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Book-to-Screen PitchFest Las Vegas 2014

Purchase Deadline: Jan. 17, 2014

Imagine a weekend spent pitching your book face-to-face with professional film and television representatives at the Monte Carlo hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Now, you can make that dream a reality. Author Solutions is hosting a premier event where you can learn how to pitch your book’s movie and television potential to entertainment representatives and then have the chance to actually do it!

What you get:

  • Welcome Reception — Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Held at the luxurious Monte Carlo hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, you’ll meet Hollywood producer and “King of the Pitch” Robert Kosberg and senior vice president of marketing at Author Solutions, Keith Ogorek. You’ll also have the chance to mingle with fellow authors.
  • How-to-Pitch Workshop with Group Learning — Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (Morning). Robert Kosberg will teach you how to pitch your book. You’ll then break into groups and fine tune your approach face-to-face with your group leader.
  • Speed-Pitch — Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (Afternoon). In a “speed dating” setting, you’ll pitch your idea to representatives from a variety of entertainment companies, all of whom are there hoping to discover the next great book that they can adapt for the screen.
  • Writers Guild of America Idea Registration — We’ll register your book with the WGA to protect your unique concept.*
  • Opportunity to Pitch to Tom Jacobson — If your pitch is voted one of the top two favorites of the event, we’ll arrange a video conference for you to pitch your idea directly to Tom Jacobson for consideration with his production company. Learn more about Tom Jacobson >>

What to expect at the Book-to-Screen PitchFest:

Prepare. Approximately one month prior to the event, you’ll receive a pre-event assignment that will help you develop and jumpstart the first draft of your pitch.

Welcome. On Friday, Feb. 7, you will meet onsite at the luxurious Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas.** You’ll be introduced to Robert Kosberg, known in Hollywood as one of the best idea men and producers in the business. You’ll also meet Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing for Author Solutions.

Learn. On Saturday, Feb. 8, breakfast will be served prior to Kosberg’s “How-to-Pitch Your Book” presentation and workshop. You’ll learn practical pitching methods with step-by-step processes outlined by Kosberg.

Practice. At the end of Kosberg’s workshop, you will participate in the group Pitch Practice and will present to your group leader. Your group leader will provide tips to improve and perfect your strategy. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from the feedback given to others.

Pitch. Lunch will be provided after your practice session. Following the lunch break, you will meet with representatives from a variety of agencies, studios, management, production and theatre companies at the Speed Pitch. You will present your rehearsed and refined pitch for approximately two minutes per company represented. If a rep is interested in your pitch, you will be informed a few weeks after the event that they’d like to read your book and/or schedule a follow-up meeting.

Opportunity. The entertainment representatives will vote on the top two pitches of the day. The selected authors will be given an exclusive opportunity to pitch via video conference to Tom Jacobson. After the event, we’ll schedule a video conference for you to deliver your idea directly to Tom Jacobson. Learn more about Tom Jacobson »

Wrap up. Kosberg will lead a closing review session to conclude the conference.

Feedback. Approximately two weeks after the conference, we will send you a feedback packet regarding how the various representatives responded to your pitch.

*Registering your work does not disallow others from having a similar storyline or theme. Rather, registering your work would potentially discourage others from using your work without your permission. Though the registry cannot prevent plagiarism, it can produce the registered material as well as confirm the date of registration. Registering your work creates legal evidence for the material that establishes a date for the material’s existence. Registration is good for five years.

**Author is responsible for the cost and arrangement of travel expenses, hotel, etc. In association with this event, you can get discounted rate per night on hotel rooms at the Monte Carlo for a limited time. Our Events Team will contact you with the details of how to get the discounted price.

Please note: It is solely at the discretion of the producers, agents, executives, etc., as to whether or not they are interested in authors’ pitch ideas, and they are under no obligation to pursue authors’ materials.

Learn about the success authors have experienced at PitchFest »

About Robert Kosberg

With years of experience, Kosberg has sold more than 50 feature film projects and currently has more than a dozen movies in active development at various studios. Kosberg’s credits as a producer include 12 Monkeys and Commando for 20th Century Fox. Kosberg currently has numerous feature projects set up at various studios involving top stars and directors such as Ben Stiller, Katherine Heigl, Todd Phillips, Shawn Levy and more. He recently produced My One and Only, starring Renee Zellweger. Kosberg is frequently invited to host pitch seminars all over the world. His unique background has led to extensive profiles on his life by numerous national media outlets including GQ, LA Times, London Times, Details, The Adam Corolla Show, LA Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.

Quick Facts | Book-to-Screen PitchFest Las Vegas 2014

Are you ready to show Hollywood what you and your book are made of? Don’t miss out on this glamorous opportunity to launch your book into the limelight. There are only 150 spots available, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call your Xlibris representative at 0800-056-3182 to claim your spot today.

