Publishing: Central Lancashire launches self-publishing MA

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will launch the country’s first MA in self-publishing this year to help writers gain the skills they need to “become the next E L James”.

Course leader Debbie Williams said the MA would also help those “put off by the traditional publishing model”.

The course is being billed as a “one stop-shop providing a real toolkit for students wishing to learn all the skills they need to succeed as a self-published author”. It will cover handling finance and sales, digital e-book publishing options, marketing, self-editing and production, and layout and design.

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