July 28-31, 2022

New York City


Effective Nonfiction Book Proposals

A book proposal is a critical document in the life story of your book. It’s what convinces an agent or editor to invest their time and money in your project. It also serves to help you clarify the scope of your project for your own sake. In this session, we’ll look at each critical piece of a nonfiction book proposal including several sample proposals that ended up selling the book. We’ll also look at how editors use the information you provide and why it’s important to follow the guidelines they set.