WRI 330 - Publishing and Promoting Your Work
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.
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
NotesPreviously known as "Getting Published - Fiction (WRI 212)"
Applies Towards the Following Program(s)
- Creative Writing Certificate : Optional Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Business and Technical Writing : Optional Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Marketing and Public Relations : Optional Courses