Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Lit Coach and Pitch University

I'm happy to announce I've been selected as a regular columnist for Pitch University, a new, valuable resource for writers centered on all things pitching! Lead by the totally lovely authoress and sales guru, Diane Holmes, Pitch University was created to serve as a thorough resource for writers who need help getting around this big, intimidating, daunting idea of crafting "The Big Pitch." Rather, Holmes says, "what we will be doing here at Pitch University is learning how to 'speak our story.'"

My weekly column, "Pitch Perfect Proposal: Crafting Your Nonfiction Book Proposal From Concept to Pitch," will post every Thursday on Pitch U. The column will educate writers on how to craft the perfect book proposal by examining each element of a well crafted book proposal and later, how to pitch your concept to:

* Agents
* Collaborators
* Editors
* Your Audience

I urge you to check out the site - lots of great info for novelists and nonfiction authors!

Other faculty include:

Jennifer Wilkov, Author, Creator and CEO of Your Book is Your Hook
Katharine Sands, Literary Agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
Michael Larson - Literary Agent with the Elizabeth Pommada Literary Agents
Christine Whitthohn - Literary Agent, Book Cents Literary Agency
...and many more experts in the publishing, marketing and publicity industry.

Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of the site!



  1. Excellent news, Erin! They are lucky to have you.

    Can't wait to check out the site.

  2. Thanks, Suzy!! They're a great resource! I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

  3. Congratulations, Erin!! It sounds like a terrific column series.

  4. Congrats, Erin! I hadn't heard of Pitch University before, but it looks like a great resource and a great opportunity. I'll have to keep an eye on it!


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