Do you dream of SELLING YOUR NOVEL TO A MAJOR PUBLISHER? GETTING PAID TO WRITE? BECOMING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR? And SEEING YOUR BOOK ON THE SHELF OF BOOKSTORES AROUND THE WORLD?
This course will teach you exactly how to accomplish all of this...and more.
"Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher" is taught by Jessica Brody, bestselling author of more than twenty novels published by several major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. Her novels have been translated and published in more than 23 countries and several are currently in development as major motion pictures.
In this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind course, Jessica (Udemy’s “Breakout Instructor of 2016”) shares her secrets of success for writing, pitching, and achieving all of your publishing goals.
The road to publication can be a very long, daunting and complicated process with plenty of opportunities to get lost, frustrated and make mistakes that could cost you weeks, even months of wasted time and effort.
In this course, Jessica puts you on the fast-track to selling your novel by laying out a simple, straightforward path to publication, complete with exercises, templates, and tools that will guide you through each step of the process.
“Because of Jessica’s help, I now have an agent and my first book deal.”
- Brad G
"LOVED the Query Letter explanation"
- Jay S.
"As always, Jessica Brody delivers an insider's knowledge and the tools to move forward in the process, now!"
- Sue M.
Whether you’ve already finished a novel, you’re currently working on one, or you’ve been itching to start writing one for months (or even years!), this course will give you the knowledge, insight, and edge that you need to jump start your novel-selling journey including:
The four key methods of effectively “pitching” your novel
How to write a query letter that will have agents begging to read your manuscript
The six tools for finding the perfect agent to represent your work
The Magic Query Maximizer—Jessica’s unique, proven method for maximizing responses from agents
How to identify reputable agents and avoid publishing “scams”
And everything you need to know about selling your novel!
But this informative insider's guide doesn’t stop when you land a book deal. Jessica will also walk you through:
Navigating your first book contract
The journey from book deal to book release
The process of selling your novel in multiple languages to publishers around the world
How film agents work to turn your book into a movie or TV show
Understanding advances and royalties
How authors make additional income on their novels without lifting a finger
What happens behind-the-scenes of a publishing house
And so much more!
“When it came time to query agents, it was Brody’s research techniques and the Magic Query Maximizer system that landed me my “Top Choice” literary agent. This course is the complete package. And as proof, my debut novel sold shortly after following Jessica’s advice.”
- ARA G.
"The style and presentation is tailored to how I get the most from learning."
- MICHAEL T.
"Surprising, useful, and mind opening."
- Rafa D.
"Jessica Brody's courses are all thorough, entertaining, and extremely helpful. This one convinced me to try the traditional publishing route. It feels like a much less mysterious process after completing the course."
With over twenty book contracts from major publishers to date, Jessica Brody packs her 13+ years of publishing industry experience into one easy-to-follow course.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SELF-PUBLISHING COURSE!
Self publishing (publishing a book yourself) is a perfectly viable option for many authors, but this specific course is about traditional publishing. Or in other words, how to sell your novel to a major publisher.
But what exactly is traditional publishing? And what does it mean to sell your novel to a publisher?
These are just some of the benefits of traditional publishing:
Getting paid up-front for your book.
No out of pocket expenses incurred by you throughout the entire publishing process.
Working directly with an experienced editor and editorial team to ensure that your novel is the very best quality it can be when it releases to the public.
Being able to focus almost exclusively on writing - As a traditionally published author, you typically don’t have to deal with the many other facets of the publishing process like marketing, publicity, sales, design, production, or distribution
A dedicated sales team whose job is to get your book on the shelf of large and small bookstores around the world, which may include giant retailers like Barnes and Noble, Waterstones, Target, WHSmith, Walmart, Chapters, Costco, and grocery stores.
An in-house book publicist (at no cost to you!) whose job is to set up bookstore signings, festivals, events and possibly even nationwide book tours, as well as securing you TV and radio appearances, interviews, and reviews in local and national publications.
Being represented by an literary agent who sells your novel to publishers all over the world (This falls under the category of "translation rights" - the right to translate your book in other languages, which we talk about extensively in this course)
Working with film agents in Hollywood to make sure your book has the best possible chance of being adapted for film or television.
So if you want to learn how ALL of this (and more!) can be part of your publishing journey, join me in this course!
I’m going to share with you the proven techniques and unique strategies that I used to sell my book to a major publisher and become a successful traditionally published author.
And I’m going show you exactly how you can do it too.
So, are you ready to break into the “big leagues” and see your novel on the shelf of your local bookstore?
Check out the free previews to get a sample of what you’ll learn in this course and then enroll to get started on your path to publication today!
"Valuable information for the novelist looking to publish."
- Joe M.
"Jessica is awesome!"
- Lisa M.
REVIEWS FROM JESSICA'S OTHER WRITING MASTERY COURSES:
"This is probably one of the best courses on Udemy." - NEIL, UDEMY STUDENT
"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - SCOTT, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica hones straight into the kinds of practices that are going to have us zooming towards our writing goals." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT
"Good pacing, great tools, wonderful ideas... loving this course!" - REGINA, UDEMY STUDENT
"Love the videos. Very easy to understand and lots of great tips!" - LISA, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica is an excellent teacher and the course materials are worth saving." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites. - KATHERINE, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica is a marvelous teacher and I like how she gets to the point and keeps it moving." - KATHYE, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica Brody very generously shares her secrets in this fantastic course." - JAYNE, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight." - MIKE, UDEMY STUDENT