RT Booklovers Convention Pitch Perfect … join us for a fun time with agent Louise Fury and publisher Liz Pelletier!
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RT Booklovers Convention Pitch Perfect … join us for a fun time with agent Louise Fury and publisher Liz Pelletier!

The RT Booklovers Convention is in Dallas! May 12 – 15 Are you attending RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas this May?  I’m hosting a panel called Pitch Perfect on Friday, May 15 from 11:15am to 12:15pm. We have two wonderful industry professionals, myself, and an established author helping you get pitch ready. For more information about the panel, go here. We want your pitches and first pages!  Submit your queries, twitter pitches, loglines, and first pages in the form at the end of this post by April 30, 2015 for a chance (we’ll critique as many as we can) to have it critiqued during the event. If you aren’t attending the convention or if you don’t plan on attending Pitch Perfect,  do not submit your material. We’ll call your name during the panel and if you’re not there, we’ll move onto the next submission. Here’s some information about the wonderful agent, publisher, and authors on the panel …   Louise Fury, Agent The Bent Agency Twitter | Website | Facebook Louise represents young adult, middle grade, new adult, commercial fiction including romance, and select nonfiction. A native South African, Louise now lives in New York City and travel to Cape Town every year, where she spends time educating South African writers, meeting with international publishers and distributing books. Before agenting, she worked in marketing and advertising for both the consumer markets and publishing. Prior to joining The Bent Agency, she worked as a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency. She represents numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors. She encourages my authors to have one foot in traditional print publishing and the other in the digital-first arena and is a huge advocate of utilizing secondary rights—she has sold film/TV, audio and foreign rights for her clients. She believes in staying ahead of the pack by embracing change, not just adapting to it.   Liz Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher Entangled Publishing Twitter | Website Liz  is first and foremost an entrepreneur. Beginning with the belief that authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits, she created a new business model that bridged the gap between self and traditional publishing and co-founded Entangled, taking it from start-up to a formidable presence in the industry in just three years. Her out-of-the-box approach garnered a groundbreaking distribution deal with Macmillan, as well as a joint venture with St. Martin’s Press. Since its inception, Entangled has had 27 USA Today bestsellers, 11 New York Times bestsellers, and has earned myriad awards within the industry. Ms. Pelletier, who was also recently named by Bibliodaze as one...

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