How this program works
The Book Proposal Shortcut is entirely self-paced. There is no interactive component and you will not receive feedback on your work. (If you are looking for an interactive group experience with feedback, check out my Book Proposal Accelerator program.)
Once you enroll, you'll get access to the 12 modules that will guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting your book proposal. Each module provides information in two formats—written and audio—so you can consume the content however you like. The audio for each module runs about 10 minutes long, making the total runtime for the program about 2 hours. (That doesn't include the time you'll spend completing the steps and drafting your proposal.)
You'll also get access to a set of accompanying worksheets to help you complete the modules. These are provided as Google spreadsheets, as a set of printable PDFs, and as a fillable Word document, so you can use whichever format you prefer.
Additionally, you'll get access to multiple successful prospectus samples as well as a sample response to peer reviewer reports.
Participants may wish to purchase The Book Proposal Book as an accompanying "textbook" for the program, but this isn't required and you can complete a proposal draft using the Shortcut modules alone. (The Book Proposal Book includes additional sample documents if you are looking for more.)
Shortcut enrollees will be invited to periodic live Q&As that I hold via Zoom a few times per year. These generally happen on Friday mornings (Pacific Time). These sessions are open to all previous participants in my Book Proposal Accelerator and the Book Proposal Shortcut and provide an opportunity to ask specific questions about book proposals and scholarly publishing. You will receive invitations to these sessions via email.
Upcoming live Q&As will be held on October 1, 2021, and December 3, 2021.