Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting interest, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Jessica] Phew, now that we've covered rejection,…let's talk about the exciting stuff, getting interest.…Hurrah, all your hard work and research has paid off.…An agent actually wants to read your book.…What now?…Well, you send them what they want, of course.…Don't leave them waiting.…This is not the time to play hard to get.…You already did that with your query letter, and it worked.…If you leave an agent waiting long enough,…they might lose interest…and they might find another author to represent.…
So when you get a bite from an agent,…send the requested materials immediately.…Remember, an agent will either ask for a full manuscript,…a partial manuscript, a synopsis of the book…or some combination of the above.…Agents may also occasionally ask for a full author bio.…If you don't have anymore to say…than what's already in your query,…then just copy and paste that into a separate document…and call it your bio.…That's perfectly okay.…If, on the other hand, you do have things to add…to your bio, then, by all means, do 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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