Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Part 4: All about you, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] And now, we reach our fourth…and final part of the query letter.…In this part, you'll tell the agent who you are…and how they can get their hands…on the rest of this fantastic book.…This is where I recommend including…a brief bio about yourself.…And I'm going to put the emphasis on the word brief.…It's nice to give the reader a little glimpse…of who is writing this book and what makes you interesting.…But it's also important to keep it succinct…and to the point, basic things like your name,…your occupation, if you have another job besides writing,…or where you live, are good to include.…
However, the most important thing to include in this…section is anything that sells you as a writer,…anything that tells the agent, and eventually the editor,…that you have a quality that sets you apart…from all the other fiction writers out there.…For example, have you had anything else published,…magazine articles, short stories, et cetera?…Do you have a blog where they can read more of your writing,…especially if this blog has a large…
- 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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