Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Agent research tool #6, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Narrator] Publishing networking events and conferences…can be a great way to meet other authors, learn more…about the book industry, schmooze with publishing…professionals, and of course to meet agents in person,…and ask them directly what they're looking for,…and how they like to be queried.…You can get some excellent pointers this way,…and if you create an especially good rapport with an agent…in person, they might offer you one foot in the door…by requesting your query directly.…That can go a long way, because when an agent directly…requests your query, they'll usually give you…specific instructions on how to contact them,…like please email me with the subject,…met you at such and such networking event.…
This will help move your query to the top…of their review pile.…Plus the fact that an agent can put a face to the name…on the query, will only improve…your chances of being represented.…Anything you can do to differentiate yourself…from the hundreds of other queries that come through…an agent's office everyday is good.…
- 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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