Comp titles, or comparison titles, are essentially similar books to your own that would sit alongside it in the market. They could be similar in terms of content, theme, or tone. Comp titles can be used: In your query letter, when you’re looking for an agent (so they know where your book will sit inRead More
Advice for writers
Pen names: Should you write under a pseudonym?
One of the things writers tend to consider before they publish is whether they should write under a pseudonym (or a pen name). Some famous examples of authors writing under a pen name are Lemony Snicket (real name Daniel Handler), Robert Jordan (real name James Oliver Rigney Jr.), and Agatha Christie (real name Agatha MaryRead More
The waiting game: How to survive querying or submission
Querying agents and being on submission to publishers are two of the most stressful things a writer can do – so how do you survive this waiting game? Well, it isn’t easy, and trust me, as a writer myself, I’ve been there! Querying and submission are akin to the circles of hell for writers, becauseRead More