Does your email server handle italics? If not, what is the best way to format book titles and other terms that would be italicized in print?
My email server eats italics for breakfast.
You can send them but they'll look like !*&!*! to me.
I won't know if it's italic bold or strike through.
Why you need italics in a query letter or a hook is beyond me but I guess we'll find out.