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Want to sell a book? Read this one first!,
This review is from: How to Publish Your Novel: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes (Squareone Writer's Guide) (Paperback)
Ken Atchity's Square One Book Classification System, starting on page 9, explained to me exactly why it's vitally important to know what category your book fits into and who your target audience is. If you can convey these things to a publisher right away, it allows them to visualize instantly where your book can be sold. With this information, they will read the next sentence of your query with much more interest than if you had no idea where your book fits into the market place.
Chapter six, Prepapring the Package, explains exactly how to write an eye catching query letter including the salutation, first paragraph and closing. I thought I knew these things. In fact, the value of this book, relative to other books I've read on the subject, was that Dr. Atchity explained so many things I thought I'd already grasped. And just when a question would pop into my mind, an answer followed soon after in a clear concise way over and over again throughout the pages of HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR NOVEL.
I highly recommend this book if you're trying to sell one.