27 Ways to Excite Agents and Editors About You and Your Book

27 Ways to Excite Agents and Editors About You and Your Book

This article is reprinted with the author's permission. Note in particular #9, 12, and 14. These are items Ausoma can help you devlop.
  1. Your Professionalism
  2. Your query letter
  3. Your pitch
  4. The freshness, timeliness, salability, and promotability of your idea
  5. Your style
  6. The impact of your writing
  7. Your first line
  8. Your first page
  9. Your promotion plan
  10. The number of books you will sell a year
  11. The media that will give you time or space
  12. Your platform
  13. Your email list
  14. Your communities of writers, fans and publishing pros eager to help you
  15. Your test-marketing
  16. Telling them how many competing books you’ve read, how many drafts  you’ve done, and how many readers have given you feedback
  17. Your passion for the sharing the value of your work
  18. Your commitment to your craft and your career
  19. Your credentials
  20. Your book’s promotion potential
  21. Your book’s markets: consumers, schools, businesses, film/foreign rights
  22. Your commitments for a foreword and cover quotes
  23. Commitments from organizations to buy and promote the book
  24. Your future books
  25. Your knowledge of publishing and what it takes to succeed
  26. Your ability to build your brand
  27. Your video query showing how well you discuss your book
Mike Larsen / Author,  Author Coach / michaellarsenauthorcoaching.com
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