Secrets to Selling Your Stuff
I’m teaching a webinar this coming Thursday at 1pm Eastern, all about queries, elevator pitches, taglines and all the ways you sell your work to agents and editors.
There are some simple strategies to make sure you’re presenting your work in the best light. Learn what they are!
The webinar is both audio and visual (PowerPoint) and even if you can’t attend live, you can still access it online for a full year afterwards.
As part of your registration, you will receive a “quick critique” of a query letter, elevator pitch or tagline. You can send it via email after the webinar and I’ll give you my impression of whether you’re ready for primetime or need more work.
As a special bonus, we will randomly draw five names from amongst the webinar attendees to receive a 20-minute phone call with me. If you win this, you’ll be able to use that time to pitch your project and get feedback, or ask any questions about the publishing process.
This is an intensive webinar for writers of fiction and memoir.
What you’ll learn:
→ How to draw an agent into your story in just a few words—whether it’s your query, verbal pitch or the first page of your manuscript.
→ What goes into a killer query—from making a connection to an agent, to drafting an exciting pitch that will leave agents wanting more.
→ The importance of a one-sentence tagline that gets a reader excited about your book.
→ What agents look for on that all-important Page 1.
→ How to plan and prepare a verbal pitch of your book so you can meet with agents at writers conferences.
→ What goes into a complete proposal for fiction—and how to know all the tools at your disposal.
→ How agents and editors quickly look over a project and decide if it has the necessary elements to make them request more.
Who should attend?
→ Fiction writers.
→ Memoir writers.
→ Writers who have been rejected and are looking to evaluate and refine their idea, writing or hook to make a project more attractive.
→ Writers who are about to start the query process or about to attend a conference.
Read about the webinar on the Guide to Literary Agents blog here.
Register for the webinar here.
Hope to talk to you this Thursday!
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent