Hi all, I am sending off my first novel to the first agent (who I've actually met in person before--a fairly prominent agent with over 50 clients!) and I was thinking of the idea of sending in a 60-second or shorter video of me 'pitching' my book. To clarify, this would NOT be in place of a quality query or good writing. Those elements will still be my best. My reasons for wanting to do the video: 1) I'm charismatic and can make a really engaging oral 'pitch.' 2) I actually met Amy at the Stanford Professional Publishing Course last year and one section of the course talked about the want for new authors to be willing to involve themselves in the social media movement to promote their writing. I thought sending in a video pitch will show that I am competent with the current social media tools and can engage outside of my writing. I met the agent at one of the faculty dinners (I was an intern and this was one of the perks, to attend the dinners) and she actually said for me to contact her when I felt like I had something worthy of being read. That was a year ago. Recently another faculty member (involved in the publication of King's first novel, Carrie) I connected with during the course read my book and said he thinks 'it is publishable' and actually referred me to the original agent. On her listing, she asks for a query letter and the first 20 pages. Thoughts? Should I just got traditional and do the query letter with the 20? Or if I am confident I can make a compelling pitch over video, should I include one? This is my first time submitting to an agent so i want to stand out as much as possible but at the same time don't want to ruin my chances by being 'unprofessional.'