The Book Proposal Blueprint
A 10-week group program to craft your proposal & get publisher-ready
Do you have a book you’re meant to write but just don’t know how to get published?
Do you feel overwhelmed by the publishing process and don’t know how to make your work stand out?
Are you lost on how to find an agent & sell yourself to publishers?
I hear you and I can help.
Next Group Starts Fall 2022!
Book Proposals are a lot of things: they’re business plans, they’re resumes, they’re writing samples. Every word of the proposal carries weight.
And I know you want it to be just right so you can attract the most aligned agents and publishers.
Creating a great book proposal is more than following a template—it takes discussion, nurturing, guidance and expertise personal to what you dream of creating. Collaborating on it means it will get done right—faster. Not to mention that working as a team allows the best ideas to surface.
99% of my clients have day jobs, parenting life and responsibilities that have been pushing their book proposal creation to the back burner FOR YEARS.
I don’t want that for you. I want you to take action!
Imagine if you could:
- Have absolute clarity on your book’s concept, mission and marketability
- Confidently create a book proposal, guided by an industry veteran
- Build a thriving and engaged platform that will grow your business by leaps and bounds
- Align your book proposal and platform to attract the right agents and publishers while also creating an impact
- Get feedback throughout the process so you aren’t left spinning your wheels
I’ll guide you through exactly what creates a book proposal that sells.
Over this 10-week experience, you’ll create in real time and receive ongoing feedback.
Knowing the right path before you begin will save you months—even years—of spinning your wheels and shelling out wasted dollars.
A great book idea is only the beginning! You need a thriving platform to help you get published, and a raving audience to promote your book to when it’s ready. We’ll talk about that too.
This process doesn’t need to be isolating—it can be collaborative and fun!
Ready? Let’s Go!
“Richelle is a godsend. I’ve known I had a book in me since I was a little girl, but it was difficult to get off the starting block on my own. Richelle has already helped me get past multiple roadblocks that might have been debilitating on my own. With Richelle’s insights and industry expertise, I produced a bang-up proposal that I know will lead to my dream book deal and allow me to share my message with the masses.”
—Amanda Kuda, authenticallyamanda.com
“I’ve signed up for a lot of group programs over the years, but the Book Proposal Blueprint made me take action more than almost any of them. While mindset coaching is beneficial, sometimes you just need someone to tell you how to do the damn thing. Richelle took me from a vague book idea that had been rolling around in my head to a finished book proposal in less than 3 months! If you have a book idea brewing inside you get in touch with Richelle—she’ll help nurture that idea and bring it to life!”
Hi! I’m Richelle Fredson
and I’ve been a leader in the publishing industry for over 18 years. From public relations + digital marketing launches, to acquisitions + book proposals, my many hats have given me a unique lens through which to coach you!
Formerly, I was the Director of Publicity and Book Marketing for Hay House, working with long-time clients such as: Louise L. Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Gabrielle Bernstein, Iyanla Vanzant, Kris Carr, Joy Bauer, Gregg Braden and many more.
Many of my clients have gone on to secure top literary agents and significant book deals with major publishers. Others have self or hybrid published by choice to huge success.
I know how to get you there.
Together, we’ll calm your greatest fears when it comes to getting published–because I know this process can be both exciting—and terrifying! I’ll give you the action steps you need to begin your journey right away.
Here’s what you’ll get
9 Group Coaching Sessions
We’ll gather each week to cover the nuts and bolts you need to get your book proposal underway and your platform buzzing. We’ll go section by section through the book proposal so you know exactly what to do. Each session will have space for Q&A so you can ask questions specific to your book. Zoom calls will be held Tuesdays from 4—5:30pm EST.
3 One-on-One Coaching Calls
We’ll intimately discuss any challenges coming up in your writing or any feedback you’d like to receive. I also want to cheer you on! I’ll be able to get hands-on in your document while we workshop together.
Private Facebook Group
You can share questions, challenges, ideas and WINS with the group—and stay connected! I’ll pop in to provide additional guidance and resources to support you.
Sometimes half the battle is finding the time to write. I get it–life happens! We’ll have two 90-minute co-writing sessions where we’ll gather on Zoom, set our writing intentions and get to work. These are mostly silent sessions that allow you to co-work and make progress on your proposal independently. I also add spontaneous accountability sessions outside of these scheduled events.
Ready to go?
Next group begins Fall 2022!
Please note: As part of my continued commitment to equity, inclusion and racial justice, at least 5% of your program fees will be donated to organizations that support these initiatives.
“There are people with their feet on the ground–they create strategy and structure, define goals and achieve them–and then there are people who have the keys to unlock the cosmos. The kind who upon first meeting, spark something in you you’ve been waiting your whole life for someone to see. So rarely can an individual balance both these energies, let alone do so while bouncing their baby on their knee. Richelle Fredson is the strongest container you will ever meet.
“I was lucky to join Richelle’s first Book Proposal Blueprint Group where she gave us weekly live lessons and assignments—resulting in a group of people who have solidified their idea and voice, created their book proposals (including sample chapters), and even made new friends.
“If there is a book that wants to birth through you, if there is a story you have always needed to tell but you’re not sure how, if you are clear but need insight into the publishing world—then Richelle’s work is for you. She is the midwife, the doula, the sorcerer, the strategist. She is the rarest gem, who is generous to share her extraordinary gifts with the world.”
—Amy V. Dewhurst, President of Sense + Color