Presentation + Q&A: "Building Your Non-Fiction Proposal"
Your proposal is what an editor will base their decision to commission you on – long before you’ve written the book, you will have to construct a compelling vision that convinces someone to publish it. But what do editors look for in a non-fiction proposal? What elements do you need beyond a basic structure? And how can you weave these through the whole?
Louisa Dunnigan is a commissioning editor and Head of Audio at Profile Books, an independent publisher based in London. She publishes intelligent and compelling non-fiction across a wide range of genres, including narrative and literary, memoir, current affairs and social history as well as business books about people, behaviour and big ideas. Books that she has published have appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller lists, been translated around the world, and been shortlisted for, or won, the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, the Theatre Book Prize, the André Simon Book Award, and the Business Book of the Year Award. She looks for books that seek to change the way we see the world, open up new conversations, challenge, inspire and delight.
Cost: 20 CHF
Participants: limited to 20, first come, first served
Location: online via Zoom (link sent to all registrants upon payment)
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