Hey, guys! I just wanted to give you a heads-up that my publishing course is finally live.
You've been sitting on your manuscript for a while now, overwhelmed by the research you've put into getting it published—and hey, that's perfectly normal. The Internet is bursting with so-called expert opinions, riddled with industry jargon and outdated promises. Oh, and of course, they all contradict each other. So, where should you start? What lies ahead?
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Now, imagine you have a friend in the book industry—an award-winning author, who happens to have a marketing background and owns a graphic design company. Wouldn't it help to sit down with her and ask anything you wanted? She would break down the process in plain, conversational language and do her best to prepare you for a career as an author.
That's basically how this course is run.
Using my own experiences and those of fellow authors, I'm going to walk you through everything from choosing a publishing path (traditional v. independent) to navigating social minefields (like dealing with reviewers)—which is why experienced authors can benefit from the course, too.
Everyone has a weak spot (or two). I can't tell you how many questions I've fielded from other authors about marketing alone, and you know what? I ask them questions, too! That's the key to survival in this industry. You can't stop learning and adapting. Ever.
So, with that in mind, let's take a look at our course highlights:
- A mix of formats keep the material entertaining, i.e. animated video presentations, screencasts, worksheets, etc.
- I don't hold back. If I think something will be potentially harmful to your career, I'm going to tell you—even if it's popular right now.
I don't know about you, but I'm excited. Are you ready to get started? uDemy has a 30-day money back guarantee, so there's nothing holding you back from giving it a try. If my course doesn't mesh with the way you learn, apply for a refund. It's as simple as that. I want my students to be happy.
Note: I will update this course to make sure the information hasn't gone stale or outdated.
This course contains 12 animated lectures (2 hours of content), 2 fill-in worksheets, 5 documents, a bonus e-book, and a PDF summary.
- You'll be able to make an informed decision regarding which publishing path to take for your next project.
- I'll help you determine your manuscript's category, genre, and designation, i.e. a New Adult romantic suspense novel v. a YA fantasy novella.
- You'll be able to write query letters and enter pitch/250 contests with confidence.
- I'm going to show you the ropes and give you insider information on authorial netiquette—in other words, I'm going to help you avoid ticking off prospective readers, reviewers, and fellow authors.
- Speaking of which, I'm also going to give you a heads-up on things you might need to brace yourself for, i.e. trolls, pirates, taxes, etc.
- You'll gain the knowhow to avoid gimmicks and shortcuts that can really hurt your career in the long term.
- For those of you who are interested in self-publishing, I'm going to give you my personal step-by-step process and time frame.
- To complement that, I'm going to show you how to either outsource or DIY most of the necessary components, i.e. graphic design, editing, formatting, etc.
- Then I'll point out some traditional methods you can tweak to market your books (and your brand) in our ever-changing industry.
- You'll learn where and how to find a community, because you will need one. Believe me.
- Finally, you'll learn how to treat your writing career as a small business—equipping you with the right mindset to succeed!
This course is most helpful to those with a finished manuscript, but it's not mandatory—just know that writing craft will not be covered.
Who Should Enroll?
This course is aimed at pre-published fiction authors, but the information is relevant to all stages.
Special Discount for my AW Friends
The first 100 people to use this link will get 40% off the already discounted introductory price!