Do you have an elevator speech? Book writers are told that they need an ‘elevator speech’ — a one-minute pitch for when they inadvertently meet their star-maker. It’s also useful for talking about one’s book with everyone else.
Theoretically, that is. My elevator speech rarely gets past the first floor.
But I love my books, which is why I keep at them. My two novels are in the final edit phase as I build an audience of followers (that means you, dear reader) who I hope will be interested in them when they’re self-published. They’re narrated by a 40-year-old woman, in the form of letters to a deceased grandmother.
“An epistolary novel: written in the form of a series of letters.” Merriam-Webster Dictionary
The Hope Part of this Post: This video reminds me of me pitching my book — and Maria Keogh Semple’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” did great!
Here’s part 2 of her pitching (this time to another very successful author), which is also shown comically yet realistically…
Semple’s book is so successful that Cate Blanchette is starring in a movie version of it!
What’s been people’s reaction when you tell them about your books?