Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the agent submission process, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
(bright music)…- [Narrator] So you've written your query letter,…you've done your research, you got your list,…and you've broken it down into three categories.…Is it finally time to start querying agents?…Yes, yes it is.…So let's get to it already.…Over the years of querying agents and helping other people…query agents, I've come up with a handy…and highly effective system for managing…the submission process and giving your book…the best possible chance to find representation.…
I call it my Magic Query Maximizer, or the MQM.…I'm going to share with you this top secret…recipe for success in a moment.…But first let's review the agent submission…process as a whole.…For any agent you query, this is generally…the way the process will work.…Step one, you submit a query letter to an agent,…either via email or hard copy depending…on their submission guidelines.…Although most agents do accept…and prefer email queries these days.…Step two, you wait, sometimes months,…sometimes weeks, sometimes a day.…
Some agents may even get back to you instantly…
- 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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