P&P7 VIRTUAL Prepare Your Pitch Workshop - Thursday, September 17th Session

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Virtual Workshop

    Instructors: Caitlin Alexander and Cynthia Manson
    1 session, $95

    It takes seven seconds to make a first impression. Make your book’s first impression count with a pitch that will lead agents and editors to say: “Send it to me!”

    Workshop attendees receive exclusive tips on how to draft a successful pitch to present in one-on-one meetings with agents and editors at the Publish and Promote Your Book Conference. You’ll practice your pitch with a literary agent and an editor who both have plenty of experience being wowed (and not so wowed) by writers’ pitches, and you’ll receive personalized feedback to help you perfect both the content and the delivery of your pitch. We’ll discuss what agents and editors are listening for and the best practices for following up on requests for your manuscript.

    What participants say:

    “I was amazed by the instructors’ ability to synthesize, summarize and condense across diverse (and sometimes sprawling) plot lines and structures…An evening well spent.”

    “A great course—I love the energy and concrete feedback the instructors bring.”

    “The pitch workshop ahead of the conference was excellent preparation. I was hoping for (and received) positive responses from my agent/editor meetings, but I was really happy with how the preparation helped put me in a position to query and get my work out generally.”

    “An invaluable experience…Time well spent, and both instructors offered wonderful insight!”

    “Soooo helpful.”

    “I gained invaluable information in preparation for the conference.”

    “The handout is most helpful, as was the class…Insightful suggestions and input on my pitch.”

    “Really helpful both in terms of feedback on our pitches and understanding how the conference will run.”

    Cynthia Manson is a well-known and respected literary agent who represents a number of bestselling authors in a variety of genres. She graduated from Scripps College for Women in Claremont, CA. Manson has worked in both magazine and book publishing, including for Sterling Lord Literistic, Putnam, Bertelsmann, Scientific American, and Advertising Age magazine. She is well connected to the Hollywood community and has brokered numerous deals in the book-to-film-and-television market.

    Caitlin Alexander has been editing books for more than fifteen years. She spent much of that time at Random House, where she acquired and edited New York Times bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction. She continues to edit bestselling and award-winning books as a freelance editor and can be found at editedbycaitlin.com.

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