Back by popular demand, our three-part proposal series will help you get your book idea off the ground and into the hands of editors and agents in no time. Jen & Kerry will illuminate each step of the book proposal process, including how to research your idea and build your author platform, craft a salable nonfiction or fiction book proposal, and get savvy about the publishing industry. Purchase series tickets here. $129/3-part series or $50/individual talks.
October 12: Prepare to Get Published
This talk will focus on how to find an idea and then grow it into a viable non-fiction proposal. Attendees will learn what makes a good book idea; how to position themselves as a potential author; various ways a book can take shape; what publishers look for in a book proposal; how to research the marketplace and target publishers, editors and literary agents.
October 19: Secrets of a Successful Proposal
This talk will focus on what makes publishers take notice of one book idea over another when they see hundreds of proposals each week. Attendees will learn insider tips as we draw on our decades of industry experience to share the secrets of a winning proposal—and they’ll leave with the tools they need to get their proposal under way.
October 26: Navigating the World of Publishing
We will share our dual perspectives, drawing from our experience as publishing executives and successful authors. Attendees will learn how a book goes from a proposal to finished product; hear publishing options including e-books and self-publishing; gain insight about royalties and contracts; sales and marketing; catalogs and publication dates, and more.