self-publishing versus traditional publishing

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

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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 challenges to consider.

In this 10-part course, you will discover the realities of both traditional and self-publishing. Upon 'graduation,' you will leave with an overall understanding of the options available to authors in today's world. Whether you're a non-fiction writer seeking a book deal with with the 'Big Five,' or an aspiring genre novelist with no idea where to start, this course is for you.


Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


What you'll learn in this course:

  • Popular misconceptions about traditional publishing
  • Why traditional publishing will always be the best option for some authors
  • Why many published authors prefer to self-publish
  • All about royalties and advances
  • How to successfully leverage your self-published book into a publishing deal
  • How to avoid scams targeted at self-publishing authors

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Martin is a writer, content marketing specialist, and part of the team at Reedsy, a marketplace that connects authors with brilliant editorial, design, and marketing talent. When he's not chained to his desk, Martin enjoys reading historical fiction and surrounding himself with cookbooks.

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