In my email this morning was a confirmation that in two weeks I'll be pitching my book to agent Kristin Nelson. Besides polishing my manuscript, I'll be practicing my pitch. So I went back to this post on Pitch University for some pointers. Maybe you're preparing to pitch, too. Check out what they have to offer.
I'm surprised I hadn't come across Pitch University in my internet browsing. What a wealth of information! Even if you're not ready to pitch right now, you're probably ready to learn. And the folks at Pitch University have worked incredibly hard to provide you the tools you need.
The amount of articles, videos, and audios is amazing. Start at the home page, and scroll down to New to Pitch U? You'll want to do some browsing on the site to get familiar with all they offer.
Begun by Diane Holmes, Pitch University is a safe and comfortable place for writers--no matter how hesitant or shy--to learn to verbalize their story. Holmes grew up in a family of salesmen, and even majored in marketing, but she confesses, "I suck at pitching." Makes you feel better, huh?
One of the events at Pitch University is a monthly "PitchFest". The organizers host an agent or editor who is currently looking for books. Participants are encouraged to pitch to the professional, via query letter, audio, or video.
Among the many offerings at Pitch University are:
The Pitch U Writers Manifesto (which will ease your mind)
The free Monthly Pitch newsletter (signing up gets you the free bonus "10 Reasons You Suck at Pitching Your Book")
Do you feel comfortable with your pitch? Have you pitched in the past? How did it go?