What is a synopsis and why is it important?

Publishers and literary agencies often request various documents in order to assess a manuscript. One of these usually is a synopsis, which is a summary and brief outline of the complete manuscript. The synopsis is an important part of finding a publisher and should not be underestimated.

However, many authors find it difficult to distance themselves enough from their manuscript in order to be able to summarise and describe it objectively and classify it appropriately. Furthermore, they often do not have the necessary knowledge of the publishing industry and literary genres, classifications of texts or possible books they can compare their work with.

What can the agency do?

We can help you write a synopsis that will make your manuscript attractive to publishers. We have the necessary impartiality and knowledge of the publishing industry and your needs and standards as well as experience in summarising, portraying and classifying texts in order to help you write an appropriate synopsis for your manuscript.


If you are interested, please send us your complete manuscript (if possible with a draft synopsis) via e-mail or post:


We will create an attractive offer for you based on the number of standard pages (1800 characters) of your manuscript. Please allow at least four weeks for the completion of your synopsis.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to working with you!

2 thoughts on “Writing a synopsis

  • 12. January 2015 at 18:15

    Guten Tag!
    Können Sie mir bitte mitteilen, mit welchem Betrag man für die Erstellung einer Synopsis bzw. eines Exposes rechnen muss? Und sind Sie derzeit an historischen Romanen interessiert?

    Haben Sie vielen Dank.
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    M. Mangal

    • 13. January 2015 at 15:54

      Hallo Frau Mangal,

      für das Erstellen eines Exposés zu Ihrem Gutachten berechnen wir 1,00Euro (netto) pro Normseite (1500 Anschläge), mindestens aber 200,00 Euro (netto).
      An historischen Romanen sind wir interessiert, ja.


      P. Baumgärtel


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