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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Chapter 5
The “Snail Mail” Query Letter
In This Chapter
• When to send your query through the mail
• The preferred format
• Rules for success
• Making your query letter stand out
• The extras that get you noticed
You may think that paper mail has gone the way of the Walkman or VCR, but, in reality, some publishers and agents prefer the written word that comes in “snail mail” over an e-mail.
Keep in mind that even in today’s electronic world, people who work in publishing have great affection for and interest in the written, printed word. Sometimes it’s the physical properties of a proposal that are best displayed in a hardcopy. For others, it is simply office management, a way to keep query submissions separate from ongoing client and ...

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