Editorial Management I: Acquisition to Publication
WRITING X 452.1
Learn how a manuscript becomes a book in this foundational course for editors and writers, especially those considering self-publishing.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you can learn.
- Learn how editors select which manuscripts to publish
- Understand how metadata drives book sales at online retailers
- Get a sense of how publishers plan and structure book tours
- Get a firsthand view of how publishers turn submissions into books
About this course:The process from written manuscript to published book is more complicated than most authors and newer publishing professionals expect. From what to look for in acquisitions to how to use metadata to your advantage to booking a successful author tour, this course covers everything that an author and publisher should expect from reading manuscripts to the actual publication date. By the end of the course, you understand how an editor turns an author’s manuscript into a saleable product.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Julia Callahan
Still accepting enrollments
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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