About Dynamic Book Pros
Dynamic Book Pros is here to help you create a stellar non-fiction book proposal that will capture the attention of an agent, editor, or publisher. With over twenty years of combined experience, we are seasoned book professionals who have helped many authors on the path to publication.
Having been sought after for writers’ conferences and other writing organizations, we realize the pressing need for thorough and detailed feedback for writers struggling to develop their book proposals.
In our capacity as literary agents, we work closely with our clients to develop, refine, and market book proposals which have garnered top advances from a range of publishers: major publishers, independent publishers, and university presses. We have consulted on and reviewed thousands of book proposals. We know what it’s like to work with authors from concept to proposal.
Desiring to work with more writers from all walks of life, we founded Dynamic Book Pros with the purpose of helping more writers holistically develop their book proposals. We are:
Experienced Literary Agents
Sought-after Speakers and Teachers
Seasoned Book Professionals
Sometimes all you need is a fresh pair of eyes. Let us help you fine-tune every aspect of your book proposal so that you can have a smoother journey on the road to publication!
Books We’ve Worked On
“Sure to satisfy anyone’s Disney park cravings … will make your family and friends’ dreams come true.”
“The perfect gift to give your Disney-loving foodie friends for the holidays.”
“Even after twenty successful crowdfunding projects and over $1,500,000 raised, I turn to Jamey if I have questions. He knows his stuff.”
Founder and CEO, Tasty Minstrel Games
“Without Joe’s guidance and input, I can confidently say that my first book would not have found its home with a publisher. After numerous critiques and hours of workshopping ideas, the proposal seemed to get better and better with each iteration. Eventually, we’d created something I was very proud to pitch.”
Author of Built to Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League Forever
Eric Silverstein, whose restaurant, The Peached Tortilla, was singled out by The New York Times as ‘One of the Five Places to Go in Austin,’ shares 100 recipes for delicious Asian street food…with a modern Southern and Southwestern twist!
Inspired by her two children, both extreme athletes, Dierdre Wolownick literally marathon runs and rock climbs herself out of her fear, grief, and a difficult marriage. The Sharp End of life is a story of mother-love, self-determination, and the refusal to simply endure. The world is well aware of the superhuman climbing feats of her son, Alex; now we can witness the awe-inspiring feats of his tenacious sixty-something mother. This is a sort of unwavering belief: in one’s childre, in one’s self, in the possibility of an extraordinary life.
Author of End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
Joseph Perry, Esq.
Joseph is a literary agent and publishing attorney at Perry Literary, Inc., and The Law Offices of Joseph J. Perry, P.C. As an agent he represents bestselling cookbook authors, athletes, musicians, journalists, influencers, academics, and more. As an attorney, Joseph counsels clients in the publishing industry, where among other things, he drafts, reviews, and negotiates various publishing agreements and conducts prepublication review of manuscripts.
Joseph loves to collaborate with his authors, from initial concept to final product. He views each proposal as its own work of art, and works tirelessly to help his authors improve each section therein. Joseph believes that great proposals beget great books, and that putting in the necessary work in the beginning stages clarifies a book’s objectives, which ultimately helps authors better achieve their goals.
Joseph obtained his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Bonaventure University. He is a graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute.
When Joseph isn’t representing his clients, you can find him playing sports, playing guitar, piano, and drums, or reading the latest sports or music book.
Jen Chen Tran, Esq.
Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a licensed attorney in the state of New York.
When developing a book proposal, Jennifer understands the importance of both the big picture and differentiating details that will distinguish your book from the competition. By carefully analyzing and assessing both the strengths and weaknesses in each unique proposal, Jennifer aims to help you clarify your purpose, better craft a unforgettable message to reach the right audience, and strategically position each book for maximum attention from an editor or publisher. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to shape books that will have a positive social impact on the world—books that also inform and entertain.
On the weekends you can find Jennifer curled up with a new novel or non-fiction book, ranging from business books to memoirs. She loves any book that can teach her something new and she’s honored to work with her clients.
“When I queried Joe, I had an idea for a cookbook and some sample recipes. He not only helped me form an awesome proposal, he truly pushed me to better understand my potential as a cook and an author. The proposal we created together caught the eye of several publishers, and eventually ended in an amazing contract with Adams Media / Simon & Schuster. If I could do it all over again, I would pick Joe as my agent every time!”
USA Today bestselling author of The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes
“When I came to Joe I had a complete book proposal. I had multiple literary agents tell me how well-written and professional my deliverable was. However, after collaborating with Joe for thirty days, my book proposal is now exemplary. It’s succinct, organized, and tells the story of my manuscript in an incredibly digestible way. He really knows what publishers are looking for and that has been so helpful to someone new to the industry. I can’t thank him enough.”
Author of Life with Ted K: A Braided Memoir
“My book wouldn’t exist—much less be published—were it not for the tireless efforts of Jennifer. She inspired me to take elements of my blog and turn them into a cohesive narrative in A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide. I was busy running my business, so it was Jennifer who took the time to create the book proposal and found a wonderful publisher for the book. I’m forever grateful for all of the insights, advice, and hard work that Jennifer put into making my book a reality so I could help my fellow crowdfunders around the world.”
Author of A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide and founder of Stonemaier Games
“Jen helped me get published when it was very unclear what type of appetite existed for a book about my story and food. After a year of pitching, she advised me on a critical pivot in the book’s direction. We received multiple offers and a deal soon followed. I am forever grateful for her knowledge, coaching, and persistence in pushing forward despite long odds. She certainly made the journey palatable.”
Author of The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food From Tokyo to Texas and founder of The Peached Tortilla
“I loved working with Joe on my book proposal — his insight and support took the proposal and project to the next level. He was very responsive with constructive feedback. Where most proposal feedback is either too glowing (“it’s wonderful!”) or overly critical (“I don’t think I can sell it… sorry”), he saw the potential in my project and helped me resolve the weak spots in my proposal — crucial input that helped me line up my book with the right publisher.”
Author of Playing Through the Pain: The Life of Ken Caminiti, the Steroids Confession that Changed Baseball Forever
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