What matters to someone at the receiving end of your adventure project pitch? 7 common mistakes that adventurers make, and 14 key elements you must include in your pitch document.
Alex Roddie is a British freelance writer and editor, who mainly works in the outdoor genre. He has 15 years of experience as a climber, backpacker and mountaineer, and is an Online Editor for The Great Outdoors. I talked to him about what an editor actually does and why every adventure author needs the help of a professional editor.
You can’t find a traditional publisher because no one will take the time to appreciate that readers want to buy your story. You can’t self-publish because you don’t have the time, skill or money to undertake and underwrite the process.The British publisher Unbound have stepped into this space with an innovative business model where traditional publishing builds off crowdfunding.
Having completed the first source-to-mouth expedition along Angola's longest river, Oscar Scafidi had to work out how to get the story into print. He would eventually decide to publish with Unbound, a full-service publishing house that uses an innovative crowdfunding model and offers a 50/50 royalty deal. This is the story of Oscar's (ongoing) journey to publication.
Kayak The Kwanza was the first source-to-mouth expedition along Angola's longest river. Oscar Scafidi is a travel writer, risk consultant and history teacher. He talks about the money and media side of his Angola adventure, along with the charity fundraising, the (pending) Guinness World Record, and the challenges of producing the film and the book.