You will learn about the process of getting your work published through study, practice, peer and instructor feedback, and assignments. This course will prepare you to seek publication with a fiction or non-fiction manuscript using traditional or self-publishing. Learn the complexities of establishing an author platform, growing a social media presence, and submitting to an agent and publisher. Additional topics include the nuts and bolts of publishing; book design, making a publication deal, contracts and royalties. Assignments will allow you to create a professional query letter, author biography and marketing plan for a current or future book project.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Assess the clarity of a book idea
- Research and evaluate comparable titles
- Develop an author platform on social media
- Understand the components of a book proposal package
- Compose an author biography and book pitch for an agent or publisher
- Compose a query letter for an agent or publisher
- Understand the pros and cons of self-publishing
- Understand book publisher contracts and royalties
- Develop a book marketing plan
NotesPreviously known as "Getting Published - Fiction (WRI 212)"
Prerequisite: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352)
You may not register online for this course until you have successfully completed Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course by telephone if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Creative Writing Certificate : Elective Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Business and Technical Writing : Professional Writing Optional Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Marketing and Public Relations : Professional Writing Optional Courses