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2017 One-on-One Appointments

One-on-One Meeting Links are Live!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • One-on-One meetings are only available to conference attendees.
  • Appointments are available at an additional cost.
  • Each professional is coordinating their own schedule and signups are available via the individual links below. If you need to make adjustments to your appointment after signing up, please communicate with that professional directly.
  • Please note: All appointments will take place in Central Time. Please make sure when selecting your time slots and adding them to your calendar, you choose Central Time to avoid confusion while at the conference.

Headshots

  • Courtney Mitchell, Professional Photographer of Coco Paige Photography: $40 for a 20 minute session via this signup link. There are only 10 slots available during the conference this year so don’t miss this great opportunity.

Literary Agents & Editors

You don’t need to have a book to pitch to take a meeting with an Editor or Agent. Maybe you have a book idea and you’d like their take on it. Perhaps you’re looking for guidance on what to do next as you build a writing platform, which of your three book ideas is the strongest to start with, or feedback on if they think a concept is marketable. Those are all great reasons to schedule a one-on-one meeting!

If the slots fill up with any of the professionals before you get there, you can use this form to be put on a waitlist should any additional time slots become available.

 

A few tips for preparing for literary appointments (especially if you’re pitching):

  • Bring business cards. This is helpful for the conference in general, but especially if you’re looking to connect with other industry professionals.
  • Practice your elevator pitch. This is a concise 30-45 second statement about your book including the title, what it’s about, the audience, and the felt need you’re ministering to.
  • Bring a one-sheet about your book project. This isn’t mandatory, but it’s nice to have something to slide across the table as you’re chatting with them.
  • Leave time for them to ask you questions, and to ask them questions. It’s not a monologue, it’s a conversation.
  • Make the “ask.” As the conversation wraps up, clarify the final action you’d like to take. If it’s not clear from your dialogue already, you’ll want to clarify where you are leaving things.
    • Can I email you my book proposal for this project?
    • When I get to that point, can I …
  • Remember, we’re all just people. While it can feel daunting, a pitch conversation won’t make or break your writing career. Trust God, follow His lead, and watch what He does.