How To Sell Your Book To A Major Publisher (non-fiction)
What you'll learn
- How to get a book deal with a major publisher and get paid to write about what you love
- How to come up with a bestselling book idea
- How to craft a professional book proposal that agents and publishers will love
- How to write the perfect query letter to agents
- How to unblock common creative blocks and limiting beliefs
- How to create writing routines and rituals to optimise your creativity
- How to avoid common publishing scams such as vanity publishers
- A computer with internet connection and Microsoft Word or similar
- A pen and paper
Do you dream of becoming a published author? Of getting a book deal with a major publisher? Of being paid to write about what you love?
How To Sell Your Book To A Major Publisher will show you step-by-step how to achieve all of this and more!
In this course, Nicola Jane Hobbs, bestselling author of five non-fiction books published internationally by Bloomsbury Publishing, shares her secrets to success, guiding you from bestselling idea to publishing deal to seeing your book on the shelves of your favourite bookshop.
The publishing industry can be complicated and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the process — especially if you are a new writer. In this course, Nicola makes getting a non-fiction book deal simple and accessible by breaking down each step of the process and sharing writing and pitching examples she used to get a literary agent and secure international book deals.
Each lecture, filmed in Nicola's home writing space, is friendly and insightful. She shares her knowledge, support and personal experiences of the publishing industry, alongside assignments, templates and tools, providing an easy-to-follow pathway to publication and personal growth.
Whether you're already working on a book idea or feel called to write one but don't know where to begin, this course will give you the tools, clarity and confidence you need to begin your journey to becoming a paid, published author. It includes:
Benefits of traditional publishing over self-publishing
How to come up with a bestselling book idea
Crafting a book proposal that literary agents will love
Writing the perfect query letter to agents
Finding agents who will want to represent you and your book
Understanding advances and royalties
Unblocking common creative blocks and limiting beliefs
Motivational techniques and mindset tools to help you grow as a writer
And everything else you need to know to sell your book!
Not many writers know that when it comes to selling your non-fiction book idea to major publishers, you don't need to write the whole book. Most non-fiction books are sold on proposal and this course will show you step-by-step how to create a great one — guiding you through each element that agents and publishers want to see, including:
Coming up with a creative title and sub-title
Gaining clarity over your book in a one sentence elevator pitch
Writing enchanting copy for the back cover
Writing an accessible and descriptive synopsis
Researching and refining your target audience
Showing why the purpose and need of your book
Writing a market overview of comparable books
Creating a clear and creative proposed outline
Writing a powerful introduction and sample chapters
Formatting your proposal so agents are going to want to read it
This course is all about how to get a non-fiction book deal with a major publisher — known as traditional publishing (this is not a course on self-publishing). In the course, Nicola shares the many benefits of traditional publishing, including:
Getting paid an advance to write your book
Working with a team of in-house editors, proof-readers and designers so your book is of the highest quality
Working with a dedicated sales team who have connections with book stores all over the world
Having a publicist and marketing team who will promote your book and set up interviews and press appearances
Working with a foreign rights team who will sell your book to other publishers around the world
The freedom to focus exclusively on your writing
A note from Nicola...
When I fist started writing, I had no idea where to start or how to get a publishing deal. I wasted a lot of time and made a lot of mistakes but eventually I found techniques and strategies which secured me a publishing deal with a major publisher and I now have five books published internationally. To save you from making the same mistakes I did, I have created this course to guide you through the publishing journey from start to finish — using the same templates and tools I used to sell my book and become a successful published author.
Are you ready to take the first step to getting a book deal, being paid to write about what you love and becoming a published author?
If so, check out the preview lectures to give you an idea of what you'll learn on this course, sign up and then let's begin writing.
Who this course is for:
- Writers who want to become published authors
- Writers who are looking to get published with a traditional publisher (NOT through self-publishing)
- Writers who want to get paid in advance of writing their book!
- Experts who are looking to share their knowledge by writing a book
- Professionals who are looking for another source of income through writing
- Anyone who is interested in the publishing industry
Nicola Jane Hobbs is a bestselling author, yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher and holistic counsellor specialising in mental health and peak performance. She has a master’s degree in sport psychology and integrates ancient spiritual practices with modern psychological techniques. She is the author of five books, published internationally with Bloomsbury Publishing.