An elevator pitch conveys the essence of your book in a way that is credible, concise and compelling. The objective is to pique the interest of the listener in a way that will make them take action to learn more. This listener may be a literary agent, book buyer, potential reader, or other important decision-maker, so it's critical to always be prepared and consistent with this message.
The best elevator pitches for books begin with a single killer sentence, also known as the hook or log line. This can be followed by one or two sentences that concisely and convincingly support the log line. As the central idea of your book, the log line will be used every time you pitch your book.
A fictional log line has four components:
Elements of a nonfiction log line are:
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