59 Pitching with Dan Koboldt

 

 

My buddy Dan Koboldt  has a lot to say about pitching books to literary agents and publishers, especially pitching contests for super-short-form venues like twitter. Right now, it’s #PitchPerfect. How timely!

So in this episode we talk about pitching contests.

It’s an alternate channel to catch the interest of an agent by pitching your book.

#Pitmad

Normal query letters

The “hook” or “elevator pitch”

Dan’s three pitches for The Rogue Retrieval:

A Vegas performer brings high-tech magic illusions into a medieval world that has the real thing.

A man who spent his life studying a pristine medieval world goes rogue when he uncovers his company’s plans to invade it.

When a company loses someone in a hidden medieval world, they recruit a Vegas show magician to make him reappear.

Character, goal, what’s stopping them, and what’s at stake

IN A WORLD…

You can see which pitches those agents favorited and see their taste and also what great pitches are

Stealing Paris by Diana Urban

I have this book I’m representing that’s about this

Pitch Madness by Brenda Drake

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