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MB Learn Offers One-Day Discount on Nonfiction Book Proposal Course

Today our Mediabistro Learn department is offering a special one-day 25 percent discount off any online or in-person course, workshop, or seminar. That discount applies to the Advanced Nonfiction Book Proposal, a six-week course in New York City.

Here’s more about the course: “In this advanced class, you’ll work closely with an established literary agent and former editor on your completed draft of a proposal. Through lectures and heavy workshopping, you’ll fine-tune your title, subtitle, pitch letter, comparable titles, author bio, table of contents, and sample material to get your proposal ready to submit to agents … Not all proposals are created equal. Come see exactly how twenty of this instructor’s proposal students have published books with major publishers.”

Below, see a list of published books by former students of this class. The class will be taught by Ryan Fischer-Harbage (pictured), an agent at the Fischer-Harbage Agency. He has also worked as an editor at Little, Brown & Company, the Penguin Group, and Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

Students who have taken this class have published:
The Creative Girl’s Guide To Having It All: How to Brave the Odds and Make Your Way in a Creative Career (Perseus/Running Press), The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming (Broadway), Cheer! Three Teams on a Quest for College Cheerleading’s Ultimate Prize (Simon and Schuster), Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone In Between (Simon Spotlight), The Hudson Rediscovered (Free Press), Read My Hips (Harmony), and more.

AgencySpy and PRNewser have more deals. You can also register for our free Book Pitch Party on Wednesday for more proposal advice.

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