Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Frequently asked questions about agents, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Sending your manuscript…out to an interested agent,…or agents, is a very precarious and nerveracking stage…of the game.…Probably more so than just the simple query stage.…Which is why I get so many questions from authors…about this part of the novel selling process.…I'm going to go through these frequently asked questions…and answer them one-by-one.…What if more than one agent wants to read my book…at the same time?…If you have 10 to 20 queries out at the same time,…there's a good chance that more than one agent…is going to respond positively.…
And trust me, this is a very good thing.…This is not a problem at all.…Go ahead and send your manuscript out to any agent…who requests it.…There's no reason why you can't have more than one agent…reading your materials at the same time.…Remember, this is a numbers game…and the more agents who are considering your materials,…the better chance you have at getting represented.…This also means that your query is working,…so congrats on that.…There are, however, a few caveats that I should mention…
- 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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