Welcome to the second day of the Lucinda Literary Challenge! Today is all about comps.
Comparative titles, known in the industry as “comps,” are key to winning an agent or editor. Comps refer to books that “look like” yours: they’re similar in theme and you and the author share a target audience.
Comps should feature in both your query letter and your book proposal. They help to convince agents and editors of the potential success of your book: if your book is like X, and X sold well, then yours will too.
So today, we’d like you to find just two comps for your book. Here are some guiding instructions:
With these tips in mind, find your two comps and share them with us on Instagram, Twitter and/or LinkedIn. Remember, doing this challenge will increase your chance to win our detailed feedback and a chance at representation. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!