Everyone knows that an unsolicited book proposal is a waste of time, don’t they? They either go straight into the bin, or are lost into a pile in a corner never to be seen again.
That is, unless some sort of magic happens and the pitch becomes a book.
‘Wilder Wales’ started out as a book idea that popped into my head on a weekend in Snowdonia in 2012. It became an unsolicited proposal, which I put together to a standard format with one particular non-fiction publisher in mind.
And they liked it. The first edition was published by Graffeg in 2015 and sold out. Now it’s back in a new compact edition, continuing to prove that an on spec pitch really can work – if you have faith.