9 Ways to Make Sure Your Nonfiction Book Succeeds

Today…a commercial break. Here’s a plug for a workshop I’m giving in the N. CA Bay Area. I hope some of you can attend. There is still room and you can pay at the door. If you are a California Writers Club member, it’s a real deal! This will also give you a taste of my two-day workshop on the same topic. Come! See what it takes to create a successful book–one that sells to readers and to publishers.

9 Ways to Make Sure Your Nonfiction Book Succeeds (Before you Actually Write It)

A 3-Hour Workshop Led by Nina Amir

October 10, 2010; 10 am-1 pm
$9 (CWC members) or $29 (CWC non-members)
703 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

This workshop will show you how to use the step-by-step nonfiction book proposal PROCESS to help you hone and focus your ideas so you can create traditionally published or self-published books that sell—to publishers and to readers.

This is NOT a workshop on how to write a nonfiction book proposal (although you’ll learn a lot about it).

This IS a workshop about how to use the nonfiction book proposal writing process to conceptualize both the creative and the business aspects of a successful nonfiction book.

You will leave this workshop with an understanding of what it takes to write a successful nonfiction book. You will clarify your book’s idea, message and content so your book finds a place on bookstore shelves. You also will learn how to use each section of a nonfiction book proposal as a guide for creating a book that will sell to readers and to publishers. Additionally, you will write a 25-word “pitch,” list benefits, create a table of contents, and begin a chapter-by-chapter synopsis for your book.

About the Workshop Leader: Nina Amir is a seasoned journalist, nonfiction editor, author, writing coach and publishing mentor with more than 30 years of experience in the publishing field. Her essays have been published in five anthologies. She has a proven track record as a book editor; one of her client’s books (Enlightened Leadership) was self-published and then purchased and re-released verbatim by Simon & Schuster (Fireside) and another (Radical Forgiveness) won the 1998 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award (Inspirational category), received a contract from William Morrow but remained self-published and went on to sell over 115,000 copies; recently Radical Forgiveness was purchased by Sounds True. Amir enjoys helping aspiring authors get their books written and edited, build author platform, evaluate their book’s viability, write book proposals, and stay inspired as they maneuver their way through the sometimes long and arduous path to becoming published.

To Register: PAY AT THE DOOR!

For directions, click here.

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