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Course Description

Learn about the process of getting your work published through study, practise, peer and instructor feedback, and assignments. This course will prepare you to seek publication of 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 work to an agent and publisher. Additional topics include 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.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Compose an author biography, book pitch and query letter for an agent or publisher
  • Identify the components of a book proposal package
  • Identify the pros and cons of self-publishing
  • Develop a book marketing plan

Notes

Previously known as "Getting Published - Fiction (WRI 212)"

Prerequisites

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)

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Type
Online
Dates
Sep 17, 2019 to Nov 11, 2019
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It and Market It...Successfully
Edition: 2015 
Authors: Eckstut, A and Sterry, D.H.
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Section Notes

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.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT on the start date.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. Unless otherwise stated, notice of a withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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