149: How to Pitch Your Book – Interview with Mark Gottlieb

Creative149: How to Pitch Your Book – Interview with Mark Gottlieb

149: How to Pitch Your Book – Interview with Mark Gottlieb

Hey there word nerds!

Today I’m delighted to have literary agent Mark Gottlieb on the show!   

Mark is an agent at Trident Media Group, where he has worked with the agency’s chairman.  He is now working on building his own client list because he wants to help manage and grow authors’ careers using the amazing resources Trident has available.

In our interview, Mark and I discuss the topic that both excites and terrifies writers— The Pitch.  Mark gives us the inside scoop on how to work the Pitch Slam and what makes or breaks a spoken pitch.

 

In this episode Mark and I discuss:

  • What the dos and don’ts of a spoken pitch are, and how writers can use a Pitch Slam to their best advantage.
  • What the framework of a query letter includes, and how to craft a creative hook and strong pitch that will make agent’s want to read more.
  • Why using comp titles can strengthen your pitch, and how to weave them together with your book’s details, with example pitches from Mark!
  • How studying current titles in the marketplace can place your query a step above the crowd.

Plus, Mark’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/149

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