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PITCHAPALOOZA @ Booksmith w/ NaNoWriMo Founder & Head 0f Soft Skull

The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and her ex-client/current husband, authors of the Workman book The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, will making a house call, and they want YOU to PITCH your BOOK at their Pitchapalooza. Booksmith, Jan. 20, 2011, 7:30 PM. It’s like American Idol for books, only without the Simon. Writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to a once-in-a-lifetime All-Star cast of publishing experts, including NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty, and Laura Mazer, new head of influential indie publisher Soft Skull. Arielle has been a literary agent for 18 years, and David is the best-selling author of 13 books, the last of which appeared on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review. They’ve helped dozens and dozens of talented amateurs become professionally published authors. They’ve appeared on NPR many times, and taught publishing at Stanford University. Winner gets an introduction to an agent appropriate to their book. Anyone who buys a book gets a free consultation worth $100! Here’s a link to a blog about their Pitchapalooza http://bit.ly/bcHFaZ at Barnes & Noble 86th St., with publishing titans Larry Kirschbaum and Bob Simon. Here’s a link to an article about the Art of the Pitch and their Pitchapalooza on Publishers Perspective. http://bit.ly/aysNfG. And finally here’s a write-up of a wild Pitchapalooza at the great book store Book Revue. http://bit.ly/dVzatz.