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How To Validate Your Book Idea

Only 14 books show up on the first page of Amazon's search results. So wouldn't it be great to start writing your novel knowing you'll be one of those 14 with an audience? Too often authors pour blood and sweat into a book idea without knowing if a market exists for it. But if you're smart about ...

Taught by Dave Chesson

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Crowdfunding for Authors

What if you could publish a book, and get your readers to pay for all the editing, design, and production? Well, that's what crowdfunding is all about. You get readers to purchase your book before you publish it, and can then use that money to get it published. The best thing about it is: when th...

Taught by Bethany Joy Carlson

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How To Get Your Books into Libraries

US libraries spend hundreds of millions on new materials like books every single year. If you're not with a publisher and you aren't listed with a wholesaler, how can you convince librarians that your book is worth stocking? Book distribution expert Amy Collins has helped countless authors sell ...

Taught by Amy Collins

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Behind the Microphone: How to Create a Great Audiobook

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing book format out there. They might represent just a small percentage of total book sales, but audio offers exceptional discoverability opportunities to authors, who benefit from the fact that the audiobook landscape is still far less competitive than the ebook ma...

Taught by David Markowitz

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Book Design 101

Book design is that under-appreciated step of the publishing process that can make or break a book. A book's cover is going to determine whether the book gets picked up in a book store, or clicked upon on Amazon. A book's interior design — or typesetting — will not affect purchasing decisions, ho...

Taught by Emmanuel Nataf

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How to Submit a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Do you have a killer book idea that publishers will love? Learn how to write and submit an effective non-fiction book proposal that will make editors pay attention.

Taught by Katy Hamilton

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How to Run a Price Promotion

You've written and independently published a book, and now you're ready for people to start reading it. But with so much content out there you're struggling to make your book stand out. There are a number of ways to increase your book's visibility, however, one of the most effective tactics of ga...

Taught by Written Word Media

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The Non-Sexy Business of Writing Non-Fiction

Ready to bring your non-fiction idea to life? As the founder of the Author's Writing Academy, Azul Terronez has helped dozens of authors make their books a reality and through his course, he can do the same for you.

Taught by Azul Terronez

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How to Turn Your Cookbook Idea into a Reality

Drawing on her years of experience with the world's greatest chefs and food writers, Laura Gladwin will guide you through the cookbook writing process — from that very first step of nailing down the concept of your book, to crafting your book proposal and getting your recipes published.

Taught by Laura Gladwin

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