PWRI 4917 (4 credits)

Market Research for Writers

All writers considering a professional career path must not only learn their craft, but they must also learn to navigate the landscape of the publishing world, researching the industry’s history and its future. A professional writer, including those interested in self-publishing, must understand the relationships between agents, editors, publishing houses, and booksellers. They must understand the process of manuscript submission and acquisition, learning copyright and contractual basics. A career writer must also develop an author platform, cultivating that professional, public persona critical to success. Important Note: This course provides students with critical information they need to understand the publishing industry and thrive within it as professional writers. While it does not deal directly with content-oriented research related to project development, the analytical and synthesizing skills it teaches can help to enhance that kind of research as well.

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Sections: Autumn Quarter

CRN 5473
09/12/22 -
Online Async

Tuition Rate

Per Credit: $766

Additional Fees
Technology Fee: $4/credit hour for each class taken for credit
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