This online course is designed to help aspiring writers realize their potential and guide them through the process of writing, publishing, marketing and selling their first book. It will look at the writing process, examine publishing and distribution options and highlight potential opportunities and pitfalls.
Topics Covered Include:
What’s The Big Idea?
The Writing Process
Pitching to a Publisher/Agent
Going it Alone
Embracing Your Inner-Self Publicist (Selling Your Work)
Building a Back Catalogue
Introducing my Writing, Publishing, Marketing and Selling Your First Book Udemy Course
The process I use to write my books, along with potential (avoidable) roadblocks which may stand in your way and prevent your from becoming a published author.
It's never too early to start the pitching process. Publishers and agents rarely want to see a complete manuscript, they want help you write a better (more commercially viable) book.
Not everything in the publishing industry is great. Here are seven things I have learned to hate.
How to find a publisher or agent to bring your work to life.
Think independent, not amateur. You don't need a traditional publisher anymore. Here are the tools I use for my independently published works.
Nobody else will do it. It's time to develop an ego and stand-up to promote your book.
If you want to sell more books, write another book.
Show me the money. Can you make money as an author? You bet you can.
Mobile footage filmed after meeting a group of writers at a seminar in Gibraltar, exploring the various self-imposed roadblocks which prevent writers from publishing.
Podcast Audio: Going back to the beginning. After many false starts, where I found inspiration to write my first book, the writing process and where I took it after publication.
No more excuses. It's time to find the time to write.
Writer's block is something that writers write about when they cannot think of anything else to write about.
Thank you. Good luck and happy writing.
John W. Hayes has been helping small and medium-sized companies develop their business strategies online for almost as long as the Internet has been in the general public's consciousness.
Working alongside some of the biggest names in eCommerce and online marketing (including Amazon, eBay and Google), he has dedicated much of his career to demystifying the web and highlighting opportunities for real world businesses to grow.
John is the author of four books, is a regular speaker at events throughout the UK, Europe and the US, is a prolific blogger across numerous sites and is widely recognized as an influential Thought Leader in the SME online marketing arena.