Pitch & Present Your Nonfiction Book
Demystify the proposal process.
To publish a nonfiction book, you need to write a book proposal, which conveys important information about you and your book to agents and editors. Constructing a proposal can be a daunting task that involves skills writers might not be used to or interested in, such as self-promotion, marketing, and demonstrating why you are the perfect person to write your book.
During this class, you learn what is typically included in a book proposal, review sample proposals, and work on various components for feedback from the class. Come with your idea for a book and leave several steps closer to bringing the book to life, with not only the beginnings of a book proposal draft, but also the confidence to finish and submit it.
“When Kerri first shared her idea to create an anthology about our great state of New Jersey, I thought it was a cool idea … but we writers have lots of ideas that don’t go anywhere. However, Kerri was determined and I witnessed her idea go from creation to publication. I’m so happy she’s willing to pass on her knowledge about the book proposal process with us.”
Meet Your Instructor: Kerri Sullivan
Kerri Sullivan is a writer, librarian, and the editor of the anthology New Jersey Fan Club: Artists & Writers Celebrate the Garden State (Rutgers University Press). Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Podcast Review, The Billfold, and elsewhere.
“I sold my book to a publisher on a proposal that took me years to write. For me, the process was kind of lonely–I had to figure a lot out on my own using books and online resources–but in the end, I really enjoyed the process of creating a book proposal. I’m excited to share what I learned during my process within a community of writers.”
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