How to Write a Cookbook Proposal (Park Slope)

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Taught by Diana Kuan

Diana Kuan is a food writer, illustrator, and cooking teacher in Brooklyn. Her book The Chinese Takeout Cookbook was published by Random House/Ballantine in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Epicurious. When she's not teaching at the Brainery, she does design and illustration work for Plate & Pencil, a shop of food-related art and other goodies. You can follow her musings on cooking, eating, and visual storytelling on Twitter and Instagram.    

$25
Thursday, November 15, 6:30-8:00pm or Wednesday, December 5, 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Park Slope Brainery (1110 8th Ave, Park Slope)

Have you ever dreamed of writing a cookbook? Or a non-fiction narrative related to food? If you're a chef, food blogger, or journalist who would like to write a food-centric book, this class unlocks the mysteries of writing a killer book proposal for traditional publishers. 

We will cover:
  • How to develop a great angle for your book
  • The mechanics of an irresistible cookbook proposal
  • What goes into a sample chapter
  • Finding an agent and publisher
  • Establishing a platform and marketing yourself
  • How advances and royalties work

If you're a prospective author, come join us for a lively small-group lecture and discussion on how to attract an agent and editor and ultimately, a large reading audience for your work. 

 

 

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