Are You Ready to Write a Book That Makes an Impact?
Give yourself the best chance of landing an agent and a book deal
My 1:1 nonfiction book proposal package will help you clarify your mission, codify your ideas, navigate the publishing landscape, and bring you into your full power as a writer.
Join the growing list of nonfiction writers I have helped:
16 writers signed with top literary agents
14 books sold to Big 5 publishers
5- and 6-figure deals
7 national book awards
28 books published
What You’ll Get From the Nonfiction Book Proposal Package
An end to the overwhelm of wondering how to write a book
Total clarity about what you are writing — and why
Confidence in your ability to be an industry thought leader
A clear sense of your unique voice
An understanding of the book publishing process and your best path through it
An expert with 30 years experience in the world of publishing, guiding your every move so that you don’t waste any time
A complete, compelling, and polished book proposal that is used to pitch your book to literary agents, who will take it out to publishers to try to land a book deal. A great number of nonfiction books are sold in this way: before you write the book. You then use the document as a roadmap to complete your book under the guidance of your editor.
A killer book proposal is not just a sketch of a table of contents. We are creating a compelling argument for this book needs to exist, why you are the best person to write the book, and who is going to love it when it is out in the world. We are also developing a competitive title analysis, a robust and specific marketing plan, and two sample chapters — not rough drafts, but finished, polished work that showcases your voice.
Why This is the Only Way I Coach
Writing books changes people’s lives.
It’s not just a cool thing to do, not just a feather in your cap.
It’s the gateway to a whole new way of being in the world. It’s the way to raise your voice, claim your authority, and make the kind of impact you may have only dreamed about.
My role is to help you write a killer book proposal, but that is not just about nailing the elements of a good pitch. I help you make the transformation from someone who thinks they may have something to say to someone who is shouting their message from the mountaintop.
It’s a profound shift and there is nothing I love more than shepherding people through the process.
I have found over the years that this kind of transformational shift takes time. I have a precise set of steps we will follow to do the work as effectively and efficiently as possible, but there are no short cuts to moving through the steps.
Hear What Some of My Clients Have to Say
“Jennie, I've been reflecting all morning on one thing: I couldn't have done this without you. You pushed me (hard) every step of the way, and that's what it took. I will forever be in your debt! I am blown away at how quickly you
can zero in on what's wrong; quickly chart a succinct, doable way
out; and be supportive in the process, so I feel inspired instead of
overwhelmed. I'm humbled, as always.”— Lisa Cron, author of Wired for Story, Story Genius and the forthcoming Story or Die; became a popular national speaker with a wildly successful coaching business.
“Thank you for making this dream happen for me. I'm hooked and can't wait to keep writing…and of course I cannot write a book without my coach!” — Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers, director of Golden Arrow Summer Camp; became an industry thought leader, a sought-after speaker, and a parenting expert. Now working on her next book.
“Jennie’s honesty and incisive edits have made everything I’ve written better. I do not publish anything without her reading it first. To all writers or aspiring writers, I recommend Jennie.” — Sam Polk, author of For the Love of Money; appeared on national TV talk shows, national radio shows and wrote an article that ran on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Review.
“OMG! Jennie, I can't believe we did another book. I am so excited, grateful, proud, relieved and other feelings that I have yet to process. Writing this book has massively changed my life. I know that I wouldn't have done it with out you. Thank you isn't enough.” — Tracy Cleantis, author of The Next Happy and An Invitation to Self Care; finalist for the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award (see photo of me and Tracy at the awards ceremony, below), a therapist who is frequently quoted on both TV and in print.