- [Instructor] So you've just signed with your first agent.…Congratulations.…What happens now?…Well in a nutshell, now your agent is going to go off…and sell your novel to a major publisher.…It's all very exciting and I assure you,…if you've made it this far, you've made it past the hump.…Remember that agents are the gatekeepers…of the publishing industry.…They act as filters, weeding through…thousands and thousands of submissions and manuscripts…to find the authors that they think are sellable.…
So give yourself a big pat on the back…because if you're at this stage of the process,…you, my friend, are one of those authors.…Now of course there are no guarantees…that any book will sell to a publisher,…but let's just say your odds of getting published…are considerably higher at this point.…I know you're probably wondering…what to expect from this point on,…so that's what we're going to spend…the next few lectures focusing on.…As always, I'll give you a quick overview…of the entire process of selling your novel to a publisher,…
- 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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