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Pitchapalooza comes to Book Revue Thursday

Mix equal parts "American Idol" with a book idea and what do you get? Pitchapalooza!

But at this event, aspiring writers are the stars. Instead of covering pop tunes, they pitch potential books to a panel of judges and receive valuable feedback.

Created by "The Book Doctors" -- David Henry Sterry, author of 13 books, and his wife, Arielle Eckstut, a literary agent and entrepreneur -- Pitchapalooza and its panel of publishing industry experts will be headed to the Book Revue in Huntington at 7 p.m. Thursday for an event to promote the pair's newly published book, "The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published" ($15.95, Workman Publishing).

Pitchapalooza's format seems to be resonating. Eckstut and Sterry have traveled across the country with their event, hitting cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Dayton and Miami.

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