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

1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre

2. Defining Your Fiction Genre

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book

3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book

4. Researching Writers' Markets

4. Researching Writers' Markets

5. What to Expect from a Literary Agent

5. What to Expect from a Literary Agent

6. Writing Your Query Letter

6. Writing Your Query Letter

7. Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis

7. Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis

8. The Importance of Author Platform

8. The Importance of Author Platform

9. Researching & Planning Your Book Proposal

9. Researching & Planning Your Book Proposal

10. Writing an Effective Book Proposal

10. Writing an Effective Book Proposal

11. Submissions & Publishing Etiquette

11. Submissions & Publishing Etiquette

12. Networking: From Writers' Conferences to Courses

12. Networking: From Writers' Conferences to Courses

13. Pitching Your Book

13. Pitching Your Book

14. Avoiding Common Manuscript Pitfalls

14. Avoiding Common Manuscript Pitfalls

15. Hiring a Professional Editor

15. Hiring a Professional Editor

16. How Writers Handle Rejection

16. How Writers Handle Rejection

17. Overcoming Obstacles to Writing

17. Overcoming Obstacles to Writing

18. The Book Publishing Contract

18. The Book Publishing Contract

19. Working Effectively With Your Publisher

19. Working Effectively With Your Publisher

20. Becoming a Bestselling Author

20. Becoming a Bestselling Author

21. Career Marketing Strategies for Writers

21. Career Marketing Strategies for Writers

22. The Self-Publishing Path: When & How

22. The Self-Publishing Path: When & How

23. Principles of Self-Publishing Success

23. Principles of Self-Publishing Success

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

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