Give ‘Em What They Want


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Give ‘Em What They Want

The Right Way to Pitch Your Novel to Editors and Agents
by Blythe Camenson and Marshal J. Cook
Writer’s Digest Books, 2005
ISBN 1-58297-330-X
$16.99 paperback, 256 pages


Read an Excerpt
From chapter 1 of Give ‘Em What They Want, “Creating a Salable Product”:

Step 1: Read before you write.
Step 2: Write for the market.
Step 3: Write for yourself.
Step 4: Learn how to write.
Step 5: Polish your product.

About the Book
One of a writer’s most difficult tasks is crafting a submission package. In order to get published you need o 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
  • Successful submission techniques from published authors
  • Advice from well-respected agents and editors about avoiding common submission pitfalls
  • Information on working with agents and editors once your pitch is complete

Give ‘Em What They Want includes everything your need to know about approaching anyone in the publishing industry with your novel. Pitching your novel has never been easier!

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