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November 9-13, 2023

Write your book proposal. Get industry-expert feedback.

Practice your pitch with an agent.


Go after your big publishing goals.

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What is Book Deal Camp?

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It's a joyful, inspiring online retreat for people who want to traditionally publish a non-fiction book. We’ll gather virtually for you to:

  • Come up with a salable book idea

  • Create a winning book proposal 

  • Discuss your idea with a publishing house editor

  • Practice your pitch with a literary agent

  • Build confidence in your writing skills

  • Achieve a lifelong goal

During Book Deal Camp, you will get:

Live Instruction & Education

Three days of live instruction and education, plus two days of implementation.

One-on-One Support

Including a 45-minute session with a publishing house editor and a 15-minute practice pitch session with an agent.

Book Proposal Review

A review by Get It Done

co-founder and literary agent, Lindsey Smith.

Small-Group Experience

This event will host no more than 10 participants, to allow for personalized attention and interaction.

Exclusive Materials & Templates

Ongoing access to *exclusive materials in our online classroom. 

Snail Mail

Receive a box in the mail filled with fun extras!

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All meetings happen online and will be recorded.


Join from anywhere in the world.


Each day runs from 10 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

November 9, 2023 - Foundations


In the morning, we’ll jump right in and discuss books: ones that sell (and why), publishing trends, market research, and how to leverage your idea on a platform of any size.


Guided by our team every step of the way, you’ll get crystal clear on your book idea, including its title, message, ideal reader, and more. 


The afternoon is broken down into time for group co-working and a Q&A session with Lindsey Smith, in addition to one-on-one sessions with a publishing house editor for each Book Deal Camper.

November 10, 2023 - Book Proposal Creation


Today you’ll create a book proposal that's ready to share with literary agents and publishers. The proposal explains what your book is about, why you're the right person to write this particular book, a summary of everything you intend to cover inside, a promotional plan, and more.


Lindsey Smith will walk you through the individual sections, followed by time for you to work on each one for your book.

November 11, 2023 and November 12, 2023 - Implementation


Using what you’ve learned from our time together so far, you’ll dive deep into implementation on your own during these days. We provide you with everything you’ll need to write your chapter summaries and sample chapters.


November 13, 2023 - Pitch Planning and Practice


The final day of Book Deal Camp is all about queries and pitches. In the morning, we show you how to write a query letter and develop your pitch plan. After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your pitch with a literary agent.


We’ll wrap up by providing you with practical tips on how to take care of yourself as you venture into the world of query submissions.

Book Deal Camp Counselors

Industry professionals with decades of combined publishing experience resulting in a wide range of projects from New York Times and Indie bestsellers and more. 

The Editors

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Maddy Wong
Associate Project Editor, Entertainment

Maddy is an Associate Project Editor for Chronicle Books, overseeing a wide-range of gift books from pop culture to pets. She also works on licensed projects such as Disney, Pixar, and LEGO. Maddy is especially proud of her project, Behind the Screens (just out in September 2023!), because it is the perfect deep dive for all the TV binge watchers out there. 


Creating a marketable book is Maddy's specialty.

Allison Cohen
Senior Editor

Allison got her start in publishing as a literary agent, serving as one for more than a decade. In 2018, she shifted roles and became a Senior Editor at Running Press Kids and represents a wide-range of projects including children's books, card decks, and journals.


Well versed in both sides of publishing, Allison confidently knows how to make a book project stand out. 

The Literary Agents

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Lindsey Smith
Literary Agent and Course Co-creator

As an award-winning author, literary agent, and founder of One Idea Press, Lindsey brings a unique blend of insights to Book Deal Camp. She is also the co-creator of this program. 

Alice Speilburg
Founder of Speilburg Literary and Literary Agent

Alice is the founding agent of Speilburg Literary. In publishing for more than a decade, she has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, literary and professional societies, and branded content.

Final Results

At the end of Book Deal Camp, you will have:

  • clear concept for your book with all the important details figured out.


  • A solid book proposal that's ready to share with literary agents and publishers. ​

  • A thorough understanding of how the publishing industry works and what to expect as an author at each phase in the process.

  • Greater confidence in your writing abilities. 

  • Connections with decision-makers in the publishing industry. 


*Online classroom materials include:

  • Education on the publishing industry. "What is a literary agent?" "What is the difference between a book proposal and book manuscript?" "What are the steps I need to take in order to get a book deal?" We explain everything you need to know.

  • Book proposal template with fillable sections. This makes writing your proposal quick and painless. Just type into the template and fill in the blanks. 

  • 5 successful book proposal examples. Real-life proposals that led to book deals with publishers. Read these for inspiration.​​


  • Query letter template. You can reach out to literary agents with confidence, knowing exactly what to say.​​


  • Get It Done checklists for success. List of additional agents to contact. List of pitch conferences you can attend. And more steps you can take to bring your book into the world.

Limited-time Bonus


 Register for Book Deal Camp before October 31 and get a special treat (not a trick!):


A professional review of your query letter. A literary agent will offer insider expertise on how to not only make your pitch stronger, but how to make it stand out from the slush pile. 


Register for Book Deal Camp



By registering for Book Deal Camp, you’re taking a huge step towards getting a literary agent, getting a book deal, and becoming a published author. 

After making your payment, check your inbox for a confirmation email which will arrive within 24-48 hours. 

Need a payment plan? Contact us at for options.

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$4995 USD

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