Lucky Writers Get Golden Opportunity to Learn How to Approach the Literary and Entertainment Industries with Projects at This Weekend's Sold Out The Next Bestseller™ Workshop
NEW YORK - Feb. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- Multi #1 international best-selling author & CEO of Your Book Is Your Hook, (http://www.yourbookisyourhook.com/), Jennifer S. Wilkov will be hosting the sold-out The Next Bestseller™ Workshop (http://www.TheNextBestseller.com) virtually online this weekend beginning on Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28. Starting at 6:30 PM tonight, the three-day exclusive workshop is designed to support book writers, screenwriters and scriptwriters for film and television, and playwrights with understanding on how to answer the inevitable question, "So what's your project about?" The workshop will provide in-depth trainings by industry professionals alongside Ms. Wilkov concerning not only how to approach the industry with your project but also how to use the right language to describe your project for these pivotal conversations, to craft your marketing and presentation materials, and to explore the adaptability of your project to other mediums.
"Writers often don't realize that they will have to answer the question, 'So, what's your project about?' for the rest of their writing careers. To break into the publishing and entertainment industries, writers need to get clear about what their stories, books and projects are about and how to summarize them quickly and concisely in their conversations with literary agents, publishers, producers, Broadway theater developers, and other industry professionals. When done well, the conversation should cultivate interest in you and your project and potentially lead to other opportunities such as speaking appearances and/or deepen business relationships with prospects and clients, not just sell books or your project," states Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder of The Next Bestseller™ Workshop and CEO of Your Book Is Your Hook. "There are a number of ways to craft the conversation and presentation of your project. However, there are so many options that it can become extremely overwhelming and confusing for the writer who often doesn't feel competent when writing 'the short stuff' as a marketer of her or his own projects. A writer with an amazing concept could easily get rejected by the industry or ignored by the audience she or he has targeted when the presentation is not intriguing or engaging. I want to prevent that from happening by educating writers and breaking down the cluttered and often conflicting information they find on the Internet or in other trainings into clear actionable steps they can take to really succeed with their projects."
The Next Bestseller™ Workshop weekend is a safe space that provides an intimate environment for writers to get exclusive access to the dream team of industry trainers to help them prepare and practice their presentation and pitch BEFORE they have to talk about their projects with industry professionals and others at conferences, festivals, or in coveted industry individual meetings they land when they are fortunate enough to get one. "Who better to help a writer with this painful process than the industry professionals themselves?!" says Wilkov.
The Next Bestseller™ Workshop has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine in their "Write A Book" category in the 2016 article entitled "How to Pitch a Best-Seller Idea" by Jessica Abo which included a video (https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/286631) featuring the benefits of the workshop and interviews with Wilkov, the trainers and industry professionals in attendance, complete with advice from them live from the 2016 event in New York City.
Panels and break-out sessions of The Next Bestseller™ Workshop will include discussions on literary professionals and publishing, film, television, public speaking, public relations, social media, and search engine optimization and more. The writers will also present their projects to an elite panel of industry professionals from the literary, entertainment and theater communities and receive specific feedback about their individual presentations so they can improve them. Scheduled speakers include:
- - Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder of The Next Bestseller™ Workshop, Multi #1 Best-Selling Award-Winning Author and CEO of Your Book Is Your Hook LLC
- - Lane Shefter Bishop, Author of Sell Your Story In a Single Sentence: Advice From the Front Lines of Hollywood and CEO of Vast Entertainment
- - Kelly Thomas, Poet and Junior Agent at Serendipity Literary Agency
- - Lindsay Roth, Author of What Pretty Girls Are Made Of, Television Producer and Founder of RIZ Productions
- - Leann Garms, Founder of Build.Buzz.Launch
- - Helen Todd, Co-Founder & CEO of Sociality Squared
- - Ben Pelteson, Speaking Coach & Story Doula at Fearless Communicators
- - Melanie Gorman, SEO Specialist & Marketing Manager for Small Business Owners & SVP at YourTango.com
- - Randy Peyser, Founder of AuthorOneStop
- - Jack DePalma, Broadway Theater Consultant and Founder of PlaywrightTherapy.com
- - Michael Roderick, Broadway Theater Producer and Founder of Small Pond Enterprises
- - Bethany Marshall, Publishing Director at Morgan James Publishing
- - Peter Rubie, Literary Agent and CEO, FinePrint Literary Management
- - Maria C. Miles, Entertainment Attorney at Maria C. Miles
- - Jenevieve Brewer, Talent Agent & Owner of Jenevieve Brewer Talent Management
- - Jill Michele Williams, Television Producer and Creative Consultant
- - Mark DeGasperi, Author, Producer and Executive Director of Media Development International
- - Nina Sadowsky, #1 Best-Selling Author, Filmmaker and Educator
- - Vincent Zandri, New York Times, USA TODAY and Amazon Kindle OVERALL Best-Selling Author
- - Tom Avitabile, Multi #1 International Best-Selling Author and Producer
- - Eduardo Placer, Story Doula, Keynote Speaker and Global Community Builder at Fearless Communicators
Additional trainers will be announced.
The Saturday evening Author Roundtable Discussion will feature Vincent Zandri, #1 NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and AMAZON KINDLE best-selling author of more than 40 novels and winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel, and Tom Avitabile, a multi #1 best-selling author and audiobook producer. Participants will then have exclusive access to a question-and-answer session and direct dialogue with Vincent and Tom.
The Next Bestseller™ Workshop is a weekend immersive offered twice a year, usually in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Wilkov and the trainers involved have made extra efforts to make sure this workshop continues to be a resource for writers who want to be able to bring their books, films, tv shows, episodic series, and stage productions to life.About Jennifer S. Wilkov
Jennifer is a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a popular media personality and executive producer of the popular "Your Book Is Your Hook!" podcast, the Literary Agent Matchmaker™ and a respected book & business consultant in her business called "Your Book Is Your Hook!" She is also a blogger for books for the Huffington Post, and a columnist for the award-winning magazine PUBLISHED Magazine.
She supports first-time writers and seasoned authors with the essentials to become a bestseller: a great project, a strong platform and a well-polished pitch, presentation and hook for their book. She educates and assists them with the writing, marketing and getting published processes (traditional with an agent, self-publishing and e-publishing) for their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers, the media, Hollywood and beyond. She also guides them with the steps to take their creative ideas to Hollywood film and television as well as Broadway theater. She continues to passionately teach and educate writers as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, as a speaker at writers' conferences including the Writer's Digest Conference and others, film festivals including the Chelsea Film Festival and others, and for groups including New York Women In Film and Television and Writers Guild of America East, and teaches online for writers' resources such as Writer's Digest, The Writers Store, and others. Her keen eye for stories that sell and their many possibilities is trusted by industry professionals everywhere. Please refer to http://www.YourBookIsYourHook.com
for more information.
Jennifer is also the creator and producer of The Next Bestseller™ Workshop weekend, a safe space that provides writers with exclusive access to the dream team of industry trainers to help writers prepare and practice their pitches BEFORE they have to talk about their projects with industry professionals and others. Please refer to http://www.TheNextBestseller.com
for more information and registration.
Jennifer S. Wilkov
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