Creatively Pitching Your Project

I’m blogging over at Books & Such today. Here’s a preview:

This week, we’ve been telling you about our experiences at the ICRS convention where we spent the bulk of our time talking with publishers and editors about you — our clients. These meetings put us in the same position you’re in at a writer’s conference when you’re pitching your project to an editor or agent.

  • We have a limited amount of time.
  • The people with whom we’re speaking have had many other meetings and are likely tired and overwhelmed.
  • We are challenged to convey everything pertinent about each project in a brief verbal pitch.
  • We have to tailor our pitches to each editor, giving them what (we hope) they want.
  • We must generate excitement about each project on the spot for us to have a chance of selling it.

To accomplish this, each of the Books & Such agents used their own unique methods of presenting pitches and leave-behinds.

Click over to Books & Such to read the post.

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


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  2. Camille Eide on June 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Rachelle, thank you for all you do for us, and for all the behind the scenes hard work you do to be prepared to go into the trenches ahead of us!