Explore our free publishing courses

Select a topic, browse our lessons and enroll on a free 10-day course

Showing 11 courses


Inside a Traditional ‘Big 5’ Publisher

Editor Dominic Wakeford (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House) reveals the inner workings of Big 5 publishers in this fun, free course.

Taught by Dominic Wakeford

Read more →

What Do Literary Agents Do (and Do You Need One)?

A literary agent can be your champion in an uncertain publishing landscape. Find out what they do in this 10-day course.

Taught by Alysoun Owen and Lucy Juckes

Read more →

How to Write a Query Letter That Agents Can't Resist

Learn to write a query letter that will get your manuscript requested by agents.

Taught by Rachel Stout

Read more →

How to Self-Publish a Photography Book

So, what’s the big deal about photography books anyway? And why should we care about them? Well, if you haven’t noticed, a significant portion of the planet is walking around with cameras in hand, and the number of images being captured has expanded beyond what anyone could have imagined. But wha...

Taught by Blurb

Read more →

How to Publish Your Picture Book

So, you have a picture book in your hands? Fantastic. But now you're probably coming up against the most important question of all: how are you going to publish it? Going from a picture book writer to a picture book author is a journey of its own — and the picture book market is markedly differe...

Taught by Kim Fleming

Read more →

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

Read more →

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

Read more →

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

Read more →

How to Self-Publish a Book

Be the next Andy Weir or E.L. James by launching your writing career with a self-published book. In this 10-part course, learn what it takes to be a successful indie author.

Taught by Martin Cavannagh

Read more →