The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: The Publishing Process

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The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook is a series of classes designed to make your writing life more productive, more rewarding and more successful. The Publishing Process is the sixth of these classes, and is your guide to publishing and promoting your novel in the way that is right for you, and for your book!

The publishing landscape has never been more complicated, or more difficult to navigate. From the traditional publishing houses of New York to the rise of the mid-tier publisher and the wild frontier of independent publishing, you’ve never had more options to get your book into the hands of your reader. How do you begin to figure out what approach will work best for you?

Over the course of this two-hour class, Alastair will be your guide as we explore:

  • Publishing: traditional, independent and hybrid
  • Querying and contacts
  • Agents and publishers
  • The do-it-yourself approach to publishing
  • Writing pitches, synopses and summaries
  • Digital publishing and print-on-demand
  • The platforms you need you to know
  • Building a career

By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to identify which approach to publishing is best for you and your book, have a sense of the entire publishing landscape in 2016, and publish your novel with confidence!

This is a two-hour live class, presented by story expert Alastair Stephens. In the downloadable packet, you’ll find video and audio recordings of the lecture, including Q&As from the live audience, along with notes and a transcript of the key points. Those files are DRM free, and you’ll be able to keep them, watch or listen to them as often as you like, and copy them to any computer or device that you own.

TJWH: The Publishing Process