Four- Part How to Write the Perfect Nonfiction Book Proposal Course with Literary Agents Jeff and Deborah Herman

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Take this four-part invaluable course at your leisure. It was recorded live so you benefit from the questions by writers just like you, You will receive the four webinars and the slides that go with them. The recordings include the Q and A from writers just like you. 

This is a rare opportunity to learn from the masters. 

We refer to the course as Decoding Book Proposals. You learn to think like agents and publishers.  

Jeff Herman has launched innumerable writing careers with his annual Book Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents (Over 500,000 copies sold). Deborah and Jeff Herman have helped many nonfiction authors with the well-respected guide to Book Proposal writing Write the Perfect Book Proposal: Ten Proposals that Worked and Why. (over 250,000 sold)

The Jeff Herman Agency has sold over 1,000 titles to traditional publishers, including thirteen by author Deborah Herman including Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication and the bestselling co-authored memoir of Dianne Lake, Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties, (William Morrow)

Deborah Herman is an Indie micro-publisher with a related company Author Branding Solutions and is the co-founder of, formerly Writers, Agents, and Editors Network.

Deborah has teamed up with author and SEO expert Dorit Sasson to provide a system of author branding and marketing that pinpoints who the audience is and how to bring them to you. SEO is an underutilized opportunity for creating irresistible book proposals in a climate of unprecedented competition. This workshop will show you how it is done.

Week One: What are the parts of the book proposal, and why is each important?

The first session sets the tone for what makes a good book proposal.

It takes an in-depth look into the proper way to write an overview and explain the document's portions.

Week Two The Content and How to present it

This session examines the Table of Contents, the outline, and the sample material. Your goal is to present your material to persuade an agent and editor to take a chance on you. This session explains how.

Week Three Author Branding, Platform, and your Marketing Section

After reading thousands of book proposals, we have seen authors throw away the chance to prove a market exists for their Book. The best and most underutilized tool? Search Engine Optimization. This session features Dorit Sasson, who, along with Deborah Herman, explains how these valuable Keywords can form the basis of an irresistible marketing section.

Week Four: Behind the curtain of how Agents and Editors read proposals

This session features a wrap-up of the parts of the nonfiction book proposal explained in the context of how the different pieces are used by agents and editors to make their decisions.

This information is invaluable. If you know why you do something, you will understand how to do it with a new level of excellence.

This session features Jeff Herman, who demystifies the process. 



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