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Have you found book marketing challenging? Have you been told you need a bigger platform, but aren’t sure where to begin? Or are you a seasoned marketer who wants to learn more about leveraging your skills to pitch your book to literary agents? Then our new and improved Marketing Boot Camp Course On Demand is for you!



This online course is jam-packed with marketing tips and tricks that will help you to practically apply these insights immediately to strengthen your pitch. Containing a brand new presentation, two new takeaways, and interviews with our clients and bestselling authors Chris Bailey (The Productivity Project), Cait Flanders (The Year of Less), and Dave Pell (NextDraft), this 2.5 hour course can be viewed permanently anywhere, anytime convenient to you for just $297.

What you'll receive

This evergreen webinar includes four video clips & interviews, Lucinda Literary’s Marketing Playbook, three takeaway exercises, and our Magnetize Your Social Media checklist.

Bonus materials

If you download our Marketing Boot Camp Course, you'll also be eligible for a FREE 20-minute coaching call with a Lucinda Literary agent and have the option to add on a custom marketing plan.

Special Guests

Our Marketing Boot Camp Course is led by Lucinda Halpern, a literary agent and author with over fifteen years of experience in marketing and publicity. She will be laying out exactly what agents are looking for in your marketing plans. To get other publishing perspectives, Lucinda interviewed a few special guests for this course. Learn more about them below!

Chris Bailey

International Bestselling Author

When Chris Bailey graduated from university, he received two full-time job offers, but declined them both so he could dedicate a full year to exploring his passion: productivity. He documented his experiments in productivity on his popular blog, A Life of Productivity, and later in an internationally bestselling book, The Productivity Project (Crown Business; 2016). Bailey’s work has received national and international media attention from outlets like the New York Times. His next book, How to Calm Your Mind, was published in December 2022 with Viking.

Cait Flanders

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Cait Flanders is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Year of Less. Described by Vogue as “a fascinating look into a living experiment that we can all learn from,” it has been translated into 10 languages, and sold more than 190,000 copies. Her new book, ADVENTURES IN OPTING OUT, is a field guide to opting out of expectations, changing paths, and leading a more intentional life. Cait’s story has been shared in the New York TimesThe GuardianThe Globe and MailOprah.comTreehuggerForbes, and more.

Dave Pell

Author and Popular Blogger

Writer and creator of the popular newsletter NextDraft, Dave Pell has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. His writing has been syndicated in Time, Wired, NPR, McSweeney’s, Gizmodo, Forbes, Quartz, among numerous other outlets. He’s regularly invited to participate in public speaking opportunities and podcasts, and has recently spoken about The Future of Media in the Trump Era at UC Berkeley’s BAMPFA Theater and SXSW. His book Please Scream Inside your Heart was published by Hachette in November 2021.


Creating a marketing plan can be the most difficult part of a book proposal, especially if you don't already have a built-in platform or audience. Lucinda and her guests offer advice for selling yourself as an author—even if your social media presence is small (or nonexistent!).