Pitch What’s True

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A book review of Pitch What’s True: A Publisher’s Tools for Navigating Your Best Path to a Published Nonfiction Book: a workbook by Sharon WoodhouseA book review of Pitch What's True: A Publisher's Tools for Navigating Your Best Path to a Published Nonfiction Book: a workbook by Sharon Woodhouse

Stars: ***

Everything Goes Media (2019)
Publishing/Writing/How-to
69 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Get your soul into the contemporary publishing game! Use a veteran publisher’s tools, checklists, hard-earned advice, and fundamental notions to your advantage. Explore in detail what a publisher considers in terms of book, author, and sales and marketing opportunities in advance of giving a book contract. Do the exercises to keep yourself on track, probe all you have to offer, and create the best thinking on your content. Craft top-notch work and an authentic proposal package…for a publisher, for your readers, and to meet your own goals and expectations.
Follow a step-by-step strategic cheat sheet for finding and contacting the optimal publishers for your book.

Pitch What’s True

This book is for anyone who is writing or has written a nonfiction book and is ready to take it to the next level by finding a publisher for it. It’s a workbook that helps you figure out what you already know about the publishing process, what you still need to learn and where to find out what it is you don’t know.

It starts off with some basic information, then there is a section on your relationship with a publisher. With questions and space to write answers, you will figure out where you are at and what’s next. The Savvy Author Checklist will help you figure out what you understand in the publishing world and what you don’t. It also covers specific places you can find more information and allows you to note whether you have tried that place and make notes from that place.  It also goes into what are you willing to do with regards to marketing your book and such.

The next section helps you with your proposal summary and then there is a cheat sheet for finding a publisher. Overall the book seems like a good way to wrap your head around finding a publisher and to help you think of what you haven’t thought about on your own.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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