The Book Doctors first met Cathy Camper at a Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books) at one of our favorite book stores, Powell’s in Portland, Oregon. As soon as she pitched us her graphic novel, Low Riders in Outer Space”, we knew this was a great book waiting to happen. And now it has. So […]
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PITCHAPALOOZA MAIN POINT BOOKS SUN. SEPT 21 3PM
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES: CARLIN ROMANO & ANNE WILLKOMM
South Dakota Festival of Books
Holiday Inn, Skyline
Sioux Falls, SD
October 18-19, 2014
James River Writers Conference in Richmond, Virginia
Pitchapalooza: Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
The Book Doctors are so excited to be going back to Richmond Virginia – btw you probably have no idea how rockin Richmond is – doing Pitchapalooza at James River Writers Conference, Oct 18-19. Hanging out with lots of cool cats and kitties, agents and publishers editors illustrators and lots and lots of writers.. There […]
Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Cari Noga Reveals All to The Book Doctors
The Book Doctors met Cari Noga in 2011, when she won our National Novel Writing Month Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books). Her pitch was spectacular, haunting and superbly crafted. Her story is about a 12-year-old boy with autism who witnesses the Miracle on the Hudson plane crash, and how he and other crash witnesses […]
To read on Huffington Post click here. As Book Doctors we always say that independent bookstores are vital to any unpublished author. Right now, as Amazon is standing over the major publishing house, Hachette, threatening to crush them like a fruit fly, independent booksellers couldn’t be more important. Let us explain why. A few years […]
Jane Yolen, America’s Hans Christian Anderson, on Rejection, Reading Out Loud & the Keys to Writing Great Books for Kids
To read on Huffington Post click here. One of the great things about attending a great writer’s conference is that you get to bask in the glow, and imbibe the wisdom of, great writers. The New England Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference was just such a conference. For anyone who loves writers, […]
The Book Doctors on Books, Writing, How to Get Published, & May 22 Pitchapalooza at Word Bookstore Jersey City
The Book Doctors talk about publishing, pitching, how to successfully get your book published, & May 22nd Pitchapalooza at Word Bookstore Jersey City, in the Digest. http://bit.ly/1fud9w6
one of our favorite writers conferences in the whole world, pound for pound possibly the best, James River Writers Conference. If you want to learn about writing, if you want to meet writers and agents and publishers and have a great time, this is the conference for you.
To read online click here. A magical moment happens when a writer takes a deep breath and launches into a passionate one-minute elevator pitch of a book concept before hundreds of other would-be authors. “It’s very touching,” says literary agent Arielle Eckstut about the emotion-charged atmosphere at Pitchapalooza. “These writers are wearing their hearts on […]
PITCHAPALOOZA WORD JERSEY CITY May 22, 7 PM Read coverage of PITCHAPALOOZA WORD JERSEY CITY in The Digest Online WHAT: Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only kinder and gentler). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute—and only one minute! Many writers have gone from talented […]
Blaxploitation Pippi Longstockings! Professor Longhair! Awesome pitch!
Your pitch is one of the most powerful and underrated arrows in your quiver as you attempt to scale the walls of Publishing Castle. Here are just a few helpful tips. 1. A great pitch is like a poem. Every word counts. 2. Make us fall in love with your hero. Whether you’re writing a […]
“Aspiring authors at the Workman Publishing office for The Book Doctor’s Pitchapalooza, got exactly one minute to pitch those book ideas to a panel of publishing industry judges.”
Swedish Writer Uses The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published to Land Major Swedish Publisher
“The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published resulted in an incredible support and personal commitment from my publisher, editor, publicity and marketing team, and sales representatives.”
Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore on How Writers Can Work with Booksellers to Achieve Success
“We change every day in small and large ways. We respond to trends, to our customers’ suggestions, to our employees ideas, to our community’s desires.” Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore
This is a fantastic success story. When we went to do our Pitchapalooza at Rainy Day Books in Kansas City, little did we know that our winner would end up with a three book deal with Farrar Strauss Children’s. But Genn Albin’s truly awesome pitch for her dystopian novel Crewel just blew us away. Here’s […]
http://lit.newcity.com/category/news/lit-events/ Pictures of our two winners Margo Gremmler & Adam Sleper “John, we all like climax,” David Henry Sterry instructs one of the twenty Pitchapalooza contestants at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest. “We wanna feel like we should smoke a cigarette when we’re done.” The issue of climax joins comp books, language that reflects […]
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Awesome Pitchapalooza at Bookends in Ridgewood New Jersey, amazing pitches, great people, fun-omenal owners/staff. Co-winners pictured, one is 12 years old. Workshop on May 15, the mysteries of publishing will be unraveled, secrets revealed, doors unlocked.
Pitchapalooza Comes to Ridgewood Book Ends, April 20, 7-9 PM 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 in Ridgewood, New Jersey at Book Ends, April 20, 7 PM. They want YOU to pitch your book at […]
We were lucky enough to be interviewed by a truly funny and gracious human being who works for NBC. Contradiction in terms? Apparently not. His name is Ben Aaron, and he was very very good to us.
Really fun Radio Pitchapalooza on NPR Kansas City
As 2010 turns into a bent shriveled old man, and 2011 prepares to be contracted out of the universe’s uterus, I’m filled with a profound sense of gratitude and happiness that I am not yet dead. Yes, it’s true, 2010 saw George Bush and Justin Bieber join Paris Hilton in the rank of best-selling authors. […]
Publishing Perspectives Pitchapalooza 2010: Tips for Perfecting Your Book Pitch http://bit.ly/aysNfG — “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 http://www.thebookdoctors.com/ This e-mail was written with voice recognition software and management apologizes in advance for any malfunctions […]