Is it your dearest dream to hold your published book in your hands?
- Do you want readers to write you letters telling you how your book changed their lives?
- Do you desperately want to get your book published but don't know where to start?
- Or are you still writing your book but wondering how you'll get it into readers' hands when it's done?
Should you aim for a traditional New York publishing deal or go the self-publishing route?
Welcome to the course in which you'll find your answer!
Internationally bestselling author Rachael Herron is a long-time publishing veteran and an expert in both trad and self-publishing, and she'll help YOU chart your best course.
She's presented this exact course at both UC Berkeley and Stanford, and now you can learn directly from her, in your own home, in your own time.
With Rachael's help, you'll learn to separate fact from fiction, and you'll get all the necessary information to decide which plan is best for you.
MORE THAN 4+ HOURS, 21 modules, plus bonus PDFs and publishing stories!
What else will you learn?
- Agents – when do you need one? How should you negotiate a contract?
- Are New York deals more lucrative?
- Who are the big players in today’s publishing market? What do you need to know about them?
- Query letters – how to write one, resources, examples, when to follow up, and how to do so.
- Brick-and-mortar print book sales vs. e-book and audio sales.
- When should you self-publish? How do you make this decision?
- What's the needed technology like? Is it hard to learn?
- Editing – developmental edits, line edits, and copyedits.
- Formatting methods
- Covers – what do they promise the reader? How do you hire a designer?
- Distribution channels including second-party distributors.
- Money questions – payment schedules/breakdown of trad- and self-publishing. What can you expect to make?
No matter which track you decide to take toward publishing your book, you'll complete this master course prepared (and ready) for success.
Get ready to hold your book in your hands. It's time.
Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of more than two dozen books, including thrillers (under R.H. Herron), mainstream fiction, feminist romance, memoir, and nonfiction about writing. Her work has been published in seven countries and translated into four languages. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Mills College, California, and she has taught writing at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. Her favorite thing is writing The End as often as possible. Her passion is teaching others how to write their own books and get them out into the world.
Start5. What is a Traditional Publisher, Exactly? (4:36)
Start6. Agents (16:40)
Start7. (BONUS) How Rachael Got Her Agent (12:25)
Start8. Query Letter Magic (13:13)
Start9. How to Write a Synopsis (4:52)
Start10. Publishing Payments (15:24)
Start11. What Marketing Does a Traditional Publisher Do For You? (14:34)
Start12. Intro to Self-Publishing (9:36)
Start13. (BONUS) Rachael's Self-Publishing Journey (6:46)
Start14. Working with Editors (15:19)
Start15. Getting Your Book Cover (14:35)
Start16. Distribution Choices (15:30)
Start17. Formatting and Uploading (10:51)
Start18. Assemble Your Metadata (13:34)
Start19. A Cornucopia (12:20)
Start20. Publicity (11:38)
Start21. Hybrid Publishing (11:54)