Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Revisions and submissions, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Are you sick of revising that manuscript yet?…Well, the bad news is the revision process is not over.…Your agent will probably have a few tweaks…they would like you to make…before submitting it to publishers.…The good news however, is that now at least…you have a professional helping you out.…You're no longer stumbling in the dark,…searching for hidden meanings in rejection letters…or relying on the input of friends.…Now you have a bonafide agent,…and they should have a solid insight…into the industry and what publishers…are or are not looking for right now.…
So listen to your agent with an open mind…and if their suggestions make sense,…by all means, make those changes.…If on the other hand you don't agree…with your agent's suggestions for revision,…you can certainly say no,…but be prepared to have a good reason.…This is why I always suggest asking about revisions up front…when you're interviewing your perspective agent,…and why I included it as one of the questions to ask.…Hopefully if you've signed with this agent,…
- 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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