I’m a Great Writer Who Just Wants to Write

By | February 20, 2013

I love writers.

Here is my strategy to you (in video) so you can build a platform
and attract other people and companies to come aboard to sell
your writing and help you reach more people.


Author 101 Conference.  October 2013  Discount Registration
Tell me more about the Author 101 Conference which happens twice a year (Los Angeles and Las Vegas)

Now, my secret weapon for people who really want to “find a publisher”.
She’s not cheap… but worth every penny. Wendy Keller.



How to Cre­ate an Excel­lent, Sal­able Book Proposal

with senior agent Wendy Keller

Non­fic­tion books include every­thing from busi­ness or self-help books to mem­oirs and true crime.

Non­fic­tion books are sold using a very spe­cific, pre­cisely cre­ated doc­u­ment called a “book pro­posal”.

Non­fic­tion books should be sold before they are writ­ten. Learn­ing to craft a strong pro­posal is at least as impor­tant as being able to write the book itself once it is sold, because with­out a good pro­posal, it just won’t get sold.

This video course was recorded in stu­dio. It fea­tures our senior lit­er­ary agent Wendy Keller explain­ing very clearly, step-by-step, the psy­chol­ogy behind a book pro­posal that sells and the exact, pre­cise steps to take to cre­ate one that will attract agents and then pub­lish­ers. Hav­ing sold more than 1,200 deals world­wide in nearly 25 years, Wendy has refined, honed and improved on her method for pro­posal writ­ing to make it as easy and effi­cient for you as pos­si­ble. This is truly the “best of” what she’s taught approx­i­mately 23,000 writer in her career.

In this course, you’ll learn how to cre­ate a well-executed, sal­able book pro­posal that appeals to pub­lish­ing indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. As you com­plete the clear, orga­nized assign­ments in the com­pli­men­tary PDFs, you will be writ­ing a book pro­posal that shows off your book idea in its best light. You’ll also learn what pub­lish­ers (and there­fore agents) are look­ing for and how to get it. You’ll also be given a peek into the way the pub­lish­ing indus­try works on the inside, which is like know­ing the win­ning lot­tery num­bers before you buy the ticket.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Iden­tify whether you and your idea are ready to be sold (and if not, what to do about it now)
  • How to draft and edit your book pro­posal for max­i­mum attraction
  • Learn why some authors get big advances and oth­ers don’t even get contracts
  • Orga­nize and plan your book itself so its eas­ier to write once sold
  • Fig­ure out how you will make your book suc­cess­ful, start­ing today — before it is even sold
  • Write a query email or let­ter to agents that grabs our atten­tion and gets your pro­posal read
  • Under­stand the inner work­ings of the non­fic­tion pub­lish­ing industry
  • Dis­cover how to lever­age your nat­ural apti­tudes, knowl­edge and tal­ents to make your book sell well
  • Pre­pare your­self and your book to work most effec­tively with the peo­ple who help you (agents, editors)
  • Feel con­fi­dent that what you are offer­ing agents and then edi­tors clearly reflects the value of your message

By the end of this video course, you will have:

A sal­able non­fic­tion book pro­posal ready to send out to agents and the abil­ity to get the high­est pos­si­ble advance for your work.

Authors who have learned and applied Wendy’s unique method of pro­posal writ­ing have sold their books to every major pub­lisher and most mid-range pub­lish­ers in the USA and most major Euro­pean publishers.

Simon and Schus­ter, Harper­Collins, Hachette, Ran­dom House, McGraw-Hill, Hype­r­ion, Work­man, Wiley, St. Martin’s, Pen­guin, Macmil­lan and lit­er­ally hun­dreds more pub­lish­ers and imprints worldwide.

The course you’re about to take includes:

  • Video Lessons: Watch a short (10–15 minute) video that will stim­u­late your brain and teach you the WHY behind the com­po­nents of your book pro­posal. There are 5 of them.
  • Assign­ments: Each video comes with a PDF that has your assign­ment. Do the assign­ments sequen­tially, as the logic behind each builds on the one before.

Our goal with this video course is to make Wendy’s pro­foundly suc­cess­ful train­ing avail­able to every non­fic­tion author who longs to cre­ate a sal­able, excel­lent non­fic­tion book pro­posal.

Retail $159. Now just $99


You might also be interested in this bigger, more expensive course by W. Keller:

How to grow a platform for your
Writing Career by W. Keller.



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