If you’ve been working toward producing a publisher-ready book proposal, but want to have professional eyes on it sooner rather than later, our book concept viability assessment may be just what you need. When you submit a portion of your nonfiction book proposal—which Margot will specify—you’ll receive a brief assessment, from a book industry veteran, to help you see your proposal through the lens that agents and publishers will be using.

Like our full proposal review, this brief assessment will give you insight into the important questions agents and publishers will be asking of your proposal:

· Is there a unique premise?

· Have you offered a compelling hook to draw in the reader?

· Is there a market of readers with a palpable felt-need, waiting to read this book?

· Have you built a platform that will sell books?

· Does the writing shine?

Margot will let you know the strengths of your project, what can be improved, and what might be a deal breaker. She will also suggest “next steps” to guide you in your writing journey.

This viability assessment is a valuable opportunity for writers who want to test the waters before polishing a final book proposal for agents or publishers.

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And here is the form to use for the service.

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This is service is provided by Margot Starbuck, a graduate of Princeton Seminary and Westmont College, who is passionate about effective communication.

Collaborative/Ghost Writer

Margot serves publishers as a collaborative writer and ghostwriter, helping others tell their amazing stories. (More on this, and Margot’s editing/consulting work HERE!)


Margot also serves publishers and writers as both a literary midwife—helping authors birth the books that are in their hearts through book proposal and manuscript evaluations—and also as a book doctor, stepping in when manuscripts need resuscitation.


Her first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching For a Father Who Does Not Fail, was awarded the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association’s best nonfiction book of the year for 2011. She’s also the author of six other Christian living books. Not Who I Imagined was a 2015 Selah Awards finalist for Christian Living. Margot is represented by WordServe Literary and is a member of Redbud Writer’s Guild.


Margot enjoys connecting with audiences on campuses and at conferences, retreats and festivals. Some clients include Messiah College, Wheaton College Center for the Application of Christian Ethics, Friends University, MOPs International, Young Life Women’s Weekend, Urban Promise Ministry Summit, Lifest and the Wild Goose Festival.

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