In this episode, recorded live at the 2019 SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference, Bob Hostetler and Thomas Umstattd Jr. discuss how best to pitch your book and how to avoid common writers’ conference mistakes.
About Bob Hostetler
Bob Hostetler is an award-winning author, editor, literary agent, pastor, and speaker. He is the Executive Editor of The Christian Writers Institute. He has co-authored eleven books with Josh McDowell.
From an author and agent who has been a magazine editor and worked with scores of editors at publishing houses, comes this entertaining and informative one-hour session on how to please an editor…in twelve easy steps (if it were really easy there would be two or three).
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Great show! Really enjoy this podcast and also Novel Marketing. Question: Bob Hostetler mentioned one of the first steps he takes is to examine the marketing section of a proposal. What’s the best way to handle this section if you don’t have a platform? As a new novelist, I’ve been using my time to focus on developing my craft. If my novel doesn’t garner an agent, I will use it to develop my email list. But for my upcoming conference appointments with agents, what’s the best way to address this in the proposal? Thank you! I appreciate your feedback.