Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Cover art, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Covers are a very sensitive issue…for authors and publishing houses.…So let's take a few minutes to discuss them here.…A common question I get from writers and readers alike…is do you get a say in your own book cover.…The answer is a complicated one and I'll tell you why.…It really depends on your editor and the politics…of your individual publishing house.…You might have noticed that in your publishing contract,…under a section about cover art, you might have been given…what is called cover consultation.…
This unfortunately for most authors means close to nothing…it means the publisher contractually has to show you…the cover first before they put it on your finished book.…It does not mean that you have any control over whether…or not that cover is used.…This is in comparison to something called cover approval,…which means you have to approve the cover before it's put…on the book not just see it.…So why didn't I bring this up earlier in the section…about contracts and suggest that you have that part…
- 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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