Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Agent research tool #5, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] A great place…to research prospective literary agencies on your list…is using a good old fashioned Google search.…Google your agency's name and a few agents from their staff,…especially if their submission guidelines require you…to pick one agent to query directly.…A lot of agents do online interviews…about books, the publishing industry…and even what kind of material they're looking for.…Plus, many agents have public Twitter accounts…that you can follow to gain some perspective…about their preferences and personality.…You also might find other authors' reviews…of specific agents.…
If you find through your Googling…that more than a few authors have been significantly unhappy…with an agent or agency,…consider that a red flag when moving forward.…While Googling your dream agents,…you may also find information about networking events…and/or conferences that the agent…or agency will be attending,…which leads us to our sixth and final research tool.…Let's get into it.…
- 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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