Writers from across Scotland are being invited to tweet pitch their next book to
a panel of publishers.
If they like what they read they’ll make contact with the pitching writer to find
The one-day event on Friday is organised by XpoNorth for Scottish authors of unpublished
fiction and nonfiction.
A similar initiative last year received over than 2500 tweets pitching hundreds of
unpublished books, many making it onto booksellers’ shelves.
Peter Urpeth, XpoNorth’s writing director, said:“There is no better way for a writer
to start the new year than to pitch their work, to start the year as they mean to
go on and to make 2017 the year in which their work is really available to the book
“Some writers like the traditional, slower methods of posting off their work to agents
or publishers for consideration, and many others prefer the direct opportunities
that social media offers to engage with agents and publishers.
“Constructing a pitch in 135 characters is a hard task, but if you know your work
inside out and really understand its core purpose and storylines, then the tweet
pitch is for you. It’s fun, it’s free, it’s fast and it works.”