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Book Proposals

Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 19:00
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Great non-fiction books begin life as great proposals. Tightly written, informative and exciting, they grab an editor’s or an agent’s attention and make them see an idea’s potential. Got some thoughts about a non-fiction book but don’t know where to start? This practical course, based on successful non-fiction proposals and featuring fun and educational in-class exercises, will teach you how to take an idea from merest glimmer through to  polished proposal – one that can net you a book contract.

Instructor: Editor and writer Ian Coutts has more than 20 years’experience writing non-fiction proposals, first as an editor at Madison Press Books and then for other  publishers and as an author himself. He has produced literally dozens of them, several for books that were later bestsellers: D-Day: The Greatest Invasion, Pearl Harbor, On Great White Wings, and Exploring the Lusitania. The winner of the 2003 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, he is also the author or co-author of five books, most recently Brew North, an illustrated history of beer and beer-drinking in Canada. He is currently working on another title, The Perfect Keg, due in fall 2013.  Both books were sold on the strength of proposals he created.


Saturday, November 24  
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Registration - $140 members, $165 non-members (HST extra)
Early Registration (to November 17) - $110 members, $135 non-members (HST extra) 

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