Many people are still interested in a book deal with a NY or London publisher, but there are many hurdles to overcome as well as a lot of myths that surround the industry.
In this course, I interview CJ Lyons, NY Times bestselling author, about traditional publishing, covering everything from finding an agent, pitching, how the publishing process works, how the money works, the pros and cons, details of contracts and what to watch out for as well as the biggest mistakes people make.
CJ leads you through her own successful pitches to agents and shares personal details of her transition from ER doctor to bestselling author and pro-writer. She also covers what happens after the call and how the reality of being a published author works.
This is a multi-media self-study course with over 3.5 hours or video, 4 hours of audio and 50 pages of text information. It is aimed primarily at fiction authors.
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In fact, after years of being traditionally published, it was her indie book, Blind Faith, that hit the NY Times bestseller list at #2 in 2011. It has now been picked up for publication with St Martin’s Press, but CJ is still passionate about how fantastic indie publishing can be for authors taking responsibility for their own careers.
My independently published ARKANE novels have now sold over 33,000 copies and I have spent the last 3 years exploring what it means to be independently published with fiction and non-fiction.
The course contains video discussions with CJ and I on reasons for indie publishing, pros and cons, the mistakes people make, how you get paid as well as an exploration of our sales figures for 2011 – CJ’s breakout novel and my own, more modest figures which you will find fascinating.We discuss what happens after your book is live and how to optimize your sales page. There is a bonus interview with Joel Friedlander, from TheBookDesigner.com on book cover design.
We also take you behind the scenes of our own accounts for Amazon KDP, PubIt, Smashwords, and Createspace showing you the step by step process for publishing as well as providing material on KDP Select and formatting your file with Scrivener.
This is a multi-media self-study course with over 4 hours of video and audio and 50 pages of text information. It can be used by fiction and non-fiction authors although the examples given are primarily of fiction books.
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If you need a little more step by step help with digital publishing, I explain everything you need to know in this mini-course. I take you behind the scenes of my own Kindle publishing account in order to save you time, money and frustration on your journey to ebook success.
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This is a product I recommend by Michael Hyatt, ex agent, publisher and also a successful author. He has been in the business for years and shares his knowledge in a great ebook.
Here's the post I wrote recommending the product and why. I'm an affiliate because it's very useful and many people would still love a traditional book deal.