How to Traditionally Publish Your Novel

24 thoughts on “How to Traditionally Publish Your Novel

  1. I have a question about the agent. Do they get a procent share of your royalty. Or how do they get payed to help you?

  2. If I tradinoal publish then can the publicers change my content of my novel without my premission?

  3. After watching this video I looked up your book and holy moly! You were sure right about the publishing taking a long time, since Keeper wasn’t published for another two years! I’m very inspired by you and even though I’m only 13, I hope to see my future book in bookstores as well!

  4. What about copyrighting?
    Does a publishing house copyright the book and what about self-publishing on copyrighting?

    How does copyrighting fit into getting a book published in whatever route someone goes?

  5. thanks a lot for this video (and all the others btw). I had a vague idea about how this works, but you explained it so well and cleared the blind spots 🙂 keep it up!

  6. Hey Mrs chance, I'm sure you've stated this in at least one of your other videos, but I was just curious about the amount of time you waited from the day you signed with an agent to the day your book hit the shelves. Thanks for the very inspiring and informative videos. Take care.

  7. I have the exact same dream as to why I'd like to have any future books of mine traditionally published. 😀

  8. Hello, I wanted to ask you a very simple question of you could answer it. How can I reach out to a literary agent

  9. I found your video very informative but you really need to get out and get more sunlght, or something.
    With your animated manner, pale skin and matching colors, you really look like a human cartoon! I'm really not trying to be a smart-ass. The effect is amazing and a little creepy but mostly I found it hilarious.

    Aside from that distracting note, I enjoyed hearing every word you had to say.
    I've just finished the first draft on a black comedy and have always leaned toward the self-publishing option but as my novel gets closer to being finished, I think the traditional route is the best way to go. It doesn't sound like a bed of roses but in spite of that, it still sounds like the right way to go for me.
    Subscribing to your channel. You are living the life I want to live so, I guess that means I'm ready to have my heart ripped out and stomped on for having the audacity to think I can do this.
    A book about witches, huh? Now I'm curious (there's some darkness in this bright and friendly soul).
    Mine's about ET's.
    Thank you very much for sharing and don't take the cartoon thing too personally. I am a goth, pretty much the opposite of bursting with joy…

  10. Is Keeper your only novel? If so, I'll be sure to look out for it. Add it to my list. I may have other questions later, but I have to start the process first before I get around to it (AKA I have to actually finish the writing and editing, lol). But I definitely understand that feeling of wanting to be next to your favourite authors. I'm still mulling over which path I take, but your videos have definitely helped me see the pros and cons of each. I'll probably spend hours binging your content instead of actually writing now, but still. Thanks for the help!

  11. the only benefit i can see of traditional publishing is more exposure and obviously more money.

  12. Covers question! Do they normally give you a couple covers to choose from, or are you stuck with whatever they decide, even if you hate it?!

  13. I have the same dream of walking in a bookstore (it would be Chapters for me) and seeing my book on the shelves. I've been debating traditional vs self publishing. One the one hand I am not very good at marketing by myself and I would need professional help. On the other hand, I'm quite protective of my story and would want the final say. Decisions, decisions.

  14. Do you have final say in the cover and how it looks? I have ideas on what I want for a cover if I ever publish a book but afraid I might be to demanding and the agent, company, and whom ever else will say no and forget everything.

  15. Awesome video and great advice! I just wanted to mention that there are some publishing houses that require an agent, they will not even look at your manuscript without an agent (HarperCollins, for example). However, there are other houses or imprints within a big house that do not require an agent (Avon Impulse, for example). So it's always good to check the publishers guidelines for submission on their site. Thanks so much and just love your videos, Kim!

  16. Great video, Kim. When I was doing research between self-pub and trad pub, I found that most publishing houses will not accept unsolicited manuscripts because they figure that if an agent is sending them the manuscript, it must be pretty good. When the first agent I sent my manuscript rejected it, I decided to go the self-publishing route. With my next book, I will probably try trad publishing, because like you, I have this dream of walking into a book store and seeing my book.

  17. this is probably a dumb question, but are there any other types of publishing aside from traditional and self publishing?

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