Virtual event October 20th, 2022, 5:00PM to 6:00PM Eastern Time
This 60-minute online workshop is designed for non-fiction writers who want a clear & comprehensive overview of the steps required to publish their non-fiction book—all the way from the draft to the book deal.
About this FREE online workshop
By the end of this session you will learn:
• How to turn your book idea into a book proposal that you can pitch to publishers—before you even write the book!
• How to know which publishers to approach
• How to position yourself as an author—selling yourself in a way that will attract a literary agent and publisher, not to mention adoring fans...
...All to help your non-fiction book sell, so you can finally head out on your book tour!
Normally US$89, we're bringing this to you FREE for the first time!
How will this workshop kick-start my non-fiction writing career?
Let's be honest: the traditional publishing world is a black box to outsiders.
What's the best way to learn to navigate it—a university class? Online course? Some self-published e-book by a self-proclaimed book coach?
To master anything, go to the source.
In this free workshop you will learn both the basics and the intricacies of non-fiction publishing, from 30+ year industry veteran, Literary Agent Sam Hiyate, who is creating book deals for his author clients every year in New York, London, Frankfurt, and Toronto.
He will use practical writing exercises and real-world examples to teach you 5 invaluable secrets:
How do I write a great book proposal?
What mistakes have I made that will turn off a publisher?
How do I know when my proposal is ready to send to a publisher?
How do I choose the right literary agent or publisher?
What are some tips for querying a literary agent?
This workshop also includes:
Detailed tips and tools that will help you improve your book and get published.
A chance to ask questions of Alisha Sevigny, live, or by email after the event. All questions will be answered!
An optional (paid) video recording of the workshop emailed to you after the event.
Am I ready for this workshop?
YES! We believe that the world needs to read your book! This workshop is open to you non-fiction writers who are at any stage of your writing journey, in any genre, and who want to improve your writing and increase your chances of selling your non-fiction book to a publisher under the guidance of an experienced former publisher & editor and current literary agent wizard.
Whether you have...
• Just an idea in your head
• An outline of your book
• A few lines down on paper, or
• A full manuscript
...Then you will benefit from this workshop. Join us to learn from an expert how to publish your book!
"I can’t remember a more enjoyable and informative presentation. Sam's stories from the world of publishing vividly illustrated his points. His ability to focus on each person’s work and rearrange elements showed directorial genius… I am very glad I attended and look forward to querying Sam when I am further along in [my writing]”
– Tim Christian, Victoria
"I had a wonderful time with Sam yesterday. Could you please extend my appreciation to him for his time and all his invaluable advice? I cannot thank you and Sam enough for organizing this unique opportunity for new novelists such as myself. I hope to have another meeting with him in the future."
– Yale Wang, Toronto
“What I love about working with Sam is that it gives me a greater understanding of the industry. You can try to study creative writing in a class, but it's hard to learn what will set you apart until you work with someone who sells books for a living! If your goal is to eventually publish, I think Sam's advice and support is invaluable. He has added tremendous value to my near-finished manuscript.”
– Amy Dixon, Toronto
How does this work?
1-Hour Zoom Workshop: Participate in the workshop from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world. You'll get to interact with Sam and the other participants using video, audio, and text chat (or, you can lurk quietly in the background - we don't mind!) Limited to 100 writers.
Ask Sam questions live during the event, or send them in by email afterwards.
We use Zoom for our webinars. Don't want to share your webcam? No problem, we won't make you!