As some of you know, I'm a #pitmad success story. Back in 2013, I attracted the attention of Meredith Rich of Bloomsbury Spark with my pitch for my novel THE SWEET SPOT. That's not the book that I ultimately ended up writing with Bloomsbury, but it started our relationship. Link
Needless to say, I love #pitmad. This past week, I got to help out Brenda Drake by co-hosting the most recent. I spent the day tweeting tips, so I thought I'd put them all here in one place.
I'd love to answer questions about pitches. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about my experience!
Be professional on twitter. An agent during
#pitmad mentioned being
turned off by someone's negative tweets & chose not to favorite. #pubtip
Tweets are public. Expect industry pros to look at your feed and bio. Act accordingly if you expect to be treated professionally.
If agent is open to queries and reps what you write, query traditionally, even if they don't favorite.
Pitching today during
#pitmad? Be sure you have a
MS ready to send in case someone "favorites" it! Be prepared to
#pitmad love. If you like a
pitch, retweet it. Leave stars (favorites) for the pros. Total heart attack for
the author. #pitmad
The best pitches are specific. MC, goal, stakes, and genre. Hard to do, but worth the effort.