Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video The definition of a pitch, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
(bright music)…- [Instructor] Let's get on our way…to finding that perfect agent.…The first step in our agent search process…is creating and perfecting your pitch.…So what exactly is a pitch, and why is it important?…Essentially, publishing a book is all about selling a book.…As much as some of us artists hate to admit…that there's a business side to our art, there is,…and in order for your book to be successful,…everyone along the way has to sell it to someone else.…
I call this The Chain of Awesome,…which you might have heard me talk about…in some of my other writing courses.…Basically, The Chain of Awesome consists…of multiple levels of people…who have to convince other people…that your book is awesome.…In order to get your book published by a major publisher,…you first have to get a literary agent,…and to get a literary agent,…you have to convince one that your book is awesome…so that they'll represent you.…The agent will then have to convince an editor…at a publishing house that your book is awesome…so that they'll buy it,…
- 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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