“How to Write a Great Book Proposal” will be vital in the journey to publishing for new and aspiring writers and authors, especially those who are writing in the nonfiction genre, and those who plan to seek and use an agent and/or traditional publisher to produce a book. The material comes from the presenter’s research on effective book proposals, interviews with authors and publishers, and many hours of writing and editing her own book proposals.
This workshop will also help writers focus and understand the content of their own book before going down any potential rabbit holes that may get them off the writing track.
Even though writers who plan to self-publish may not use a book proposal to bring their books to market, this workshop will help writers understand that a book proposal is also a business plan, a necessary step for personal pre-publication development. The discussion will prompt writers to think about marketing, promotion, and how competitive titles may be either a good thing or a bad thing for your own work. The presenter will help writers think about the personal and professional connections to help launch a successful promotional tour.
The material will cover topics like agent and publisher submission guidelines, intended readership, how to self-promote without feeling guilty, and an outline for the content in book proposals. A short list of resources will also be shared.