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THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR

For ambitious writers ready to sell their nonfiction book to a GREAT publisher and get a literary agent in 2024. Learn the BUSINESS of publishing in this unique program which teaches all you need to know BEFORE the book deal so you can accelerate the time frame and have better sales in the long term! This strategy has helped Louisa sell thousands of nonfiction articles and two memoirs to traditional publishers from a query or a proposal – in days to weeks to months NOT years!

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YOU’VE TRIED TO GET A TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING DEAL BUT IT’S NOT WORKING…

You’ve written a non-fiction manuscript (memoir, self-help, how-to, business) – BUT you’re…

❌ Getting rejected for ‘lack of platform’

❌ Told ‘books on XXX aren’t selling right now’

❌ Told that you need a million followers to get an agent

❌ Workshopping and critiquing and editing your work so much that you’re starting to hate it

❌ Perhaps you HAVE an agent but they ghost you for months on end

❌ Losing faith that you will ever crack the traditional publishing industry

I’m here to tell you: You do NOT need a million (or even a thousand) followers. You need to learn how things actually work in publishing, so you can

✅ Get your work seen by the people who matter

✅ Successfully pitch a story that will build your platform

✅ Grow a literary community of supportive peers

✅ Earn money as you polish and perfect your book proposal

✅ Build your confidence as a writer so you know when to walk from a bad offer!

IMAGINE what it will feel like to…

  • See your book stocked at your favourite bookshops around the world…
  • Sign a book deal with a publisher you know will do a beautiful job with your book
  • View the first cover designs and have your breath taken away
  • KNOW your book will have the BEST chance of success being edited, marketed, sold and distributed by those at the top of their game
  • Connect with readers across the world who chanced upon your book because traditional publishing = excellent distribution!

AND you’ve created a LASTING work of value – and the BEST possible deal for you and your work!
Let go of the years of doubt and uncertainty, and finally step into the world of being an author. You’ll never lose that title!

THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR TEACHES YOU EXACTLY HOW TO TURN AN ESSAY, PROPOSAL, FULL DRAFT OR SAMPLE INTO A BOOK DEAL FOR YOUR NONFICTION IN THE ELUSIVE & EXCLUSIVE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

The Book Deal Accelerator gives you my step-by-step process to selling nonfiction and building your author ‘assets’ that will lead to a successful career. You want your first book to be one of many! This is taught by a successful author, FOR successful authors. I share personal stories, proven techniques, and an enormous amount of practical, strategic and RELEVANT advice. All specific to selling memoir and nonfiction to commercial publishers and literary agents. This strategy works – and that’s why I’ve been able to accelerate two book deals of my own – the first within a week of my submission, the second took 8 months from pitch to deal.

I’ve wanted to create this program for so long, because it’s a strategy I used to sell two memoirs, despite no ‘platform’ or fame to speak of…  In this program I’m going to show you what I did to…

✅ Secure a lucrative book deal without platform, fame or ‘connections’ in MONTHS

✅  Gain the confidence to know a GREAT deal rather than sign with the first agent or publisher who expresses interest in your work

✅ Maximise every single connection and publication to ensure both the best deal for you AND that your book sells when it comes out!

✅ Earn while you learn: Get paid to BUILD a connection with your audience via essays, digital marketing, and other avenues

Every famous artist started as an unknown: Let’s get your unique message out to the people who want and need it, I’ll show you how!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR curriculum itself [valued at over $12 000]

10 Step-By Step Modules to guide you through…
✔️ Understanding EXACTLY how traditional book publishing deals work for nonfiction
✔️ Positioning YOURSELF and YOUR BOOK effectively to sell
✔️Accelerating your TIMELINE and AMPLIFYING your reach for success

World Class Training and Curriculum:

The strategy taught in this program is not taught ANYWHERE else. I give you the exact process I’ve used myself thousands of times to sell a nonfiction manuscript (whether it’s a book or an article) and maximise reach. With pre-recorded trainings and downloads you can log in and learn how the publishing business works, what to submit when, and get access to behind-the-scenes knowledge any time your heart desires. I share dozens of recent case studies and examples, and unlike so many programs, I’m teaching something that I’ve mastered. This is my strategy to sell nonfiction. It works.