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Book-to-Screen PitchFest Las Vegas 2014 with Video

Purchase Deadline: Jan. 17, 2014

What you get:

  • Welcome Reception — Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Held at the luxurious Monte Carlo hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, you’ll meet Hollywood producer and “King of the Pitch” Robert Kosberg and senior vice president of marketing at Author Solutions, Keith Ogorek. You’ll also have the chance to mingle with fellow authors.
  • How-to-Pitch Workshop with Group Learning — Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (Morning). Robert Kosberg will teach you how to pitch your book. You’ll then break into groups and fine tune your approach face-to-face with your group leader.
  • Speed-Pitch — Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (Afternoon). In a “speed dating” setting, you’ll pitch your idea to representatives from a variety of entertainment companies, all of whom are there hoping to discover the next great book that they can adapt for the screen.
  • Author Interview Video — – Filmed either Saturday, Feb. 8, or Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. We’ll film an interview with you and later create a short video for you to use in your book marketing efforts. Our events team will notify you of your specific filming time prior to the event.
  • Writers Guild of America Idea Registration — We’ll register your book with the WGA to protect your unique concept.*
  • Opportunity to Pitch to Tom Jacobson — If your pitch is voted one of the top two favorites of the event, we’ll arrange a video conference for you to pitch your idea directly to Tom Jacobson for consideration with his production company. Learn more about Tom Jacobson >>

What to expect at the Book-to-Screen PitchFest:

Prepare. Approximately one month prior to the event, you’ll receive a pre-event assignment that will help you develop and jumpstart the first draft of your pitch.

Welcome. On Friday, Feb. 7, you will meet onsite at the luxurious Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas.** You’ll be introduced to Robert Kosberg, known in Hollywood as one of the best idea men and producers in the business. You’ll also meet Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing for Author Solutions.

Learn. On Saturday, Feb. 8, breakfast will be served prior to Kosberg’s “How-to-Pitch Your Book” presentation and workshop. You’ll learn practical pitching methods with step-by-step processes outlined by Kosberg.

Practice. At the end of Kosberg’s workshop, you will participate in the group Pitch Practice and will present to your group leader. Your group leader will provide tips to improve and perfect your strategy. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from the feedback given to others.

Pitch. Lunch will be provided after your practice session. Following the lunch break, you will meet with representatives from a variety of agencies, studios, management, production and theatre companies at the Speed Pitch. You will present your rehearsed and refined pitch for approximately two minutes per company represented. If a rep is interested in your pitch, you will be informed a few weeks after the event that they’d like to read your book and/or schedule a follow-up meeting.

Opportunity. The entertainment representatives will vote on the top two pitches of the day. The selected authors will be given an exclusive opportunity to pitch via video conference to Tom Jacobson. After the event, we’ll schedule a video conference for you to deliver your idea directly to Tom Jacobson. Learn more about Tom Jacobson »

Wrap up. Kosberg will lead a closing review session to conclude the conference.

Feedback. Approximately two weeks after the conference, we will send you a feedback packet regarding how the various representatives responded to your pitch.

Film. On either Saturday, Feb. 8, or Sunday, Feb. 9, the footage for your 60 – 90 second Author Interview will be filmed at the hotel.*** This video will give potential readers a behind-the-scenes look at your book and the person behind your work. You can use this video as a unique promotional tool in your continued marketing efforts.

*Registering your work does not disallow others from having a similar storyline or theme. Rather, registering your work would potentially discourage others from using your work without your permission. Though the registry cannot prevent plagiarism, it can produce the registered material as well as confirm the date of registration. Registering your work creates legal evidence for the material that establishes a date for the material’s existence. Registration is good for five years.

**Author is responsible for the cost and arrangement of travel expenses, hotel, etc. In association with this event, you can get discounted rate per night on hotel rooms at the Monte Carlo for a limited time. Our Events Team will contact you with the details of how to get the discounted price.

Please note: It is solely at the discretion of the producers, agents, executives, etc., as to whether or not they are interested in authors’ pitch ideas, and they are under no obligation to pursue authors’ materials.

Learn about the success authors have experienced at PitchFest »

About Robert Kosberg

With years of experience, Kosberg has sold more than 50 feature film projects and currently has more than a dozen movies in active development at various studios. Kosberg’s credits as a producer include 12 Monkeys and Commando for 20th Century Fox. Kosberg currently has numerous feature projects set up at various studios involving top stars and directors such as Ben Stiller, Katherine Heigl, Todd Phillips, Shawn Levy and more. He recently produced My One and Only, starring Renee Zellweger. Kosberg is frequently invited to host pitch seminars all over the world. His unique background has led to extensive profiles on his life by numerous national media outlets including GQ, LA Times, London Times, Details, The Adam Corolla Show, LA Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.

Quick Facts | Book-to-Screen PitchFest Las Vegas 2014 with Video

Are you ready to show Hollywood what you and your book are made of? Don’t miss out on this glamorous opportunity to launch your book into the limelight. There are only 150 spots available, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call your Xlibris representative at 0800-056-3182 to claim your spot today.

