The non-fiction books market is vast. Whether your specialist subject is biography, memoir, travel, local history, humour, step-by-step guides or even how your pet can train its human, you can turn your idea into a great book.

First you’ve got to write it. We’ll explore how to develop your idea into a non-fiction book, identifying productivity strategies to get it written. Which is best for your idea: traditional publishing, or self-publishing? Find out how to develop a proposal for a traditional publisher, and what a publishing contract looks like. Discover the freedom of self-publishing and the various platforms you can use. Learn how to create a publicity package to promote your self-published or traditionally published book. Finally, sit back and watch the royalties flow in!

Course Organiser

Name: Writers’ Holiday



Course Venue

The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Course Breakdown

Friday 21st February 2020

Arrival, and settle into your room.


Meet the tutors.

Saturday 22nd February 2020

Workshop 1 – Developing your idea into a non-fiction book. How best to structure your topic.

Workshop 2 – Getting it written. Strategies for getting your non-fiction book written.

Workshop 3 – Which publishing model works best for your non-fiction book idea: traditional publishing, or self-publishing?

Workshop 4 – Targeting a traditional publisher: Creating your non-fiction book proposal. What does a publishing contract look like?

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Workshop 5 – Self-publishing your non-fiction book: which platform is best for you? (Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu, IngramSpark?)

Workshop 6 – Marketing your Non-Fiction book: getting readers to know you exist!


Residential £229 – Day delegates £139 (day delegates get everything, except the bed!)


To book your place, please contact Writers’ Holiday:

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