WAnt to know the secret handshake that will land you an agent?
There's information everywhere about how to pitch to agents. Google returns more than 11 million results! The information is confusing and overwhelming. The process appears to be convoluted. It's tempting to think that there is a secret handshake or a magic formula to landing an agent. But we are here to tell you...
There is no secret handshake to land an agent.
There is no magic formula.
Perfect Your Pitch With the Pitch Track Workshop
Your Pitch Track Takeaways
- Personalized feedback on all your Pitch Track assignments
- A query template to use in all your pitching (2 rounds)
- Up to 5 customized query letters
- A polished book synopsis (2 rounds)
- A polished first chapter (up to 10 pages) (2 rounds)
- Polished Twitter and verbal pitches
- A curated list of 25 agents
- An actionable pitch strategy
PLUS! You receive two rounds of revisions on your query template, your synopsis and your first chapter (up to 10 pages) from your personal book coach.
The Pitch Track Workshop will give you the tools to craft a perfect pitch package, including a curated list of agents who are right for you and right for your book. When you've finished drafting, we will pair you with a personal book coach who will review your pitch and polish it to perfection.
The Pitch Track Workshop will help you understand the entire pitch process from start to finish. Your personal book coach will help you develop an actionable pitch strategy.
The Pitch Track Workshop will boost your confidence as you take the next step and pitch your book to agents. Your personal book coach will be there to share in the highs and lows of the entire process.
Forget guessing what you need to do to land an agent:
Let us show you what works.
Achieve your dream. Land an agent.
Your dream is to land an agent that will represent you, sell your book and support you in your writing career.
Out there is an agent dreaming of discovering the next big bestseller.
The Pitch Track Workshop will walk you through the steps to develop a pitch that will get noticed by the right agent for you and your book – making both your dreams come true.
Why dID my pitch get rejected?
You didn’t follow the rules.
You didn’t do your homework.
You didn’t submit the perfect pitch package.
The Pitch Track Workshop will show you exactly what to do, explain why you need to do it, and give you case studies from Author Accelerator authors who have landed agents so that you can see what works.
The Pitch Track Workshop takes each key element of the perfect pitch package and breaks it down into manageable chunks.
By dedicating just 15 minutes a day to this workshop, you can develop a perfect pitch package in 2 months.
Completing the Pitch Track Workshop will prepare you to pitch with confidence. When you submit your perfect pitch package to an agent, you will know it is your best shot because you will have used the tools, the knowledge, and the confidence gained in the Pitch Track Workshop to put your best foot forward. And the greatest part? Your personal book coach will be there every step of the way to guide you toward success.
Space is Limited. Apply Today!
Space in the Pitch Track Workshop is limited because we offer one-on-one feedback. We review each Pitch Track Workshop application before accepting your project into the program. This is ENTIRELY about whether the program will be a good fit for you, not about the quality of your work – although we will tell you if we don't think you are quite ready to pitch, so that you don't waste your time and money. The Pitch Track Workshop is designed for writers who have a completed fiction or memoir manuscript* and would like to follow the traditional publishing route. If you fit that criteria, we welcome you to apply.
*Later in 2017 we will be offering the Pitch Track Workshop for self-help and how-to writers. Join our mailing list to be notified when these new workshops are accepting applications.
Join the Pitch Track Workshop Today
Once we have received your application, you will be notified within one week regarding your acceptance. If you are accepted, you will be sent a link for course payment.
Are You Ready to Perfect Your Pitch?
Your Next Steps
- Complete the Pitch Track Workshop application.
- Respond promptly with payment once you are notified of acceptance to the Pitch Track Workshop.
Our Next Steps
- Review your Pitch Track Workshop application to determine if you are a good fit for the program. You will be notified of your acceptance status within one week.
- Send you a payment link upon your acceptance.
The low-down on the application: This is NOT about the quality of your idea or your writing. This is ENTIRELY about whether the program will be a good fit for you and your project. Pitch Track is designed for writers who have a complete manuscript and would like to follow the traditional publishing route.
Join Our Growing List of Successful Authors
When it came time to find my novel a home, my No. 1 priority was a well-written query letter and synopsis. With the assistance of Jennie Nash and her team, that’s exactly what I got. With their help, feedback and guidance, I created an effective query and tight 2-page synopsis. In addition, they helped me fine-tune my search for agents, and provided me with a place to start my querying process. Having another set of experienced eyes on my work has been invaluable. I can’t recommend Jennie and Author Accelerator highly enough! - Mary Kelikoa
"I was lucky enough to work with Jennie on a book project from start to finish — everything from the pitch to the polished book to the final query to send agents. Jennie’s knowledge of the industry is incredibly in-depth, and she was able to help me target my audience and focus the book according to today’s market. She was also very intuitive about the entire revision process. She was able to help me get to the root of my character motivations, which improved the plot tremendously. By the time I was finished working with her, I had a solid manuscript, a strong pitch and a great query. I was able to sign with an agent not long after we finished revisions, and I’m so grateful for all the help Jennie gave me in the process. She’s brilliant and encouraging and was indispensable in my book’s journey." - Emma Nelson, PitchWars 2016 participant
Emma will be working with Amanda Ayers Barnett of Donaghy Literary Group.
