August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

How to Craft an Irresistible Nonfiction Book Proposal

It’s become more competitive than ever to get your book traditionally published. Selling your nonfiction book idea, however, is as much a matter of positioning and platform as it is writing skill. And while you don’t necessarily need a completed manuscript in hand to get a book deal, you do need a compelling business plan that shows editors and agents that you’ve done your homework and have a truly salable idea. Assessing your idea, your competition, and your place in the market is what this presentation is all about.

You’ll learn:
– The key components of a successful nonfiction book proposal
– How to determine if your idea is good, great, or just so-so
– What information publishers, editors, agents, and salespeople need in order to commit to your book

SESSION LEVEL
Intermediate