Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Receiving responses and analyzing results, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] You can start analyzing results…as soon as they come in.…Here are some questions to ask yourself.…Am I getting any requests for full or partial manuscripts?…Or am I getting nothing but rejections and passes?…If I am getting requests for material,…which query letter was used to get those requests?…Is one query letter proving to be more effective…than the other?…If there's a clear winning query letter,…move forward with that one on your next batch.…Or test it against a third query letter, version C,…to collect more data.…
If the results are split and there's not a clear favorite,…you can certainly continue to keep submitting both…until you gather more results.…Or if neither version A or version B seems to be working,…it might be time to go back to the drawing board…and draft out another query letter or two.…Check out the exercise called Recording Responses…and Analyzing Results to help you analyze your results…and decide how to move forward…with your next batch of queries.…I would recommend until you hear back from at least 60%…
- 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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