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BOOK PROPOSALS 101 MASTERCLASS

Ready to catch the eye of a publisher or agent with a polished book proposal?

For all of my fellow nonfiction writers, I know firsthand how daunting a book proposal can seem when you are first starting out. As an agent and also an author, I can tell you this is one of the most important documents you will create, and it is crucial that certain elements are in your book proposal in order for publishing houses and agents to make a decision.

 

I've worked on and critiqued hundreds of book proposals over the past few years and I want to help you understand what works and what can work against you. Don't miss my popular LIVE masterclass on this important topic.

Remember, space is limited and the class will only be discounted for a short time!

GROUP
MASTERCLASS

March 19, 2023
Noon - 2:45 PM EST

1-ON-1 MASTERCLASS

3 hours

What's Covered In Class?

IN THIS ONLINE MASTERCLASS, WE WILL:

  • Go page-by-page, section-by-section through a book proposal that secured a book deal so you understand what is expected in each area of content.

  • Discuss the foundation of a book proposal, including templates, necessary sections, optional sections, length, and more.

  • Take a closer look at crucial must-haves such as reader take-away, audience, and comparative titles.

  • Discuss the often dreaded "platform" area of a book proposal. I will recommend paths to take for those who have already built a strong platform and those who are just starting out. ​

  • Review samples of successful nonfiction book proposals and why they stood out.

  • Discuss sample chapters and how to choose the chapters that work best for you.​

  • Have a Q&A session with host Marisa Zeppieri, who is a literary agent and published author.

Who is This Class For?

THIS CLASS IS PERFECT FOR ANYONE WHO:

  • Has a nonfiction book or memoir in the works and is hoping to land a traditional book deal with a publisher.

  • Is just starting out on the book proposal process.

  • Has been pitching their current proposal, but is receiving rejections, negative feedback, or no feedback at all.

  • Is going on submission or attending a conference soon and wants to have material ready in case an agent shows interest.

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