Pitchapalooza Comes to Lake Placid
The Bookstore Plus, October 1, 1 PM
WHAT: Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty-five writers will be selected at random pitch their book. In 1 minute!
WHO: Book Doctors Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, have appeared everywhere from NPR’s Morning Edition to The New York Times to USA Today. They have taught writers about publishing everywhere from Stanford University, to the Miami Book Festival, to the granddaddy of American bookstores, Strand Books in New York City. Their book The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published is the go-to book on the subject, and contains all the information you’ll ever need, taking you through the entire process of conceiving, writing, selling, marketing and promoting your book. Arielle Eckstut has been a literary agent for 18 years. She is also the author of seven books and the co-founder of the iconic brand, LittleMissMatched. David Henry Sterry is the best-selling author of 12 books, on a wide variety of subject including memoir, sports, YA fiction and reference. Find more at www.thebookdoctors.com.
WHAT ELSE: The Judges critique everything from idea to style to potential in the marketplace and much, much more. Authors come away with concrete advice on how to improve their pitch as well as a greater understanding of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Whether potential authors pitch themselves, or simply listen to trained professionals critique each presentation, Pitchapaloozas are educational and entertaining for one and all. At the end of Pitchapalooza, the judges will pick a winner, who Eckstut and Sterry will hook up with an appropriate agent or publisher. They just landed the winner of their first Pitchapalooza with a publisher, who offered them a book contract. From Miami to Portland, from LA to NYC, and many stops along the way, Pitchapaloozas have consistently drawn standing-room-only crowds, press and blog coverage, and the kind of bookstore buzz reserved for celebrity authors. ANYONE who buys a copy of their book receives a FREE 20 minute consultation, a $100 value.
WHEN: October 1, 3 PM
WHERE: The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid
READ: New York Times Article about Pitchapalooza: http://tinyurl.com/3tkp4gl.
WATCH: Pitchapalooza mini movie: http://tinyurl.com/3jr8zte.
Here’s what people are saying about Pitchapaloza:
“We came to Pitchapalooza with an idea and six months later we got a book deal with a prominent publisher. We simply couldn’t have done this without this opportunity and without David and Arielle. We had been working on this project for several years, on our own, and struggling without any guidance. We were really discouraged by the entire process. Winning Pitchapalooza, and working with these two, really helped us focus and renew our enthusiasm in the project. And now we’re going to be published authors!”—Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, Pitchapalooza winners Litquke, San Francisco, Oct. 2010
Here’s what people are saying about The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published:
“I started with nothing but an idea, and then I bought this book. Soon I had an A-list agent, a near six-figure advance, and multiple TV deals in the works. Buy it and memorize it. This little tome is the quiet secret of rockstar authors.”—New York Times best-selling author Timothy Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich,
“A must-have for every aspiring writer.” – Khaled Hosseini, New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
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