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How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal That Sells

There are lots of reasons why you might consider writing a nonfiction book. You may be an expert and want to share your insights in a specific area of expertise. You may be an entrepreneur who would like to showcase your knowledge and skills to potential clients. You may have a passion for a subject area and want to share your research and insights with the broader world. You might have an interesting personal story and want to write a memoir to enrich others’ lives. Whatever the reason you may have for considering writing a book, your first step is to plan and write a book proposal.

Agents and publishers demand nonfiction proposals, and if you plan to self-publish, your submission (for yourself) provides you with direction for writing, publishing and eventual marketing.

I’ve designed this course to help you understand what you need, why you need it, and how to create a complete draft of your nonfiction book proposal. 

I sold my first nonfiction book to a publisher based on my first book proposal attempt in 1988. Since then, I’ve written and successfully sold a dozen nonfiction books―all contracts awarded based on a book proposal. I’ll guide you through the real-world process of preparing a book proposal for agents, editors and yourself. Included in the cost of the course: a real-world evaluation of a portion of your book proposal.

You can find the course on Udemy.

Companion Workbook

Available from Amazon