MASTERCLASS: How to Perfect Your Submission to Agents and Publishers – with Scott Pack (Online, Weds 10th Feb, 2021)

If you want to get traditionally published, you need to submit a compelling book proposal to agents or publishers. This masterclass with Scott Pack will maximize your chances of success.

Book NowMasterclass: How to Perfect Your Submission to Agents and Publishers
Speaker:
Scott Pack
When
: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 6:30pm UK time
Where: Online – join us from anywhere in the world
Price: £10-£30 (or equivalent in your currency)
Booking: Eventbrite (Limited places available – book now!)

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How to Get a Publishing Deal

How to Perfect Your Submission to Agents - with Scott PackWant to get a publishing deal? You need a winning strategy, a compelling synopsis and a killer cover letter!

Get practical, no-nonsense advice on submitting your book proposal to agents and publishers from veteran publisher Scott Pack on this essential masterclass for new authors.

Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, this class offers straightforward advice on how to ensure your submission has the best chance of success.

You’ll learn how to identify the right publisher or agent to submit to, how to write a killer synopsis and cover letter, and how to avoid the pitfalls so many aspiring authors fall into.

Plus, for those brave enough to share their pitches, there’ll be a chance to receive a live critique during the session.

How to Submit to Agents and Publishers

What we will cover:

  • How to research agents and publishers – and identify the right ones for you
  • How to write a cover letter that will ensure your pitch and synopsis get read
  • How to put together an enticing submission package
  • The secrets to writing a good synopsis
  • The differences between submitting fiction v. non-fiction
  • Common mistakes made by writers – and how to avoid them.

Workshop includes:

  • Valuable, no-nonsense advice and practical tips from Scott Pack
  • Practical session: a few volunteers will be selected to have their pitch critiqued during the class (optional)
  • Your chance to pick the brains of an experienced publisher
  • A PDF resource
  • Access to a video replay of the event. This event will be recorded, and the video made available to participants, and to our Patrons.

About Scott Pack

Scott Pack - Tips from a PublisherScott Pack was head of buying at the Waterstones book chain before spending several years as a publisher at HarperCollins, acquiring and editing numerous bestsellers and award-winning books.

He is now a freelance editor and university lecturer, and hosts many writing workshops and classes.

Scott is also the author of two essential guides for authors: a short ebook, How to Perfect Your Submission; and Tips from a Publisher: A Guide to Writing, Editing, Submitting and Publishing Your Book (Eye Books, 2019), which is also available in the Publishing Talk Bookshop, which helps support local, independent bookshops in the UK.

About the Publishing Talk Masterclasses

Our online masterclasses are talks, interviews, seminars and workshops from successful authors, publishers, agents and industry experts designed to help you fulfil your potential as an author. Find out more on our masterclasses page.

Discounts available for Patrons. See our Patreon page for details.

Book NowYou will be sent email reminders with joining instructions two days, two hours and 10 minutes before the start time of 6:30pm (GMT) on Weds 10th Feb 2021.

You can join this masterclass from anywhere in the world. If you’re outside the UK, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

10:30am PST | 12:30pm CST | 1:30pm EST | 6:30pm GMT | 7:30pm CET

Next Masterclass

Book NowMasterclass: How to Perfect Your Submission to Agents and Publishers
Speaker: Scott Pack
When: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 6:30pm UK time
Where: Online - join us from anywhere in the world
Price: £10-£30 (or equivalent in your currency)
Booking: Eventbrite (Limited places available - book now!)

 

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is an author, screenwriter, publisher and social media consultant. He is the author of Get Up to Speed With Online Marketing (2e, Pearson Business, 2013) and offers social media training and consultancy through his company Reed Media. Jon is also director of social media strategy for digital agency Pilao. Jon started Publishing Talk in 2007 following a 10-year career in publishing, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill. More...

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