We are super excited to announce today our very first crash course, How to Write and Pitch a Book Proposal, by our literary agent, Lindsay Edgecombe. This course is designed to help aspiring authors take their book ideas and turn them into awesome book proposals that will stand out to literary agents and publishers (and hopefully get them a book deal!). Elsie and I first met Lindsay a few years ago when we were beginning to dream about writing a book. Lindsay helped us land a two-book deal with Random House and launch our publishing career. As an experienced and successful agent at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency she has helped many, many authors get their start.This is our first crash course to launch within our digital publishing program. What’s a crash course? Good question. Crash courses are designed to be mini versions of e-courses. They cover specific topics and could be read within a (long) evening or over a weekend.
What’s inside How to Write and Pitch a Book Proposal:
•How to know if you’re ready to pitch your book
•How to write an awesome pitch letter (sometimes called a query)
•How to draft an overview of your idea
•Crafting an attention-getting biography
•How to think about your potential audience
•Growing your platform as an author
•Drafting a great chapter outline
Lindsay packs the course with encouragement as well as industry insider knowledge from her experiences in the publishing world over the past ten years.
This course also includes the actual book proposal from Chris Baty’s (the founder of NaNoWriMo) first book.
The course is work at your own pace. After purchase you’ll have access to the course through your account at Shop ABM. We’ve included a PDF of the entire course in case you wish to own a printed copy. The course costs $30 USD.If you have a great idea for a book but don’t know where to go from there, I highly recommend you check out this crash course. xo. Emma
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography by: Sarah Rhodes, Janae Hardy, and Jeremy Larson.