An elevator pitch conveys the essence of your book in a way that is credible, concise and compelling. In this article Verneda Lights shares what to include in an elevator pitch and what to leave out.
Jared and Julia Drake, of Julia Drake Public Relations, give tips on pitching a book for film adaptation by explaining how to take the guess work out of your story.
Many authors want agent representation before moving on with the publishing process. The following discussion will help authors submit packages that will get them noticed by agents.
Chuck Sambuchino, freelance editor and author of "Guide to Literary Agents" Blog talks about how to pitch agents effectively, including the importance of practice and timing.
The first challenge that writers and authors need to understand before pitching to an agent is that the book industry is more competitive now than it ever has been. Literary agent, Steve Hutson, advises on some things that every writer or author should know before trying to pitch a book to a literary agent. In order to have a successful pitch, it's important to be prepared, be ready to work, and be able to put your best foot forward every time.
The following listing of resources describes some resources for finding agents to help you on your search for representation.
Author and editor Robert Yehling talks about pitching an agent. As an author who has worked with many agents in his career, Yehling gives some insight on what works best.
If you've never pitched your book to an agent, it's important to understand the proper way to do so. Getting advice from someone like Megan Close, Associate Agent of Keller Media, is the best place to start.
In today's publishing turmoil, as the internet challenges traditional publishing and traditional agents are retooling to stay abreast of the changing tide, it's become even more difficult to find an author's representative. Dr. Atchity will lead you through the steps that will give you a fighting chance to find someone who will take you and your book seriously in this session based on his book How to Publish Your Novel (useful also for nonfiction writers).