Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing houses: A road map, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Before we get into the nitty gritty…of the publisher submission process,…first let's do a quick overview…of the way publishing houses are set up.…This will help you better understand…what's going on during the publisher submission process.…Each of the major publishers,…like Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins,…Simon & Schuster, et cetera,…is broken into smaller divisions,…or what are referred to as imprints.…Popular imprints that you may have heard of are…St. Martin's Press, an imprint of Macmillan,…Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster,…Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins,…Viking Press, an imprint of Penguin Books,…Double Day, an imprint of Random House, and so on.…
Some of these imprints can actually be broken down…into even smaller imprints.…For example, St. Martin's Press,…who publishes my women's fiction titles,…is broken down into St. Martin's Griffin,…St. Martin's Minotaur, Picador,…Thomas Dunne Books, and a few others.…Imprints often focus on a certain genre or type of book.…
- 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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