Gain an understanding of today’s publishing options and discover what is best for you—from searching for an agent to traditional or indie publishing (including traditional print, print-on-demand, digital editions, or audio books).
Whatever approach you take, a book proposal is essential for marketing a book to agents and publishers, but it’s equally valuable for those independently publishing.
You’ll learn the key components of a powerful book proposal package. In addition, your book proposal will do double duty as an easy-to-use planning and organizing tool that boosts productivity and helps you start your book fast and stay on track to finish strong.
We will show you how to:
1. Build a working chapter outline—your book’s GPS
2. Organize content into manageable chunks
3. Identify places to plunge in and start your first draft
4. Crystallize your book’s premise and promise
5. Turn the proposal into a productivity-boosting tool
6. Discover and fill gaps in research and information
7. Study the competition to find your niche and market-segment edge
8. Define your primary readers and discover your secondary markets
9. Develop strategies to target literary agents and traditional publishers
10. Write a bang-up bio to use in your proposal, Web site, and more
11. Create your promotion plan—and keep adding to it
Lynda McDaniel brings more than 25 years of writing, teaching, and coaching to her webinars. She has written 1,000+ feature articles for major publications, and she is the author of a dozen books, including her award-winning "Words at Work” (which took top honors from the National Best Books Awards).
Virginia McCullough broke into book publishing with her first coauthored books, "TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis," with A. Richard Goldman, DDS and "Touch: A Personal Workbook" (Open Arms Press), with Greg Risberg, MSW.