Have you ever written something and wondered how to get it published?
Are you a writer or illustrator who longs to create a published book that you can show your family and friends?
Are you an ambitious entrepreneur who wants an ethical career?
Don't let it be just a dream. This is the kick you need to seize the moment and do it. Perhaps you 'accidentally' found this page because it's exactly what you need right now to take the next step.
This course is an international email program of self-study. Each project module will be emailed to you weekly over a 10 week period, so that you don't get overwhelmed. You will have a logical plan to follow - taking you from beginner to bestseller. Just follow the steps as they are presented. Simple.
We've also thrown in tons of extra bonuses to help you succeed
Learn all about the book industry, current competitors and trends in your chosen genre so you sound like an expert when you talk to your customers about your books. Understand how different constructs have different effects on an audience and how narrative drives the plot. This is essential for anyone who wishes to be taken seriously in the world of books and writing
Market research sheet: A downloadable research sheet to help you gather the vital information you need to tailor your work and make it a commercial success
Market Research Analysis Spreadsheet: Automatically analyse your findings to provide useful information when writing your book.
How to research book readers like a professional author so you can understand, at a deep level, your audience and how to impress them.
Who are you?: An exercise to help you find out your preferred writing style and how to make it better
eBook: How to get a good idea for a book
Book Template: Pre-formatted book template. Use this template to write your book and at the end you'll have a completed manuscript, ready to print. Comes complete with instructions.
Of course, you can always break writing formula, but only if you know what it is. This week, we'll go through various success-formulae for creating good books and how you can subvert them to make something truly original.
Lovable characters can live on beyond your book. Rights agents can negotiate good money to use a memorable character in merchandising, product endorsements and other commercial activity seperate from your main story. Creating memorable characters is vital in this process.
Character creation sheet: Use it yourself and use it in school workshops to make extra income as an expert author during school visits
Let your mind run riot this week. Consider your setting. Whether it is based in a real-life place, or the inside of an inter-galactic washing-machine factory, this week, we look at setting and continuity.
Published authors use advanced techniques when crafting their books to tell the story through showing rather than telling. During this week, we will show you how flashbacks and time-line management can serve as powerful tools to explain vital elements of the plot without detracting from an exciting story.
Timeline planning sheets: Print your own timeline sheets (you can take them into schools too)
Continuity planning sheets: Check the continuity of your book
Whitepaper: Tips on counting in and out.
From social media to public events, every time you speak to a potential customer, people will be judging you and your books. This week, we focus on how to brand your work and build authority that you can use to sell.
Free website: Free author website template, complete with scripts to customise it!
Here's where you get to really see your life as a published author come to light. This week, you will make the decision whether to go it alone as a self-published author, approach a publisher direct or have the comfort of an agent to work on your behalf.
List of agents & publishers: Recommendations for getting your book represented.
You can have the best product in the world but if no one knows about it, you won't make any money. Marketing and selling sound like big scary animals but Neil breaks it down into easy steps for you. Neil spent 7 years working in sales and knows all the tricks. This week gives you those magic keys to success.
Worksheet: How to position yourself for success
MP3: Interview with a public speaking coach about what authors can do to be more presentable
Whitepaper: Selling tips for authors
Once you have your publishing deal, your publisher will want you to promote your book. Moreover, you will want to maximise the income you generate from your writing. A great way to do this is through events and talking appointments, and we'll show you how.
Letter Templates: School-approach letters to make it easier to get gigs
Using libraries: Workshop guide
Data gathering: Competition template to create a marketing list
Hello potential student! I've been a writer for over twenty years and I love teaching this exciting art and science to others. After my first book - The Weird Case of Mrs Etherington-Strange - was published, I started Ghostly Publishing; a children's book publisher, which led to me being swamped with emails from people from all over the world asking where they could learn how to make a living as an author too. Most of them were already writers of some sort; fantasy, science-fiction and so on and they also wanted to sell their books too. I realised that in the UK and beyond there was no in-depth distance learning course provided by any of the major publishers - so I created one.
I have partnered with other authors and professional writer organisations to create this course which took me several years to develop and every year I still update it so the knowledge is current. I care very much about giving the very best training to all of my students, wherever they are in the world. I'm really pleased to welcome wannabe authors from across the globe for 10 dilligently phrased weeks of study and practice.
This course is like having private access to my brain and my own writing tools library. I look forward to your success.
Neil Trigger: Course Creator
This excellent 10-week international self-study course is just £95 ($160).
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