In the early days of Carrowmore, we spoke to a large number of new authors. The idea was to find out what they wanted to know more about, rather than what we thought they would want to hear.
For many, their biggest question was how they should approach a publisher or agent – what to do, how to do it, and which aspects of this process were most important.
With that in mind, we decided to launch a service called The Book Pitch. The idea behind The Book Pitch is to give authors help on solely that particular aspect, to provide a safe and confidential service by which they could have their book proposal reviewed by experienced commissioning editors, who could then help them prepare it in the right way.
Of course, anyone that says that they can guarantee that your book will be a bestseller – or even that you will definitely get a book deal – is not being honest. Getting published will depend on the connection between your book and the publisher who reads it. Good books often don’t get published for countless reasons, and countless authors who have gone on to be extremely successful could testify to this. JK Rowling or CS Lewis, for example, didn’t make it the first time, and things turned out alright in the end for them.
So the idea of The Book Pitch is really quite simple, in that it aims to give your book the best chance of being properly assessed. After that, it’s down to you and your editor. If this is something you would like to know more about, just check out the website, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +353 1 244 9470.