How to Land a Literary Agent
with Jennie Nash
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04 Develop a Strategic Pitch Plan21:21
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About The Class
It Doesn’t Take a Miracle to Secure an Agent, Just Good Strategy
Your biggest, lifelong dream is to score a publishing deal for your book. But first you must clear what seems like your most challenging, daunting hurdle: convincing an agent to represent you.
Many writers believe that landing an agent is an impossible task. They think they have to know someone, learn some secret handshake or simply have an incredible burst of luck. But the truth is that there’s a strategic process to securing representation, one that can be learned and successfully implemented.
Jennie Nash, a book coach who has helped dozens of writers achieve their literary aspirations, will guide you through the agent query process—from getting over your initial fears and anxieties to mapping out the essential steps of how to pitch your work to writing a killer query letter.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Identify the agents who might be interested in your work and are most likely to offer you a deal.
- Double-check the integrity of the agents on your list.
- Rank your list so you can leverage the batch method of pitching.
- Write a query letter that proves you’re a writer worth investing in.
- Personalize your letter for the agents on your list.
- Pitch at the right time in the development process.
- Understand the marketplace and how your book fits into it.
- Get smart about pitching through online contests and conferences.
Overview of the Publishing Landscape11:49
Think Like an Entrepreneur & Abby Mathews Case Study15:35
Develop a Strategic Pitch Plan21:21
Prepare the Perfect Pitch05:29
How to Write a Great Query Letter: Case Study26:26
How to Find an Agent Guide
Prepare to Pitch--A Checklist
How to Write a Query Letter--Guide + CaseStudy
The Core of the Query--Worksheet
Your Ideal Reader--Favorite Books
The Path to Publication
Your Ideal Reader
100% of students recommend this class.
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Awesome and fun class. Jennie condenses the most valuable information and presents it in a way any author can use. Great bonus materials. The query letter was striking and helpful. I wouldn't query without applying Jennie's tools and I'd sleep better knowing I'd used them.
This class was great to listen to and she had some fantastic ideas about catching a literary agent that I had never thought of! Loved every bit of it!
Loved this class and loved being in the studio! Watching it again to get all the great details.
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