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Finish Your Book with Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Intensive

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Struggling to finish your book?

No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process.

Smashwords co-founder Mark Coker, bestselling self-published author Melody Anne and WeGrowMedia.com founder  Dan Blank  will help you complete your book in Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Intensive.

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Buy a Mediabistro Course & Get a Free Webcast

You only have a few more hours to buy any Mediabistro class and get a free webcast. The offer expires tonight (September 30) at 11:59pm ET

To take advantage of the offer, use promo code “WEBCAST” at checkout when you place your online order. Below, we’ve included a list of webcasts you can take for free. Our readers might want to Romance Novel Writing. Check it out:

In this class, you’ll read sample chapters from successful romance novels and learn the elements of historical, contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance to find your perfect niche in the current marketplace. You’ll complete a working draft of your romance novel, all while receiving expert, personal feedback from one of the genre’s stars … Susan Squires is the author of seventeen novels and four novellas including Body Electric and One With the Shadows, which Publisher’s Weekly named one of the ten most influential mass market books of 2003 and a best book of 2007, respectively.

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Literary Agent Will Help You Perfect Your Book Pitch

Need help finding the right literary agent for your manuscript or book project?

Literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and Folio Literary Management founding partner Jeff Kleinman will help you perfect your pitch letter in a new Mediabistro course. You can explore the complete online course at this link:

In this two-week workshop, expert literary agent Jeff Kleinman will teach you how to find the right agent for your book, how to sell your idea and manuscript, and how to work with an agent once you’ve made the right match. In this class, you will learn how to: Define your book project and assess its potential audience. Find agents who are looking for projects like yours. Write and submit query letters and accompanying materials. Understand standard author/agent agreement terms.

Learn from National Crowdfunding Association Executive Director

Trying to use crowdfunding sites to launch your novel or publishing 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.

Finish Your Book With Our New Online Course

Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process.

Smashwords co-founder Mark Coker, bestselling self-published author Colleen Hoover and seasoned writer Guy Kawasaki will help you complete your book in Mediabistro’s new Self-Publishing Finishing School. The six-week, interactive course will include a number of features to help you complete your project, including:

*Keynote speeches by world-class publishing experts, with interactive Q&A sessions.
*Practical how-to sessions that show you how to put big ideas into immediate practice.
*Homework designed to get your eBook formatted, published, marketed, and sold.
*Peer interaction: Work closely with a small group. Get feedback from an advisor. And make meaningful connections with the entire attendee roster.
*Author showcase: Participate in our ongoing community forum where your book will be posted for feedback and readership by your classmates.

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Media App Summit Starts on Monday

Media App Summit is this Monday in New York City and the insight and contacts you’ll get from attending are unparalleled.

While other events focus entirely on one aspect of social media or the media app ecosystem, our events explore the full spectrum of technical and business opportunities both within and beyond the realm of publishing, media, and the mobile-first world.

Prices increase onsite, so hurry and purchase your pass before Monday, December 3.

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Media App Summit Discount Expires Tonight

Join fellow publishers, entrepreneurs, developers, and digital content strategists at Media App Summit, December 3 in New York City. We’ll show you strategies to effectively retain and engage your audience, while maximizing your profitability. Register before midnight tonight and save.

Featured panel sessions include:

Maximizing Discoverability & Profitability in Book App Marketplaces
Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media, and Claudia Romanini, Director, Barnes & Noble Digital Products, will show you how to make your app more discoverable. You’ll learn how to create eye-catching content, rise up the Top App lists, and effectively promote your app in the right places.

Where Do We Go Next? A Mobile Roadmap for Media Professionals
Jason Hirschhorn, former president of Myspace and CEO of The ReDEF Group, will discuss the monumental changes that have swept the media world since the rise of social networks and apps. You’ll learn which apps, trends, and companies you need to follow.

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Short Story Writing Course Discount

Writing a short story is one thing. Knowing how to rework it, and get it published, is quite another.

Since we know you’re just one big break away from getting published (again, and again, and again), we’re offering GalleyCat readers $50 off Mediabistro’s Short Story Writing class with S. Kirk Walsh, who has worked on staff at The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Details, Entertainment Weekly, and Self and contributed essays and articles to several anthologies. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Plus, she’s a grad of NYU’s creative writing program, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow, Peter Carey, and Mona Simpson.

Read one of our favorites of hers, Michigan: A Love Story. Get $50 off with the code GCREADER50, on us, through 2 pm Eastern today. You can register here. Email learn.info@mediabistro.com with any questions.

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Opens Tomorrow

Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp launches tomorrow, featuring insight from a number of writers who have mastered different social media tools.

Author Brian Carter will talk about LinkedIn For Business: How Advertisers, Marketers and Salespeople get Leads, Sales and Profits from LinkedIn and blogger Jim Hopkinson will explain How to Use Twitter to Promote Your Company, Cause, or Personal Brand.

Finally, author and social media strategist Amy Porterfield will explore new Facebook features for marketers. Here’s more about that presentation: “Facebook Pages can be powerful tools for brand marketers. In this session, social strategist Amy Porterfield will share the latest news and best practices about Facebook Pages and explain how marketers can take advantage of new and existing features. We’ll cover how to learn from competitors, earn more likes and comments, and track your posts to generate more leads.”

A Glimpse Inside Newsweek & The Daily Beast

The MediabistroTV crew headed over to Manhattan’s West Side recently to check out the gleaming Frank Gehry-designed IAC building which is home to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, among dozens of other IAC brands. NewsBeast’s Senior Columnist and CNN contributor John Avlon takes you into the belly of the Beast, which is home to the magazine, the website, a daily web series, and a lot of free food.

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