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Synopsis - Writing for the Internet

 

Introduction

Your course – how to study


Module 1 - Using the Internet for Research

Search Engines – Databases – Keyword Tips – Sorting out the Facts from the Froth – Contacting Experts – Researching your Markets – International Markets – Marketing your Work – Writing Resources – Funding – Support from other Writers


Module 2 – Writing for E-zines and Newsletters

Finding Markets – Online Fiction – Checking the Site – Researching the Market – Netiquette – Submitting Photos and Artwork – Handling the Sale – Writing for Newsletters – Starting your own Newsletter – Circulating your Newsletter


Module 3 – Alternative Writing Markets

Writing Content for Websites – Online Editions of Print Magazines – Writing Electronic Greeting Cards – Poetry – New Media Work – Short Fiction for Handhelds and Cellphones – Online Quizzes and Puzzles – Educational Resources – Writing Competitions


Module 4 – Selling your Book Online

Finding a Publisher – Global Publishers – Electronic Books – Advantages and Disadvantages – Publishing your Book Online – Commercial E-publishers – Subsidy E-publishers – Print on Demand Books – E-distributors – Self-publishing – Promoting your Book – Using your Website as a Showcase for your Work – Sending your Book for Review – Writing Articles to Promote your Books – Guest Interviews and Online Chats – Swapping Links with other Websites – Contacting Online Bookstores


Module 5 – Using the Internet to Find Work

Using your Website to Showcase your Work – dos and don’ts – Domain Names and Hosting – Promoting your Website – Searching for Online and Print Markets – Using Online Marketplaces – Subscribing to Market Lists – Using the Internet to Improve your Writing Skills – Making Money from Teaching Writing Online – Educational Courses


Module 6 – Electronic Rights and Internet Piracy

First Electronic Rights – One-time Electronic Rights – Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Rights – All Electronic Rights – All Rights – Archival Rights – Electronic Rights and Print Publications – Copyright and your Website – Copyright, Privacy and E-mails – Using Other People’s Material – Protecting your Work from Internet Piracy – Software Piracy


Module 7 – Avoiding Perils and Scams on the Internet

Viruses – Virus Hoaxes – Email Scams – Spyware – Hackers – Other Internet Scams – Bogus Literary Agents – Dodgy Book Doctors – Dubious Writing Contests – Subsidy Publishers – Author Showcasing and Syndication – Internet Domain Scams

 

 

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