Hy Bender

Bestselling Author of 16 Books to Turn Your Sharp Idea Into Winning Book Proposal


In June 2014 a client received a $1 million offer for a three-book deal based mostly on a 100-page book proposal I wrote for him. The offer was made within 48 hours of the first publisher we sent it to receiving the proposal, which the top editor read overnight and then the CEO of the company read overnight.

Other recent successes include a book I worked on extensively for another client reaching the #9 spot on The New York Times Bestseller List; and my helping yet another client obtain an exceptionally glowing endorsement from Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love, based solely on the strength of the sample chapters we developed.

The clients I’ve just mentioned couldn’t have succeeded without being talented and dedicated; but they also wouldn’t have achieved their results without my expert advice, guidance, and editorial skills.


Your book will be your “face” to the world, telling millions of people who you are and what you represent in more depth than anything else you’re likely to create.

Your book will also be a key part of your legacy, keeping your voice and ideas alive for decades.

You therefore shouldn’t work with less than the finest book proposal ghostwriter available to make your book the very best it can be.


My name is Hy Bender. I’ve helped hundreds of clients, ranging from New York Times bestselling authors to Hollywood screenwriters, to develop their books and stories.

I’ve written 16 acclaimed books under my name, including five Dummies books and a Complete Idiot’s Guide. These demonstrate my ability to boil down even complex subjects into friendly, entertaining prose that anyone can understand.

I’ve also sold articles to such national publications as The New York Times, American Film, and Advertising Age.

If you have a great idea for a book, don’t risk wasting months going off in wrong directions. Let me help steer you to the most effective path for crafting the finest book possible.

Regardless of your level of experience, I’ll take your book idea very seriously and, if I believe you have a solid chance at selling it, will work hard at developing a winning proposal and/or manuscript for you.


Located In: New York City; but I work via phone and email, and have clients all over world.

Specialties: I’m skilled at everything related to writing and editing, but among my key specialties are learning quickly, book development and book proposal writing, and crafting a book to appeal to mass audiences.

Years of Experience: 25

Memberships: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Association of Ghostwriters

Newspapers & Magazines Contributed to: The New York Times, American Film, Advertising Age, Spy, Mad Magazine, Bottom Line/Personal, FOLIO:, Yahoo! Internet Life, PC Magazine, PC World, PC Week

Books Contributed to: What Is Your WHAT? (New York Times Bestseller), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, five books in the bestselling Dummies series, The Sandman Companion (national bestseller interviewing Neil Gaiman), and nine others


To learn more, please visit my website at BookProposal.net; and then please email me your phone number at hy@hyreviews.com so we can discuss your book idea and I can answer any questions you might have.