This is an online course for aspiring authors—a clear, practical six-step process for taking your book from planning to promotion. Here's what you learn: Do you have a viable concept? What parts of a book will you have to write in addition to the chapters? Why should you get organized before you even begin to write? How do you set realistic deadlines and stick to them? Where do you find the right experts to help you? What does it take to get your manuscript ready for the printer? What are your publishing options, and which one is best for you? If you self-publish, what is this going to cost? If you want a traditional publisher, what should you know about literary agents? How do you let the world know about your book and where to buy it? What are the best ways to establish a presence on the World Wide Web? Why is Amazon so important? Why should you blog? And most important, how do you apply all that you have learned to your book?