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Finish Your Book with Our Online Community

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.

If you want to see one of our course speakers in action, bestselling author Matthew Mather will unveil his new novel on Facebook tonight. In addition, 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.

For a fraction of the cost of a self-publishing package, our online instructors will walk you through this daunting process in a six-week workshop. As part of the course, you will get writing advice, editing support and ultimately, an online spotlight for your work.

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.

Here are a few more highlights…

Smashwords founder Mark Coker will deliver his Crash Course in eBook Self-Publishing.

Author and former chief evangelist of Apple Guy Kawasaki will offer a practical lecture about how to market and publicize your eBook to start selling copies.

Self-published novelist Colleen Hoover will share her experiences writing and marketing a series of indie bestsellers along with Self-Publishing Case Studies.

WeGrowMedia.com founder Dan Blank will talk about Setting Up Your Author Platform.

Warner Coaching founder Brooke Warner will help you with the editing and format hurdles to Get Your Manuscript Ready for Public View.

Strategic innovation consultant and author Scott Steinberg will give practical intelligence about Online outreach, pitching, and budgeting.

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!