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Get $75 OFF Book Promotion & Publicity Boot Camp

BookPRBootCampGet $75 OFF registration for MediabistroEDU’s brand new online boot camp, Book Promotion & Publicity Boot Camp with code SUN75! Hurry, this boot camp starts on July 10!

In this intensive boot camp starting July 10, you will learn the publicity skills needed to ensure a successful book launch using various promotional techniques. You will hear from publishing and public relation experts who will teach you step-by-step how to successfully launch your book campaign including how to create a social media kit, use social media to build your audience, interact with fans and other authors on panels, start your own email marketing newsletter and more! View the full agenda here.

Whether you’re an author who’s already working with a big publisher or are self-published, this interactive boot camp will teach you the best methods to launch a successful publicity campaign for your book. Hurry and register before July 7 to get $75 OFF with promo code SUN75. Register now!

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Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now! 

Experts Teach Fashion Writing

*Mediabistro Class Announcement*

If you’re interested in writing about the world of fashion, you should check out two Mediabistro classes that start next week. Below is a quick breakdown of each. Participate in one or the other, and watch your career take off. Oh, and then please email us explaining the difference between a jacket and a coat. Because we have no idea. Thanks.

Fashion Writing in New York

What You’ll Learn: How to spot trends, review collections, and write articles with the fashion news editor at ELLE.com

When: Starts Wednesday, October 2, 6:45-9:45pm ET

Location: New York. An eight week, in-person class

Instructor: Lauren Levinson, Elle.com’s fashion news editor

Fashion Writing Online Course

What You’ll Learn: How to write for fashion magazines and websites with the features editor at InStyle.com

When: Starts Wednesday, October 2, 8-9pm ET

Location: An online, six week class

Instructor: Maureen Dempsey, the features editor at InStyle.com.

Webcast: Tax Guidelines for Freelancers and Small Businesses

**Mediabistro Class**

Are you considering quitting your full-time job to pursue your own business? With the ever-changing tax laws for the self employed and small businesses, there are numerous factors to consider. Should your company operate as a sole proprietorship, LLC, or S-Corporation? When do you need to file to be tax compliant? What are the tax breaks so many freelancers and small businesses are not aware of? You need to know how to get it right, not only to save money, but to avoid government hassles by filing correctly and paying taxes properly.

Join Howard Samuels, CPA and Tax Partner at KDMS LLC (a certified public accounting firm) for a discussion about the ins and outs of running your own business. Understand the different types of companies to operate your business and decide if you need to incorporate. Learn how to file correctly based on your company status and know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

This one hour interactive webcast takes place August 7, from 4-5pm EST. Sign up now to join!

Crowdfunding for Media Webcast

Trying to use crowdfunding sites to launch your next journalism project?

National Crowdfunding Association executive director David Marlett will lead a short Crowdfunding for Media webcast with Mediabistro. Follow this link to register:

In this webcast, David Marlett, executive director of the National Crowdfunding Association, will use examples from the audience to explain how just about any project can be successfully crowdfunded. David will also outline how upcoming legal changes will allow for equity crowdfunding and Reg D/accredited investor crowdfunding. You’ll learn how to: Choose the right platform and reach out to investors for your potential project. Raise the right amount of money and provide appropriate investor rewards. Identify entrepreneurs whose businesses might make good investments. Understand upcoming legal changes that will affect crowdfunding.

Get Published by Top Magazines with Sue Carswell

Want to write for top publications? Now you can. Sue Carswell, a reporter and researcher at Vanity Fair, instructs our Magazine Writing class starting January 16 in New York. Under her guidance, you’ll find out what editors want, create two polished articles and corresponding pitch letters, and get your writing noticed by top magazines.

With hundreds of inspired students and tons of praise, Sue has an impressive track record with Mediabistro. One student says,

“Sue was fabulous! Each week she had us interview a celebrity and we had a chance to have a paid byline. What a terrific opportunity for any new writer and what a thrill. She is very knowledgeable, entertaining, and encourages all of us to get published. I would take any class she teaches in a heartbeat.” — Dr. Cynthia Paulis

Students who have taken this class have been published in Wired, InTouch Weekly, ESPN the Magazine, and more. Spots are limited, so don’t wait! Register today.

 

A Glance at December Mediabistro Classes

Below are some Mediabistro classes happening next month that you might want to check out. What can you expect? You’ll expand your network and enhance your industry knowledge. You’ll also receive expert insight and explore case studies with leading entrepreneurs, developers, publishers, writers, and social media gurus. And if that’s not enough, register by midnight tonight, November 14, and you’ll save some cash.

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Jumpstart Your Freelance Career

Have you dabbled in freelance writing, but always dreamed of making it a career? If so, what’s stopping you? Maybe it’s the challenge of writing pitches, or the fear of successfully securing assignments. Or maybe you’re daunted by the idea of submitting invoices and tracking freelance finances?

This course is for those who want to live as a freelancer, but don’t know how to get started. It will cover basic freelancing skills, from coming up with ideas to effectively pitching them — in addition to managing your career. By the end of class, you’ll have the confidence to take the freelance market by storm.

Seats are limited. Register now!

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Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You’ll learn how to launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results.

Over eight weeks, you’ll hear from leading social media innovators and put a complete social media marketing strategy into place across Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms. Your social media strategy will include content management, brand building, and data analysis.

You’ll learn in an innovative online format that participants love: live keynote speeches via video, practical how-to sessions, small group workshops with peers, and one-on-one feedback from an advisor.

Speakers include:

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Join Mediabistro’s Summer Online Literary Festival & Workshops

Meet leading authors, editors, and literary agents and get your writing project professionally critiqued in our online Literary Festival & Workshops, July 16 – August 1, 2012. In our innovative, interactive online event, you will:

  • Hear from accomplished authors, literary agents, and editors
  • Workshop your own creative project with writers and editors
  • And make connections with other writers and book lovers across the globe in our summer reading group

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Learn How to Be a Published Fashion Writer from a Glamour Editor

In mediabistro’s Fashion Writing class starting April 24 in Midtown, you’ll learn how to grasp different styles of fashion journalism, gain insight into the fashion industry, and get published. Instructor Tracey Lomrantz, a contributing style editor at Glamour, will help you build a portfolio of spec clips and pitch letters over eight weeks.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Watch shows, interpret collections, and develop an eye for inspiration
  • Write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features
  • Use your personal style to create stories that editors crave
  • Understand the differences between fashion editors, writers, and freelancers
  • Tracey has also invited guest speakers including Katie Goldsmith (fashion director at Shape) to show you the ropes of the fashion writing world.

    As a reader of FishbowlNY, mediabistro is offering a $50 discount if you sign up by Thursday, April 19 at 6pm ET. Just use the promotional code FBNY50 at the checkout page. Take advantage of this special offer and sign up now.

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