Benefit from 20 years of experience in writing, publishing, and digital media

Email Newsletters for Authors with Jane Friedman

Apr. 8: Email Newsletters for Authors

Being able to directly reach your readers, or most avid fans, is a powerful capability that rewards your time and investment. Jane Friedman will teach you best practices of email newsletters, how to avoid the mistakes most prevalent in the writing community, and how you can better reach your goals.

Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short Fiction

Apr. 22: Creating Income and Connecting With Readers Using Short Fiction

Short fiction is enjoying a market resurgence and provides opportunities that can benefit you again and again over the long term of your career. It builds your author brand, grows readership, and can create additional revenue streams. In this one-hour session with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, gain the insights, knowledge, and strategies for effectively publishing short fiction.

Book Proposal 10 Step Action

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.

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.