Katharine Sands – Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye

On May 20th, 2010 Tyler R. Tichelaar and Victor R. Volkman spoke with Manhattan literary agent Katharine Sands of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She helped educate us on the basics of good “pitchcraft”, including

  • What is pitching?
  • Why is pitching your work so important?
  • Why there is such a relentless emphasis on platforming a book…
  • What are some rules for pitching a book?
  • How does self-publishing play into this equation?
  • What do I need to know about becoming a full-time nonfiction author
Katharine Sands‘ new book Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye is  a collection of pitching wisdom from leading literary agents. Actively building her client list, she likes books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks, which might be at issues, life challenges or popular culture. when reading fiction she wants to be compelled and propelled by urgent storytelling, and hooked by characters. For memoir and femoir, she likes to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed.
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Author of "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction" and six other books.
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