Disc 1. [Lectures] 1. Today's book publishing landscape ; 2. Defining your fiction genre ; 3. Categorizing your nonfiction book ; 4. Researching writers' markets ; 5. What to expect from a literary agent ; 6. Writing your query letter.
Disc. 2. [Lectures] 7. Writing your novel or memoir synopsis ; 8. The importance of author platform ; 9. Researching and planning your book proposal ; 10. Writing an effective book proposal ; 11. Submissions and publishing etiquette ; 12. Networking from writers' conferences to courses.
Disc 3. [Lectures] 13. Pitching your book ; 14. Avoiding common manuscript pitfalls ; 15. Hiring a professional editor ; 16. How writers handle rejection ; 17. Overcoming obstacles to writing ; 18. The book publishing contract.
Disc 4. [Lectures] 19. Working effectively with your publisher ; 20. Becoming a bestselling author ; 21. Career marketing strategies for writers ; 22. The self-publishing path: when and how ; 23. Principles of self-publishing success ; 24. Beyond the book: sharing ideas in the digital age.