PublishHER Podcast Episode 129: Winning Book Proposals with Amy L. Bernstein

PublishHER Podcast Episode 129: Winning Book Proposals with Amy L. Bernstein

Join Alexa Bigwarfe, with guest, Amy L. Bernstein on this new episode of PublishHer Podcast. In this episode, Alexa and Amy discuss best practices in the process of writing, publishing, and selling your book, whether fiction or non-fiction using proposals and successful pitch packages.

Amy L. Bernstein writes stories that let readers feel while making them think. Her novels include The Potrero Complex; The Nighthawkers; Dreams of Song Times; and Fran, The Second Time Around. She is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter, playwright, and certified nonfiction book coach. Amy also teaches writing workshops and is a frequent guest on podcasts to discuss writing, publishing, and creativity. Her nonfiction book, Wrangling the Doubt Monster: Fighting Fears, Finding Inspiration will be published in October 2024.

 

In this episode, Alexa and Amy discuss best practices in the process of writing, publishing, and selling your book, whether fiction or non-fiction using proposals and successful pitch packages.

Key Takeaways:

  •  How nonfiction book proposals differ from fiction queries. Nonfiction requires a detailed proposal, including an overview, competitive analysis, audience analysis, marketing plan, and annotated table of contents. Memoirs, although nonfiction, often follow different rules and may use a hybrid approach.
  •  Identifying competitive titles and its importance.
  •  Defining a specific audience rather than claiming a broad appeal. This helps in targeted marketing and increases the book’s chances of success.

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