The Book Deal Course
You want to write a book that changes people's lives.
You dream about getting a lucrative book deal with a publisher.
You don't know how to get a book deal, but you're willing to learn, roll up your sleeves, and put in the work.
You need: Book Deal Camp.
What is Book Deal Camp? It's a joyful, inspiring program for people who want to write a book.
✨ 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
By the end of The Book Deal Course, what's the final result that you will have?
At the end of The Book Deal Course, you will have:
A clear concept for your book with all the important details figured out: title, topic, message, audience, tone, point of view, and a list of what readers will find inside.
An excellent book proposal (10-30 page document) that's ready to share with literary agents and publishers. This 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.
A sample of your book manuscript (4,000 to 7,000 words) that's ready to share with literary agents and publishers, and an outline for the rest of your manuscript, too.
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. "I believe I have something valuable to share." "I know my book will make a difference in someone's life." "I can do this."
Meet Your Book Deal Course Coaches
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.
What's included in The Book Deal Course?
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.
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.
If you purchase the course before November 30, you get two special gifts:
1. A co-working session with Alex and Lindsey on January X.
Session starts at 11 am Pacific. 3 hours. Stay the whole time or pop in for a bit. Use this time to develop your book outline, write your query letter, or edit your proposal. Get things done—in a calm, supportive community setting.
2. A review of your query letter by a literary agent.
We provide their contact info. Email each person to introduce yourself, share info about your work, and see if they’d like to interview you—or feature your business in an upcoming piece. These are reporters who are always looking for inspirational stories, hot trends, and helpful tips, and constantly need new content. They want to hear from you.
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.
After making your payment, check your inbox for a confirmation email which will arrive within 24-48 hours.
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 The Book Deal Course.
We teach you how to create an exceptional book proposal and show you exactly how to get a book deal.
Our greatest hope is that The Book Deal Course 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.”