Book Marketing Coach – Mark Malatesta

Book Marketing Coach Mark Malatesta, a former literary agent and Marketing & Licensing Manager for a well-known publisher, is now offering 1-on-1 introductory coaching sessions

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Dear Author,

Photo of Book Marketing Coach - Mark MalatestaAs your Book Marketing Coach, I’ll review any/all of the following: first 50 pages of your book or book idea, query letter, synopsis, book proposal, website and/or social media presence. I’ll take notes and provide you with my proprietary Author Questionnaire as well, to help you prepare for our time together. Then we’ll get on the phone (or Skype) for a full hour so I can tell you the best ways to write, publish, and/or market your book. I’ll answer all your questions. And I’ll record the call for you (most people listen 2-3 times, that’s how helpful these calls can be). Make sure you register now though, as calls are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Who should schedule a Book Marketing Coach session?

Book Marketing Coach sessions are for authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books) who want help to write, publish, or market their books. That includes authors at all stages of development, everyone from beginners to previously published authors who’ve published many books with major publishing houses. I’ve coached New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, as well as writers who are just getting started and those who are frustrated because they haven’t been getting the results they want from literary agents and publishers.

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What do you want or need help with?

* Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: Figure out which one is best for you during a Book Marketing Coach session.

* Book Concept/Title/Genre: Which one of your books has the greatest potential 
(or, how can you make your existing book more marketable)? What’s the best title for your book? Or, what genre(s) does it fit into?

* Literary Agent Research & Submissions: What’s the easiest/fastest way to find the best literary agents for you and your work? And what’s the best strategy to use when approaching them? Find out during a Book Marketing Coach session.

* Query Letter/Synopsis/Proposal: Create an irresistible query letter that gets literary agents asking to read your material and offer representation. Write a book synopsis that’s just as good as your book. Create a book proposal that gets the attention of top literary agents and generates a big advance.

* First 50 Pages: Tighten up that all-important first 50 pages of your manuscript and avoid the common mistakes that lead to rejection. Find out how during a Book Marketing Coach session.

* Author Platform: Discover simple strategies to quickly improve your credibility and influence.

* Myths & Misconceptions: Every author falls for some of them. Identify misinformation and false beliefs that are sabotaging your success and preventing you from reaching your goals.

* Should You Try to Get Published?: On a scale of 1 to 10 I’ll tell you what I think, give you concrete reasons why, and recommend next steps during your Book Marketing Coach session.

* In a Sticky Situation: I’ll show you the easiest way to fix it (i.e. bad agent, bad publisher, bad contract, etc.)

* Turn Your Book into a Business: Discover how to leverage your expertise into other streams of income—not just books.

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Additional Book Marketing Coaching Call Details

After you register for a coaching session, you’ll get an author questionnaire with important questions that will allow me to serve you better during our time together. The more I know about your book(s) before your session, the easier it will be for me to give you actionable advice during your Book Marketing Coach session. And, you’ll be able to use the information you provide to improve your pitch materials. After I get the completed author questionnaire, I’ll send you scheduling information so you can choose a day and time for us to speak.

One piece of insight or advice might be the only thing standing between you and your publishing goals, so I’ll do everything I can to help you get to the next level. We all need help to see certain things that we can’t see alone, and we all need help to apply or implement certain things at the highest level. By scheduling a Book Marketing Coach session, you’ll be able to avoid the guessing, loneliness, and costly mistakes that most authors endure. I’ll give you concrete, specific advice that you’ll be able to apply to your unique situation.

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Always remember…

Getting published isn’t luck, it’s a decision.

