PITCH CRITIQUE  $10

Pitches may seem like the smallest part of the publishing process both figuratively and literally, but they are one of the best tools for selling your book. I sold my first book in 2018 with a single pitch. Three sentences, 280 characters, perfectly crafted to peek the interest of a publisher who went on to request and eventually purchase the manuscript. 

I found my publisher during #Pitmad, but elevator pitches are used all the time to attract agents. Every author should have a pitch at the ready. You never know when you may run into an agent or editor at a convention, or just another writer you want to swap ideas with. Being able to pitch your book on the spot in only a couple sentences means you'll never miss an opportunity to network.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM A PITCH CRITIQUE

After you submit your pitch I will read and edit it. Turn around is usually within 48 hours during weekdays. Your critique will include some line edits and a paragraph or more of suggestions and notes. How much of my critique is line edits vs notes depends on the quality of the pitch and where I think it needs work. For example, if your critique has all the right info but just needs reorganization and rewording, then you will likely receive in depth line edits and few suggestions. If I think your critique needs more, less, or different info then you'll have few line edits and more in-depth notes. ​

*Note that my critiques focus more on content and flow, I will correct spelling and grammar when I find mistakes but it is not the purpose of the critique. 


CORRESPONDENCE

If you have questions about your critique after you receive it back from me I will be happy to answer them. If anything in the critique is unclear you are welcome to reach out. I want to make sure you get the most out of the critique. 

RE-SUBMISSION POLICY

Although I am always happy to talk about critiques, I don't have the time to keep up extraordinary correspondences or review multiple drafts of a pitch. However, if you use my critique to change or rewrite your pitch and would like a new critique on the pitch, then you can resubmit it for only $5 instead of ten. 

*Note that re-submissions must be sent within 30 days of the date I returned your first critique and must be the same pitch. (By which I mean for the same book, incorporating some of the edits or suggestions I previously provided you. It's not required that you include EVERYTHING I suggested as you know your book better than I, and will make the executive decision on your pitch.)

If you're interested in a Pitch Critique, hit the contact button below or e-mail me at mckaylaeaton@hotmail.com. Make sure PITCH CRITIQUE is the subject line. Payment is accepted via PayPal ONLY and must be paid upfront. I will provide you with PayPal info upon first correspondence

 

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