Imagine you’re in an elevator, and when the doors open, in walks the agent/publisher/book reviewer of your dreams. You only have until the elevator gets to the next floor to tell this Kingmaker about your book, or forever lose your chance at success and happiness (okay that’s dramatic, but we’re imagining, right?).
Would you know what to say? Would you be able to say it confidently and engagingly?
Your book deserves to be read. But that won’t happen if you can’t pitch it effectively.
On July 2nd and 3rd, something special is happening. I’ve partnered with Cherise Fisher, most recently the Editor in Chief of Plume (an imprint of Penguin Random House) and a 20-year publishing veteran with numerous bestsellers under her belt, to bring you a two-part, Master Class webinar on perfecting your book’s sales pitch. We’ll host it live, and then recordings will be made available to all registrants, so even if you can’t make it in person you can still benefit from this rare opportunity.
Maybe you’ve heard about the “pitch sessions” often held at writers’ conferences. Maybe you’ve even been to a few yourself. But if you haven’t mastered the art of the “elevator pitch” then you’ve got a problem. You need to be able to pitch your book succinctly and powerfully, whether you are trying to:
- convince an agent or publisher to offer you a contract
- interest a potential reader in buying your book
- attract media opportunities like interviews and speaking gigs
Can you pitch your book in just 30 seconds and make your listener want to buy your book?
If you can’t, then you may need a little help. “Pitch Perfect: Mastering Your Book’s Sales Pitch” is designed to help you create a tight, engaging, convincing pitch that you can use in your query letters, back cover copy, and even live in-person. Part I will help you understand which aspects of your book to highlight and how to put it all together. In Part II, you’ll go deeper to learn how to evaluate your pitch and hone it until it’s perfect.
If you are preparing to market your book to agents or publishers, or if you’re self-publishing, do not hesitate to sign up now while we’re running a 10% discount on one or both sessions. The price goes up on June 23rd.
Check out the full details now and see if this special info-packed, hands-on training event is right for you.
Founder of The Writer’s Ally, Ally E. Machate is a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge and experience with the publishing industry to lead serious authors toward success. She and her team live to help make great books happen, whether that means showing a writer how to improve a manuscript, get an agent, or self-publish; or coaching an author on growing her platform to sell more books. Since 1999, she has supported hundreds of authors on their publishing journey and takes pride in serving as their books’ best ally.