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How to Publish Your Book






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With the advent of submission conveniences offered by the internet, today's authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. Adding to that, the publishing market is in a constant state of flux, making publishers wary about taking on new authors. Further, a plethora of options for publication make navigating the increasingly complex publishing industry harder than ever. So, how does an aspiring author get published? Learning the ropes, understanding how publishing works, and having someone who can help you navigate this convoluted system will make all the difference between a manuscript sitting on your closet shelf - or sitting on the top of the best-sellers shelf. In 24 eye-opening lectures, Jane Friedman, publishing industry expert and educator, provides you with sought-after secrets of the publishing process that will help you navigate this difficult progression, bypass pitfalls that many novice authors get hung up on, and improve your chances of being considered for publication. She acts as your personal guide though the entire process: from finalizing your manuscript, to writing the perfect pitch, to reviewing contracts and marketing your book. She provides the candid scoop on what you need to do in order to increase your chances of being considered. The knowledge you'll gain by having an inside expert teaching you how to position your book for publication gives you a unique advantage and drastically increases your chances of getting noticed in this increasingly competitive industry. The reality is that there is no magic formula that will guarantee publication. There are, however, numerous things that you can do to improve your chances and streamline your path to success. Get extensive insights into the publishing process that will help you avoid the most common mistakes and pitfalls that many authors encounter. This course lays out your best options for publication and leads you step by step toward achieving your goals. All Lectures: 1. Today's Book Publishing Landscape 2. Defining Your Fiction Genre 3. Categorizing Your Nonfiction Book 4. Researching Writers' Markets 5. What to Expect from a Literary Agent 6. Writing Your Query Letter 7. Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis 8. The Importance of Author Platform 9. Researching and Planning Your Book Proposal 10. Writing an Effective Book Proposal 11. Submissions and Publishing Etiquette 12. Networking: From Writers' Conferences to Courses 13. Pitching Your Book 14. Avoiding Common Manuscript Pitfalls 15. Hiring a Professional Editor 16. How Writers Handle Rejection 17. Overcoming Obstacles to Writing 18. The Book Publishing Contract 19. Working Effectively with Your Publisher 20. Becoming a Bestselling Author 21. Career Marketing Strategies for Writers 22. The Self-Publishing Path: When and How 23. Principles of Self-Publishing Success 24. Beyond the Book: Sharing Ideas in the Digital Age


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