You'll Love This OnDemand Webinar If:
- You are writing a novel
- You've self-published your work but are now considering traditional publishing
- You have been rejected by agents and editors, and want to evaluate why your novel didn't make the cut
Most aspiring authors write with the hope of getting paid for their writing. If your goal is to write and sell a novel, you'll need to know what agents and editors look for and what factors influence readers to purchase books. Listen to literary agent Jim McCarthy talk about the 10 saleable elements of a novel, from the three-act structure to memorable characters and more.
If you're wondering what exactly makes a novel saleable, what makes agents agents and editors say no to a submission and how the criteria is different today from 10, 20, or 50 years ago, these questions will be answered in this online instructional video by McCarthy, who has decades of experience in the publishing business. He also discusses the affect of e-publishing has on how novels are published, selected, and promoted.
Listen to this relevant online discussion today and learn about the inner workings of the often baffling publishing process, insight into the kinds of stories agents and publishers are seeking, and commentary on the principles every writer must be aware of to succeed in a dynamic and exciting time of change in the publishing world. Use McCarthy's advice and tips to ensure your novel has what it takes to catch the eye of readers on the bookshelf and online!
In This OnDemand Webinar You'll Learn:
- What the saleable elements of a novel are according to agents and publishers today - such as memorable characters, a three-act structure, and more
- Why people read novels and what makes them decide which ones to buy
- How the criteria for a novel today compares with that of the past, and what can be expected as the industry continues to change
About Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy is a literary agent and vice president at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management where he has worked his entire professional life since he started as an intern back in 1999. Jim focuses on adult and young adult fiction across categories from cozy mysteries and paranormal romance to literary fiction and some deeply quirky comedies. He is a frequent guest at writers’ conferences nationwide. His clients include New York Times
bestsellers Richelle Mead, Juliet Blackwell, Alyssa Day, and Victoria Laurie, who was the second client he ever signed on back in 2003.
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