Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video ARCs, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Narrator] Okay, let's get back to the book itself.…I told you that the first pass pages were probably…the last time you would see your book…as a stack of paper, and that's because the next thing…you'll receive from your publisher is called a galley,…also referred to as an Advance Reader's Edition,…or an Advance Reader's Copy, ARC, or A-R-C for short.…Actually, you'll probably receive a few of these.…The ARC or galley is an actual bound copy of your book.…It will look a lot like your finished book.…It will have a pretty cover, a synopsis on the back,…your name and title on the spine.…
It's a very cool thing to see.…ARCs are used primarily to build a buzz…around the release of your book.…They're called Advance Reader Copies,…because the publisher sends it out to all the people…who will read it in advance of the release date…and help promote it.…This includes, but is certainly not limited to,…book reviewers, magazines, newspapers, book bloggers,…book sellers, librarians, and other authors,…in hopes of getting a good endorsement to put…
- Comparing traditional publishing and self-publishing
- Writing and revising your novel
- Finding an agent
- Perfecting your pitch
- Writing a query letter
- Researching agents
- Submitting to agents
- Reading your book contract
- Negotiating advances and royalties
- Understanding the publishing process
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of the Publishing Process
Why I created this course2m 32s
2. Writing and Revising Your Novel
3. Introduction to Literary Agents
4. Creating and Perfecting Your Pitch
5. Writing Your Query Letter
6. Researching Agents
7. Submitting to Agents
8. Selling Your Novel
9. Navigating Your First Book Contract
10. The Publishing Process
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