ATTENDEES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 2 PITCH MEETINGS

Best Seller
PITCH MEETING 1: GET INTO MAJOR RETAIL STORES!
$90.00

SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 9:00AM - 5:00PM (DURING THE SUMMIT) 

Leapfrog ahead of other authors by pitching your book(s) to APG, one of the largest and most respected book distributors in the U.S. This 5-minute pitch is a rare chance to fast-track your publishing business and potentially gain broad distribution, bringing in new sales, clients and revenue.  

 

Want to see your books on the shelves of BN, Target, and other retailers? This may be your best chance to get that to happen!

 

Please note: to secure this pitch meeting, you must also sign up for the Main Event as well. Due to expected demand, we cannot allow people to pitch the distributor who are not also attending the main Summit. 

 

Also note: attendees will be limited to only two pitch meetings - you cannot sign up for all three.

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Best Seller
PITCH MEETING 2: SELL YOUR BOOKS AT SCHOOL BOOK FAIRS!
$65.00

SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 9:00AM - 5:00PM (DURING THE SUMMIT) 

Yobe Qiu is a business woman at the forefront of the indie publishing industry. Her company has amassed a network of hundreds of schools (and rapidly growing!) that are anxious to run book fairs based on the titles in her catalog. 

 

This 5-minute pitch meeting is your chance to showcase your book(s) to Yobe herself to potentially have your titles included in the catalog that her schools choose from. Having your book listed in her catalog not only increases the potential for more sales and revenue, but it also dramatically increases your chance to get lucrative author visits with schools.  

 

Please note: to secure this pitch meeting, you must also sign up for the Main Event as well. Due to expected demand, we cannot allow people to pitch for school fairs who are not also attending the main Summit as well. 

Also note: attendees will be limited to only two pitch meetings - you cannot sign up for all three.

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Best Seller
PITCH MEETING 3: PITCH A LITERARY AGENT! (NEW)
$90.00

SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 9:00AM - 5:00PM (DURING THE SUMMIT) 

Just because you're a proud indie author doesn't mean you've completely written off the idea of traditional publishing. It's very possible (even very likely) that you chose going indie in the first place simply because you weren't having any luck finding a literary agent.

 

This 5-minute pitch is your opportunity to present your story idea, manuscript or completed book to professional literary agent, Karen Kilpatrick. Karen is one of the founders of East/West Literary Agency, whose roster of published titles include Llama Llama books, Pete the Cat titles, as numerous other NYT bestsellers. If you're at all curious about exploring traditional publishing, this is an incredible opportunity to pitch your story to a successful agent with the publishing relationships you're looking for. 

 

Please note: to secure this pitch meeting, you must also sign up for the Main Event as well. Due to expected demand, we cannot allow people to pitch the literary agent who are not also attending the main Summit as well. 

 

Also note: attendees will be limited to only two pitch meetings - you cannot sign up for all three.

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THE PITCH MEETINGS

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PITCH YOUR BOOKS & INCREASE SALES
SCHEDULE YOUR 5-MINUTE PITCH MEETING
SATURDAY, AUG. 10 9:00AM - 5:00PM

MARTY FLANAGAN (or other)

President of APG Sales and Distribution

YOUR CHANCE TO GET INTO BN, TARGET AND OTHER RETAILERS

APG is one of the country's largest book distributor. If they decide to represent you, it can open new doors at Barnes & Noble, Target and other retails, as well as schools, libraries and other buyers, taking your business to warp speed!

YOBE QIU

President, byYQWORLD, Inc

YOUR CHANCE TO SELL YOUR BOOKS AT SCHOOL BOOK FAIRS

Want your titles included in school book fairs across the country? Yobe's expanding network of schools is a great way to reach anxious young readers, their teachers and their parents. Pitch her your books for possible inclusion!

KAREN KILPATRICK

Literary Agent, East/West Literary Agency 

YOUR CHANCE TO POSSIBLY FIND A TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER

Interested in exploring the world of traditional publishing? The first step is finding a literary agent. It's also a notoriously difficult step. This is your chance to pitch your book or manuscript to a professional agent with top tier publishing connections!

Please Note: Each pitch meeting is strictly limited to 5 minutes. There is no guarantee of representation or acceptance to either program. Authors can only sign up for two of the three pitches.