Mark Malatesta

Book Marketing Coach

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Author Success Story: Nonfiction/Narrative Nonfiction  
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"Berkley Books recently published my book in hardcover after Mark helped me get multiple agents interested in my work. I was able to speak with literary agents from top agencies such as Janklow & Nesbit, Trident Media, Anderson Lit, and Folio. I signed with Don Fehr at Trident Media and a short time later I had a publishing contract! Having Mark on your side is incredibly valuable." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Daniel Cohen (Single Handed, Penguin Random House/Berkley Books)   
Author Success Story: Fiction  
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"It has been an awfully long and bloody road towards publication but I’m finally on my way. Hard work, struggle, disappointments, and perseverance are important. So is following the advice of publishing industry experts like Mark. He helped me get a top literary agent and now my novel, The Wrong Hand is being published by Penguin Books and their prestigious Michael Joseph imprint, which is ‘principally interested in publishing Top Ten Bestsellers’. It’s hard not to be excited." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Jane Jago (The Wrong Hand, Penguin Books/Michael Joseph)   
Author Success Story: Eleven Fiction and Nonfiction Titles  
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"Finding Mark has been both a treat and a treasure. I now have two different agents for my work, and a book deal with Sky Horse Publishing. I’ve served as Creative Director of the TIME Incorporated Magazine Group; Director of Time World News Service, a Founding Director of TIME-Life Films; Executive Producer for both the CBS and NBC Television Networks; and Producer/ Director: Movies of the Week: CBS Cinema Center Films and Universal MCA. You just can’t do it alone today as an author." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Nathaniel Lande (11 books with Harper Collins, National Geographic, etc.)   
Author Success Story: Fiction/Young Adult  
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"When I got the phone call about my publishing offer with Harcourt, I was in my office with three other people. I slammed down the phone, ran into the secretary’s office, threw myself down on the floor and said, ‘I got a deal!’ They sat there and held my hand. I was speechless. I’ve never ever been that happy in my life. On my wedding day I wasn’t that happy! Getting married and having children are wonderful experiences, but I didn’t ‘work’ to get my children!" [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Carol Plum-Ucci (The Body of Christopher Creed, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)   
Author Success Story: Fiction/Mystery/Thriller  
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"Ballantine Books published my first two novels in hardcover and paperback after Mark Malatesta helped create an auction and bidding war for my books, resulting in a six-figure offer. Mark is one of the rare and genuine good guys, but he also has incredible information (even his ideas have ideas). One of the most important keys to success as an author is good information and support." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Jim Brown (24/7 and Black Valley, Random House/Ballantine)   
Author Success Story: Nonfiction/Business  
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"Not long after Mark helped me land a top literary agent, I got a call from my agent letting me know that I had three different publishing offers from well-known publishers: Amacom, Palgrave Macmillan, and McGraw-Hill who recently published my book in hardcover! It was a fantastic feeling and a huge smile came over my face. For a moment I felt like life was perfect and the angels were singing." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

David Hamme (Customer Focused Process Innovation, McGraw Hill)   
Author Success Story: Fiction  
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"Before I revised my query letter with Mark, I got no responses. When I sent out my new query, I got four requests for more material within 24 hours The support Mark provides is fantastic. His suggestions changed my original query significantly, but they also helped me see that I had something to offer. Now I have a top agent! Mark is smart and reliable and working with him has made all the difference." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Dayna Dunbar (The Wings That Fly Us Home, Ballantine)   
Author Success Story: Nonfiction/Self-Help  
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"Mark helped me get five different offers for representation from top literary agents. I signed with Stephanie Tade who got me a 6-figure book deal with Penguin Books, which published my book in hardcover! When Stephanie first contacted me, she was very excited and said, ‘I can’t get your book proposal out of my head. It’s brilliant – I mean, really, it’s fantastic. Editors should be salivating by the time they get to the chapter outline.’ Working with Mark was completely worth it." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Amy Jo Goddard (Woman on Fire, Penguin Random House)   
Author Success Story: Memoir/Christian  
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"Before I decided to work with Mark, I submitted my book to literary agents but didn’t get any interest. After I revised my query letter and book proposal, I got several agencies interested and decided to sign with Fine Print Lit, a top literary agency in New York. They got publishers bidding against each other and I ended up signing a contract with Thomas Nelson (an imprint of Harper Collins) for what I’ve been told by several people is a very large advance. What cloud is higher than 9?" [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Scott LeRette (The Unbreakable Boy, Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson)   
Author Success Story: Memoir  
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"I got the number one agent on my wish list thanks to Mark. He’s done more than 100 deals in just two year and has a long list of accolades, including being talked about in the New York Times. Within 4 minutes of sending out my revised query letter, my literary agent called me on the phone. Less than 30 days later I had three major publishers making offers. And, a few days after that, I signed a deal with Random House. Mark’s query letter did that." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

Lakshmi Subramani (Lights Out, Random House)   

About Mark Malatesta

MARK MALATESTA is a former literary agent turned author coach. Mark now helps authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children's books) get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company Literary Agent Undercover and The Bestselling Author. Mark's authors have gotten six-figure book deals, been on the NYT bestseller list, and published with houses such as Random House, Scholastic, and Thomas Nelson. Click here to learn more about Former Literary Agent Mark Malatesta and read reviews about Mark Malatesta.

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