Get published! How to write a (non-fiction) book proposal

If you are a staff journalist or freelance feature writer you may have started work on an article only to think there is a much longer story to be told. This course helps you pitch that idea to a publisher and turn your journalism into a book.

Course tutor:
Gill HassonBook now
Date: TBC
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: TBC
Number of places: 10 max
Cost: £200 (+ VAT)

Have you got a 2,000 word piece that you think you could turn into a 200 page book? First, you will need to write a proposal. This course outlines in a clear step-by-step way, how to create an effective nonfiction book proposal.

You will learn what you need to know and do so that publishers will want to commission your book.

The day will cover:
  • What publishers look for in the books they commission
  • Identifying the benefits of the book, to the reader
  • Getting the right title
  • What to include in every chapter
  • The importance of compelling features
  • How to beat the competition
  • How to find the right publisher
  • The emphasis is on developing your ideas, with a strong practical focus so that by the end of the day, you will have a draft outline for your proposal

About Gill Hasson

Gillian Hasson Gill Hasson is an author of four books. Her most recent book 'Brilliant Emotional Intelligence' is published by Pearson in August. She is also a freelance magazine writer, contributing to, amongst others, Psychologies, Take a Break and Natural Health.

Along side her writing work, Gill is a tutor at the University of Sussex and also works as a freelance trainer.
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