Schedule of Events

Pitch, Publish, & Promote is on November 04, 2018 at Hotel monaco, pittsburgh pa. 
Schedule subject to change.


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - WELCOME TO PITCH, PUBLISH, PROMOTE!

Check-in with your ticket, grab a cup of coffee, and make a new friend! Pitch, Publish, Promote is being held at Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - PITCH PERFECT PANEL DISCUSSION - LITERARY AGENTS

Put your best pitch forward. Tips & tricks from a panel of agents and industry experts on how to pitch to an agent. All of the pitching agents for the conference will be on this panel, so here's your chance to get to know them, and ask anything before your pitch! If this is your first time pitching, be sure to attend this panel!


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY - LINDSEY SMITH

Everything you need to know about the publishing industry. Learn the pros & cons of self-publishing v. mainstream publishing. Hear the differences between working with a small publisher, publishing on your own, and publishing with one of the top 5 from an author who has done it all.


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - AUTHOR & PUBLISHER DISCUSSION

Join author Lindsey Smith and her editor at St. Martin’s Press as they share more insights into how that relationship works and answer your burning questions


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - LUNCH & VENDOR TIME

Lunch is on your own. Download a list of our favorite local spots on the 'where' page.

There will be no agent pitching during lunch.


1:30PM - 2:30PM - IS SELF-PUBLISHING LEGIT? RELEASING THE STIGMA

Unsure if self-publishing is right for you? We will dive deeper into the process and help you understand from start to finish, how a book is made. Even if you decide to try the traditional route, it’s good to know the process of book creation to better shape your publishing experience.


2:30PM - 3:30PM - 10 MARKETING TOOLS ALL WRITERS NEED TO START DOING

More information coming soon!


3:30PM - 4:15PM - BREAKING THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK LIKE A BOSS

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4:15PM - 5:00 PM - PUBLISHING PANEL: BOOKSELLERS & AUTHORS SHARE THEIR TIPS

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5:00 PM - CONFERence CLOSING

Thank you for attending Pitch, Publish, Promote! The last agent pitches will begin at 4:50pm and end promptly at 5:00pm. See ya next year!