Hey Miss Snark --
I'm speaking to a book agent now who I've been dealing with for the past two weeks or so. I haven't gotten to hand her in my non-fiction proposal yet because I've been so swamped with other things, though I have an online campaign building momentum for this book and I believe she's seen it and now believes even more in the project than she had, before.
She just wrote me and said that she understands that book proposals take time, so don't worry, but in the meantime, she'd love to do a letter of intent with me. I think this sounds like great news but am just unaware of what that actually means in the publishing world?
Could you pleaaase enlighten us, over here in my neck of the woods?
My guess is she wants to nail you down so you aren't shopping this to other people but I don't know. I've never heard of issuing a letter of intent before but perhaps some of the Snarklings can enlighten us both.