Begins 23 April 2018!
Got an idea for a business book? Wondering where to go from here?
Take 10 days with a professional publisher to nail it.
Day by day we work through each field of a book proposal document - by the end, you've got absolute clarity, a business case for the book, and you're ready to write!
Plus, the winning proposal will be offered an all-expenses-paid publishing deal with Practical Inspiration Publishing.
Let's make this book happen.
Here's what they're saying:
"Doing the 10-day book proposal has made me fall in love with my business and helped me to articulate why I want to write this book. Alison is generous and totally dedicated to helping all challengers achieve the best possible proposal for their books. It gives real insight into what is needed to get a booked accepted for publication. One of the most brilliant online courses I have ever done."
"You end up with a hugely detailed, professional, and well-thought-out book proposal, and a deep understanding of the business book market. Alison's warm approach also makes it genuinely enjoyable, keeping you motivated and excited throughout. Highly recommended."
"During the 10 days I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions; fear, self-doubt, excitement, panic, elation and gratitude. Overwhelmingly gratitude! The challenge is brilliantly structured, the fellow writers amazingly supportive and Alison herself a wonderful blend of constructive feedback and encouragement. Sign up and be amazed!"
"Taking the 10-day book challenge has been an experience that I am deeply grateful for. Alison's feedback is invaluable and the tasks keep you on track to go from an idea to an actual book outline. It pushes you and inspires you at the same time. I now have a book I am excited to write and know exactly what it will contain. I cannot praise or thank Alison enough for this experience."
"A fabulous, productive and very enlightening 10 days."
"So grateful to have been part of this journey, it's made me stop talking about it and start doing, I'm fired up to get this book published and the submission document I have now is such a valuable tool.'
"I've been blown away by Alison's approach to building a book, and come away having grown from a blogger into a prospective writer. Her extensive publishing background shines through at every turn, where her dedication and encouragement along with 10 days of progressive tasks have motivated me throughout. I now have clarity as to how the book will integrate into my business, and I'm excited to get it written. Thank you Alison I've loved every minute!"
"If you have a book inside you, taking part in Alison Jones's book proposal challenge is THE best starting point to getting the clarity and inspiration you need to get your book out into the world in a way that adds maximum value to your business...and you'll connect with a lot of lovely people in the process. Alison really knows her stuff and doesn't hold back in supporting you every step of the way!"
"One of the best online courses I have ever done."
"THE best starting point to getting the clarity and inspiration you need to get your book out into the world in a way that adds maximum value to your business."
£99 (inc VAT)
When does it start? The challenge begins on 23 April and runs for 10 working days (Mon-Fri for two weeks). If you want to be in with a chance of winning a publishing deal, you must submit your completed proposal by midnight (UK time) on Monday 7 May.
How much time does it take? On average around an hour each day - some challengers fix a regular time each day, others catch up when they can. It's all online, and it's designed to fit around running a business.
How do you choose the winner? I'm looking for a strong, commercial concept, well presented, and an author who's credible and committed.
What if I want to self-publish - why do I need a proposal? You don't need a proposal to self-publish, but going through the rigorous process of clarifying and presenting your book concept in this challenge will help you enormously as you write and promote your book.
Didn't this used to be free? Yes. Yes it did. But it became so popular that it was difficult to give individual feedback to all participants. By charging for the challenge, I can give a much better quality experience to those who are really committed to the process.
What do you mean by 'business book'? For the purposes of this challenge, a 'business book' is a book that you write as a tool to build your business. It can be on any topic - the Practical Inspiration Publishing list includes outdoor instructors, yoga teachers and parenting experts, as well as more traditional business-y roles such as HR experts, marketeers, consultants and coaches. What they all have in common is that they're experts in their field, and the book is designed to build their profile and their business.
Is this challenge suitable for other kinds of books? No: other genres such as fiction or children's books have different submission routes, and I'm not an expert in these.