How to Publish Your Book : The Great Courses: Writing

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Jane Friedman
  • Series: The Great Courses: Writing
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

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A top course

If you could sum up How to Publish Your Book in three words, what would they be?

All you need

What did you like best about this story?

Not a word is wasted.

What about Professor Jane Friedman’s performance did you like?

Engaging and pleasant

Any additional comments?

If you're a newbie and need to fake it till you make it, this course will help. One of my favourites in the series. Got quite a few but never manage to finish them. Nearly done with this one and planning to listen a second time

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- Miss E Santiago

An essential tool for first-time authors

I shudder to think that I might have ventured into the world of publishing without first reading Professor Friedman' s comprehensive 'how to' guide. Thank you sincerely. Nuala Macklin
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- Maggie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2015
  • Publisher: The Great Courses