To this end, I'm drawing on my experiences as an overworked editor to give you the perspective of the people you'll be trying to win over as plainly as possible. Here's what you need to know about your cover letter: 1.
Adding the caveat that this is only based on my own experience and others may vary, I've cobbled together a list of dos and don'ts - or at least, one do and a lot of don'ts. It won't convince someone to take on a book they don't like. It may put people off your work if you sound cranky.
Basically, trying too hard to be persuasive won't help; the simpler you keep it, the better.
An effective cover letter goes roughly like this: Dear (correct name of the person addressed, found in an up-to-date copy of the Writers and Artists Yearbook - the standard industry directory, available from big bookshops and public libraries, and a book you can't do without), Please find enclosed my novel (name of your work) for your consideration.
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The Secret Language of Editors When I was beginning as a writer, I looked for advice all over, and in the end, I found the most useful thing anyone could tell me was the truth.
A/B tests are commonly applied to clicked-on ad copy and landing page copy or designs to determine which version drives the more desired result.(A) version is normally your existing design ("control" in statistics lingo); and (B) version is the "challenger" with one copy or design element changed.In a "50/50 A/B split test," you're flipping a coin to decide which version of a page to show.Online dating is the romantic equivalent of eating at Denny's: There's a menu full of tantalizing photos and enticing descriptions, but that Grand Slam breakfast never looks quite as good when it's sitting in front of you.Obviously, people exercise plenty of factual calisthenics in their online profiles.