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Enter the Pitchapalooza Contest!

Are you wondering if y44516_142975332409383_137689529604630_212602_3356938_nour book idea has any merit? Searching for the right words to get your idea across to a literary agent?

Do you ever wonder how on earth all the published authors out there made it happen? They learned how to pitch, and you can too!

Enter the Pitchapalooza Contest to win the chance to pitch your book idea to The Book Doctors and a panel of expert judges during a live webinar.

25 lucky winners will get their 1-minute pitch critiqued and the lucky author with the best pitch will win the grand prize – an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for his/her manuscript!

To Enter

Fill out this form to enter the Pitchapalooza Contest.

You must have at least one title published through Kobo Writing Life in order to enter. You must also have a book idea to pitch during the webinar.

Entry Deadline: May 10, 2013.

Learning to pitch a book idea effectively is a valuable skill for any author. It’s about proving your book’s value and appeal and can come in handy when trying to get book reviews, expanding your fanbase, appealing for promotional space from retailers, as well as when looking for the right agent or publisher. The ability to pitch isn’t just for the author looking to be traditionally published.

Be a Spectator!

25 authors will be selected at random to take part in the Pitchapalooza, but anyone can watch!

So, come on down to your computer desk to watch authors pitch their ideas and listen to the critiques during a live webinar!

Where: http://shindig.com/event/kobopitchapalooza

When: May 23, 7pm

What: Pitchapalooza (2 hours)

What is a Pitchapalooza?

Five years ago, The Book Doctors created an event that has drawn thousands of people into bookstores, writing conferences and book festivals all over the United States. It’s called Pitchapalooza, the American Idol for books (only without Simon) and it works like this: Anyone with an idea for a book has the chance to pitch it to a panel of judges. But they get only one minute. The Book Doctors team up with two guest industry insiders to form the judging panel. The Judges critique everything from idea to style to potential in the marketplace and much, much more. Whether potential authors pitch themselves, or simply listen to trained professionals critique each presentation, Pitchapaloozas are educational and entertaining for one and all. All attendees 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.

Enter the contest today!

Full Contest Terms and Conditions.

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the forty eight (48) contiguous United States, District of Columbia, the United Kingdom and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdiction at the time of entry (each entrant, an “Entrant”). Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and where prohibited by law. The Prize consists of an introduction to a literary agent or publisher.

3 Responses to “Enter the Pitchapalooza Contest!”

  1. Carlie Lee

    Hello!
    I don’t have any of my books published, but I’d love to be a spectator – is there any way to be on a mailing list so I don’t miss it? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Kobo Writer

      The KWL newsletter is an opt-in available to authors signed up for Kobo Writing Life.

      The easiest way to subscribe is to sign up for KWL and make sure you have the “Email updates” box checked as YES.

      Signing up and being a member of KWL is completely free and carries no obligations. If you don’t have anything to publish yet, that’s okay: you can still sign up, and we’ll be ready for whenever you do!

      Reply

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