Pitching your book…
I like a blog post I just read (link below) – It’s easy to digest with some simple but great tips on how to pitch your book. See if you agree?
Here’s a snippet…
The most important thing a pre-published author learns is how to talk about his or her work in a way that attracts interest from an editor or agent. It’s one thing to create a book but it’s a very different skill set to talk about that book, or “pitch” it, to a total stranger.
In this interactive workshop, I use easy-to-understand techniques to teach participants the all-important skill of pitching their work to editors or agents. ….
three step formula for crafting a great book pitch—which she created after years of listening to how best-selling authors pitch their books.
I’ll give you a hint: despite what you may hear to the contrary, they don’t use a single-sentence log line.
Step 1: The First Log Line
The first log line is what we usually hear about: a single sentence that includes the following:
The hero’s flaw
The life-changing event that starts the story
The battle or conflict
This, Linda says, is a great place to begin your pitch: it sums up the basic story elements. For example, the log line for her book 50 First Dates could be:
“A womanizer veterinarian falls in love with a girl with short-term memory loss.” … want more ?