Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video The magic query maximizer (MQM), part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Have you ever heard the phrase,…don't put all your eggs in one basket?…Well, I've coined my own phrase:…don't put all your agents in one query.…Oftentimes, when I was writing query letters,…I would get stuck because I couldn't decide…how I wanted to present the information.…I would be torn between two snappy intros,…or two variations on the final cliffhanger…of my short synopsis, or even two very different synopses.…Maybe you have one variation of your query letter…that's more goofy, or funny,…and another that's more serious and professional,…and you can't decide which one to go with.…
Well, here's the good news about…the Magic Query Maximizer system of submitting to agents.…You don't have to choose, because you're going to let…the results choose for you.…I truly believe this was my secret to success…in finding my first agent, so let's learn how it works.…Remember in the query letter section…when I told you to write more than one variation…of your query letter?…Well, you're about to find out why…
- 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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