Book Deal Camp

You want to get a book deal with a publisher?


You’re not sure how to do that?

You need: Book Deal Camp. 📚✨


This Summer:


✨ Come up with a genius book idea

✨ Create a winning book proposal 

✨ Meet with a literary agent and pitch your idea

✨ Build confidence in your writing skills

✨ Achieve a lifelong goal

It’s all happening at Book Deal Camp.

We teach you how to write a book proposal, get a literary agent, and get a book deal.

The best part: we set up a meeting for you! Meet an agent. Pitch your book idea.
A life-changing moment.


By the final day of Book Deal Camp:


  • You understand how to get a book deal: the exact steps to take.


  • You have a clear plan for the book you want to write: topic, message, audience, chapter outline, and why this book matters.


  • You’ve written an excellent book proposal that’s ready for literary agents and publishers to review.


  • You’ve had a 1-on-1 meeting with a literary agent to discuss your book and pitch your idea. (We schedule this meeting for you!)


  • After your meeting, the agent might say, “Yes, I want to represent you.” “I’ll pass, but I have a suggestion.” “This project isn’t a fit, but I know someone you should meet.” “I’m interested, and I’d like to see more.”


  • No matter what they say, this meeting is a powerful step towards getting a book deal.


  • If you reach the end of Book Deal Camp and you don’t have an agent or book deal (yet) that’s okay. We give you a "what to do next" plan. Keep contacting agents. Eventually someone will say, “Yes.” Don’t give up too quickly. The “yes” you need could be one email away.

What's Included

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


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

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


  • Education from two publishing industry experts (Alex & Lindsey) who have written best-selling, award-winning books, and who help clients do the same.


  • Co-working time to work on your book proposal and get it done.


  • Book proposal review. Two publishing industry experts take a look at your proposal draft and put comments on what to add, subtract, or edit to make it stronger.


  • Agent pitch meeting. We set up a 15-minute meeting with you and a professional literary agent from the Speilburg Literary Agency. This is your chance to pitch your book idea and ask if they’d like to represent you.


  • Accountability. A timeline with specific dates to get things done. 


  • Get It Done checklists for success. List of additional agents to contact. List of publishers that welcome submissions directly from authors (no agent required). List of pitch conferences you can attend. And more steps you can take to bring your book into the world.


  • An environment that is encouraging, motivating, kind, and inclusive: all genders, all orientations, all faiths, all humans: welcome.

Book Deal Camp Schedule

Registration opens: June 14, 2022

Registration closes: June 24, 2022

Only 15 spaces are available.

All meetings happen online.


Join us from anywhere in the world.


Attend each meeting while it’s happening live.

Or watch the recording later whenever it’s convenient for your schedule.

Monday, June 27, 2022

First day of book deal camp. 

Here we go! Check your inbox.


Important materials (including your book proposal template) emailed to you on this date.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

First workshop: The path to publishing.

Meet on Zoom. Starts at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern. 1 hour.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Second workshop: How to craft a winning book proposal.

Meet on Zoom. Starts at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern. 1 hour.


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Co-working time: Fill out your book proposal template.

Meet on Zoom. Starts at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern. 3 hours.


Friday, July 8, 2022

Submit your draft for review.


Send your book proposal draft to Alex and Lindsey, so they can provide suggestions on what to add, subtract, or edit to make it stronger.


Your draft should be 10-30 pages in length. It does not need to be perfect. Rough draft = great.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Receive feedback on your proposal draft.


Revise your proposal over the next week to incorporate suggestions.


Friday, July 22, 2022

Make final tweaks on your proposal and get it finished by this date.


Friday, July 22 to August 4, 2022

Magic moment: meet a literary agent!


We set up a meeting for you. This is a 15-minute pitch meeting (1-on-1) where you introduce yourself, share your book proposal, and ask, “Does this project interest you? Would you like to represent me?” 


The agent might say: “Yes!” “Possibly, but I have a few questions first,” “No, thank you,” or, “I know a different agent who would love this project.”


No matter what they say—this meeting is a major step forward.


Friday, August 5, 2022


Meet on Zoom. Starts at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern. 1 hour.

At this celebration, even if you don’t have an agent (yet), we explain what to do next to keep moving towards your goal.


How to contact additional agents, set up meetings, pitch conferences that you can attend, and other steps you can take.

Meet Your Book Deal Coaches


Alexandra Franzen

Alexandra Franzen is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, and entrepreneur.


