In addition, throughout the summer, I’m teaching a series of online classes with the Authors Guild on the following topics—all free to members. I’m delighted to announce that   I’ve been working with The Authors Guild on the creation and release of their new resource guide on self- and e-publishing,   available for free to active members. You may be wondering: how does one qualify to be a member of The Authors Guild? The guide is roughly 40,000 words and covers the following areas:

Evaluating what publishing help you need
Understanding the service landscape and most commonly used services
Finding the right   assistance (agents, freelancers, hybrid companies)
Setting up a small press   and other administration
Producing and selling print and ebook editions
Learning the ins and outs of ebook files and metadata
Marketing and promoting your work—in traditional ways as well as digital-first methods

Learn more at The Authors Guild site. Fortunately, in recent years, the guild has rolled out additional   membership categories so that all types of writers are welcome to join. I may be biased given my partnership with the Guild, but now is a great time to join! (If you’re not a member, registration is $49 per class.)

Best practices for author websites and blogs
Email marketing 101 for writers
Social media for authors: how to make it worth your time
Self-publishing 101
The basics of marketing and promoting your work online

Learn more and register. Even non-members can get a sample chapter for free. Learn more. The Authors Guild has recently amped up all of its author education resources, and is extending its writers’ resource library with an excellent range of business information. These include:

emerging writer memberships ($100/year), for those who are unpublished
student writer memberships ($35/year), for   college students

Professional memberships ($125/year) are available to self-published authors and freelance writers who have earned at least $500 in the last 18 months from writing.

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