FREE [Non-Fiction 101] Online Workshop

with Literary Agent Sam Hiyate

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!

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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:

  1. How do I write a great book proposal?
  2. What mistakes have I made that will turn off a publisher?
  3. How do I know when my proposal is ready to send to a publisher?
  4. How do I choose the right literary agent or publisher?
  5. 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.

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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!

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About Sam

This workshop is led by Sam Hiyate, literary agent and President of The Rights Factory, an international literary agency based in Toronto.

In his 30+ year publishing career he has launched the careers of numerous New York Times Globe and Mail bestselling authors. 

He also teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, and publishing at Ryerson University.

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Get to know Sam:

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