Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Query letter summary, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Jessica] Before you move on…let's quickly sum up the four parts…of my query letter format.…Part one, hook their attention with an intriguing opening.…Part two, tell them about your book…with just enough detail to hold their attention…but always leave them wanting more.…Also, when possible, include comparable titles…to help them better understand your book at a glance.…Part three, tell them why…they are the perfect agent for this book…something we'll get into in the next section.…And part four, tell them about you…and how they can get their hands on this amazing manuscript.…
This outline is of course just a guideline.…You don't have to stick to it exactly.…Feel free to make it your own.…And like I said before, there are hundreds of different ways…to write a good query letter.…This is by no means the only way that works.…I'm just saying this is the way that worked for me.…The only experience I have is my own…and I'm sharing my tried and true methods with you.…The query letter I wrote for The Fidelity Files…my first published novel…
- 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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