- [Instructor] As your release day draws closer…and your nerves are becoming more and more afraid,…a lot of exciting things will start to happen.…You'll most likely be assigned an in-house publicist.…This is the person who is in charge…of the publicity campaign for your book,…and the person who is going to make sure…everyone who needs to know about your book…does more about it.…If you're not told who your publicist is…approximately five to six months before…your book releases, make sure to ask your editor.…Also, about five to six months before your book releases,…you should receive a copy of your marketing plan.…
These are all the things your publisher…intends to do to market your book.…Once again, if you don't receive one,…make sure to ask your editor for a copy.…Or if you feel uncomfortable asking,…have your agent do it for you.…This is a great time to let your publisher…know about any marketing ideas that you might have.…Authors today have become tremendous self-promoters,…and with the unfortunate reality…that most authors don't get huge marketing budgets…
- 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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