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.

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Remote
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Kate Gale
390146
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 31, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (2nd edition) by Wayne Miller, Kevin Prufer, and Travis Kurowski
The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On (2nd edition) by Kelvin Smith and Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (2nd edition) by John B. Thompson
What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing by Peter Ginna
The Subversive Copy Editor (2nd edition) by Carol Fisher Saller
Schedule
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Discussion
Tue Jan 17, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Jan 24, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Jan 31, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 7, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Feb 14, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 21, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Feb 28, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 7, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Mar 14, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Mar 21, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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