Course Tutor:


Course content:

The Book

Writing: Getting your manuscript in shape. Drafts, length, chapter length.

Editing: subbing and proofreading.

Formatting: Calibre, etc.

Research: what else in genre/ what works, what doesn’t.

The blurb: your most important tool.

The Cover: Design options and services.

Publishing on Amazon Kindle

Step by step through the process


Pricing:  how to pitch it. When to offer a “freemium”

Royalties:  what’s your cut?

The Promo: How to sell yourself.

Social Media:  your most effective tool

Reviewers:  how to create word of mouth.

Book Blogs

Special Offers.

Publishing:  The traditional route

The synopsis and query letter: how to write and structure.

Approaching agents: what works, what doesn’t.

What publishers are looking for: how to avoid the slush pile.


No formal qualifications required.

This 1 day course costs £95.00 for NUJ members and £130 for non-members and includes all materials, tea/coffees & sandwich lunch.

Check out our Course Calendar for the next date and location for this course.  For availability and to book a place, please contact us on 0141 248 6648/7748 or by email at NUJScotland@nuj.org.uk

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Non members CLICK HERE

Please note many of our courses are eligible for funding under a SDS Individual Learning Account, so let us know if you have an ILA at the time of booking and we can request a learning token for you.


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