Monday, November 14, 2011

PITCHAPALOOZA the News Release!

Yeah, we sat on the floor!



Two NH Men on a Fishing Quest Win Shot at a Book Deal
Clay Groves and Dave Kellam won Pitchapalooza at Waterstreet Books in Exeter during a celebration of the independent booksellers 20th anniversary.

EXETER, NH - Pitchapalooza, an American Idol for books, was won by Conway’s Clay Groves and Exeter’s Dave Kellam who pitched a book about their quest to catch and eat every kind of freshwater fish in New Hampshire. Their prize is a personal introduction to an agent or publisher interested in these kinds of books. The event on November 12th was hosted by Waterstreet Books of Exeter as part of their 20th anniversary celebration.

From the crowd of over one hundred people, twenty writers were selected at random to pitch their book, each getting one minute to convince a panel of judges that their idea could be published.

Pitchapalooza is an event held at bookstores all over the country and is the brainchild of Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How To Write It, Sell It, and Market It… Successfully. In the last month, three writers have gotten publishing deals as a result of participating in Pitchapalooza.



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