How To Get Published

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published?
 
Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.
 
You won’t be told it’s impossible, or that it’s easy. You will, however, gain a realistic understanding of how the process works and how you can maximize your chances for success. 

Notes

This course deals with all kinds of books—novels, children’s books, and all types of nonfiction books. If you’re working on a nonfiction book, then you may want to start with Nonfiction Book Proposal.
 
Though self-publishing is touched on, the focus is on getting published with a traditional publisher.

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The most valuable lesson for me was how to screen potential agents. I have been signed by an agency in the past, only to find out that nothing was being done. Had I taken the course first, this wouldn't have happened, because I would have known what to look for. I also learned that my earlier attempts to contact publishers were likely rejected out of hand due to improper set up and formatting.
Liane Shaw
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How To Get Published | Level I

4-week Selling Seminar

Online Tuition: $175
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

This course shows you the process of getting your book published, and helps you craft a winning query letter. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing and receiving feedback on a query letter for your book (each student presenting work two times)

How To Get Published is open to writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

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This class may be taken online as a One-day Intensive.

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

How To Get Published

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Two three-hour sessions on separate days.

Zoom info, tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

This course shows you the process of getting your book published, and helps you craft a winning query letter. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing and receiving feedback on a query letter for your book

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Sat, Jul 25 & Aug 1, 1–4 pm et
Zoom Conference

How To Get Published

One-day Intensive

Seven hours in one day (with lunch break).

NYC Tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

This course shows you the process of getting your book published, and helps you craft a winning query letter. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing and receiving feedback on a query letter for your book

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

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Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
This class may be taken online as a 4-week Selling Seminar.