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How to Pitch Your Book So Publishers Pay Attention

Intermediate | Agents and publishers report they’re flooded with more queries than ever before, even as they’ve cut back the number of books produced. How can you cut through the noise to get noticed? Let’s step back and look at your fiction or nonfiction work through fresh eyes. We’ll identify the things that make your project unique, marketable, and irresistible to publishing gatekeepers, and then, with lots of examples and time for practice and personal feedback, work on verbal “elevator pitches,” one-paragraph hooks for query letters, and 1-2 page synopses. This session includes a lunch break.

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Instructor: Beth Jusino

Class Type: 1 Session


Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 11/15/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Beth Jusino

Beth Jusino is a writer, editor, and publishing
consultant. A former literary agent
and marketing director, she’s the author
of the memoir Walking to the End of the
World (Mountaineers Books, 2018) and The
Author’s Guide to Marketing (Sharper Words
Press, 2014).

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