Agents don’t want your full manuscript, they prefer a nice, well-written letter explaining what you have for them and what you bring to the table.
A query letter is a single page cover letter, introducing you and your book.
Here is a perfect example. (with explanations)
A query letter has three concise paragraphs: the hook, the mini-synopsis, and your writer’s biography. Don’t stray from this format.
The quotes above are from a detailed “Query Letter Basics” that break it down for you, here.
If you self-publish, you could use the suggestions in the ‘basics’ to write a killer blurb for either your book jacket, book’s About page, or some ad copy. Maybe it becomes the script for your book trailer. 🙂
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