Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting rejections, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Now that you've started…submitting your query letters, let's talk about responses.…As I mentioned before, after you submit a query to an agent,…you'll get one of two responses.…An agent will respond with interest…or an agent will respond with a rejection.…We're going to discuss both of these scenarios…and how to handle each of them.…Let's start with the worst-case scenario first,…the one we all hate, getting rejected.…It happens to everyone, it will happen to you,…I can almost guarantee it.…
The first book I tried to get published,…which was never published,…was rejected by more than 50 agents.…The second book I tried to get published…was rejected by more than 40 agents.…Then once I finally did sign with an agent,…the manuscript was rejected by 12 publishers…before I received my first offer.…You hear these stories every day.…Just Google best-selling author rejection story,…and see what I mean.…You probably won't meet a published author today…who does not have at least one rejection under their belts.…
- 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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