Replays of Proposal Walk-Through and Review

How do you write the marketing section? What goes into the audience section?  What’s the difference between pitching a memoir or another type of nonfiction? I’ve reviewed and edited dozens of nonfiction book proposals (that landed traditional deals with Top 5 Publishers!) and I walk you through the important components, common mistakes and share a templated example you can use as a guide.

Templates, Checklists, Spreadsheets, Examples & More.

Honestly, if I’d had even one of these templates when I pitched my first book I would have saved months of agony. That’s why I’ve curated my top templates, checklists, guides and other tools that I’ve used to sell stories and build my career. These downloads are yours to keep and cover everything from writing your Book Proposal, Author Bio, Query letter and Synopsis to logging your pitches and more. Aside from selling your work, these will save you thousands on workshops and separate courses!

PLUS you also receive these BONUSES valued at $10 000

Editorial Strategy & Review with Louisa
✔️Get a tailored sales strategy unique to you to position yourself well for success, includes a review of up to 15 pages of sales material with Louisa
✔️ $1500 to purchase separately FREE when you join the Book Deal Accelerator today!
✔️ Private zoom coaching and personal editorial feedback and adjustments to your sales documents to get you published!

Query Workshop with Louisa [LIVE January 2024, recording & bonuses available] – $222 to purchase separately
✔️See Louisa’s query letters that have resulted in offers of publication for memoir & nonfiction in days, weeks, months!
✔️ Receive Louisa’s best template that you can use line-by-line for a query letter that successfully gets response
✔️ Learn about the submissions process and what goes into a query [and what to have ready for the NEXT piece]

Create Your Writer Platform
Do you know how valuable digital platform is for nonfiction writers? It’s literally worth millions 

✔️Learn the 5 ‘assets’ worth millions in your career – and the professional way to create one (or all) of them from scratch
✔️ Use my (free) quick fix while you’re pitching if you don’t yet have a website
✔️ Learn digital strategy for personal brands (authors) that drives sales and revenue – created by an expert digital marketing strategist (me!)

Book of Agents & Publishers

This current curated list of 100+ Literary Agents & Traditional Publishers across the world who are specifically looking for unagented memoir and non-fiction. Every single contact & submission link has been recently checked by me so you can be certain you’re not pitching to someone who retired five years ago or only reads fiction!

Bonus: Manuscript Finishing School

If you’re selling a memoir, you’ll love my complete manuscript revision and editing program. This 6-module course takes you step-by-step through the revision process I use to transform a rough draft to a submission-ready manuscript and get the first chapters pitch-ready before sending anything out on submission. I’ve written, edited and consulted on dozens of published manuscripts over the last twenty years and these are the revision steps I take with memoir that sells!

Bonus: 100+ Outlets & Editors

Save time looking for potential outlets for a story to build buzz and get your work seen by top agents and editors. When you pay your enrolment in full, you get an up-to-date contact sheet of 100+ potential outlets and editors with the inside scoop on how to pitch them.

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HERE’S HOW YOU SKIP THE TEN-YEAR WAIT FOR A NONFICTION BOOK DEAL

First, you clean up your digital presence and set your digital foundations up correctly – whether that’s one social media channel, or a blog, or a website. Avoid the common mistakes and ramp up your visibility and literary connections with this step alone.
Then, learn the most crucial aspect of your book deal strategy: finding, growing, connecting with and speaking to your audience. Who is your audience? We clarify this in module 1!
Once you know your audience, you get some stories published, and you follow the process to amplify and accelerate the reach of every published piece. Dealing with agents, editors and publishers can be both exciting and confusing, so you’ll have professional guidance from someone who has been there every step of the way.
The traditional publishing world is – quite frankly – intense. If you want to know how to empower yourself as a writer and get yourself a good book deal, you need to learn how it works. I teach you everything I’ve learned over 20+ years of writing for publication in the Book Deal Accelerator.

THE 3-PART FRAMEWORK YOU’LL MASTER IN THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR

CLARITY: EDUCATION & INFORMATION
✔️ Clarify your audience
✔️ Perfect your pitch
✔️ The business of publishing

CONSISTENCY: ALIGN YOUR MARKETING
✔️ Grow a literary community
✔️ Polish & perfect your proposal
✔️ Build a digital presence

CHRONOLOGY: Master the art of timing
✔️ Follow up the right way
✔️ Amplify every published piece
✔️ Master your mindset!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

What’s great about working with Louisa is that she can see possibilities for you that you can’t see because you’re too close to it all. She incorporates book publicity and author know-how with online marketing which is a really unique combination. The whole plan was so brilliant. Louisa came up with a GENIUS marketing strategy to promote my upcoming book launch and online business both at the same time.

Mary Adkins, author of When You Read This, Privilege and Palm Beach

I love the way you teach. I’m much more confident in my negotiations with my agent since taking The Book Deal Accelerator, I only wish there was a programme like this for fiction!
Kathy Rampsberger, intuitive life coach & author 

If you’ve never experienced it before, publishing can seem like an enigma, the sort of industry that’s closed to all but insiders. Louisa knows traditional publishing, both as an author and from the back end where agents, editors and sales teams operate. She has a knack for coming up with new ways to ensure your manuscript gets in front of the right people so you can secure a book deal.

Carrie Hutchinson, Author, Editor & Ghostwriter

I have known Louisa for 18 years. She is an amazing writer and interviewer, uncannily perceptive with a gift for nuanced observation. That, blended with her media and publishing industry savviness, makes her formidable.

Mystic Medusa, astrologer & author of dozens of books

Your plan was brilliant, and thanks to the simplicity of it all, I got my book to the publisher on time. Thanks Louisa!

Karina Machado, author of Spirit Sisters, Where Spirits Dwell and Love Never Dies

I engaged Louisa for a very technical book project at a tight turn around. As well as delivering to the time-frame, Louisa made some suggestions that, when implemented, improved the book and the project as a whole. I then hired her for a further four book projects, and would not hesitate to recommend her work.

Kelly Exeter, Editor, Ghostwriter & CEO of Swish Publishing

Louisa is one of those rare writers who is always researching and searching for a better way to do things – her passion for creating online offers that convert is second to none! Louisa reviewed different assets for my online course business and her great eye for detail meant that she not only spotted gaps and inconsistencies, but also made lots of valuable suggestions for improvement.

Lindy Alexander, The Freelancer’s Year

THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR IS NOT YOUR USUAL ‘CRAFT’ COURSE OR A SERIES OF PITCH TIPS

This is the business course for writers that I so dearly wished I had access to at the beginning of my journey: the business of nonfiction publishing.

I created this programme because I saw SO many professional writers just like you, making mistakes because this information and training on the BUSINESS of tradtional publishing was not being taught anywhere. Many gave up or missed an offer, some settled for bad deals with small presses because they had no idea how to leverage one offer into many.

And this is because SELLING your work to publishers is NOT taught in MFAs and writing courses. And, most published authors fiercely guard their OWN query and pitch templates, and nobody talks you through how different book proposals look for different styles of nonfiction. Most agents are too busy with clients they’ve already signed, to teach you how to pitch them, and as an author myself, I can see all the pieces of the puzzle even an agent or a Publisher wouldn’t see, because they’ve never been through the start-to-finish process as a first-time author.

  • Module 1: Finding a captive audience

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAINING IN THE ENTIRE PROGRAM
✔️Learn to identify your audience of MILLIONS
✔️ Ensure you know how to reach your audience, engage with them and build confidence in the process!
✔️ Move forward with a clear vision of how to reach the masses and PROVE there’s a need for your book!

  • Module 2: How to pitch a story

You know what made me a successful freelance writer? The same thing that got me a book deal! Learning HOW to pitch a story

✔️ Get clear and confident on how to pitch so that it takes you an hour (NOT a month!) to pitch your favourite editors or publications for a successful outcome. You’ll also polish your book synopsis so it aligns with your pitches.

✔️ Includes pitch templates, story submission tracker, synopsis & pitch samples, case studies and checklists, and a template for writing your author bio.

  • Module 3: The Art of Following Up!

YOU WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW AND WHEN TO FOLLOW UP

✔️ Learn how and when to follow up & work with editors with real-life case studies, and what to do when they don’t respond!

