Give 'Em What They Want

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Writer's Digest Books, Oct 28, 2005 - Reference - 256 pages
3 Reviews
Learn how to craft a killer pitch - and get your novel published today.

&break;&break;One of a writer's most difficult tasks is crafting a submission package. In order to get published you need to compose queries, synopses, and outlines that will prove irresistible to agents and editors. Give 'Em What They Want uses step-by-step instructions to break down the process, making it easier than you thought possible to put together a query packet, sample chapters, outlines, synopses - everything you need to interest an agent or editor in your novel. Inside you'll find:

  • Dozens of samples complete with comments and suggestions for improvement&break;
  • Successful submission techniques from published authors&break;
  • Advice from well-respected agents and editors about avoiding common submission pitfalls&break;
  • Information on working with agents and editors once your pitch is complete&break;
  • And much more!
&break;&break;Give 'Em What They Want includes everything you need to know about approaching anyone in the publishing industry with your novel. Pitching your novel has never been easier!

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User Review  - AprilBrown - LibraryThing

Was written in 2005. Mostly seems like helpful advice, though some is outdated (sending queries as professional letters in snail mail, instead of quick blurbs in email). It would be nice to see an ... Read full review

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User Review  - David_David_Katzman - LibraryThing

I died a little bit inside when I read this book. Yes, I should know better. When I write about self-publishing, the recurrent theme is that “publishing is a business.” And the goal of a business is ... Read full review

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