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How Did a Little-Known Midwestern Pastor Get a Book Deal?

Chuck Tate had a dream—a dream that started in the fifth grade and eventually became a book idea. A book idea he couldn’t shake.

He called it 41 Will Come. It’s a message about hope and staying faithful to what you know is right even when times get tough. 

And Chuck’s dream is about to become a reality. 41 Will Come releases in August 2016. Here’s the cover: 

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Nice, eh? As you might expect, Chuck is over the moon with excitement, and he should be. But he would be the first to tell you he doesn't deserve a book contract more than anyone else.

He doesn’t have 100,000 Twitter followers or Facebook fans. He’s never been on the Today Show or had a blog post go viral.

He’s just a guy with a dream.

So how on earth did Chuck get a book deal?

“Chad Allen is one of those rare people who has a true passion for taking a writer’s work and making it the best it can be. His dedication to helping people ‘discover their art’ is truly inspiring for anyone involved in the publishing industry.”
Esther Fedorkevich, literary agent; founder, Re:Write Conference
It All Started with a Book Proposal

I asked Chuck to tell me his story, and this is what he said:

“I approached an agent and asked her for one minute to pitch my concept for constructive input. Her response was, ‘I love the idea, but I don’t know if you can write. Do you have a proposal?’ Honestly I barely knew what a proposal was. Her feedback motivated me to get started.”

That’s when Chuck and I got connected. I helped him write a book proposal, he entered a writing contest, and the rest is history.

I love telling Chuck's story because it's a reminder that dreams come true.

It all starts with a book proposal. The book proposal is where you figure out what you're writing. It's also what publishers review when they're deciding whether to take you on.

"Chad is one of the most helpful and supportive authorities on book publishing I've found."
Sandra Keros, blogger and health coach

A little about me . . . I’m Chad Allen, writer, creativity coach, and creator of Book Proposal Academy. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, and I love helping writers. I’ve helped thousands of them craft book proposals and get their books to market, and I’d like to help you too. 

The first step is downloading a PDF of my book proposal guidelines. These guidelines are short (a single page), but they: 


- List the major elements of a compelling book proposal 
- Briefly describe each element, and 
- Help you get started on your book (NOTE: writing a book proposal is the best way to get started on a nonfiction book project).

Additional Resources

I’ll also send you an infographic on how to come up with a great book concept and a video to help you write an awesome bio (one of the most important elements in your book proposal). 

Just click the button below and I'll immediately send you a PDF of my Book Proposal Guidelines plus these other resources.

“Chad is a fantastic coach. He combines an encourager's heart with a wise experienced mind. His insights have made me a better writer and set me on the course to a much stronger platform.”
Gary Neal Hansen, author of Kneeling with Giants

Do you have a book you want to get out there? Click below and let's get started.