Friday, August 26, 2005

If You Missed My Tele-Seminar

Note added Saturday: Annie’s website must have gone down. I've changed the download link so the MP3 file is in a different place ready for you to download.

On Wednesday, August 24th, I conducted a free hour-long tele-seminar sponsored by Annie Jennings PR about Book Proposals That Sell. If you missed it, you can still catch this information through this link. I suggest you “Save Target As” and download the entire file to your computer. Then you can stop and start it or play it again as much as you want to do so.

Some people have heard my workshop on this topic through other places. I continue to grow in my information about what works and doesn’t work in the book proposal area. This workshop is my current view. In a snapshot fashion, I cover each of the 21 secrets from my Book Proposals That Sell.

If you have not seen the book, I encourage you to take a look at the various “secrets”and the other valuable information in the book. This information is also available online. Go to Amazon.com and move your mouse over the book cover. You will instantly see an excerpt from the book called “See Inside!” This Amazon.com feature is a solid way to see a taste of the book and read the front and back cover.

One of the best reactions from my tele-seminar came from Annie Jennings (if you don’t know Annie, I recommend you follow this link and learn about her services and information. It’s a goldmine for authors). I know Annie has had a number of other people teach tele-seminars about how to create a book proposal. During a follow-up call, Annie told me, I’ve decided that I can do this. I can create a book proposal. Other people made it so complicated that it didn’t seem like something I can do but you made it so I feel like I can do it now. I’m inspired.” If you listen to the tele-seminar, you will see I pulled no punches about the amount of work to create an excellent proposal. It is possible for everyone to complete—but does require the proper amount of energy and effort—like anything else that is bound for success.

While the tapes from a writer’s conference are a great way to learn after the conference (or to listen to a workshop you didn’t manage to attend), I can never recall exactly what was said during a particular workshop—particularly if several months have passed since I taught the workshop. I regularly receive emails from people who have been listening to these tapes and rave about the content of them. I nod and express appreciation for their kind words.

If you are involved in a critique group or another writers organization, I recommend you pass along this link for the free tele-conference. They will gain some of my editor's perspective about book proposals. Over the last few years, I’ve reviewed thousands of these proposals. I give writers my personal experience and insight about what it takes for them to put together a proposal which garners a book contract.

2 Comment:

At 8:31 AM, Blogger C.J. Darlington Left a note...

Have you posted the link to ACFW? If not, I'll be happy to spread the word.

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Terry Whalin Left a note...

C.J. (and others) should feel free to pass along this link http://snipurl.com/telesem to ACFW and any other group where you belong. The more people that know about it, the better from my perspective. Thank you. Terry The Writing Life


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