I am a successful Wardrobe Consultant. Along with my private clients, I have written fashion articles for various FL publications.
I came up with an idea to write a series of fashion books. Agent X liked my query letter and asked for a proposal. I used Michael Larson's "How to Write a Book Proposal as a guide."
I recently rec'd it back with edits and suggestions. Mostly my writing was not critiqued - just the proposal structure. After speaking with Agent X; the agent interested, she said she is still interested but wants my proposal to follow their own guidelines. She said she's not a fan of Michael Larson. For $30 they will send me a copy of a proposal they sold. She said if she wasn't interested, she wouldn't have taken the time to ask for the proposal and taken the time to speak to me. What is your opinion?
What a crock of shit.
Agents who ask you to buy things aren't agents. They are retailers.
There's a big difference.