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- Print Length: 52 pages
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- Publisher: Running Rabbit Press (October 13, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OI9HHQY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Gotta Read It!: Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch that Sells Kindle Edition
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Advice is also given for stories that don't have a central protagonist, such as romance or multiple point of view tales. This won't be the longest book you've read, but it won't be the shortest either. It's solid advice that will definitely stimulate you to come up with good ideas for describing your book in a few paragraphs.
Libbie puts everything in perspective. She breaks down the elements of a good product description/pitch, encouraging you to follow along with your own narrative, and keeping it simple first. Then she instructs you on how to take that boring copy and turn it into something that makes a compelling sell.
It's a quick read and really helps you gain an understanding of what makes a good description or pitch and WHY.
If this sounds familiar, you need to read this book! Libbie Hawker does a great job of talking about what a story is, what it has, what it means, and how to boil it all down into a summary. She really does streamline the process into 5 easy steps. It doesn't make pitch writing the easiest thing in the world - you still have to take your story/novel/series and distill it into a few paragraphs - but it takes out a lot of guesswork.
Libbie's style is casual and informative. She gives great examples and advice. I feel much more confident about writing pitches now. After reading her tips, I rewrote the pitch for a book I released 9 months ago - a pitch I sweated over for about a year - in 3 days. And it's better than it ever was because Libbie showed me what to do.
It breaks down the psychology of why you should write the descriptions a certain way, which pieces of information you need to have and why you should have them, and gives you examples to look at to see how those pieces can be included. It does not guarantee you'll do it right the first time, but it sure does make figuring out how to tweak your descriptions much, much easier. I've already applied it to my two released books, and have noticed an increase in interest. Sadly, this doesn't do much for the other biggie, but that's beyond the scope what this covers.
This is written in an informal, yet informative manner, and manages to cram a ton of very useful information into a very small number of pages.
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