Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting signed, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] I'll tell you from experience,…when you're an author trying to get published…nothing is more exciting than getting…good news in your inbox and one of the best pieces…of good news that you can get,…is that elusive email or phone call from an agent…letting you know that they would like to represent you.…That's why this chapter is entirely dedicated to signing…with an agent or the more colloquial term, getting signed.…Whether it's your first submission, your 10th, or your 100th…your first novel or your fifth.…Whether you've had five agents on the line or just one.…
You finally got an agent who wants to sign you,…so what happens now?…First off I think some congratulations are in order,…and after you're done celebrating…and your champagne hangover has worn off,…it's time to get down to business…and do some due diligence choosing whether…or not to sign with an agent is a big decision…and it's not a decision to be taken lightly.…Remember our analogy about dating?…Well you've been dating around and someone wants to commit…
- 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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