23 Mar

Women Power Week Give Away: Nina Amir’s The NonFiction Book Proposal Demystified

HWe Can Do It! Rosie the Riveterappy Monday! I’m excited to begin the Lit Ladies’ Women Power Week. As Spirit Lady mentioned in the kick-off post, we started our blog as a way to share our truths with others. So, it’s appropriate that our first spotlight this week is Nina Amir, an author, editor and life coach, who helps writers tell their stories, their own truths.

Nina is the author of six books, including the bestselling How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, and The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified. As a life coach, she also helps creative people combine their passion and purpose in order to move from an initial book idea to inspired action – that’s a pretty way of saying “hard work” – to producing a book that impacts the world in positive and meaningful ways. Her clients have gone on to sell 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books.

Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified (Large)I am spotlighting Nina’s book The Non-Fiction Book Proposal Demystified. Below, you can enter a drawing to win a FREE copy of this book by filling out the rafflecopter form at the bottom of this blog. The free copy is courtesy of the WOW! Blog Tour Book Review for the month of March and is open until April 1. I also received a free copy in exchange for this honest review.

In the Non-Fiction Book Proposal Demystified, Nina teaches aspiring non-fiction writers the structure and components required by the publishing industry for a non-fiction book proposal. After submitting a query letter, a book proposal is the next item agents or acquisitions editors request from non-fiction writers.

The book proposal can seem overwhelming for both new and experienced writers. Like those term papers from college, it has multiple parts with names like “Overview”, “Marketing”, “Competing Books” and “About the Author” that chill the creative juices quicker than crushed ice in coffee. Nina, with a casual instructional tone, deconstructs the proposal into bite-sized chapters that enable readers to refer to specific sections as needed. Rest assured. This is a compact guide that any non-fiction writers will find themselves storing in their e-library and referencing time and time again.

Nina begins her demystification process by explaining her 6-point publication process. Writing the book proposal is number 5 on the list. I mention this to show how she packs additional information about the publication process into this 46-page e-book than just the book proposal. The next section is about approaching book writing as a business. She references additional resources, her own and other writer’s work for more in-depth investigation. I thought this was helpful and provided extra value.

The majority of my published work comes from my time as a reporter in the St. Louis area. Every so often a story would come along that warranted a book. I’ve still got a few of those ideas that gently nudge their way into my thoughts. If you can relate to that, then The Non-Fiction Book Proposal Demystified will help you take that idea and turn it into a product ready to pitch to agents and editors. It’s a guide that any journalist, researcher, blogger, doctor, student or other professional individual interested in writing truths into a book will find useful.

But don’t take my word for it. Enter below to win a chance to get your own FREE copy and start learning how to tell your own story of power.

We’ve got more planned for this coming week during our Women Power Week. Wednesday, we will welcome Zen DiPietro, the woman behind the blog Women of Badassery.

DSC_4744 good 2 SMALLERAbout Author Nina Amir

Nina Amir, the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University.

Nina Amir Online:                

Website: www.ninaamir.com

Blog: www.writenonfictionnow.com and www.howtoblogabook.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/ninaamir

Facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationToCreation and www.facebook.com/ninaamir

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Nina/Amir

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ninaamir

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NinaAmir/

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  • Thanks for the great review of this, Sarah. Every once in a while (Or all the time actually), I think about writing a non-fiction book. I know they sell well, and I have a lot of knowledge. :) Like everything, it is MAKING MYSELF DO IT! Maybe a book like this would really help me.

  • Great post, Sarah! I like how you were able to weave the Lit Ladies’ mission in with the book review. We are all interconnected and the great thing about women is we can be so powerful when we come together in loving and supportive ways.

  • Hi Powerful Ladies!

    You are all filled with phenomenal knowledge waiting to be used to transform lives. Use your words to create a positive and meaningful difference in the world!

    It’s easy to write a nonfiction book…and the Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified provides you with the fundamental of a book proposal (if you want to go traditional) or of a business plan (if you want to go indie).

    My other book, The Author Training Manual, explains how to use the biz plan/book proposal as a way to evaluate your ideas and craft books that sell. It is based on this fundamental plan.

    Don’t wait! Step into your power and get that information down on paper!

    Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sarah!

So, what do you think?