with Jane Friedman
Online Class

How to Publish Your Book

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Overview

Today’s authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. In this comprehensive class, Professor Jane Friedman acts as your personal guide though the entire process from finalizing your manuscript to writing the perfect pitch, reviewing contracts and marketing your book. You’ll learn sought-after secrets of the publishing process that will help you navigate this challenging progression, bypass pitfalls and improve your chances of being considered for publication.

Details

  • beginner
  • 24 episodes
  • 11h36m

Included in this Class

1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape
32m

1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape

Start by taking an in-depth look at the world of writing and getting published. Prof. Jane Friedman clears up some common misconceptions about what it takes to become a published writer and gives an overview of what to expect if you pursue a writing career.

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre
27m

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre

Understanding where your fiction book falls in the general categories of literature is an essential step to getting published. Differentiate among the various categories of fiction writing, including defining commercial and literary fiction, and examine the types of children's books.

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book
29m

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book

The nonfiction world is also broken into categories including memoirs, education, creative or narrative nonfiction, and practical or self-help. Delve into the genres of nonfiction writing, and learn how to determine which publishing house best aligns with your manuscript.

1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape
32m

1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre
27m

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book
29m

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book

4. Researching Writers' Markets
28m

4. Researching Writers' Markets

5. What to Expect from a Literary Agent
30m

5. What to Expect from a Literary Agent

6. Writing Your Query Letter
29m

6. Writing Your Query Letter

7. Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis
28m

7. Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis

8. The Importance of Author Platform
29m

8. The Importance of Author Platform

9. Researching & Planning Your Book Proposal
29m

9. Researching & Planning Your Book Proposal

10. Writing an Effective Book Proposal
28m

10. Writing an Effective Book Proposal

11. Submissions & Publishing Etiquette
28m

11. Submissions & Publishing Etiquette

12. Networking: From Writers' Conferences to Courses
28m

12. Networking: From Writers' Conferences to Courses

13. Pitching Your Book
27m

13. Pitching Your Book

14. Avoiding Common Manuscript Pitfalls
28m

14. Avoiding Common Manuscript Pitfalls

15. Hiring a Professional Editor
28m

15. Hiring a Professional Editor

16. How Writers Handle Rejection
29m

16. How Writers Handle Rejection

17. Overcoming Obstacles to Writing
28m

17. Overcoming Obstacles to Writing

18. The Book Publishing Contract
31m

18. The Book Publishing Contract

19. Working Effectively With Your Publisher
28m

19. Working Effectively With Your Publisher

20. Becoming a Bestselling Author
28m

20. Becoming a Bestselling Author

21. Career Marketing Strategies for Writers
31m

21. Career Marketing Strategies for Writers

22. The Self-Publishing Path: When & How
32m

22. The Self-Publishing Path: When & How

23. Principles of Self-Publishing Success
30m

23. Principles of Self-Publishing Success

24. Beyond the Book: Sharing Ideas in the Digital Age
31m

24. Beyond the Book: Sharing Ideas in the Digital Age