Design & Upload Your Ebook
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Design & Upload Your Ebook

Beginner to advanced e-book creation from basics to coding. Plus, learn how to upload to Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, & Nook.
4.3 (20 ratings)
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1,057 students enrolled
Created by Cheri Lasota
Last updated 7/2015
English [Auto-generated]
Current price: $27.99 Original price: $39.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course, you will know how design and create an e-book.
  • You will also know how to upload your ebook to the major e-vendors: Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo.
  • You'll need basic knowledge of word processing.
  • You'll need to have access to one of the three programs we'll cover: Microsoft Word, Jutoh, or Scrivener.

Design & Upload Your Ebook

This course is bound to be for you! Rather than focus on a narrow path with just one method of creation, this course shows you how to design an ebook using three different programs/methods:

Microsoft Word to ePub

Scrivener to ePub (fiction and nonfiction authors’ favorite drafting program)

Jutoh to ePub (a workhorse ebook creation software)

We’ll also cover basic to advanced HTML and CSS coding for those who want to take their ebook design to the next level. Topics covered include:

  • Ebook format conversion
  • Epub validation
  • Coding for interactive elements

And finally, we’ll walk through step-by-step instructions on how to upload to Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks.

Everything you need to go from draft to published ebook, you’ll find in this course. The takeaway is priceless: a unique, interactive, and beautiful ebook that will earn you passive income for the rest of your life.

Who this course is for:
  • Authors, publishers, editors, small and large businesses, marketing teams, and industry creatives will all benefit from this course.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 03:32:19
+ Course Introduction and Overview
2 lectures 05:34

An introduction to the course and your instructor, Cheri Lasota. After taking this course you'll be able to design and upload your e-book to Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iBooks.

Preview 01:49

A brief description of the programs we'll explore, the HTML and CSS coding we'll learn and the uploading processes we'll walk through during this course.

Preview 03:45
+ On Ebook Formats
2 lectures 20:25

In this lecture, we'll explore ideas for what to include in your ebook's front matter, manuscript and back matter. We'll cover basic elements and then move on to more advanced, interactive features.

Preview 14:18

A discussion on ePub and Mobi files, the two main types of e-book formats.

The two types of e-book formats: ePub and Mobi
+ Microsoft Word to ePub: The Content-Focused Path
2 lectures 26:39

Part 1 of Microsoft Word to ePub will cover how to prepare a clean Word document using multiple methods to ensure you don't end up with validation errors later on when exporting to ePub format.

Microsoft Word to ePub - Cleaning up your document

Part 2 will finish up the discussion of how to format a Word document for ePub.

Microsoft Word to ePub - Formatting your document
+ Scrivener to ePub: The Integrated Path
2 lectures 21:37

If you're new to Scrivener, this lecture is an excellent introduction to the program's features. Learn how to create a new manuscript from scratch.

Scrivener to ePub: An overview of features

In Part 2 of this series on Scrivener, you'll learn how to compile and export your ePub or Mobi file.

Scrivener to ePub: Compiling an ePub
+ Jutoh to ePub: The High-Production Path
1 lecture 16:41

This lecture will cover how to use the ebook design creation software Jutoh to create and export a clean, aesthetically pleasing epub or mobi file.

Jutoh to ePub
+ Exploring Your ePub
1 lecture 14:04

After this lecture, you'll know how to open and navigate your ePub file in order to make changes or pinpoint and fix ePub validation errors.

Inside the ePub file
+ The Coding Series
3 lectures 30:31

One of the greatest benefits of learning HTML, CSS and how to navigate an ePub file is that you can make changes on the fly and fix problems as they arise. In this lecture, you'll get a crash course on what you'll need to know.

Crash course in HTML and CSS coding

This is a master class in creating graphical titles from scratch. Bring the HTML and CSS knowledge you learned in the last lecture and we'll apply it to gorgeous graphical chapter titles.

Graphical chapter titles (advanced)

We'll now apply our newfound knowledge in HTML and CSS to first-line coding such as drop caps, up caps, and small-capped first lines.

First-line coding
+ File Conversion
1 lecture 03:23

Learn how to convert an ePub to Mobi or Mobi to ePub using the free software Calibre.

Converting between ePub and Mobi formats
+ Amazon's Kindle Digital Publishing Platform
2 lectures 27:04

Step-by-step instructions on how to upload to Amazon 's KDP as well as an overview of the platform's many promotional features, such as KDP Select and price-matching.

Uploading to Amazon KDP: First sections of the KDP process

A continuation of the uploading process to Amazon's KDP platform.

Uploading to Amazon KDP: Final sections and publication
+ Barnes & Noble's Nook Press Platform
1 lecture 13:54

An easy stroll through the Nook Press uploading process.

Uploading to Nook Press