Pitmad Pitches for December 6th


#41

That one is definitely better :slight_smile:


#42

I having a problem with the word “determine.” The man has already been determined guilty otherwise he wouldn’t be a condemned inmate.


#43

Aren’t there always questions of guilt when someone is convicted but proclaims his innocence?


#44

But the pitch says “to determine his guilt” not “to determine if the man is guilty” or “was falsely convicted.”


#45

Yeah, I can see your point.


#46

I learned something at this PitMad event …no erotic agents participate. :joy::joy:

I did get a hit for my New Adult Fantasy though.


#47

My death penalty story was liked by a steamy romance publisher :joy::joy:


#48

Haha, interesting. One agent liked my fantasy romance, but her profile said not accepting romance. 🤷

I did get a hit on my steamy romance finally, but from a new small publisher.


#49

Don’t dismiss the small publishers. They will give you good attention - if they are established.What you don’t want is an outfit with no track record


#50

But also check their distribution, editing, marketing, and so on. Don’t go with a small publisher who can’t do more for you than you can do by self publishing.


#51

Ya, I hear ya. I’m currently with a small publisher from the UK. :slight_smile:

But the one that liked my tweet still has a GoFundMe fundraiser for start-up costs, etc, and is absolutely brand new. No history or track record yet.


#52

Okay, that’s what I meant. That’s - really small. As @XimeraGrey says there needs to be a bit of a track record (what I meant by established). There needs to be a benefit, otherwise you are better off on your own


#53

@lhansenauthor

Have either of you heard anything about “The Rights Factory”? One of my other stories was liked by a junior agent from their company.


#54

Canadian agency. I’m not familiar with them or their agents, but it looks like they’ve been around a while.


#55

Thanks :slight_smile: I tried to read the article on Absolutewrite about them, but can’t seem to create an account to read it.


#56

Oh bummer! AbsoluteWrite is a good place to be a member.

Let me check it for you…

Oh. Wow. 20 pages, and it’s not complimentary. Oy. I don’t think they’re scammers, but they don’t seem skilled either. You might want to give them a miss.


#57

I’ll be working tonight and into tomorrow, so I’ll be skipping this one yet again.


#58

Thanks for checking :slight_smile: I ran across one author who shared her experience online, but it was from 4 years ago. Haven’t been able to find anything more recent though.


#59

The thread actually doesn’t have anything super recent. There’s one post in 2017 and a LOT in 2016. The people they were complaining about, though, are still with the agency. I expect if you can get your account created and asked on the thread, you’d find they’re still looked at warily.