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Book Proposal 1 An Online Book Proposal Class

Online Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1 (7 Mon. Nights)5:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific$485

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Working on a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but have no clue how to land an agent or contract? Senior Editor at Penguin Random House, Trish Daly can help make your dream of publishing your book a reality! In this seven-week Online Book Proposal Class, She’ll help you present and shape your book so it’s the project that everyone wants to buy. Through interesting craft lectures and targeted feedback, Trish will help you create a pitch perfect overview and an annotated outline that serves as a clear road map for your book. She’ll also help you design a marketing section that zeroes in on your audience, the need for your book, and sells you as the ideal person to write it.

Hachette Book GroupYou’ll get writing advice and assistance in selecting your sample chapters. Trish will take her insights into the New York publishing world and help you hammer out a terrific book proposal that represents your book in the best light! By the end of this online book publishing workshop, you walk away with a full draft of a proposal and a plan of attack.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

If you are unsure of whether your computer can handle video conferencing, please review the system requirements.


Trish Daly

Senior Editor, Penguin Random House

Trish Daly is a Senior Editor at Portfolio (an imprint of Penguin Random House). Before that, she was a Senior Editor Editor at Hachette Book Group, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company. Prior to that position, Trish was an Associate Editor at William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins. Trish has worked on a wide range of both fiction and nonfiction books. Forthcoming titles include HIPPIE FOOD, a narrative history of unconventional foods by James Beard award-winning food journalist Jonathan Kauffman; Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, the untold story of African-American female mathematicians at NASA who provided calculations that fueled the Space Race; and RUN THE WORLD by Olympic-hopeful runner Becky Wade, chronicling her journey to explore running culture throughout the world. Recently published projects include UNPROCESSED: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food, a memoir exploring what “unprocessed” really means and why it matters, by journalist Megan Kimble; and USA Today bestseller The Long and Faraway Gone, a crime novel by Edgar Award nominee Lou Berney. Trish is most interested in narrative and idea-driven nonfiction, with areas of interest including cultural history, food, science, travel/outdoor adventure, health/fitness, and pop culture; sharp, character-driven mysteries; and contemporary fiction with cross-cultural themes. MORE