Greetings from Half Baked beans
Gear up for we are rolling the biggest Online pitch Fest for aspiring authors and there are deals & prizes that you just cannot miss! ‘PITCH YOUR BOOK’- 2020 officially kick starts now and here is all the information that you might need to apply for the fest.
WHAT IS A BOOK PITCH?
In simple words, a book pitch captures the premise of your book and should tell us in minimum words why we should be interested in reading or publishing it. It SHOULD convey in a few words what it is about- The concept.
If your pitch interests us, we shall give away a FREE PUBLISHING DEAL which includes the following services that come for FREE with the deal-
- SUBSTANTIVE EDITING
- COVER DESIGN
- AVAILABILITY ON AMAZON & FLIPKART
- BOOK MARKETING
- ANNUAL ROYALTY
End-to-end publishing & marketing services will be provided to the TOP PITCH and we shall give your idea a concrete shape. Getting published was never so easy and hassle free!
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Who has a manuscript ready
- Whose manuscript is in progress
- Or, who has just started out but has the concept ready
Applications are open for – Fiction/Non-fiction/Poetry
There is no age criterion.
PITCH YOUR BOOK TAKEAWAYS
We are giving away Free Publishing Deal to the Best Pitch but there are some amazing takeaways for everyone. Scroll down to have a look-
Free Publishing deal that includes- a. FREE paperback publishing
b. Substantive Editing
c. Cover design
f. Availability on Amazon & Flipkart
g. Book Marketing
h. Annual Royalty
Second best pitch gets a brand new Kindle device
Third best pitch gets KINDLE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION for 1 Year.
Next 7 best pitches get a Cash voucher worth Rs.1000 each
Rank 11-20 gets a cash voucher of Rs. 500 each
FREEBIES FOR ALL THE APPLICANTS
Author’s Toolkit that comprises of - a. Writing Manual
b. Publishing Guide for Aspiring Authors
c. Book Marketing Handbook
5 eBooks from Half baked beans worth Rs.500 for FREE
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
- Registrations open from September 01- September 30th wherein applicants have to submit the following-
- A 250-word Concept note
- Detailed Author’s bio
- Following Google form with all requisite details ( Concept note & Author’s bio to be submitted in google form itself)
- The registration fees is – Rs. 990/- ( This is a one time application fee to be paid by you at the time of submitting your concept note in the form below)
(A concept note is an informal document that captures the premise of your manuscript. It is drafted in such a manner that it conveys the basic idea, characters and the conflict in your manuscript. In a 250-word concept note make sure to convey the crux of your book. A concept note should be precise, to-the-point and touch upon important aspects of the manuscript. MAKE SURE YOU SUMMARISE YOUR BOOK IDEA IN 250 WORDS. THIS IS THE ELIMINATION ROUND- The pitches chosen in this round will go into further rounds.)
- The entries will be screened and we shall choose Top 10 pitches that get to attend an online session of 1 hour with the team of Half Baked Beans to understand the process of pitching your book to the Jury and open Q&A.
TOP 10 have to submit following documents after the session (within next 10 days)-
- 3 Sample chapters
- Marketing plan
Top 5 will be chosen amongst these who will enter the Final Interview Round.
- In the Final round, the jury will interview the shortlisted 5 applicants individually
(Through Zoom/Google Meet) and they will get a chance to pitch their book to jury.)
The Jury will choose the best pitch and it will be announced on our social media handle.
If your pitch gets chosen, you have to keep your manuscript ready by November 30th, 2020. The Book will be published by March, 2021. So get started and submit the required details before September 30th.
(India’s Bestselling Author & Screenwriter )
Arpit Vageria is the bestselling author of Love Knows No L.O.C., Be My Perfect Ending, You are My Reason to Smile, I Still Think About You and Chocolate Sauce - Smooth.Dark.Sinful. His books debuted at number 1 bestseller on Amazon. His novels combined has sold over 3 lakh copies till date. Arpit is a script-writer by profession and has written TV shows and award functions like- like Super Funday-Star Gold, Kanpur Waale Khuranas, Indias next Dramebaaz (Season 2 & 3), Sabse Bada Kalakar, Zee Cine awards and many others. Arpit has also given out motivational talks to inculcate the spark of creativity at some of the best institutes like- IIT-Jodhpur across the country. Tata Motors made a documentary with Arpit to promote reading as a habit across the youth.
(Book Publicity Consultant & Founder, Market My book)
An award-winning senior marketing and publicity professional, Lipika Bhushan heads MarketMyBook, leading publicity and digital marketing agency for writers and publishers. She started her career in publishing with heading marketing at HarperCollins India and has worked with over 500 writers across the world and has been a consultant to some of the top publishers in India and abroad. Lipika is a poet and also contributes as an industry expert to various publications.