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Comparison Report

Picking your comparative titles is an interesting and important step in the book-selling process. It helps to be able to compare your proposal to already published works when pitching it to a potential agent, editor, or even a reader. Comparative titles are used to identify a book’s intended demographic as well as convey a book’s tone and content, which is information that any publisher (or self-published author) should be aware of.

Consider the following notes while making a comparison:

  • Make your comparative titles audience-specific.

The people you will share these comparative titles with are considered your audience.

For instance, you might use Twilight as a comparison title when describing a YA book to a general reader. After all, it is the book that introduced many people to young adult literature.

You should be more genre-specific when speaking with an agent or editor because they are seeking comparative titles that demonstrate your market and genre knowledge. Useful titles at that point include Six of Crows and Hazel Wood.

  • Avoid using extremely well-known titles.

You should avoid using the title of the only best-selling book in the world as a comparison, especially when pitching to agents and editors. Comparing your book to the most well-known book in the world will not help you demonstrate your understanding of your industry or genre.

The more something’s popular, the less the difference between it and your book can be. Thus, Harry Potter is a huge no comparative title that no one wants to see when selling to agents and editors.

  • Avoid using titles that are too similar to one another.

For many publications, the author will select two alternative titles, such as A and B. It can be tempting to select two books that are too similar to one another. You might highlight how your book is similar to other already-published works by cross-pollinating in such a small gene pool, but you might miss out on showcasing what makes it special.

  • Your book must fulfill the promise made by the comparative.

This is crucial when you utilize samples to introduce readers to your book. Most people have a general concept of what they like based on the novels they’ve read before while looking for new books to read. They will anticipate certain things if they are fans of Gone Girl and notice that you’ve compared your novel to Gillian Flynn’s best-seller (as was the case with The Woman in the Window)- shocking story twists, enormous disclosures, and threats in a suburban environment. The reader can be in for a letdown if your book doesn’t measure up to what they think the synopsis promised.

Thus, comparing your manuscript to an already published book is a good exercise to follow. Amongst Manuscripts many features, one such is a Comparison report where users can compare their book or document to some of the well-known ones. Users can choose the genre and books according to their choice. This report contains numerous comparative reports, including comparisons of sentences, adverbs, cliches, complicated words, and more. The two books’ contents will be compared in these reports. Users can then identify the difference and adjust as necessary.