Choosing the Best Publishing Option for You and Your Book
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Choosing the Best Publishing Option for You and Your Book

Traditional Publishing, Hybrid Publishing, or Self-Publishing?
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Created by Brigitte Brulz
Published 7/2020
English
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Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 22 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Differences between traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing
  • Publishing terms such as query letter, manuscript, book proposal, exclusive submissions, simultaneous submissions, advance, and royalty
  • What a literary agent does
  • Things to consider if choosing a hybrid publisher
  • Pros and cons of print-on-demand and two self-publishing companies that offer print-on-demand publishing
Requirements
  • Students should have an interest in publishing a book
  • No previous publishing experience required
  • A device to view the course
Description

Choosing the Best Publishing Option for You and Your Book: Traditional Publishing, Hybrid Publishing, or Self-Publishing? is a course designed to help you choose which publishing option is best for you and your book.

This course is divided into a total of twelve lectures: an introduction and 11 lessons. Each lecture includes a video with a slide show presentation as well as a downloadable transcript for your convenience. Handouts are also included with some of the lectures to provide additional resources and information to help you in your publishing decision.

The video lectures total approximately 2 hours.

Introduction

Reiterate and expand on information presented in course video

Lesson 1

Provide a brief overview of traditional publishing

Lesson 2

Define query letters, manuscripts, and book proposals

Lesson 3

Discuss traditional publishing companies

Discuss literary agents

Define exclusive, unsolicited, and simultaneous submission

Lesson 4

Discuss competition, rejection, and waiting in traditional publishing

Explain some of the jobs a traditional publisher does

Lesson 5

Explain who is responsible for publishing costs when a book is traditionally published

Define advance and royalty

Discuss author's responsibility for marketing a book when traditionally published

Lesson 6

Provide an overview of hybrid publishing

Discuss things to consider if choosing a hybrid publishing company

Lesson 7

Provide an overview of self-publishing

Lesson 8

Discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing using print-on-demand

Share two print-on-demand options

Lesson 9

Discuss the differences between traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing using a chart

Lesson 10

Explore options to why to publish a book

Discuss questions to consider when choosing a publishing option

Compare the different publishing options with another chart

Lesson 11

Explore the publishing path(s) the course creator has chosen and why


Who This Course Is Not For

Someone expecting to get rich fast by publishing a book

Who this course is for:
  • Writers/Authors who want to publish a book
  • Writers/Authors with no previous publishing experience
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 02:01:07
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:23

Reiterate and expand on information presented in course video

Preview 03:23
+ Lessons
11 lectures 01:57:44

Provide a brief overview of traditional publishing

Preview 01:52

Define query letters, manuscripts, and book proposals

Traditional Publishing Part I
11:07

Discuss traditional publishing companies

Discuss literary agents

Define exclusive, unsolicited, and simultaneous submission

Traditional Publishing Part II
18:33

Discuss competition, rejection, and waiting in traditional publishing

Explain some of the jobs a traditional publisher does

Traditional Publishing Part III
10:53

Explain who is responsible for publishing costs when a book is traditionally published

Define advance and royalty

Discuss author's responsibility for marketing a book when traditionally published

Preview 06:29

Provide an overview of hybrid publishing

Discuss things to consider if choosing a hybrid publishing company

Hybrid Publishing Overview
10:19

Provide an overview of self-publishing


Self-Publishing Overview
12:09

Discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing using print-on-demand

Share two print-on-demand options

Self-Publishing with Print-On-Demand
11:35

Discuss the differences between traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing using a chart

Comparing the Publishing Options
07:39

Explore options to why to publish a book

Discuss questions to consider when choosing a publishing option

Compare the different publishing options with another chart


Still Undecided? Maybe This Will Help!
16:29

Explore the publishing path(s) the course creator has chosen and why

My Chosen Publishing Path
10:39