Learn self-publishing best practices in this course that grounds you in the publishing industry and sets you up for success as an independent author.
What you can learn.
- Explore how the publishing industry works to understand how self-published authors thrive
- Learn from leaders in the field who can expand your understanding of how to succeed
- Identify best practices in production, marketing, sales, and distribution for independent authors
- Develop a plan for how you can successfully publish and promote your own books
About this course:Self-publishing has opened new opportunities for writers who want to take control of making their work commercially available to readers. But while technological advances in typesetting, printing, and distribution have made it possible to create self-published books on par with their traditionally published counterparts, understanding how to navigate the complex book publishing industry is still necessary for success. This course explores how self-publishing fits within the greater book publishing industry. Students learn best practices for self-published book production, marketing, sales, and distribution. Guest lecturers include industry experts and successful self-published authors. Instruction focused on all genres of book publishing including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adult, young adult, and children’s literature.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.