Hey – so today I want to do a little thing with elevator pitches. In fact, I want to do something with your elevator pitch.
The thing is, elevator pitches are tough. And it’s hard to be objective. So I’d like to offer a pair of objective eyes. I’m an agented author and full time scriptwriter (I also have a copy and content writing background in marketing) so I‘m not a bad pair of eyes, I don’t think.
So short and sweet: feel free to post your elevator pitch below and I’ll give my honest response and advice that I think might improve it.
Not sure what an elevator pitch is? Well, the dictionary defines it as “a succinct and persuasive sales pitch.” At the end of the day, we need that to sell a book – to an agent, an editor, the sales department, the bookstores, a whole host of other people involved in the publishing process and finally, the reader.
Things your elevator pitch needs to be:
* Easily communicated
* Done in 30 seconds
What forms an elevator pitch:
Here’s a great post by my agency: Elevator Pitches
So let’s have at it.
Post your pitch below and I’ll give you my feedback!
P.S. You can see one version of my elevator pitch here in my About Books section (just scroll to the bottom of the page.
P.P.S. At least once a month I’ll be posting with something I can help you with – first lines, queries, how to improve one of your scenes, etc. So make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!