Breakfast with the Words

Pitching to the public

Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser

It may have been morning but the stars were shining on Saturday when some of Western Australia’s most talented writers were invited by their publisher, Fremantle Press, to pitch their work to an audience of event programmers, librarians and booksellers — and members of the 2021-2023 Emerging Writers’ Programme.

The works were brand new offerings by the Western Australian independent publisher covering a wide range of genres including children’s fiction and non-fiction, crime, memoir, and historical fiction.

It was also the first event to be held in the beautifully renovated City of Fremantle library in Walyalup Civic Centre.

Top left to right: Authors Jayden Boundry, Portland Jones, Tyrown Waigana, Karen Herbert, Brooke Dunnell, and Andrew Sutherland

Perfect Pitch with Fremantle Press

Hi! Welcome to my first blog post!

As part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers’ Program at FAWWA, we recently had a Zoom session with Fremantle Press Publisher Georgia Richter and Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller.

It was all about learning how to present the perfect pitch for your unpublished work.

Then we had a go at writing and presenting a pitch for another writer’s work-in-progress. Scary, but fun.

It was an information-rich session about the publishing industry which went for three hours. Amazing.