Think of Jennie Nash as the Mickey to your Rocky – the trusted coach who's got your back and will be there to help strategize every move. She is smart, savvy, experienced and a fantastic sounding board; the perfect person to help you navigate the publishing world. Pitching a book can be a daunting emotional experience but Jennie helped guide me every step of the way. I highly recommend working with her.
- Amy Blumenfeld, novelist
Four out of five agents pitched requested Amy's first novel!
Amy will be working with agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.
TRY THE PITCH TRACK WORKSHOP TODAY
Author Accelerator offers a three-day money-back guarantee from the day the course starts. If you are not satisfied with our services – for whatever reason – you may ask for your money back and it will be immediately refunded. After this three-day period, no refunds will be given.
The Pitch Track Workshop is a self-paced program that could take up to 8 weeks for you complete. After 8 weeks, you will have 3 months to submit your Pitch Track workbook and first chapter for feedback on your assignments. You also have the option to submit two rounds of revisions on your query letter template, your synopsis and first chapter (up to 10 pages). If you do not submit your materials by the end of this period, you forfeit your opportunity for feedback and no refunds will be given.
Author Etiquette Guidelines
- Honor your deadline.
- Keep the channels of communication open.
- Remember that we’re human. That's what makes our service so powerful!
- Be open to change.
- Don’t take things personally.
- Have fun!
Please keep in mind...
Author Accelerator offers highly structured programs that are not right for all writers. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse service to any prospective or existing customer. If you are not complying with our Author Etiquette Guidelines, you will be given ONE warning before being removed from the program. Writers who are removed will be refunded a prorated amount of the cost of the program based on the time elapsed. For example, if a writer is enrolled in a 10-week program and is removed after five weeks, 50% of the payment will be refunded minus the administrative fee.
So you don't need our help?
Keep in mind you can't go back to an agent who rejects you. Do you want to risk a bad pitch on your dream agent?
Perfect your pitch first.
OK, fine. We dare you to try pitching your book without the steps outlined in the Pitch Track Workshop. Send out five pitches and let us know what happens. (You can email us at email@example.com.)
If you get the result you want, you don't need the Pitch Track Workshop. But if you don’t get the result you want, the Pitch Track Workshop will greatly increase your odds of getting your pitch noticed by agents.
But I don't have the money.
What do you stand to gain if you invest money in your book and yourself now? Sit back and take five minutes to dream about what would happen if your book sells. What do you see?
Perfecting your pitch now could mean having your dreams come true. You could launch a WHOLE NEW career by investing in yourself and learning the process behind the perfect pitch.
"How much is your dream worth?"
YOU ARE THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE PITCH TRACK WORKSHOP IF...
You have a finished, polished manuscript.*
You want an agent.
You want a traditional publishing deal.
You know your first shot has to be your best shot.
*Currently the Pitch Track Workshop is available for fiction and memoir writers. Later in 2017, we will offer a self-help and how-to version.
The Power behind the pitch track workshop
Pitch Track Workshop Curriculum
- Step 1: Preparing for Success
- Step 2: Writing a Synopsis
- Step 3: Writing a Query Letter
- Step 4: Researching Agents
- Step 5: Developing a Pitch Strategy
- Step 6: Entering Contests & Attending Conferences
- Step 7: Submitting Your Pitch Package + What to Expect When You Pitch
- Step 8: After the Pitch, Your Next Steps
Jennie Nash is the founder and chief creative officer of Author Accelerator, a program that brings professional book coaching to writers in all genres. She is a private book coach whose authors regularly land top New York agents and book deals with publishers including Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Hazeldon, Norton and Random House. Several of her writers have also recently won national self-publishing awards.
Pitch Track is a strategic program Jennie developed through many years of guiding writers to start, finish, revise, rescue, and sell books. She has hand-picked all Author Accelerator book coaches and trained them in her Pitch Track system.
Jennie is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and counting.
Our Final Pitch for the Pitch Track Workshop
The Pitch Track Workshop is the ONLY comprehensive online course that gives you BOTH how-to lessons AND individual feedback on your pitch to make it perfect. With these two pieces and your cultivated, personalized agent list, you will be prepared, confident and ready to pitch.
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