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A two-hour live masterclass with literary agent, Ben Dunn, on how to shape your proposal and pitch your non-fiction or fiction book

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Modern publishing is, increasingly, dominated by genre, sales and retail, i.e. the book trade. As a result, pitching your book has become a crucial part of ‘selling’ yourself as a writer, not just to a potential agent, but also to help with your ultimate goal: to find the right publisher for your writing. Using examples of some of the best (and worst) proposals, this Zoom masterclass aims to help you distil your masterpiece down into its ‘pitch’ form, as well giving tips on how to concentrate your CV into its most effective iteration. From writing your pitch email, to crafting your book’s synopsis, to how and when to approach your chosen agents, this session will help you with the next step towards your goal of becoming a published author.

Ben Dunn

Ben Dunn is a literary agent, with over 25 years’ publishing experience. Ben worked at HarperCollins, 4th Estate, Hodder, and latterly as managing director at Bonnier Books, and publishing director at Century/Arrow. During six years at Penguin Random House, he won the British Book Awards, Book of The Year, and was nominated for Imprint of the Year twice, as well as winning the Times Sports Book of the Year and William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

An agent since 2018, he has built up a select list of authors, and is working with them in the UK, internationally and, where relevant, for film and TV.

Ben also works with a number of talent agencies, helping artists with their book projects.

After booking, you will receive a Zoom link by email. This is a live online event only, and will not be recorded. To take part, you will need a computer or smart device and reliable internet connection.

If you do not receive an invitation link, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at info@londonlitlab.co.uk.

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London Lit Lab was created in 2015 by authors Lily Dunn and Zoe Gilbert, offering friendly courses where writers teach writers. Lily and Zoe teach courses for beginner and advanced writers, as well as courses based on their specialisms. Lily Dunn leads courses that rely more on exploring 'the self' either through fiction or memoir, while Zoe Gilbert runs courses around using folk tales to re-imagine one's fiction.

London Lit Lab now offers courses taught by a range of authors, including Jonathan Kemp and Anna Freeman, who bring their own expertise to their teaching.

You can read more about all London Lit Lab's tutors and courses, as well as mentoring and feedback opportunities, on our  website

Or email: info@londonlitlab.co.uk

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