How to Write a Cookbook Proposal (Prospect Heights)
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.
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.
- 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.