Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video First pass pages, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Once your book is finished with copyediting,…it goes through the wonderful transformation…of taking your manuscript pages…and turning them into book pages.…Meaning an interior design of your book…will be created, a font will be chosen,…the text will be spaced, the chapter titles…or numbers will be stylized,…and the page numbers will be added.…It will start to look like the pages of…a book for the first time,…which is a very exciting transformation…and always one of my favorite parts of the process.…The first time you'll see this transformation in action…is when you receive what's called your first pass pages,…also referred to as proof pages or interior pages.…
First pass pages are the actual pages…that will eventually be printed…and bound together to form your book.…They're created as a way for you and your editor,…as well as various proofreaders,…to review the book before it's finished.…Hence, the alternative name, proof pages.…When you receive your first pass pages,…you'll be asked to do another read-through…
- 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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