Making the Perfect Pitch by Katharine Sands
How To Catch a Literary Agent's Eye

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Aimed at beginning and experienced writers of all sorts of fiction and nonfiction, this guide explains how to craft a successful "pitch" (query letter) to a literary agent. Written by literary agents and other industry professionals, 40 contributions discuss such topics as identifying selling points, conveying enthusiasm, and targeting the pitch to the right agents. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Published April 1, 2004 by Watson-Guptill. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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I think people have to keep that in mind, not to look at a rejection from an agent as a comment on their work.” Robert Gottlieb mirrors this attitude: “If a book doesn’t sell, if a manuscript doesn’t attract the attention of an editor or a publisher, put it in a closet and start your next book.

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