Classes & Workshops

Book Proposals

Beginner Beginner

Nonfiction writers have the luxury of not having to complete a full manuscript before pitching it to agents and publishing houses. But they do need a stellar book proposal and a couple sample chapters. In this workshop we will discuss how to write the kind of book proposal that will give your book its best foot forward: with a clear sense of their purpose, niche, target audience, competition, market, and the publicity and promotion potential of the author and the idea. We will also spend a brief amount of time discussing effective ways to submit proposals. Every proposal requires an accompanying query letter, so you are encouraged to take this in tandem with the Author Summer Series course of Query Letters. Every proposal and query letter require a section on author platform/publicity and promotion, so you are also encouraged to take the Book Promotion class as well.