Original post via Xlibris Book Publishing UK http://www.xlibrispublishing.co.uk/Book-to-Screen-PitchFest-Las-Vegas-2014-with-video.aspx

Writing A Book?
Call 1-888-795-4274 or email publishtoday@xlibrispublishing.co.uk for your free consultation. Get Started today by requesting your Free Editing Guide

Xlibris Book Review: A Bridge

THE CHILDREN AT SUNDOWN

Jump, hop, spin, dance

Fly, rope and teeter

The bright sun

Is the right one

Bringing warmth and light

Until the night

When we settle down

And try and make things right

Play the clown

Maybe fun around

And, live the life

Jump, hop, spin, dance

Bringing warmth and light

Frank Bloomer. A Bridge. Bloomington: Xlibris Book Publishing, ISBN 978-1-46536-476-0. 2011. E-Book.

Click here to order this book available at Xlibris Bookstore.

Xlibris Book Publishing UK – November Promo

For writers and aspiring authors, Remembrance Day is a time not only to reminisce and remember the bravery and courage of fallen soldiers. It is also, more importantly, a time when hope is renewed and life is reaffirmed.

This November, we at Xlibris have prepared an array of special publishing, marketing, and bookselling specials to help you share your stories through vividly written narratives or dedicate your book to the past and present heroes of our fair land.

November Specials

Publishing Services

What’s a better way to reminisce and share stories than through your own book? Chronicle your experience or share your narrative with this publishing special:

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Purchase a black & whitefull colour, or specialty publishing package and enjoy the perks and privileges of the next higher level for free until 15 November. If you seal your publishing deal by 8 November, you’ll also get this special treat:

► Early Bird Special ◄
EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT
Custom | Premium | Executive | Children’s Packages
Only Until 8 November

Get an additional 10%discount on top of your preferred publishing deal when you purchase your package by 8 November.

But that’s not all. A shared experience can help turn casual audiences into potential buyers. Purchase selected marketing services together with your publishing package, and we’ll raise your choice to the next higher package for free until 29 November.

FREE UPGRADE on
TV, VIDEO, and HOLLYWOOD MARKETING

Only Until 29 November

Tell your story through your book video or attract the interest of viewers by posting an ad on TV or through YouTube. Or play with possibility by testing the Hollywood waters with your own Book-to-Screen marketing package.

Publishing your book means more than just remembering; it’s swapping tall tales with old friends and sharing stories and possibilities to new and younger readers. Call your Publishing Consultant on 0800 056 3182 or +44 20 3014 4095 (if you’re calling from outside the UK). You may also send an e-mail to publishtoday@xlibrispublishing.co.uk.

Marketing Services

Begin your bookselling endeavours by showcasing your book online! Get great online reception and top-of-mind recall for your book with this trio of holiday marketing deals:

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Holiday Package 1 – £1,499 Holiday Package 2 – £2,499 Holiday Package 3 – £2,799
Inclusions Retail Price Inclusions Retail Price Inclusions Retail Price
Google Search Marketing (1,000 clicks) £999 YouTube Advertising Standard package £1,799 Peek-a-Book Service £599
Google Display Network Marketing Stand-Alone package (60 days) £899 Google Display Network Standalone (30 days) £499 Author Radio Interview £2,149
Blog Tour Circuit Package £899 Kirkus Book Sampling Package £1,999 New York Review of Books (Single Slot Ad) £3,199
Holiday-Themed E-Greeting Cards (FREE) Holiday-Themed E-Greeting Cards (FREE) Holiday-Themed E-Greeting Cards (FREE)
TOTAL RETAIL PRICE £2,797 TOTAL RETAIL PRICE £4,297 TOTAL RETAIL PRICE £5,947
SAVE £1,298! SAVE £1,798! SAVE £3,148!

Purchase your holiday package choice and enjoy up to £3,148 in book marketing savings until 29 November. Begin creating a digital marketing campaign today and start creating awareness and interest for your book—on the Internet.

Don’t get lost in the holiday rush. Get your book marketing plan started by calling your Marketing Consultant on 0800 056 3182 or +44 20 3014 4095 (if you’re calling from outside the UK). You may also send an e-mail tomarketing.consultants@xlibrispublishing.co.uk, to find out more about these seasonal specials.
Book Orders

If your holiday plans are in place, add another handy marketing tool to the mix when you stock up on copies of your book.

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Purchase 100 copies or more of your book and get 50 bookmarks for free until the 29th. Not only are they handy tools to give out to potential buyers and readers, but they can also add to your bookselling potential because each card contains info about your book and where to buy it.

Take advantage of this special deal today by calling your Book Consultant on 0800-056-3182 or +44 20 3014 4095 (if you’re calling from outside the UK). You may also send an e-mail to orders@xlibris.com.

Disclaimers:
The publishing offers are not valid on Basic, Sci-Fi, and Poetry Classique publishing packages and do not include the books of the upgraded package unless otherwise stated. The marketing service offer is not valid on Author Radio Interview, Author Video at Author’s Location, Hollywood Director’s Cut package, Book Video Youtube Advertising – Standalone package, and Video Teaser packages.

The bookselling special is valid for every purchase of over 100 copies of the same title and format and shipped to a single address. This is royalty exclusive and nonreturnable. Shipping charges are not included and will be paid for by the buying party.

All offers are subject to further terms and conditions and may change without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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