Title: No Contacts? No Problem! How to pitch and sell a freelance feature
Author: Catherine Quinn – A Brighton-based freelance writer
About the book: A practical guide, covering every aspect of the freelance pitching and selling process, from writing a good pitch and understanding your market to writing your first commission and keeping the work coming in.
Read this if… You are looking to break into freelance journalism and would like to start pitching and selling freelance articles, or have some experience of pitching and selling but would like to learn more and approach new editors. Catherine writes about travel, food, health and more, and her book is geared towards writers interested in any genre.
In my opinion: Particularly useful for first-timers, this book helps open the door for good writers who are looking to break into the freelance market. One of the best bits about Catherine’s book is her four-week pitching plan (Chapter 13), which takes you from planning a pitch, through to securing a commission. Even better, this book also links to the follow-up site nocontactsnoproblem.com, where you’ll find editors tips and journo resources.