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Ken Auletta

eBook Summit Book Pitch Winners Announced

Last night we held our first annual eBook Summit book pitch party. At the event, ten finalists gave their two-minute book pitches to a room full of publishing folks and our distinguished judges.

The pitch party winners were: The Robin Hood of Harlem: The Complex Criminal Life of Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, a biography by Margaret Johnson and Leonard J. Greene; No More Tears: A Mom’s Guide to 50 Fabulous Trips, a travel guide by Anne Uglum; and The Speed At Which I Travel, an earthbound sci-fi novel by Chris Cole. Meet the other finalists below. Follow this link to read more about the other seven finalists.

These three writers won tickets to our eBook Summit on December 15th. Judges of the contest — literary agent Kate McKean, Movable Type Literary Group founder Jason Allen Ashlock, and Cursor founder Richard Nash– will share book proposal advice for all writers in a panel discussion at the event.

The one-day summit will feature practical case studies from a range of publishers:  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Mischief and Mayhem, Open Road Media, and HarperCollins. The program also includes digital survival tips from writers Douglas Rushkoff and Ken Auletta. For more information on the eBook Summit, follow this link.

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