Securing an Agent for Your Self-Published Book OnDemand Webinar
Here's one of the best-kept secrets in publishing: Self-publishing your book can jumpstart your writing career and be a powerful tool in finding an agent! Whether you're a successful self-publisher just starting to think about expanding your readership by partnering with a traditional publisher, or just starting out and wondering whether or not to self-publish, you'll find this brass-tacks instructional webinar invaluable.
To get the attention of a traditional publisher, you need a literary agent—but many self published authors believe that agents don't respect self published books and, in fact, may dismiss them out of hand. Jody Rein sets the record straight, tells you what agents really think, and how your self published book might just be the key to getting representation.
What you'll learn:
- How to attract an agent with your self published work of fiction or non-fiction
- Is it worth your time? How to assess the "agent appeal" of your own book
- When to make the approach in your self-publishing process
- How to effectively submit a query for your self published book: to link or not to link
- What not to say when pitching your self published book
- How to research agents to make sure your book is one they'll want
Dubbed an "uber agent" in the popular press, Jody Rein has garnered more than a million dollars in advances for her self-published clients. She is highly respected for her expertise in gauging the marketability of self-published books, and in successfully representing them to major publishers.
Jody, formerly served as executive editor at Bantam/Doubleday/Dell (Random House) and Morrow/Avon (HarperCollins),. Her client list includes Mark Obmascik, whose book The Big Year will be released by Fox Studios in October, 2011, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, and several New York Times bestselling authors, and she sold Bruce Cameron's 8 Simple Rules for Dating My TeenAge Daughter in book, TV and film edtions.
Jody, a popular speaker at writers' conferences from Alaska to Hawaii, has taught many university-level webinars on agenting and publishing, ghost-wrote the Viking-published A New Prescription for Women's Health with the former head of the National Institutes of Health, Bernadine Healy, Her work has been written up in Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, USA Today, and many other publications.
Who should attend?
- Any writer seeking an agent
- Writers eager to find larger audiences for their self-published work
- Writers thinking about self publishing
- Writers who have self published, but now want to get traditionally published
- Self published writers curious about what agents can and can't do for self-publishers
Writer's Digest does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.
OnDemand webinars do not include a critique.