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Writing is hard. But it’s also one of the best things ever.
When querying a book, it’s often vital for two or more comparison titles to be included in the pitch. Comparison or comp titles are books that are similar to the one being queried. They’re a way to help an agent or publisher picture the concept, tone, and market, transforming that coddled manuscript into a commercial product.
As a reader, I love a book I can’t put down – and yet I’ve lost count of the books I’ve put down mid-way, or worse just pages in.
I embody my worst fear as a writer. If I’m abandoning books, other people are too. But why?