Calling all authors who want to land a traditional book deal!
LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK PROPOSAL THAT GETS THE ATTENTION OF LITERARY AGENTS AND EDITORS
An experienced literary agent shows you what it takes to write a book proposal that gets results.
LIVE 3-Week Course Delivered with Zoom
Join us March 28, April 4, and April 11, 2024
10am PT / 1pm ET
Join us for aN INTERACTIVE ONLINE course
Learn how to write a stellar non-fiction book proposal from scratch with Jennifer Chen Tran, a literary agent at Glass Literary Management.
You will learn how to:
- Structure a book-proposal
- Craft the all-important overview section
- Write an effective markets or audience section
- Identify and research competitive titles
- Develop a compelling marketing plan
- Choose the right sample chapters
- And more!
THIS COURSE IS LOADED WITH VALUE!
Jennifer will share a variety of real-world examples from proposals she has successfully sold to different publishers, highlighting the critical components of a persuasive proposal and how to best position yourself for success in the current competitive publishing landscape.
This course includes:
- Event recordings, shared within hours following live course session
- Copies of course slides
- Social media flowchart
- Report: How to buy your way to a bigger platform
- List of resources for finding literary agents
- STUDENT BONUS: Get the first ten pages of your proposal reviewed by Jennifer!
TREMENDOUS STUDENT BONUS!
GET YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL PAGES REVIEWED BY JENNIFER CHEN TRAN
All course participants are eligible to have the first ten pages of your book proposal reviewed by Jennifer Chen Tran, literary agent with Glass Literary. Jennifer will provide brief written feedback on your submission with suggestions for improvement.
Proposal pages must be submitted within three months of course completion. Feedback returned to you within six weeks of receipt.
As a literary agent, Jennifer is actively seeking quality nonfiction books to represent. It is possible she may ask for your full proposal in order to consider representation.
There are NO guarantees of representation for any student in this course. The primary purpose of the review of your proposal is to provide valuable feedback to help you reach your traditional publishing goals.
MEET JENNIFER CHEN TRAN, LITERARY AGENT AND COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Jennifer Chen Tran is a literary agent at Glass Literary Management. With over a dozen years of experience in the publishing industry, Jennifer is passionate about nurturing and championing the creative lives of the authors and artists she is honored to represent. She works with a wide range of award-winning talent, including entrepreneurs, journalists, physicians, thought leaders, James Beard nominated chefs, and graphic novelists, among others. Jennifer is an editorial agent who believes in the art and magic of collaboration. She works with her authors from concept to publication, helping to polish each creator’s work so that it can best shine in a competitive marketplace.
Prior to joining Glass Literary Management, Jennifer was a literary agent at Folio Literary Management and Idea Architects and served as Of Counsel at The New Press. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law and a Bachelors in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an attorney in good standing in California and New York, a member of the Authors Guild, and a member of the Association of American Literary Agents.
As a person of color and daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Jennifer is deeply committed to amplifying voices from persons with disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ, underrepresented, marginalized, and neurodiverse communities. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to create books that will have a lasting positive social impact on the world—books that inform, entertain, and inspire.
In her free time, you can find Jennifer relaxing with a good book, trying to complete a recipe with too many ingredients, or exploring the Lone Star State with her family.
About the Nonfiction Authors Association
Optional: Join nfaa when you enroll in the course!
The Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant community for experienced and aspiring writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books.
NFAA helps writers reduce the overwhelm that comes with the publishing industry while learning to navigate the many options successfully. We aim to help you sell more books, reach more readers, and become more profitable.
Authority Membership Benefits:
=> Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, educational podcast recordings, and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.
=> Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly meetings held with Zoom breakout rooms where members and publishing pros connect and share ideas, challenges, and solutions.
=> Popular members-only Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.
=> Meet-the-Members program to share and interview and/or book announcement with our email list, blog, and social media community, plus get featured on NonfictionBookClub.com.
=> Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010.
=> Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and more.
=> Mini welcome kit mailed to U.S. members with an annual membership (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
ANNUAL AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP RATE: $390
VIP Membership Benefits:
VIP membership includes all benefits of Authority membership plus:
=> FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event), including all recordings and transcripts.
=> Monthly group consulting meeting on Zoom.
=> All Author Toolkits, available for immediate download.
=> The Nonfiction Writers Conference greatest hits.
=> Welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
Total added value: $1,600+
ANNUAL VIP MEMBERSHIP RATE: $790
I just wanted to tell you how much I value all that you are doing with NFAA. It is one of the best investments in a membership I have ever made. I have been listening to your webinars and taking copious notes during them. One of my favorites was Revenue Stream for Authors. I am using it as a checklist for the many ways I can promote my book. It helps keep me focused. Being a first-time author was daunting enough. I didn’t realize how much time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. NFAA has given me the tools for structuring that process. I would recommend NFAA to both the novice and seasoned author. ” – David Petrovay, PhD, Author of Life Between Jobs: Out of Work…Not Out of WORTH
THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
=> Thought Leader membership includes all benefits of VIP membership plus:
=> Immediate access to the Book Publishing and Book Marketing Master Courses (self-study version) and attendance in live version.
=> All-access pass to attend ALL live courses.
=> Free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards.
=> Expanded welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
Total added value: $6,400+
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RATE: $2,490
Satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed.
If for any reason this course isn’t for you, notify us within the first week of purchase and receive a full refund.
COURSE RECAP – WRITE A BOOK PROPOSAL THAT SELLS
3-Week Course Delivered Live by Zoom
Thursdays: March 28, April 4, and April 11, 2024
10am PT / 1pm ET – Each session lasts 60-75 minutes
COURSE REGISTRATION INCLUDES
- Access to three weeks of live training sessions, averaging 60 to 75 minutes each, including Q&A with the instructor
- Recordings shared within hours following each live course session
- Copies of slides
- Downloadable handouts and bonus materials
- Option to join the Nonfiction Authors Association and attend the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event)
- First ten pages of your book proposal reviewed by literary agent Jennifer Chen Tran
3-Pay Options Available at Checkout
Authority and VIP members of the Nonfiction Authors Association:
Visit your member dashboard for special discount code.
Thought Leader members attend for free. Contact us to reserve your seat.
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If you want to land a traditional book deal,
this course can help you reach your goals!
COURSE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
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BOOK PROPOSALS COURSE
AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP $620OR $217 X 3 PAY
MEMBERSHIP$1,020OR $354 X 3 PAY
THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP
THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP$2,490OR $647 X 4 PAY
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Please note that we do not guarantee any outcome or financial benefit for participants. Results will vary and depend in part on the effort you put into participating in the course and then implementing your marketing plans. Course benefits, dates, and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. As a reminder, you can cancel and request a full refund for any reason within the first two weeks of the course. We look forward to having you join us. Questions? Contact us here.