When you want to sell your book, you’ll need to send literary agents and editors a great query letter to pique their interest in your work. And the most important part of the query letter is the pitch — where you describe your novel or memoir’s story. To explain more about how to craft a dynamite pitch and get agents & editors to say YES, we’ve listed “The Book Doctors” Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry to teach “The Art of The Pitch: Perfect Your Number One Tool to Attracting Agents, Publishers, and Readers.” The webinar lasts 90 minutes and happens at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
CRITIQUING LIVE PITCHES
Attendees are invited to submit their pitch before the event. The instructors will randomly pick out submitted pitches and critique in real time for all to witness. Sign up for the event here.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Learn how to explain what’s amazing, awesome, absolutely fabulous, funny, heartbreaking, entertaining, informative, and valuable about your book in 250 words or fewer In this 90-minute live, interactive webinar, the Book Doctors will show you the nuts and bolts of what makes a perfect pitch that will get you past the gatekeepers, out of the slush pile, and into the heads, hearts, and hands of readers all over the world. Learn:
- How to start with a bang and end with a climax
- How to develop your story arc and characters
- How to capture the voice of your book
- How to make your title all it can be
- How to avoid the plot-heavy pitch
- How to establish that you’re the person to write your book
- How to find great comparable titles
- How to construct a five-second elevator pitch.
Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry, AKA The Book Doctors, have over 35 years of experience in the publishing business. They are the co-authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How To Write It, Sell It and Market It … Successfully (Workman, 2010), as well as twenty other books between them. They are co-founders of The Book Doctors, a company dedicated to helping authors with every step of the publishing process. They have helped dozens and dozens of talented amateurs become professionally published authors. They have taught their publishing workshops everywhere from Stanford University to Smith College, and appeared everywhere from NPR to the London Times to USA Today to the Washington Post to the front cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review. They are also the inventors of Pitchapalooza (American Idol for Books) which they have presented at over a hundred independent bookstores, writers’ conferences and book fairs.