To get a non-fiction book published, you don't need to have written a whole book. in this genre, what you need is a book proposal. Book proposals give publishers a clear sense of what a book is about, what it will address, and why you are the best person to write that book.
What a book proposal is and how it can help you get a book deal
What to include in your proposal
How to identify the target audience for your book
How to identify the USP for your book
How to write a clear positioning statement
How to write a compelling book summary and blurb
How to write detailed chapter summaries
Why it’s important to research competing books and how to show your book will differ
What information to include in your author biography
How to start thinking about publicity and marketing
Specifications like word count, format and illustrations
Tips on featuring sample writing
Have the option to send your proposal to Lydia (at no cost and with no guarantee of a response)
How it works
- This course will guide you through the process of writing a book proposal – it will explain why a proposal is important to a publisher, identify what you should include in a proposal, and teach you how to write each section so that it grips a publisher’s attention.
- The course is broken down into eight short lessons with everything you need to complete this course, including a handy proposal template in your Novlr account as soon as you sign up. The course is fully integrated, so you’ll do the entire course in Novlr. All content is available in the course player, which makes it easy to navigate between lessons, and the course page gives you all the info and space you need to focus on your learning.
- Through this course, Lydia will teach you everything you need to know about writing a great book proposal so that you have the best chance of securing a publishing deal.
Meet your teacher
Lydia Yadi is a Senior Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House and a Novlr evangelist. She commissions narrative non-fiction in memoir and investigative journalism, and also practical how-to books that help people live better. She works with award-winning journalists, world-class academics and leading experts in their field to inform and inspire readers. She has published several Sunday Times bestsellers.
This course is jam packed