How to Pitch Your Book

Kate Macdonald

Handheld Press
South West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
26th June 2019
Publishing | Books Writing | Authors

Have you got a book to publish? Would you like to find out how publishing works, and how best to persuade an agent or a publisher to take your manuscript?

Kate is an experienced editor and author (and now a publisher as well). She has many years of experience teaching people how to revise their book pitch to bring out the best in their work, and reveal their book's hidden strengths. Every author needs a second eye to help them understand their writing better: let Kate give your group a participatory workshop or a simple talk to reveal publishing's secrets.

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About Kate Macdonald

Kate is a publisher, a director and energy source of independent publishing house Handheld Press. She's also a literary historian and an academic. She's very experienced in talking to large and small groups about literature, publishing, getting published, book design and twentieth-century writers. She's knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate about books and reading, and has a particular interest in practical help for those who want to take their book further towards publication.

Recent appearances (or performances) include invited talks at the AGM of the Angela Thirkell Society and the Caledonian Lecture at the Caledonian Club, the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society keynote paper, a panellist at a conference on Women in Publishing at the University of Reading, and running a workshop on How to Pitch Your Book at the Frome Small Publishers Fair. She'll shortly be giving a series of talks in Scotland on How Publishing Works. Kate charges no fee, but she'll bring along some of the books that Handheld Press has published for purchase.

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