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Proper Etiquette for trying to pitch something

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by quinone42, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. quinone42

    quinone42 New Member

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  2. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Oh boy.
     
  3. ringer

    ringer Member

    I wouldn't bother calling the TV station because I don't know of any TV stations that publish books.

    The most logical thing is to pitch your book idea to a book publisher. Then be prepared to write an outline and a sample chapter. If English is not your first language, make sure you have a really good copy editor/friend read your chapter and outline thoroughly to make sure there are no mistakes in your writing before you submit it.
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What do you mean when you write you want to pitch a book to a TV station?
     
  5. quinone42

    quinone42 New Member

    not pitch, but like, try to contact a tv station to advertise a book/author
     
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I would get together a press release and copies of the book and send one release and one book to each station. Make it a friendly, somewhat modest release. Ask them politely: "We would appreciate any feedback or publicity you could provide."

    And make sure to include email address, phone number and mailing address.
     
  7. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    the executive producer. sometimes it might be the assignment editor or morning show producer. Be forewarned that if you get on, it might be on the morning show, so I hope you enjoy pitching a book at 5 a.m.
    Also be sure you know when that station has news and do not call within 45 minutes of any newscast beginning or they will want to strangle you.
     
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