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Pitch to Jacana Media

Pitch to Jacana Media
Pitch to Jacana Media Deadline: July 14, 2017.

You can now pitch to Jacana Media. Like many publishers, it receives a large number of submissions of unsolicited manuscripts every week. This means hours spent wading through many emails as we try to give every author feedback on their work. Writers often try to arrange meetings with publishers, convinced that meeting the publisher in person will persuade them to publish the book, but with only so many hours in a day this isn’t always feasible.

Jacana Media offers you the chance to participate in a twenty-minute session. You’ll be able to pitch your book to a panel comprising a media representative, three publishers, and a high-powered bookseller. This is your chance to impress and persuade us in person to consider your work for publication. It realizes this isn’t an approach that will work for all authors, but if you would like to be one of the twenty candidates who will present at the Live Pitching Session on August 4, 2017, an entry on its website.

As you pitch to Jacana Media, you’ll need to tell the panel why they would be interested in hearing your pitch. Take a look at the art of pitching and what is a pitch session for some ideas. Also, prepare a one-page
document outlining marketing plans, target market, what your book is about, and how it fits into the Jacana brand.

Finally, email all queries to submissions@jacana.co.za.

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