with Richelle for a number of years and she rocks!
She’s a forward-thinking media and marketing maven who will support your vision and get you the results you need. From her hustle to her heart, I would highly recommend working with Richelle.
President/CEO, Caring Today, Inc.
I have greatly enjoyed and valued working with Richelle for 10 years. Richelle’s insights and pragmatic advice on product development and marketing, built on her deep experience within the publishing industry, have been invaluable.
“She gave me a framework that made the book proposal process way less intimidating, and even more importantly, she reassured me along the way-- even when I doubted myself that I was on the right track."
There’s no question in my mind that I wouldn’t have been able to reach my goal of securing a nonfiction book deal if I hadn’t invested in a program like Richelle’s. She gave me a framework that made the book proposal process way less intimidating, and even more importantly, she reassured me along the way-- even when I doubted myself that I was on the right track. With her holding me accountable, I met my goal of completing my book proposal within five months. And it was a no-brainer to then ask Richelle for her help matching me with a literary agent, given her extensive connections in the industry. I would highly recommend Richelle to anyone who has dreams of securing a traditional nonfiction book deal but needs a coach to help them with the proposal process first.
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