Alex has written seven books including two novels. As an author, she has collaborated with top publishers including Potter Style (an imprint of Penguin Random House/Crown), Sourcebooks, and Mango Press. 


She has written articles for Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. Her work has been mentioned in The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Inc., and she has appeared on the Peabody Award-winning radio show, Marketplace.  


As a writing coach, Alex helps her clients get book deals and write powerful books that touch readers deeply. 


Client projects include Your Next Level Life by Karen Arrington (NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Instructional Literary Work), We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers (The Wall Street Journal bestseller, more than 100,000 copies sold), Say It Now by Sherry Richert Belul (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), among many others.


When it comes to helping clients get a book deal, Alexandra has a (nearly) 100% success rate. She will teach you how to craft a strong book proposal that gets literary agents’ and publishers’ attention.

Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith is a best-selling and award-winning author, a literary agent, and founder of One Idea Press. 


Her most recent book, Eat Your Feelings, won the Silver Award at the Living Now Book Awards, sold more than 10,000 copies, was translated into 3 languages, and was released by Macmillian, one of the top 5 publishing houses in the world.


As a literary agent, her passion is securing book deals for under-represented voices including people of color, LGBTQIA+ authors, women, and other voices that have historically been shut out of the publishing industry. Most recently, she secured a book deal for Robert Turner for his book, Everyday Reparations. 


Lindsey has delivered a Tedx Talk and has given an official Talk at Google. She’s been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and many other media outlets.  


As a publisher, a few of Lindsey’s favorite projects include The Zodiac Love Letters by Heidi Rose Robbins, Dear Strong Black Woman by Jennifer Sterling, and Queen of Stones, an oracle card deck created by Peachie Wimbush-Polk (who happens to be Wiz Khalifa’s mom!). 


When it comes to the publishing industry, Lindsey has worked in every single role: author, editor, agent, and publisher.


She understands both sides of the table—being an author and seeking a book deal, and being a publisher and deciding which authors to choose. She knows what publishers are looking for in 2022 and how to stand out and secure a deal.

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Register for Book Deal Camp

 🎉 Hooray! 🎉


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. 


📚 You can make the full payment today: $4,250 USD.


📚 Or pay half now ($2,125 USD) and pay the remaining half in 30 days.


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

Pay In Full Today


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A note from Alex and Lindsey

Dear future author,


Writing a book is a life-changing experience.


Becoming an author opens so many doors. It can lead to new clients, paid speaking engagements, media appearances, and much more. On top of that, it's so emotionally satisfying to hold the finished book in your hands! One of the best feelings in the world.


Between the two of us, we've written more than 13 books, and we've helped our clients write hundreds more. 


Why do we love books so much?

Because a book can change someone's life or even save a life. 


Your book might help someone get unstuck, achieve a goal, cry and heal, laugh out loud, or simply feel less alone in this chaotic world.

We hope you will join us for Book Deal Camp.


We help you create an excellent book proposal and teach you exactly how to get a book deal.


We promise to keep the process uplifting and encouraging. We want you to feel inspired, excited, and confident throughout the process.


Our greatest hope is that Book Deal Camp shifts the way you feel about yourself. 


We want you to say to yourself:


“I am a real writer.”


“My ideas can make a difference in people’s lives.”


"Someone out there needs to hear my story."


"I can become a published author."


"This is completely doable.”

Frequently Asked Questions

You have another question that's not answered here? Please email: Put "Book Deal Camp" in your subject line for a fast reply.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All payments are final. 


No refunds will be provided for any reason. 


Before making a payment, please do your due diligence. 


  • Check the program schedule to make sure the dates work for you.


  • Check your budget to make sure you can honor your payment commitment.


  • If you’ve never worked with Alexandra Franzen and Lindsey Smith before, take some time to familiarize yourself with their work. Both Alex and Lindsey have a large body of work and hundreds of free resources available on Alex’s website (, Lindsey’s website (, and their company site ( Take a look at their free articles, workbooks, checklists, and newsletters. Enjoy these resources, get to know Alex and Lindsey’s style, and make sure that these people feel like the right teachers for you. 



If you register for Book Deal Camp but then you are unable to complete the program due to illness, injury, or an emergency, then you can attend a future session when Book Deal Camp is offered again. 


You are welcome to transfer into a future session but no refund will be provided.


Thank you for understanding & thank you for respecting this policy.