Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pitchapalooza!

I am blogging yet again today, because I have to remind everyone that I am going to be judging on a panel at an awesome FREE and FUN pitching event, along with agent Miriam Altshuler, agent Arielle Eckstut and bestselling author David Henry Sterry. Here's what you need to know about this event :

Pitchapalooza with The Book Doctors!


Sunday, 06/12/2011 4:00 pm
 
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book PublishedThis event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, NY.
 
You must RSVP for this free event. rsvp@oblongbooks.com
 
The Book Doctors, aka, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, will be making a house call.  They want YOU to pitch your book at their acclaimed event, Pitchapalooza, which was recently featured in The New York Times, and in a mini-documentary for Newsday. Pitchapalooza is like American Idol for books--only without the Simon.

Writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to an all-star panel of publishing experts including literary agent (and author) Arielle Eckstut of the Levine/Greenberg Literary Agency, Bestselling author David Henry Sterry, and special guest agents: Miriam Altshuler of the Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency Agency, and Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

The winner receives an introduction to an appropriate agent or publisher for his/her book. Plus, anyone who buys a book gets a free consultation worth $100.

About the Authors: 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. His last book appeared on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.  Together, they’ve helped dozens and dozens of talented amateur writers become published authors.  They’ve appeared everywhere from NPR’s Morning Edition to USA Today, and have taught publishing workshops everywhere from the Miami Book Fair to Stanford University.  Find more at www.thebookdoctors.com.

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

"It is a must-have for every aspiring writer… thorough, forthright quite entertaining.”—Khaled Hosseini, New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner

“Before you write your own book, read this one first.”—Jonathan Karp, editor-in-chief, Simon and Schuster