Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds (Paperback)

Original price was: $12.95.Current price is: $9.97.

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read

This renowned book has now helped countless writers and filmmakers overcome their fear of pitching and get their screenplays and manuscripts read by agents, editors and producers.

$12.95 $9.97 for exclusive autographed edition



Whether on the telephone or at writers’ conferences, film festivals and pitch fests, writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work. This proven approach to revealing the key commercial components of a story in a succinct, powerful way will insure that agents, producers or publishers will insist on seeing any writer’s screenplay or manuscript. Among the many insights included are:

  • The 8 Steps to a Powerful Pitch
  • The Cardinal Rule of Pitching
  • The 10 Essential Elements of Story
  • Designing a Marketing Plan
  • Pitching Other People’s Work

And much more, including “The Best Pitch I Ever Heard” : exclusive interviews with more than 40 top agents, publishers, film executives, novelists and screenwriters on what makes a successful pitch.


“Finally, someone’s got it right. Michael Hauge’s book is insightful and totally on the mark for anyone interested in pitching their screenplay. Write a screenplay, then read this book, and half the work is done.”
Syd Field
Syd Field
Screenwriter, Lecturer, Author: Screenplay; The Screenwriter's Workbook; The Screenwriter's Problem Solver
“I have made most of our sales – including Wedding Crashers – by pitching. I wish Michael Hauge’s method had been around when I was starting out—it would have saved me most of the humiliation, and some of the stuttering.”
Bob Fisher
Bob Fisher
Screenwriter: Wedding Crashers; We're the Millers; Creator, Executive Producer: Sirens
“Give Michael Hauge a minute; he’ll give you a career. This book is so full of insights and practical help that we’ve made it an official selection of the Great American Pitchfest.”
Signe Olynyk
Signe Olynyk
President/CEO, Great American Pitchfest
“Props to Michael Hauge, who once again advances his timeless insights, this time into perhaps the most under-utilized tool in the professional writer’s war chest: the telephone pitch. Armed with his savvy methods, you’ll commandeer the meaningful consideration you and your work deserve.”
Diane Cairns
Diane Cairns
Producer; Screenwriter; Former Senior VP: ICM; former Senior VP of Production, Universal Pictures
“Michael’s work has saved my butt on more than one occasion – and I keep having occasions, so I’m glad he’s still at work. If you want to be a better writer, and better presenter of your own work, stop reading this quote and go buy the book!”
Jeff Arch
Jeff Arch
Screenwriter: Sleepless in Seattle; Iron Will; Saving Milly. Writer/Director: Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys

You may also like…