I’M WORKING ON A BOOK IDEA. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?
We work with burgeoning authors in a variety of ways: through in-person seminars at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle, through private “2-on-1″ proposal reviews and consultations (see below), and via our online classes (debuting summer 2012). We also sell our exclusive Publishing Toolkit, a 100-plus page binder packed with insider information that guides you through our 30-day process to a winning book proposal. Not sure what you need? Email us at email@example.com, and we’ll recommend next steps.
I’M A PUBLISHER OR AGENT. HOW CAN I USE YOUR SERVICES?
We work with publishers and agents to get authors’ proposals up to snuff. If you have an author, idea, or proposal that you’re intrigued by, but you find you need a more complete pitch in order to take it to the next step, then we’re your team. Hand it over to us, and we’ll work with the author to deliver you a complete, polished proposal that meets your needs. Also, whenever you get pitches or questions about the proposal process, you can refer folks to us for help; just have them email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DOES A 2-ON-1 PROPOSAL REVIEW WORK, EXACTLY?
Our 2-on-1 review offers the opportunity to get both Jen and Kerry’s detailed feedback on your unique proposal, based on our many years of experience reviewing and writing successful proposals on a variety of subjects. The review is done electronically. You send us the electronic file in MS Word (double spaced and in a readable font) and we each make comments throughout the document, highlighting suggestions and revisions that will help your proposal really shine. You’ll also receive an assessment from us with a synopsis of our comments and strengths and weaknesses of the proposal overall. While we are not able to do in-person or phone consultations to follow up, you are welcome to email us if anything we’ve written is unclear. We do ask to take a look at your proposal to confirm a final estimate and a turnaround time, but in general our review fee is $499 for proposals up to 30 pages double-spaced (including the sample text) and is returned approximately 2 weeks. Contact us for more details.
CAN I GET NOTES FROM YOU IF I MISS A TALK OR WORKSHOP?
Sorry, we do not provide notes if you miss an event. If the event includes handouts, you may contact us for those materials.
MAY I SHARE THE HANDOUTS WITH OTHERS?
No. The information is copyrighted and provided as part of your paid registration. We trust that our students will protect our intellectual property by not copying or distributing the information we provide to paid attendees.
I MISSED A TALK. CAN I GET A REFUND?
It depends. For our talks at the Hotel 1000, the brownpaper tickets policy is that you can get a refund of the full face value of your tickets and the service fee within 12 hours of purchase or if your show is canceled or postponed. However, if you do miss one, we will honor your ticket the next time we offer the same talk, but on a space-available basis (meaning you’ll be seated after all attendees holding tickets for that night). Please bring your confirmation of purchase (e-mail or electronic ticket).
If we must cancel any event due to inclement weather, will note this on the home page of our website an hour before the event’s start time. If we have to cancel a class, we will offer you an alternate date or refund your fee.
Online seminars (debuting summer 2012) will be non-refundable, but if you have to miss the live talk, we will send you the recording to watch at your convenience.