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Reedsy Learning — Inside a traditional publisher

Inside a Traditional ‘Big 5’ Publisher

Many authors dream of getting signed by one of the world's biggest publishers — but a lot of what that entails is still shrouded in mystery. In this course, editor Dominic Wakeford (formerly of HarperCollins, …

Taught by Dominic Wakeford

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What Do Agents Do and Do You Need One?

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

Conventional wisdom tells authors that they need a literary agent if they're to stand a chance at securing a book deal. However, haggling with editors is not all that agents do — and in some …

Taught by Alysoun Owen and Lucy Juckes

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How to write a query letter course

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

For most new authors, signing with a literary agent is their first step into the world of publishing. But to stand out from the thousands of other authors seeking representation, you first need to capture …

Taught by Rachel Stout

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Self-publish you photography book, a Reedsy Learning course

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 …

Taught by Blurb

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Publishing a Picture Book

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 …

Taught by Kim Fleming

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Crowdfunding for Authors

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 …

Taught by Bethany Joy Carlson

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Audiobooks Behind the Microphone

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 …

Taught by David Markowitz

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How to submit a non-fiction book proposal

How to Submit a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

If you've written a non-fiction book — or if you have a dynamite idea that you are uniquely qualified to write — you might want to consider pitching it to a traditional publisher. That means …

Taught by Katy Hamilton

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Self-publishing 101

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.Learn all the basics of self-publishing …

Taught by Martin Cavannagh

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Traditional Publishing 101

Traditional Publishing 101

Almost every author’s dream is to get a book deal and a big advance from a famous publisher. But how can you get your foot in the door, how much money can authors expect, and …

Taught by Scott Pack

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self-publishing versus traditional publishing

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

The internet has democratized the publishing world in a big way. Now, anyone can publish a book without the “permission” of a traditional press. But with the freedom of self-publishing comes a fresh set of …

Taught by Martin Cavannagh

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