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land a book deal in 2019

January 3: How to Get Published: Land a Book Deal in 2019

In partnership with Writer’s Digest: If you want to get your book traditionally published in 2019—be it fiction, nonfiction, a children’s book, or memoir—increase your chances by knowing how to evaluate the commercial potential of your work and the best way to approach editors, agents, and publishers.

This intensive and information-filled 2-hour live webinar helps you think like an industry insider who makes decisions every day on what work merits print publication. You’ll get practical advice and tools to help you develop strong pitch letters and proposal materials for both fiction and nonfiction-plus back-door methods for networking with agents and editors.

Avoid frustration—don’t embark on the submission process in 2019 without being fully educated about how the industry works, from an impartial point of view. You will better focus your time and energy, increase your chances of success, and learn to decipher the language of industry professionals.

Book Proposal 10 Step Action

How to Write a Book Proposal: 10-Step Action Plan

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.

How to Publish Your Book

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.