Starting in February, we are delighted to make available a series of courses that focus on practical skills we’ve already been teaching our mentees and new writers internally at the Kate Nash Literary Agency. From understanding rights to how to write a winning synopsis and engaging elevator pitch, through to how to market your book, these live classes led by our literary agents will deliver practical knowledge and expert insight.
These #BookCamp courses are presented as individual online classes taking place on Saturday afternoons from 2pm until 4 or 4.30pm via Zoom.
Saturday 27th February, 2-4pm
As an author, you don’t just write books, you are a creator of intellectual property. This course covers what you need to know as an author to protect, assert and make the most of your intellectual property rights. From the page to the screen, understanding why it’s important to make informed decisions about granting rights and what you need to look out for before you sign that publishing contract.
Saturday 27th March, 2-4pm
Synopses are hard to write. What do you include? Should there be spoilers? Is that too much detail? And what’s the point of summarising a book anyway? In this course, you will learn to write engaging, exciting synopses by understanding how these outlines are used by industry professionals. You’re one step away from writing your winning synopsis.
Saturday 24th April, 2-4pm
Can you sell your book in one sentence? A strong, catchy pitch works wonders. In this course, you will learn to craft a packed sentence that immediately sparks interest from agents and publishers. You will gain industry insights into the importance of elevator pitches to selling your book. A successful pitch is only a sentence away.
Saturday 15th May, 2-4.30pm
Whether you are self-publishing or wanting to help your publisher’s marketing and publicity effort, this course demonstrates the range of marketing activities that authors can do to grow awareness and sales. From how best to approach bookshops to running digital advertising campaigns, you’ll leave this course armed not only with the knowledge of how to write your marketing plan but also brimming full of practical ideas you can put into action.