Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing your list, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Narrator] So, it's now time to start organizing your list…into something a bit more manageable.…Let's return to our analogy…about looking for colleges to apply to.…When I was instructed by my high school guidance counselor…to start researching colleges,…he told me to break my list into three categories,…top choices, middle of the road choices, and backup schools,…or safety schools.…The same goes for your agent search.…I would recommend breaking your agent list down…into the same three categories,…top choice agencies, middle of the road, and backups.…
Although I should note even though backups or safety schools…are by definition schools that you know you can get into,…with agency searches it's extremely rare…to have an agency on your list…that you know will offer you representation.…So, I define the backup agencies…as agencies that are not your top, top choice,…but with whom you still think you could be happy.…By dividing your list up this way,…it will look a tad less daunting,…and you will always have a quick snapshot…
- 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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