The Outcome of the Masterclass
A killer book proposal that reflects your deepest beliefs. This of this like a business plan for your book. It will serve as a pitch to agents or hybrid publishers, and as a roadmap for you to complete the writing of the book.
The proposal will include two polished sample chapters that highlights your expertise, your voice, and your authority.
The proposal will include a thorough and specific marketing plan that showcases your understanding of your target reader, the competition, and the marketplace.
A pitch list of 30 agents who are looking for what you write — or a hybrid publisher recommendation.
A publishing strategy for bringing your book into the world, including personalized query letters to the top 5 agents on your list.
I guarantee personalized feedback from at least one agent on your target list. There is no guarantee that an agent who gives you feedback will offer you representation.
“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 I do not publish anything without her reading it first.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, For the Love of Money
Who should apply?
Please only apply if you are able to invest time, energy and money. Your success if going to depend on that. I can give you all the information and feedback in the world, but if you aren’t ready to work hard and dig deep, you won’t stand a chance.
Plan on spending 4 - 6 hours a week on assignments; and 90 minutes every other week on calls.
If you’re not sure whether or not this program is right for you, fill out the application form and book a 30-minute consultation call. I’ll help you figure it out. I only work writers who I know I can help — and if this isn’t right for you, Author Accelerator has other programs that may well be.
Who should NOT apply?
Anyone who needs a guarantee that they will get an ROI on their investment. There are no guarantees in publishing. Luck and timing always pay a roll.
Anyone who wants someone else to do the work for them. This is a masterclass where I teach you how to do the work and support you in the process — but you have to do the work.
Anyone who isn’t sure they have the time or energy to expend. This will take time and energy.
Anyone who is not ready to be coached; if you already know everything, you don’t need me.
Fiction and memoir writers. Please see our coaching programs at Author Accelerator ➤
Max 8 writers per class
Total cost: $20,000
Email my assistant, Lianne@Jennienash.com, to get an application and set up a time to speak with me about this program ➤
What Does a Killer Book Proposal Include?
Competitive Title Analysis
Robust marketing plan
Annotated Table of Contents
Two Polished Sample Chapters that showcase your expertise and your voice
We will work through the sections in a strategic way to build a killer proposal.
More Client Testimonials
“For the first time in 14 years I am crystal clear about the direction of my business and where I need to focus. Jennie’s development process brought clarity I’ve never had before.” — CJ McClanahan, Executive Business Coach
”Thank you thank you thank you! Your help in shepherding this into the world has meant so much to me. “ — Dr. Beth Ricanati, women’s health consultant and author
Beth had so many great things happen to her book. Here are some of the news updates she has sent me along the way — I think it’s so fun to read the progression:
Just “a quick note of thanks. I am filling out reams of questions for She Writes Press, both for their graphics and PR functions among others and the initial book proposal that you helped me with has been the backbone of my responses, making this ordeal a complete non-ordeal!”
“Oh my gosh, I had to let you know that I received a starred review from Booklist.”
have had the privilege of speaking at over 15 events in 5 cities, have been featured on television twice, and done over 10 podcast interviews.”
“Braided was named as one of the Forward's best cookbooks of 2018!”
“Oh wow, Jennie, I just found out this morning that Braided is a finalist for a 2018 National Jewish Book Award (category: Women's Studies)!! For the book to be in the company of such august authors.... oh, I am overwhelmed.”
“I had a great time at the National Jewish Book Awards (David likened them to the Jewish Literary Oscars!) and I came home to learn that Braided was honored again, this time with the Wilbur Award (category: nonfiction book). These awards honor excellence in secular media - print and online journalism, broadcasting, motion pictures, and book publishing - that focus on religious themes and ideas. Oh wow!!”
Praise From Clients Whose Books Are Not Yet Published
“YOU DID IT! My book just sold! But it's all thanks to YOU! THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST BOOK/PROPOSAL/AUTHOR COACH EVER!!! -- Monica Holloway, New York Times bestselling author
“Thank you for your incredible mind and presence and inspiration….You are amazing. **%$#^%* you are living your golden compass.” — Sunni Brown, bestselling author, mega million view TedTalk giver
“ I CANNOT BELIEVE I have a book deal with Penguin. It's sinking in, but still crazy. I'm so happy….I talked to a friend this morning who said, `Now that your proposal is done, how do you proceed with yur book coach?’ And I said, `Well, we're going to finish this book together, and then we're going to be best friends forever.’ ” Kimberly Wolf, startup entrepreneur, school counselor, Dad + Daughter expert
“Wow! I have to tell you that Jennie Nash is a true miracle-worker. I have been toying around with writing a book for years but could never seem to get it off the ground. Sound familiar? Jennie Nash to the rescue! Jennie listens to you and lasers in on what your book is supposed to be. It is almost like she pulls it out of you (because we all know there is a book inside of us) but it can be hard to find the focus and clarity. It is so FREEING to actually see your story and pin it down. I now have a clear path and purpose of how to proceed and actually can't wait to go and tell the WHOLE WIDE WORLD. She is amazing and I feel completely confident in the fact that I can ACTUALLY do this--- write a book. Thank you Jennie for being so AWESOME. You are the best.” – Abby Bliss White, wellness entrepreneur