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The Nonfiction Book Proposal

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Member Price: $67.50
General Price: $75.00

Writers of nonfiction books (including travel and memoir) often need a book proposal to attract agents and publishers. But writing this marketing tool is very different from writing the book itself. This one-day class will give you the information you need to structure your proposal, using examples from several books that sold this way. In these four hours, you’ll be given prompts to help you identify your readers, analyze your competition, and gather what you need to complete your proposal. Recommended for nonfiction writers who have a clear book idea as well as those with a complete first draft.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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