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Saturday, April 4 • 10:15am - 11:30am
6D: Your Nonfiction Book Proposal: Key Questions to Answer

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You may have been told that a nonfiction book proposal is a marketing tool, and it is. But it is also a narrative about why your book should be published. To tell this story, you will need to answer important questions: Why are you telling this story? Why is this book important now? Who is your ideal reader? What books do your readers already love and why?

In this session, we’ll talk about how the answers to these question will help you craft every section of a proposal so that it is more compelling. These answers can even help you sharpen the focus of your book and create the outline of chapters. We will look at excerpts from successful proposals and discuss how the writers answered these questions to build their proposals.

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Michelle Seaton

Michelle Seaton’s short fiction has appeared in One Story, Harvard Review, Sycamore Review, and The Pushcart Anthology among others. Her journalism and essays have appeared in Robb Report, Bostonia, Yankee Magazine, The Pinch and Lake Effect. Her essay, “How to Work a Locker... Read More →
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Paul Levine

Literary Agent, Paul S. Levine Literary Agency
Paul S. Levine “wears two hats”–he is a lawyer and a literary agent.Mr. Levine has practiced entertainment law for over 38 years, specializing in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers... Read More →

Saturday April 4, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor