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How to Evaluate Yourself & Your Book Idea for Success

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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  • Nina Amir will personally sign your copy of the book at the event. Click JOIN C.L.A. on the left-hand menu bar to access Member discounts for this and all other workshops and events!
  • Nina Amir will personally sign your copy of the book at the event.
  • Nina Amir will personally sign your copy of the book at the event. Click JOIN C.L.A. on the left-hand menu bar to access Member discounts for this and all other workshops and events!

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Special Author Event!

How to Evaluate Yourself & Your Book Idea for Success 
with Nina Amir

Admission price includes a signed book valued at $19.99! 

Nina Amir will autograph copies of your book following the Q&A session.

The average book today sells only about 250 copies a year, 3,000 in its lifetime. Improve your odds of becoming a successful author by producing a business plan for your book before you write a word. As you do, you’ll develop an Author Attitude and learn how to evaluate your ideas and yourself through the same lens used by an acquisitions editor. You also develop a career plan to help you reach your destination: successful authorship.

Learn how to determine if your book is not only a great creative idea but also a marketable product and a viable business venture as you go through the Author Training Process. It’s the foundation for creating books that sell -- to publishers and to readers! This evaluation tool helps you determine if your book is ready to go to market, to be shopped to agents, publishers or reader, and if you are ready to become an author.

This is NOT a session on how to write a book proposal (but you’ll learn a lot about it). This IS a session about how to use the parts of a book proposal as a process to train yourself to see both the creative and business aspects of writing and publishing a book and creating a business plan for a book. This session is appropriate for fiction writers and for nonfiction writers.

(Based on Nina Amir’s new book, The Author Training Manual, Writer’s Digest Books, 2014)

Session takeaways:
  • Learn how to discover if your book idea is marketable.
  • Find out how to decide if you are cut out to write and market a successful bookundefinedif you are an attractive publishing partner or savvy indie publisher.
  • Discover what publishers and readers want.
  • Learn how to produce a successful book.
  • Take the nine steps in the “proposal process.”
  • See through an acquisitions editor’s eyes.
  • Find out why you shouldn’t write your book as soon as you get the idea.
  • Learn how to be the business partner a publisher seeks.
  • See the big picture of your career.
  • Generate ideas for branding yourself and building a business around your book.
Nina Amir, the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. 

Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University.

Send your questions for the Q&A session in advance to:  Include "Nina Amir Event" in the subject line of your email message.

For questions about this event, call 888-775-8995 or send an email to



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