✔️  Master your mindset as you track your submissions in the spreadsheet included in this module.

  • Module 4: Building a literary community

Relationships are everything and the book world is no different.

While you may think you don’t have any ‘connections’ I’ll show you exactly how to find your literary community and nourish these relationships so that you can grow and be supported as you build your writing career.

✔️ Includes training on engagement practises in social media.

  • Module 5: Amplifying every published piece

It’s not enough to get published, you need to be your own best marketer and AMPLIFY one piece so that it reaches the masses

✔️ Knowing what to do before, on the day and straight after a piece is published is one of the most important elements of securing your book deal.

✔️ Learn what to do if an agent or editor contacts you after your piece is published and how to contact them

✔️ Amplify the reach of every single published article whether it’s a blog or a feature for the New York Times

  • Module 6: Your book proposal

Learn the key components of a nonfiction book proposal that will stand out to the Publisher’s sales team

✔️ Use the step-by-step breakdowns in the guide to finish your proposal and watch the masterclasses to learn what goes where

✔️ Includes a proposal template and guide, as well as templates for your query, synopsis and author bio

 

  • Module 7: Agents, Editors, Publishers & Your Best Deal

THIS MODULE ALONE IS WORTH THE ENTIRE COST OF THE PROGRAM

✔️ Learn how to spot a great agent from a fake. Learn who does what in a publishing house and the behind-the-scenes structure of the path to publication when your manuscript is taken on.
✔️ Know how book deals work, how much you can expect to get and when, and what you will need to ask at every stage of the ‘deal’. Learn when to walk away and why the advance is not the only thing to consider when you’re offered a book deal.

  • Module 8: Reframing rejection & building resilience

Let’s be clear: If you’re not getting rejected, you’re not making progress.
✔️ Learn the process to reframe your mindset around rejection so you can grow rather than shrink from the event

✔️ Maximise the growth from every single rejection so that it takes less time to lead you to a breakthrough

  • Module 9: From Messy Middle to clean finish

The Messy Middle is the point in the publishing process when you’re most likely to sabotage your success.

✔️ Learn to maintain momentum and lead yourself through the messy middle like a Professional

✔️ Maintain motivation & a positive mindset from coaching yourself through this process

✔️ 10 step strategy and COMPLETE process to selling a nonfiction manuscript to the Traditional Book Publishing Industry
✔️ Create Your Writer Platform FULL programme to guide you in building platform that will yield returns for YEARS
✔️ Manuscript Finishing School FULL programme to polish your draft & revise a memoir for submission

✔️ Query Workshop & templates so you can see examples of a successful memoir query & write one that gets a response
✔️ Checklists, templates, spreadsheets, case studies to save you time searching and researching
✔️ Q+A Call Replays
✔️ Private Community where you can ask questions about any of the lessons

✔️ Access to all future updates & iterations of the program
✔️  1:1 BESPOKE Sales Strategy & Editorial Session with Louisa to give you confidence in your submission package

LET’S CONSIDER THE COST OF YOUR OTHER OPTIONS 

💸 Pay for critiques & edits on your book which make no difference to your getting published! $5000 – $1000
⏰ Try to figure it out on your own (over decades) – how valuable is a year of your life? Ten years?
💸 Pay a ghostwriter | book coach |editor who teaches you nothing of the sales strategy necessary to sell your book $15-30K
⏰ Blow your chances with an agent or publisher with bad timing or sign a BAD deal that costs you THOUSANDS
⏰ Hire someone JUST to help with a book proposal [and miss ALL the necessary steps around other elements] $15 000+
💸 Spend money on illustrations by accident, or design, or ‘experts’ who are completely unecessary when you have a traditional book publishing deal $50 000

⏰ Sign the first deal you’re offered (& leave thousands on the table for doing so!) – $10 000 – $100 000

There are so many ways you can receive a ROI on this programme if you do the work. Whether you get just one essay published or learn the tools to get a better agent that negotiates a higher book advance for you, there are dozens of ways you can make money from the strategy you learn in the Book Deal Accelerator. All you need to do is implement the curriculum, and ask questions inside the client platform as you go! This information is NOT taught in any other courses online!

