It has long been the case that nonfiction writers, instead of penning a complete manuscript, could sell their ideas based solely on well-developed book proposals. An extended marketing pitch, the book proposal is a unique document that any writer of nonfiction must master. Join Ally Machate and learn how editors and agents evaluate potential acquisitions and what your proposal must contain to get the coveted attention of these publishing professionals. This talk will teach you what goes into a contract-winning book proposal, where to find important information, and how to evaluate your own material to ensure you’re presenting your project—and yourself—in the best possible light
Intrigued? Here are three key elements this talk will cover:
- What kind of information agents and publishers expect to see in your proposal and how to properly organize it for best effect.
- How agents and publishers evaluate book proposals when considering acquisitions and what you can do to improve your chances of getting a book deal.
- Why writing a book proposal will boost your book’s success even if you decide to self-publish (and top warning signs that your proposal can help bring to light).
Please join Ally and the South Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for a virtual presentation:
August 9, 2023 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM
More information about this event may be found on the MWA website or register by clicking here.
We hope to see you there!