July 28-31, 2022

New York City


10 Steps to Writing a Business-Tight Nonfiction Book Proposal

If you want to traditionally publish a nonfiction book, a completed manuscript usually isn’t enough to land you a book deal. You’ll also need a book proposal. A book proposal is essentially a business plan for your book; it convincingly argues why your book is a salable product in today’s market. Because of the research involved in putting together a book proposal, they can take weeks (or longer) to write if properly developed, so this session breaks down what can be an overwhelming process into ten, clear manageable steps. Everyone will receive digital access to book proposal worksheets to help begin your research and write the proposal—starting with the easy parts first, to build your confidence. By the end of this session, you’ll learn the difference between a nonfiction book proposal that gets an immediate, enthusiastic response from agents and editors, and one that gets no response.