- [Instructor] Before we continue on…in the agent submission process,…I want to take a moment to talk about a very real concern…that I hear from many authors…trying to sell their first novel.…It goes something like this.…I don't want to revise my manuscript…just to make it more commercial…or more appealing to an agent.…This is my art, and I don't want to change it…just to fit the mainstream marketplace.…I don't want to be a sell-out.…There it is, one of the biggest fears…among writers and artists: selling out.…
A sell-out is a title used to describe someone…who is believed to have compromised the integrity…of their art or their craft just to make money.…Even I've been called a sell-out from time to time,…usually by authors who haven't been published.…But I'll tell you quite honestly,…I don't consider that an insult.…I write novels first and foremost because I love to write.…I can't imagine doing anything else.…But you know what else I love?…Eating and having a roof over my head, and driving a car,…and going on vacation, and wearing clothes.…
- 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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