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Marketing the first few chapters

Postby resonates7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:36 am

Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom and experience!

I'm a new writer and would like to write the first few chapters of a few book ideas then market these to literary agents and see which book sells. Once one sells then I can finish writing it. I have a broad, high level outline for each of my books but will rely on my muse to fill in the rest.

What do you think? Will I be able to get agents and publishers interested with just a few teaser chapters? Any other tips?

Thanks again,
Rob

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Re: Marketing the first few chapters

Postby ostarella » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:12 am

Never shop a novel before it's finished. What happens if an agent likes the first few chapters and asks to see the whole book? Telling them to wait a few weeks or months to see if you can finish it is not going to go over well. You can basically cross that agent off your list.
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Re: Marketing the first few chapters

Postby Oldtimer » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:17 am

Oh, Rob! The catchphrase of an old radio personality was: He will be disappointed. I am afraid you are going to be disappointed, too. Book proposals for non-fiction might find their way onto an agent's list but if you are writing fiction, forget that idea. Instead, sit down and write, write, write. When you are satisfied with what you have written (and it has to be top-notch), then you can think about finding an agent.
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Re: Marketing the first few chapters

Postby resonates7 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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Re: Marketing the first few chapters

Postby DrG2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:06 pm

The exception to this good advice is that there are publishers who do hire writers based on a writing sample (first chapters) and an outline. Abaddon Press has an open call for submissions at the moment; the situation is odd - - you don't retain copyright and the publisher can publish future novels/stories expanding on your novel without your approval.

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Re: Marketing the first few chapters

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