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Hey there, Manuscript Workers!
Thanks to everyone who made it to my workshop last week on how to write an outstanding book proposal for scholarly publishers. I hope you got the inspiration and direction you needed to get your proposal drafted this semester, if that’s in your plans. If you registered for the workshop, you can now access the recording and all the handouts by logging in at courses.manuscriptworks.com.
In this week’s newsletter I want to let you know about another resource I offer that can help you with your proposal, in case you’re looking for a bit more support: The Book Proposal Shortcut for Busy Scholars.
The Shortcut is for people who have maybe done a little digging around in this newsletter or on my website, maybe read The Book Proposal Book, maybe even attended last week’s workshop, but want more in the way of structure and guidance as you work through conceptualizing your book project and preparing to pitch it to publishers.
The Shortcut takes the key insights from my years of work with hundreds of academic authors and boils it down to a systematic two-hour program, presented in written, audio, and video formats (your choice).
I give you the essential background info you need to know, a set of concrete tasks to complete, and curated tips (even more than I was able to share in the workshop) on how to make your pitch stand out from the sea of submissions publishers are receiving right now. Plus pep talks along the way, because everyone could use a little extra motivation at the moment.
The program comes with access to supporting worksheets and several successful sample proposals. The Shortcut is entirely self-paced, so you can work through it whenever is convenient for you. You will be able to post questions that arise as you work through the material and I’ll respond promptly (usually within a day or two).
You’ll also be invited to live Q&As every couple months if you have more extensive questions or issues you’d like outside perspective on. Recordings and transcripts of the Q&As are provided for those who can’t make it live.
I created the Book Proposal Shortcut with two kinds of authors in mind:
First-time authors who are feeling mystified about the process of getting a book published and want to feel more confident and prepared when pitching their books
Repeat authors who have muddled through the process before and would like to feel a greater sense of control this time around
If one of those sounds like you, do give the Shortcut a look.
Today is the last day to get the back-to-school discount on Shortcut enrollment. Use coupon code WORKSHOP to get 10% off when you check out. That code will expire at midnight tonight (August 17th).
Questions about the Book Proposal Shortcut for Busy Scholars? Reply to this email and let me know!