Nonfiction Book Proposals: From Pitch to Publish

  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Meets On:
        Saturday, June 29
  • Address:
    251 W. Second Street
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $40

With Darlene Ricker.

You’ve passed the first hurdle: Your query or your agent has attracted the interest of a publishing house. Now you need to develop a full proposal that will land you a book contract. That means giving the acquisitions editor a solid view of what they’re buying, where it fits in the market and why readers will want it. Hands-on examples include actual proposals that led to recent publishing contracts. Learn what agents said about what clinched these deals and killed others. Bring your lunch if you’d like. Darlene Ricker, a published nonfiction book author and book reviewer for the Kirkus Indie Review, has helped students craft book proposals that led to literary agency representation and publishing contracts with major houses, including Penguin and Houghton Mifflin. [ALL LEVELS]

Register now for Nonfiction Book Proposals: From Pitch to Publish.