Master the Art of Selling Your Manuscript

with Holly Bellebuono

Learn everything you need to craft a compelling sales pitch -- or book proposal -- to get your manuscript sold to a publishing house!

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Too many authors make these mistakes--do they sound familiar?

"I just need to write the book, marketing is overrated."

"I can hire someone to market and make materials... it has nothing to do with me."

"I'm self-publishing so I don't need to write a proposal."

"My book is self-explanatory, people will immediately see what it's about."

Many writers fail to get out of creative mode and into sales mode, which is essential to sell your book. Writers ignore the need to describe their book's features, and they fear comparing their book to others'. 

And what's more... many writers can't explain their book when someone asks them. They offer a vague pitch that is soft or unclear, leaving a potential reader in the dark.

Why would someone pick up your book, buy it, and read it if they aren't sure what it is? Or how it will benefit them? Or how it compares to others they've loved?

Because of these mistakes, far too many great books end up on the shelf never opened, never purchased, and never enjoyed. Or they remain as manuscripts and never make it through the publishing process to begin with.

There is a better way!

Learning how to craft a compelling pitch, how to get into sales mode, and how to clearly describe your book will move your book's sales forward faster than anything. Learn with multiple award-winning international author Holly Bellebuono, whose course Selle Your Book provides the mindset for sales (without sacrificing creativity), gives you templates and examples, and walks you through a four-step process to place your book in front of an agent, editor, or potential reader.

Expert Guidance

Learn from published author Holly Bellebuono, leveraging her experience and insights from publishing 7 books, including 5 with major publishing houses in English, Polish, and Italian.

Practical Skills

Gain practical skills in crafting a compelling book proposal that gets attention, learning how to SELL that manuscript you've been working on for so long.

Comprehensive Training

Learn the details for every component of the book proposal as well as how to combine these into a solid single document that editors will rely on when pitching your book.

Imagine Your Manuscript Landing in the Hands of Top Publishers

Enroll in the course that will equip you with the skills to approach an editor or agent with confidence.

This course teaches you how to create ALL the components of a successful book proposal:

Features & Benefits

Discover how to assess your manuscript to identify and describe the key features your book offers and the benefits your readers will get...and how to include this in your proposal and your hook.

A Compelling Hook

See examples and complete activities that will help you craft the most compelling "hook" that will engage your readers, whether it's on a book jacket or within your publisher's book proposal.

You & Your Platform

Learn what a platform is, how to build it, how to describe it in your book proposal, and best practices for communicating your platform to a potential publisher.

Competitive Title Analysis

Learn the right way to research and present competing and complementary titles in a book proposal.


Explore a variety of results for your project and determine if yours is worth a printed book or if another format is better.

Author Bio

Learn to promote yourself as the author, what authenticity has to do with it, and how to be the best advocate for your project.

Proposal Promises

Learn how to prepare your proposal with accurate info about your media campaign, sales plans, and marketing strategies once the book comes out.

Real-Life Examples

You'll see inside actual book proposals and hear the feedback and insights that come from working with an agent and editors and multiple publishing houses.

What does this course include?

  • Real-life insights, advice, feedback and guidance from an award-winning international author at top publishing houses
  • 4 hours of video instruction plus 4 hours of homework to guide you step-by-step
  • easy exercises and brainstorming activities to create the narrative and wording that will set you apart
  • a printable Student Workbook to use with every project you create
  • samples from successful book proposals to model what the outcome could look like
  • professional¬†guidance for marketing, building your platform, identifying your strengths, and more
  • support in writing the About the Author section, with tips on voice, tone, and content
  • opportunities for 1:1 coaching to help you build your proposal with confidence

Did you know that between 70-82% of queries to agents end up in the slush pile?

You'll lose customers and sales if you can't successfully vividly describe (in other words--market) your book.

Even if you're self-publishing and you plan to market via podcasts or radio programs, you'll need to clearly summarize the best parts of your book and explain why people will absolutely need it or love it. Can you do that? You don't want to be a "dud" on podcasts and lose people's interest. Not being able to clearly define your market and pitch your hook is worse than not being a guest on a program at all.

Instead, through the online course Selle Your Book, you'll develop confidence in your ability to describe and sell your book. You'll build word and phrase banks for easy and quick reference. You'll feel comfortable speaking on podcasts with the ability to summarize and describe your book so that it is irresistable to listeners.

It doesn't matter whether you're pursuing an agent or editor to invest in your project, or if you plan to self-publish. The process is the same--to be clear and utterly compelling, you must learn to Selle Your Book.

About Your Instructor

Holly Bellebuono is a published and award-winning author, international speaker, herb school director, business course instructor, and director of The Selle Entrepreneur Network. She has published 7 books in 3 languages with her 8th due for release in spring 2025. Her publishers include international publishing houses Llewellyn Publishers, Roost Books/Shambhala Publishers, and SkyHorse Publishers. She has also self-published books and supports authors no matter how they publish.

Holly's work has been featured in scores of magazines and journals, including Parabola, SageWoman, Juno, Taproot, and Mother Nature Network, and she has spoken for conferences and associations around the world for 30 years. Holly also coaches and consults for businesses and companies who wish to strengthen their mission and purpose.

Everything You Need To Craft A Successful Book Proposal

Enroll now to get this comprehensive online course and move your book to the next stage. Develop your confidence in promoting and marketing your book with clear materials, words and phrases, comparisons with other books, a solid author bio, and a compelling hook and pitch.

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