Creative Writing Project: Publish Your Book

Dani and Steve Alcorn, Authors, Mentors, Online Instructors

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5 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:26
    • 2. Traditional Publishing

      4:52
    • 3. Self-Publishing

      4:11
    • 4. Project: Prepare Your Manuscript and Publish Your Book

      2:17
    • 5. Next Steps

      0:56

Project Description

Prepare your Manuscript and Explore createspace.com

Start by going through the attached Manuscript Evaluation Checklist and make sure your manuscript is as good as you can make it.

FOR TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

Refer to the attached Manuscript Format guide to properly prepare your manuscript for submission.

 Check out my Sample Query Letter and read the Tips for a Successful Query Letter.

Write a query letter and share it int he community discussion area for feedback.

FOR SELF-PUBLISHING

Visit createspace.com and create an account. 

Follow the steps to create a prototype book.

Format your manuscript according to their specifications.

Upload the text of your book.

Use their cover builder to create the cover of your book.

Share the results of your efforts, and publish your book if you wish.

Extra credit: Now you can also automatically publish a Kindle version.

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