Benefit from 20 years of experience in writing, publishing, and digital media
Jan. 29: How to Self-Publish: Primer for First Timers
Jane Friedman covers everything you need to know about the self-publishing landscape, in plain English. You'll come away with a clear picture of how the major retailers, distributors and service companies work, and learn the best practices of professional, self-publishing authors.
Feb. 12: Write More, Fret Less: Mindfulness for Writers
With instructor Lisa Ellison: You’ll learn how a mindful approach to the writing process can enhance creativity, boost productivity, and help you effectively self-edit. Explore the basics of building a mindfulness practice, the best meditations and practices for each stage in the writing process, and how mindfulness can help you write more authentically and enter states of flow.
Mar. 19: Write Your Nonfiction Book Proposal
In partnership with Creative Nonfiction: A book proposal is essentially a business plan for your book; it convincingly argues why your book is a salable product in today’s market. If properly developed, it can take weeks (or longer) to write. This webinar breaks down what can be an overwhelming process into clear, manageable steps. Register early for a 25% discount!
How to Write a Book Proposal: 10-Step Action Plan (self-study course)
This is a comprehensive, self-study course with Jane Friedman on producing nonfiction book proposals in the digital age. The focus is not just on writing a book proposal that will sell the idea, but that will also sell the book when it finally makes its way to market.
The Great Courses: How to Publish Your Book
In the 24 eye-opening lectures of How to Publish Your Book, Jane Friedman 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.
Self-Study: Become a Ghost-writer
Taught by author Roz Morris: It's easy to find writing advice. But it's not easy to get good guidance about how to ghost-write, what's expected of a ghost-writer and how to avoid the inevitable hazards. This course will teach you how the world of ghost-writing works, how writers get started, how to get commissions, how to pitch to a client, and how to take the project successfully to completion.