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An insider's secrets to getting your book published

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Have you made a New Year’s resolution to do something with the manuscript that’s been sitting on your laptop or in your drawer? Once you’ve finished writing a book, the inevitable question is: what next?

Natasha Lester will give you the answers, as well as the confidence to approach key players in the publishing industry. The ten-step process has been developed out of Natasha’s extensive experience of working with publishers and agents and will ensure your manuscript stands out from the slush pile.

You will learn ways to help you assess whether your book is ready to be sent out to publishers. You will hear how to write your CV, how to decide which agents and publishers are right for your book and how to approach them, synopsis and covering letter writing, what rejection means and how to deal with it, other avenues to publication such as competitions and awards, and what to do if you receive an offer for your book.

This course is best suited to people who are in the process of writing or who have finished writing, a book length work of fiction (including a short story collection) or creative non-fiction, such as a memoir. Or for those who would like to know what’s ahead before they finish their manuscript.