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SF Peninsula (Hybrid): The Ins and Outs of Book Proposals

April 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

April Meeting Live
and Online
Saturday, April 16th
10 AM – 12 PM
Registration for this meeting is required.
Redwood City Yacht Club
441 Seaport Ct.
Redwood City, CA 94063
— Agenda —
10:00 AM – Mingle in breakout rooms with fellow writers
Breakout rooms open at 10… join when you want.
Note that our main meeting and Think Tank are shifted slightly later to accommodate speaker availability.
10:30 AM – Club business
11:00 AM – Speaker: Sally Collins
The Ins and Outs of Book Proposals
About Sally Collings
Former non-fiction publisher for HarperCollins and editorial director for Amber Books, Sally Collings is a ghostwriter and developmental editor, specializing in non-fiction book proposals.
Her author clients are represented by leading literary agencies, including Park & Fine Literary & Media, Talcott Notch Literary, The Palgon Company, and Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Some have published with HarperBusiness, St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, and Chronicle Books, while others have successfully self-published their books or worked with leading hybrid publishers.
Born in Australia, she now calls Northern California home, and she gets her kicks running through the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Ins and Outs of Book Proposals
Book proposals are the open secret of the publishing industry. For most non-fiction book submissions, it’s what agents and editors want to see—not a full manuscript. More than just a pitch document for literary agents and publishers, your book proposal will become the blueprint for your book as it moves along the path to publication: explaining to agents, editors, cover designers and publicists why your book is needed, what it will do for its readers, how they will discover it, and why you are the ideal author to write it. In this event, book proposal specialist Sally Collings explains the what, why, and how of book proposals. She will dispel some of the most common myths and provide a clear guide to writing your non-fiction book proposal.


April 16, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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441 Seaport Ct.
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