If you dream of selling your novel to a major publisher, then this is the book for you! Jessica Brody—international bestselling author of more than ten novels—shares her secrets of success in this comprehensive step-by-step guide to writing, pitching, and selling your novel. In this one-of-a-kind book you will learn: • 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 • And everything you need to know about selling your novel! But this informative author-to-author guide doesn’t stop when you land a book deal. Jessica will also walk you through: • Navigating your first book contract • The journey from signature to publication • The complex and exciting world of foreign and film rights • Understanding advances, royalties, and other book-related income • Marketing your novel like a pro • And so much more! With ten book contracts to date, eight film options, and over thirty-five foreign rights deals in more than twenty countries, Jessica Brody packs over eleven years of publishing industry experience into one easy-to-follow handbook that is a must-have for every author.