English 3012 – Books and Book Publishing

Where do books come from? This advanced publishing course delves into how book publishing works, and all of the steps a manuscript goes through in becoming a book – and why some books sell while others don’t. The course also touches on the skills necessary to break into and to be successful in the publishing field, whether as a line editor, production editor, writer, agent, publicist, or other creative position. A number of publishing professionals will be on hand as guest lecturers on specific topics, and to answer questions.

You can also read some of my essays on publishing topics and getting published in the essays section.

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