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How to Publish a Book: Fiction

Learn all about how to get your novel or story collection published

1. How To Publish a Book: Fiction (4:02)

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Mediabistro instructor Lauren Lipton gives you the complete rundown on how to get your fiction project published -- in just about four minutes. You'll learn about finishing your manuscript, getting an agent, finding a publisher, and getting publicity for your completed book.

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Lauren Lipton
Lauren Lipton is the author of the novels Mating Rituals of the North American WASP and It's About Your Husband. She is currently working on a memoir about sewing, seventies fashion, and metaphysics. Lauren is also a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times' Sunday Styles section and the Wall Street Journal.


"Lauren was prepared, informative, creative, cautionary, and very pleasant. She has a great sense of humor and is grounded in the realities of the business. A+!" -- David Dangler "Lauren teaches a fun, well-organized class. Her real experiences steered us in the direction of what to do and what not to do." -- Ann Votaw "How much did I like Lauren's class? I stopped into a book store on the way home and bought one of her novels." -- Howard Solomon "Lauren is able to excite you about getting published. She makes you believe you can do it while being candid about the difficulty and work needed." -- Antranig Dereyan "Lauren is the perfect instructor. She is witty, wise, creative, and informative, but doesn't take herself too seriously and is refreshingly approachable and real." -- Catherine Donaldson-Evans "Lauren was very engaging, warm, and funny in giving an insider's view of the submissions process. She has an uncanny eye for mistakes and a real world appreciation for what nervous authors are thinking as they send their queries." -- Rob Jacklosky "I highly recommend Lauren's class for anyone who has started a book. This class will set expectations, encourage, and motivate you at the same time." -- Theresa Coulter "Lauren was extremely helpful. I'm well on my way to pitching agents successfully now." -- Melinda Ehrlich "I left Lauren's class with a clear plan of action, thanks to her brilliant diabolical strategy. Her class exceeded expectations, and I highly recommend it to anyone serious about getting an agent." -- B. Kim Taylor