The proven framework to pitch and sell your nonfiction book to set yourself up for LONG term success as an author is $15 000 $3333 today

 

No payment plans are currently being offered for this programme.

THIS IS FOR YOU…

✅ You’re determined to get a traditional publishing book deal

✅ You’re brave, committed and take responsibility for your own success

✅ You’re ready to take action

✅ You’ve written a non-fiction book draft

✅ You’re willing to get uncomfortable and follow expert advice!

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU…

❌ You’re thinking of self-publishing

❌ You want to keep finessing your manuscript [AKA ‘hiding’ behind the manuscript]

❌ You’re a negative Nancy or play the victim when things don’t go your way

❌ You’ve written a fiction draft

❌ You don’t have more than a basic grasp of grammar & punctuation (you do need to be able to write!)

YOUR INVESTMENT

Valued at $15 000+, yours for $3333

  • 10 Step Digital Program (Lifetime Access)

  • Sales Strategy & Editorial Review with Louisa [$2000 value]

  • Create Your Writer Platform full program (Lifetime Access)

  • Query Workshop LIVE with templates

  • Templates, examples, checklists, outlets, more

  • Little Black Book of 100+ Agents & Publishers 

  • Manuscript Finishing School Program 

  • 100+ Outlets & Editors

  • 50 ways to pitch a true story

  • Email support with extra resources

  • Yours for $3333 today

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS PROGRAM

What would it mean for you to finally get a book deal…?

If you’re currently workshopping your book proposal… re-writing your manuscript… waiting months to hear back from an MIA agent or worse, sending pitches out into the void and unsure whether you’re even querying properly… you are wasting precious time!

How much would it be worth for you to get moving on this dream in MONTHS rather than years (or never at all)? A book deal is a big deal, and publishing is forever. Hope is not a strategy and you need to be educated and informed so you can get the best deal possible.

You might only write one book in your life. Don’t you want to give it the best chance of success?

Even if you get a small advance over no advance at all, this program is worth your time. And if you use even one of the strategies in the first MODULE you could quadruple that advance PLUS get paid handsomely to build your platform as you pitch your book. All these things ensure your great success when your book comes OUT, too!
If you don’t have a proven strategy for your book deal and you don’t have a mentor in your corner, traditional publishing can be a brutally hard nut to crack.

Let me help you get set for success with the Book Deal Accelerator.

Hey, I’m Louisa

I’ve been writing, editing, teaching and working in print and digital publishing for over 20 years.

What you may not know, is that a little over 3 years ago, when what became my second book landed in my lap…I was determined to ink a book deal before I wrote the manuscript. I developed a system and a strategy and it empowered me to get the best deal possible for my book and I can show you how to do it too.

There’s nothing as fulfilling as seeing your life’s work and legacy out there in the world with the best chance of success.  The traditional publishing industry is tricky & cut-throat, but you CAN succeed!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Will you introduce me to an agent or publisher as part of the program? 

    No. There are thousands of agents and publishers out there. What I’m going to do is akin to teaching you to fish Vs giving you a meal. I’m going to teach you how to find the BEST agent, publishing house or editor for your book and make it the best deal for you.

  • How long is program access?

    You get lifetime access to the digital modules

  • What if I’m not sure whether I want to self-publish or not?

    Then this ISN’T the program for you. This is a specific program for writers who want to be traditionally-published authors. The strategy is VERY different for self-publishing, which is not something I teach.

  • Should I join The Book Deal Accelerator if I am trying to sell a fiction novel? 

    No. Nonfiction book sales differ vastly from fiction –  so don’t join this program if you are trying to sell a novel.

  • “I’ve had an offer already from an agent / publisher / editor…do I still need this program?”

    The traditional publishing industry can be brutal to first-time authors, and there’s so much to learn. Even if you have started liaising with a publisher / agent / editor this program is going to ensure you don’t fall into the common traps for first-time authors and that you get the best possible deal (and biggest success) for your work.

Once you make payment in the secure checkout, you will receive instant access to all course and curriculum material via our member platform. You will then receive a welcome email with extra material and information about your sales strategy session and any bonuses recently added to the programme. If you’re unsure whether or not The Book Deal Accelerator is for you, send us an email at hello@louisadeasey.com and we will respond within 48 hours.