I recently updated my Writer Resources page to include a series of online classes hosted by Jane Friedman, whose website I often refer clients to for its wealth of free author resources. The classes, in webinar format, usually run 75 to 90 minutes, include plenty of time for Q&A, and cover topics related to writing craft (such as character development, realistic dialogue, and revealing backstory), the publishing industry (self and traditional), and effective book marketing. I've taken several of these classes, all taught by different instructors and sometimes by Jane herself, and I have not been disappointed! The classes are extremely affordable at $25 each, plus she offers a money-back satisfaction guarantee and access to the recordings and materials after the class*.
The next two webinars will be specifically focused on self-publishing. If you are considering the DIY route, you won't want to miss How to Self-Publish: Primer for First-Timers on August 25; and for those who are curious about hybrid publishing, you can learn what it is and whether it's right for you in Hybrid Publishing 101 on September 17.