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Teasers are usually a bit longer than blurbs and are meant to generate excitement. They often end with a question, but they don't have to. Think of how films are teased if you’re stumped for ideas.
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No matter how bad your review is, it will still be listed on your reviewer page on Amazon (yes, they exist; just click on a reviewer's name). This is a small spreading of news/linking back, and it will be helpful—almost no matter what you say. Almost.
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Because this is not a negative review, you can add some length to it. But because it's not unremittingly positive, it does not have to be lengthy. The ideal length is probably about 50 to 100 words. If you want to say more, contact the writer in private. For self-published works, editing and republishing are usually pretty easy. Hence if you find a glaring translation error, the writer can fix it. You can save the day with your review.
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Just saying you loved a piece is not enough. It's better than nothing, of course. But you, too, are a writer. You can do better than that!
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PitMad was a quarterly pitch session on Twitter. So essentially what you would be doing was tweeting about your work. But it was only on specific dates, and agents and publishers were watching.
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Give it one last read-through. Look for the right words in the wrong places (e. g. a typo which turned out to be a correctly spelled word, so spellchecker missed it). Look for sense and ease of understanding. Make sure your plot makes sense.
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Take your book with you, in a purse or tote bag or backpack. Ask to speak to whoever is in charge of acquisitions. Go to them, book in hand, and explain how you are related to the library.
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… someone turns to you and says, "You're a writer. So, what's your book about?" Don't just stand there! You've got to be ready.
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Consider a few objective things: (a) was it the wrong genre for that publisher? Then be more careful next time and keep track of which publisher accepts which kinds of works. (b) was it not submitted correctly? Then take the time to do submissions right. Do they want an attachment? Then send one next time. Do they want just the pitch and three chapters? Then send that.
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