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Pitchapalooza! A Writer’s American Idol | Haight

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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PITCHAPALOOZA! Calling All Writers!

The Book Doctors, aka David Henry Sterry, and ex-agent/current wife Arielle Eckstut will make a house call in San Francisco, and they want YOU to pitch your book.

It’s like American Idol for books, only without the Simon. Writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to an All-Star cast of publishing experts. Joining them this evening are Chris Baty, who founded NaNoWriMo, & Laura Maser, newly annointed head of prestigious indy publisher Soft Skull.


The duo wrote a book called The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published in which they explain how to:

  • come up with a search-engine-friendly, blockbuster title,
  • create a selling proposal,
  • find the right agent,
  • develop marketing and publicity savvy,
  • determine whether self-publishing is right for you,
  • put together a great event,
  • produce an effective video book trailer,
  • understand electronic publishing, e-book pricing and royalties, and much more.

THE KICKER: Every writer who buys a book at The Booksmith will receive a free consultation with The Book Doctors, a $100 value.

Arielle has been a literary agent for 18 years, and David is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, the last of which appeared on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review. They’ve helped dozens and dozens of talented amateurs become professionally published authors.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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