How the challenge will work
Once you sign up, you'll get immediate access to some background info and my overview handout on how to identify target presses for your scholarly book.
On Wednesday, August 11th, Day 1 of the challenge will be unlocked with some further information and a worksheet for you to start filling out (if you want to). You can use the info and the worksheet to start generating your list of presses.
On Day 2, a new step of the challenge will be unlocked with more tips and resources to help you research your options and refine your list.
Day 3 of the challenge will stretch over a weekend (August 13–15). You can take all those days to work on that step or take the weekend off!
On Day 4 I'll show you how to you evaluate your list and rank your options using my checklist.
On Day 5 you'll use another one of my worksheets to prepare to approach the editors at your top-ranked presses.
When the challenge is over, you'll be set to keep working on your pitch, knowing that you have some great presses waiting for you when you're ready to make your approach. If you're already ready, you can start reaching out to publishers right away.
I'll also let you know about other resources, workshops, and courses I offer to help you craft your pitch, just in case you'd like a little more help.
You will receive a series of emails to walk you through the challenge, so you can participate right from the comfort of your inbox if you like. You’ll also have access to the challenge website, where you’ll be able to ask questions and interact with the other participants along the way. You can (optionally) use the Twitter hashtag #PerfectFitPublisher to share your progress and stay in touch with fellow challenge participants.