I have been busy, busy since my presentation in Rancho Mirage. I guess my subject made an impression on several members and guests of the Palm Springs Writers Guild as I’ve been fielding questions like crazy. These are questions specific to their projects. Some of these authors and hopeful authors are even planning to write a book proposal because of the material and facts I shared on Saturday. It looks as though some will be signing up for my book proposal course. If you want to join in, this would be a good time to do it.
Sign up here: http://www.matilijapress.com/course_bookproposal.htm
Before signing up, you can read what each lesson covers and why and how an online course works. It is an 8-week course, but, while I prefer that you do not drag it on longer than that, it is okay if you want to finish ahead of time. I will send the next lesson when you are ready.
This is actually the best way to get my help writing a book proposal. You get my personalized assistance, feedback and suggestions related to your specific project along the way—throughout the entire course—and the fee is still just $200. If you were to work with me developing a book proposal from start to finish over an 8-week period outside of the course, the fee could run as much as $500 or even $800. Most authors come to me with a book proposal already fleshed out, however, and I can help them to fine-tune it for around $150 to $350—depending on circumstances.
If you have a book in the works or are thinking about writing one and you want to attract a traditional publisher, you probably need a book proposal. If you do not have the desire to land a traditional publisher, you still need a book proposal to help you make sure you are writing the right book for the right audience, to determine whether this is a worthwhile project—is it marketable? You’ll learn what you can bring to the table as far as marketing skills and savvy, a platform (your following, your connections…). A book proposal is a business plan for your book.
Sign up today for my book proposal course and get a clear vision for your book and ideas for making it a success. Go ahead with your book project without creating a business plan and you may be one of the over ¾ of authors who fail each year.