Tip of the Week: Practice those one sentence pitches.
Remember how way back last summer I talked about pitching? Well, the subject is still important even today.
Just now, I had my assistant start to write up a one-sentence pitch for one of our fall books. It took her about a half hour, and I thought she just might scream in frustration.
One sentence pitches are hard to do. Practice now. You never know when you'll need one.
(And I know I never finished those pitch contest entries. I'm still slowly but surely getting through them. Between the books releases and the First Trimester of Doom, some stuff has gotten really backed up.)