A good “comp title” (which I’ve seen variously expanded as “comparative title,” “comparison title,” or “competitive title”) can help put a literary agent or reader in the right mindset when you’re trying to pitch your book. A bad one may leave them with their eyes glazing over.
So what are comp titles and how do you come up with good ones?
In this post I’ll cover:
- What are comp titles?
- When you need comp titles
- How to come up with good comp titles
- Two approaches for utilizing comp titles