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British University Launches MA Program for Self-Publishing

selfpubThe University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has introduced a new MA program in self-publishing, the first of its kind in the U.K.

Based on the growing successes of self-publsihed authors such as E.L. James, the degree is designed to guide students through writing, editing, publishing and marketing their own books. Here is more from the university’s website:

This course will equip you with all of the necessary skills you will need to be a self-published author including how to edit your book, how to lay it out, how to monitor sales, how to manage yourself and your finances, marketing yourself and your book and how to create an eBook. The final part of the course will give you the opportunity to complete a finished copy of your book.

Industry experts will teach the class, with guest appearances from successful self-published authors.

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