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Mediabistro’s Writing and Selling Your First Book Course Starts May 2

Writing and Selling Your First BookEver wonder how your favorite bestselling authors got their foot in the door? Discover the secrets to transforming your ideas into a stellar first book in our online class, Writing and Selling Your First Book, starting May 2. You’ll get on the fast track to meet your goals with practice assignments, Q&A sessions, and peer feedback. Save $50 when you register with the promo code GALLEYCAT.

Instructor Christine Pride has worked for Random House and Hyperion Books, and recently launched her own consulting agency for publishers, agents, and aspiring writers. Over the course of her career, she’s published a number of critically acclaimed projects, including eight New York Times bestselling books. She’ll provide you with an overview of the publishing industry, tips for pitching your book to agents, and feedback on your proposal and query letter.

Use the code FIRSTBOOK at checkout to save $50 on enrollment. Seats are limited in this class, so register soon.

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Fashion Writing

Fashion WritingStarting September 23, work with the contributing editor at ELLE.com to get your writing published in fashion magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how to write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features, write compelling pitch letters, and gain insight into the fashion industry. Register now!

Join Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School with Our Early Rates

Self-Publishing Finishing School

Want to get your manuscript published, but not sure how to get started? Join our Self-Publishing Finishing School starting April 3, 2013.

Weekly live video webcasts feature a variety of great speakers, including Mark Coker (founder, Smashwords), Colleen Hoover (bestselling self-published author), and Guy Kawasaki (author, APE! What the Plus!).

Join Mediabistro publishing editor Jason Boog for this step-by-step course will teach you how to design, distribute, and market your book without a publisher or agent.

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Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.

Our speakers include:

Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm Lauren Cucinotta, Branding + Editorial Manager, TEDx
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank
Jim Hopkinson, Digital Marketing Strategist + Blogger, The Hopkinson Report Barbara Pantuso, Director of Product Strategy, Huge
Dr. Jay Parkinson, Pediatrician and Social Entreprenuer Andrew Patterson, Director of New Media, MLB Advanced Media
Dave Pickett, Social Media Editor, University of Chicago Amy Porterfield, Author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies
Brian Ries, Senior Editor, Social Media, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Jennifer Rubio, Social Media Marketing Manager, Warby Parker
Steven Tristan Young, Director, Acquisition Marketing and Brand Awareness, Seamless.com

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Tweet About Favorite Teachers & Save on Writing Courses

Summer is almost over and its a good time to start signing up for writing classes that you’ve been meaning to take this fall. Mediabistro has a whole fall lineup of Creative Writing classes to help all kinds of writers.

If you want to save money on the course, you can write a tweet about your favorite teacher and address it to the Mediabistro Twitter feed with the #teacherstory hashtag. Everyone who participates will get a $50 credit toward any Mediabistro course direct messaged to them. The five best tweets will get a $100 credit toward any Mediabistro course. The winner of the best tweet will get a free Mediabistro course. Follow this link for all the details.

Here is more detail about the Writing and Selling Your First Book course that starts next week: “Laura Mazer has helped many first-time writers get book deals, and she will share her secrets to help you finish, pitch, and sell a brilliant first book project. She will answer questions about how to break into book publishing and assignments will help you hone your book idea and elevator pitch and put you on the path to selling your book.”

 

Smothers Brothers Book Signing


David Bianculli, author of the forthcoming book, DANGEROUSLY FUNNY –The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Touchstone) will be doing a signing on Monday, January 11th at 7:30 PM. The signing will be held at the Barnes & Noble, located at 1972 Broadway @ 66th Street.

Bianculli is a veteran television critic who was given unprecedented access to television icons, the Smothers Brothers. In Dangerously Funny, the author chronicles the story of Tom and Dick, from their childhood and early career to the meteoric rise and swift fall of their beloved show. For more information on the signing, please visit: http://www.dangerouslyfunnythebook.com

DigitalTrends.com on Book Publishing in the Next 10 Years

With the excitement of the current
Consumer Electronic Show
(CES) in Las Vegas going on, we wondered how technology might change publishing in the near future.

We asked technology expert
Scott Steinberg
, publisher and lead technology analyst for DigitalTrends.com to weigh in on his vision of the book publishing in the next 10 years.

There was a time when some may have scoffed at an outsider’s opinion of book publishing. Now, technology and entertainment have merged and their vision of the future is just as valid for the book publishing industry as a veteran book publisher from a major house.

Scott Steinberg:
Five core ways technology will revolutionize the future of book publishing in the next 10 years, if not sooner (think half a decade or so), depending

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Richard Nash: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future

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Former publisher, Richard Nash has never been one to hold back his voice on how he feels the book publishing industry needs to make dramatic changes.

We asked him what he sees happening in the next 10 years and here is what he had to say:

Richard Nash:
1. Most predictions for 2020 that are not actually wrong will happen by 2015 or sooner.

2. Most predictions for 2020 ungrounded in history will be inadequate.

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Seth Godin: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future

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A lot has happened in the last 10 years that has changed the book publishing industry dramatically.

It was not that long ago when people said, “Google, who?” Now, Google has become a verb as in “just Google it”. Google, once only a search engine, is poised to partner with book publishers or perhaps one day go head-to-head.

That’s not all. Since the Year 2000, we’ve seen the creation, rise and sometimes fall of Napster, the iPod, the Kindle, and Smashwords. We’ve seen massive lay-offs at major publishing houses and experimental publishing entities created such as Vanguard Press, Open Road Media and HarperStudio that have challenged the way the book business has existed for the last century.

What changes will we see in the next 10 years? What will life be like for the book publishing industry in 2020? In the next series of articles, we will uncover predictions by some of the industry’s most respected and vocal advocates for change.

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