Module III is all about the submissions and publication process with traditional publishers.
Coming after this module:
- Module IV: Independent or Self Publishing
- Module V: Promoting Your Book and Post-Publication Strategic Plans
Module III: Traditional Publishers
Module 3 accompanies you from drafting your book proposal to querying traditional publishers. We’ll cover the big publishing houses (and how you’ll need a literary agent if you want to approach these publishers) and also the small to medium publishers (where you won’t need a literary agent).
There will be 5 audio lectures (total run time about 40 minutes), 3 workbooks, and supplementary handouts that you will want to go through in the order noted below.
Here’s your course outline:
|AUD||Preliminary Notes for Module III||M4A (04:43)|
|HDT||Who are the traditional publishers?||DOCX | PDF|
|AUD||The Book Proposal||M4A (04:18)|
|WBK||Workbook E – The Book Proposal||DOCX | PDF|
|HDT||Log of Publisher Queries||DOCX | PDF|
|HDT||Sample Manuscript Submission in Standard Format|
|AUD||The Submissions Process||M4A (11:39)|
|HDT||Template for Submissions Query Letter|
|HDT||My Query for Holistic and Publisher Responses|
|HDT||Book Proposal for Holistic Tarot (Sample)|
|HDT||Evolution of a Manuscript|
|HDT||Traditional Publishing Timeline (Query to Release)|
|AUD||Revisiting Why We Write and Publish||M4A (08:07)|
|HDT||Theoretical Earnings Comparison Chart|
|WBK||Workbook F – Publishing Contract Review||LINK|
|AUD||Traditional Versus Self Publishing||M4A (09:29)|
|WBK||Workbook G – Deciding Between Traditional and Self||DOCX | PDF|
- AUD = Audio File
- WBK = Workbook
- HDT = Handout
Click on the linked files in the right column to download.
Cost of Module III
Really, there’s no cost. However, if you feel called to, then choose any one of the following options:
- SUPPORT MY BOOKS + PUBLISH A BOOK REVIEW. If you have or are getting Holistic Tarot and you have a blog, YouTube channel, or work for a publication, help me spread the word about my book and publish a review, or your personal impressions, reference my book in some clever way in your thing, or let’s talk about setting up an author interview. You know my email addy, right? I know Tao of Craft is a long time from now (September, 2016), but this can apply to that book as well. Everything I just said about supporting HT, but for ToC.
- PAYPAL DONATION. Some folks don’t want fuss, and that’s cool. How about a PayPal donation in a dollar amount you’re comfortable with? Btw, in case you were curious for any reason, I don’t keep any of these donations. I pay all of it forward. Send PayPal donations through this link: https://www.paypal.me/benebell.
- AMAZON GIFT CARD. Same as Point #2, but instead, send an Amazon gift card in any dollar amount you’re comfortable with. Use this link here. And direct it to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Workbook F: Publishing Contract Review
Check out the link to Workbook F, on Author-Publisher Agreements. Tons of information in that workbook, formulas for calculating whether you’re getting a good deal or not, industry standards to consider, typical legalese broken down into plain English, general negotiation tactics, and so much more.
Alternatively, click below to go directly to a Dropbox link where you can download everything in one swoop.
Check back in two weeks for Module IV: Self Publishing
Writing and Publishing Nonfiction Independent Study Course
- Module I: Introduction
- Module II: Completing Your Manuscript
- YOU ARE HERE. Module III: Traditional Publishing
- NEXT UP. Module IV: Independent (Self) Publishing
- Module V: Promoting Your Book & Post-Publication Strategic Plans