Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal (and Query) that Sells

with
Jessica Faust
This two-part workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of the nonfiction book proposal—an essential component to getting any book deal. Together we will break down each aspect of the book proposal, including your query letter, and review how to make yours powerful, compelling, and rejection-proof. In the second part, Jessica will review and workshop each author's overview or query, and together we will deep dive into your idea to see if you're really focusing on the most powerful aspect of your expertise and pitching an idea that's rejection-proof.
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Wednesdays
Jul 21 & Jul 28
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Jul 21 & Jul 28
5pm PT / 8pm ET
90 min
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Description

For any author writing nonfiction, the book proposal and query letter are crucial to getting both an agent and a publisher. In this two-part workshop, you will learn which components are expected in every book proposal—from your query, to your introduction, to the table of contents, marketing information, and platform—and what it takes to write a proposal that grabs the attention of agents and editors and, most importantly, sells. 

 

In Session 1, Jessica will provide samples and materials to give you a concrete plan for creating your own proposal and a query. We'll walk step-by-step through each aspect of a rejection-proof proposal. You’ll leave the session with a clear understanding of how agents and editors look at proposals and how to make yours as powerful as possible to sell. 

 

In Session 2, Jessica will review and give feedback and edits on either your query or your book proposal's overview (to be explained in session 1). You’ll work with Jessica to build a strong pitch as well as deep dive into your idea to see if what you have is really the best idea, the strongest, and the one that's going to sell. When you leave you'll have clear direction on what you can do next and a solid plan to get an agent and publisher.

 

You’ll end the workshop with a pressure-tested nonfiction book idea, pitch, and a detailed understanding of how to craft that pitch into the most powerful proposal possible. This event is intended for adults who are preparing to write a prescriptive nonfiction book and query agents and publishers. 

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Turning Your Nonfiction Book Idea into a Powerful Proposal

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Jessica Faust

Wednesdays, Jul 21 & Jul 28, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET
$
350.00
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Description

For any author writing prescriptive nonfiction (such as how-to guides), the book proposal is crucial to getting both an agent and a publisher. In this two-part workshop, you will learn which components are expected in every book proposal—from the outline, to marketing information, to platform—and what it means to have a platform versus credentials, as well as how to write a proposal that grabs the attention of agents and editors. 

 

In Session 1, you’ll be asked to share your nonfiction book idea and to think critically about that idea as Jessica breaks down the crucial elements of a nonfiction book proposal. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of the strengths and potential weaknesses of your idea, along with a homework assignment to develop your idea into a pitch.  

 

In Session 2, Jessica will guide an interactive pitch workshop session. You’ll work with Jessica to analyze your pitch and determine if you’re ready for the proposal development stage. Additionally, you will work with Jessica to bring out the very best in your platform, marketing, and idea to create that powerful proposal.

 

You’ll end the workshop with a pressure-tested nonfiction book idea, pitch, and a detailed understanding of how to craft that pitch into the most powerful proposal possible. This event is intended for adults who are preparing to write a prescriptive nonfiction book and query agents. 

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