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Jared Povanda @JaredPovandaCan one of your comp titles be a self-published book, or is that not the best idea? #AskDvpit
Unless it's a wildly successful self pub book (100,000+ copies), I wouldn't. Comp titles should show your book has a strong market #askDVpit
Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearnYA = books from teen perspectives, not just books about teens. Adult perspectives mean the book is not YA. #askDVpit twitter.com/JSandlinWriter…
Game of Thrones, for example, has teen protagonists & strong coming of age stories. But the adult perspectives + themes = not YA. #askDVpit
JaySandlinWriter @JSandlinWriterDo you still consider a MS YA with adult protagonists? #askDVpit #DVPit
YA = books from teen perspectives, not just books about teens. Adult perspectives mean the book is not YA. #askDVpit
Thao Le @ThaoLe8I concur. Use emojis in your twitter pitches sparingly when you need to due to char constraint, but don't make it hard to decipher #AskDvpit twitter.com/AshleyHearn/st…
Clarity is key with Twitter pitches! The feed fills up fast, so many requesters don't have time to spend decoding. #askDVpit
Priyanka Taslim @bhootbabe#AskDVPit Are emojis as shorthand in pitches a no-no?
I think it could work as long as the meaning is clear. I wouldn't over clutter it though. #askDVpit
Kelly Brantley @kellyynewbook#askdvpit Hello! What mistakes do writers make in their very first pages/queries that immediately turn you away from a manuscript?
A character who has no drive or desire is difficult for me to connect with. And if I don't connect w/ the MC, I won't fall in 💜. #askDVpit
M. M. Collins @Mickcollins32#askDVpit I'm struggling w/ how to categorize my historical Caribbean novel. It has a range of ages & is a little too graphic for YA.
Who do you imagine your target audience to be? Adult can have teen characters, but YA = books from teen POV's for teen readers. #askDVpit