Pitch Your Book So That Publishers Pay Attention with Beth Jusino (Online)

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR092521BJ
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  • ---------------------Registration for the class will close 2 days before the start of class.

Registration is closed

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

Mastering the Hook, the Query Letter, and the Verbal Pitch

Agents report that they’re flooded with more queries and proposals than ever before, even as publishers cut back the number of books they produce each year. How can you break through the noise and get your project noticed? This class will help you step back and see your fiction or nonfiction work through fresh eyes and a business-based perspective. We’ll identify the things that make your work unique, marketable, and irresistible to publishing gatekeepers, and then with lots of examples and time for practice and personal feedback, we’ll work on verbal “elevator pitches,” the short hooks that are also great for query letters. We’ll also cover the structure of a query letter, and some tips and tricks for getting an agent or publisher’s attention.

This is also a valuable class for self-publishing writers who want to pitch their books so that readers pay attention.


  • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, September 23rd at 4:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
  • This class will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor Bio:

Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost 20 years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino.

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