Today on the YA Highway we're talking comp titles.
What's a comp title? Well, it's a book and or author that are similar to your manuscript either by style or subject matter.
Okay, so picking comp a title is kinda hard. When I was looking for comps for EMERALD'S KEEPER, I dragged my sister to the bookstore and made her sit with me and go through stacks and stacks of YA books. True story. We were there for hours reading, and I left with the tallest tower of novels ever. ;)
In the end, my sister and I decided my style of writing and imagery best compared to Aprilynne Pike's WINGS, and Holly Black's TITHE. (Ha, even the covers are similar!)
Two, fairly different, yet still similar titles.
I foresee another trip to the bookstore to find comp titles for my WIP. I've never read a story quite like this one before, so it should be a fun hunt.
What are your comp titles? How did you pick them?