Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Agent research tool #1, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] This first tool…is probably the most important tool…in your research tool belt,…and it's exactly what it sounds like,…a directory that lists all of the agents out there…in the world who are looking for new clients.…Think of it like a Yellow Pages for literary agencies,…and if you're too young…to remember what the Yellow Pages are,…then think of it as the Craigslist of literary agencies.…Then go and Google the term Yellow Pages.…There are two versions of agent directories,…online and hard copy book.…Let's talk about the online version first.…
Although there are several websites out there,…I recommend WritersMarket.com…because that's the directory I used…when I was looking for my first agent,…and I really like a lot of its features.…WritersMarket.com features an extensive online database…of literary agencies that can easily be searchable…using various criteria.…For instance, if you're looking for a literary agency…that's located in New York…and represents young adult fiction,…then you can search using these two variables…
- 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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