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Pitching for Authors with Communications Specialist Anna Caig
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Join communications specialist and author Anna Caig on this online interactive masterclass to learn key skills for marketing, promoting and selling your books.
Would you like to perfect your book marketing pitching skills? Whether you’d like to promote your work through the media, or speak at events that will get you noticed by readers, this masterclass with equip you with the knowledge you need.
Whether you’d like to promote your books through the media, or speak at events that will get you noticed by readers, putting together the perfect pitch is an important skill for authors to learn.
Once you’ve selected the perfect media outlet or event, and secured your slot, it’s also important to make the most of it and perform at your best with some good interview skills. We’ll cover all this, and also how to use these opportunities in your other promotion and marketing activity, such as creating content for your social media channels. Key aspects that we will cover:
● How to select the right media, organisations and events to pitch to
● How to pitch yourself for a media interview
● How to write an effective news release
● An introduction to media training and interview skills: perform well and make the most of your interview once you’ve secured it
● How to pitch yourself to write your own feature or media content
● How to pitch yourself to speak at events
● How to perform well and make the most of your speaking opportunity
● How to milk it! Tips for using media interviews and events as great social media content to reach an even wider audience.
This 1.5 hour masterclass includes an engaging talk with slides, a number of exercises and plenty of time for questions.
Please note this masterclass focuses on pitching as part of your book promotion in order to find readers, not on pitching to agents and publishers – although you will use many of the same skills in pitches of all kinds.
Author Lucy Santos says: “Training with Anna is friendly, fun and (above all) incredibly useful.”
Michelle Matthews, Author, says: “Anna’s training was really helpful and packed full of useful advice. Her approach is very down-to-earth and she understands how many authors feel (overwhelmed, mystified, and panicked) at the prospect of marketing their work. She understands what goes into writing novels and what kinds of things authors are most likely to need help doing—her training is meaningful and tailored in this way. I’d add that I found the training useful as part of my writing process.”
About RNA Learning courses:
RNA Learning is the education division of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Establishing an online learning programme has been a great success for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) and attendees alike. We are now entering our third year of courses that suit members and non-members at all stages of their writing careers. We offer a balanced, exciting schedule covering such topics as marketing, publishing, editing and all aspects of romance writing. Our experienced tutors are either published novelists or experts from the business side of the writing world. Courses are open to both RNA members and non-members. You don’t need any special technology or computer skills to join in. The courses will be run via the RNA’s online learning portal, using Moodle, a standard teaching tool used in many colleges and universities. Workshops, masterclasses and events will be delivered via Zoom or YouTube. RNA Learning courses, workshops, masterclasses and events are delivered flexibly so that students can download and work at their own pace and around any other commitments they may have, for the duration of the course. Many tutors do have live sessions, but they are recorded so that students who are not able to attend can watch at a more convenient time. Please note that all course information, documentation, recordings etc will only be accessible for the duration of the course. All courses are taught in English.
RNA Learning Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy: The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Terms and Conditions are as follows: The RNA reserves the right to cancel any workshop or event. In the event of cancellation by the RNA a refund will be given otherwise the RNA does not offer refunds. Participant data will be kept confidential except for sharing with necessary third parties as required. Participants should adhere to privacy and confidentiality during our programmes and workshops/events and may not share, publish, or refer to any manuscripts, discussions, comments, works, materials (in any media) used or referred to during the workshop/event, unless by prior permission of either the course tutor or the RNA, as applicable. Copyright of all course materials belongs to the course tutor. The course materials for the workshops/events will only be available for the duration of the course unless otherwise expressly stated. The RNA records all live events and holds the copyright of such events. If you do not wish to participate in a recording please turn off your video and microphone. Participants must be of the applicable legal age to enter into a formal paid contract with the RNA. All participants must adhere to the values of the RNA and accord with the RNA’s standards of conduct relating to equality, inclusion and diversity. Further information can be found at: https://romanticnovelistsassociation.org
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