Marketplace comparisons are a key component of book proposals. You must give an overview of a category, provide details about five or six bestsellers in the genre, and explain how your book will fare against them. How can you get that information? But, writing is not the first thing to do. It’s the last. What comes first? Research. Your first task is to gather information that will allow you to craft a personalized query letter. Continue reading →. How To Write A Book Proposal. How To Get A Literary Agent.