Expanded Distribution: How To Sell Your Books Globally
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Expanded Distribution: How To Sell Your Books Globally

Strategies For Indie Authors and Musicians To Dominate Local, National & Foreign Markets!
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Created by Joshua Schmude
Last updated 8/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Advanced understanding of distribution strategies
  • How To sell Foreign rights to your book
  • Turn 1 book into 100's of different revenue streams
  • Distribute paperback, ebook or audiobooks globally
  • Translating your book with little to no money upfront
  • Act as a literary agent for yourself or others
  • Bypass Ingram and Create space, distribute metadata feeds yourself
  • Buy ISBN's cheaply (bypassing the free create-space ISBN)
  • Understand Formatting Requirements for ebook, paperback and audiobook
  • Make your own audiobook for free
  • Copyright your work and receive certificate of copyright for FREE
  • How indie musicians apply for their ISMN
  • Marketing strategies to maximize your distribution platforms and sell more physical copies of your book
  • Basic Understanding of Internet, Microsoft Word

This master course is all any independent author, publisher, musician or agent needs to  secure sales and dominate markets globally.

Learn how to format your e-book, paperback and audio-book for distribution.

How to sell your book or song internationally on some of the largest retail platforms available

Develop a solid marketing campaign for your song or book and air your commercials or music on AM, FM, XM and Podcasts internationally

Sell your foreign rights without a middle man. Bypass Ingram and Create-space and distribute metadata feeds yourself, saving you thousands of dollars in distribution fees plus much more!

Who this course is for:
  • Indie Authors
  • Publishers
  • Literary Agents
  • Indie Musicians
  • Entrepreneurs
Course content
Expand 11 lectures 04:49:17
+ Introduction
11 lectures 04:49:17

Introduction to expanded distribution

Short Bio about who I am (Joshua Schmude)

Brief overview of topics to be covered

Preview 05:21

-Format your Ebook ,Paperback and Audiobook to meet the technical requirements of major distributors

-Expand Your Distribution network internationally for Ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks ensuring their availability in online and psychical retail outlets throughout  North America, Europe, China, Africa, New Zealand and More

-Difference between Full service and Wholesale Distributors

-ISBN Numbers/metadata, the importance of owning your own, especially for paperback editions of your book.

-Where To Purchase Your ISBN’s cheaply

-How To Locate Independent Book Retailers quickly and easily

-Why Establishing a solid track record for sales is important for paperback distribution

-Important Considerations when deciding to distribute to physical retail outlets, why buyback programs are important and how to take the necessary steps to control the terms of the contract.

-Introduction to book Translation and Foreign Rights, How to Translate your book with no money down or as little out of pocket expenses as possible

-Sell your foreign rights and obtain 1500+ cash advances quickly without the need for a middleman

-The importance of Vertical Product Integration,  tips on how to turn one book into multiple lifelong revenue streams

-Learn how to Bypass Create space and Ingram and distribute your metadata feeds yourself directly to retailers, saving you thousands in distribution fees!

-Copyrighting your work, THE FREE WAY, includes certificate of copyright and reference #

-BONUS LECTURE FOR INDIE MUSICIANS: Indie Artists, F#$% A  Record Label!

-Bonus Includes:

-getting the ISMN for your song, Why YOU NEED IT

-distribution of your work

-obtaining the copyright for lyrics and beats for FREE

-introduction to selling your musics foreign rights

Preview 15:23

-Formatting your MS Word document for Distribution


-Page Breaks

-Front Matter

-Back Matter

See links to resources in the downloadable addendum located under additional resources under introduction lecture

Formatting Your Ebook for Distribution

-Formatting your paperback for distribution through Create-Space and Ingram

-Setting the correct margins

-Choosing the correct trim size for your Genre

-Formatting your pictures for free (300 dpi for paperback/ 96 dpi for ebooks)

-Adding special effects to your manuscript like drop caps to give it a more professional look and feel

Formatting Your Paperback For Distribution

-Create your audio book FOR FREE

-How To Use Audacity

-Reducing background noise so your recordings sound professional

-How to properly record your audio book per ACX standards

-Plugins for Audacity that make your audio book creation journey quick and simple!

Formatting your Audiobook for Distribution

-Whats an ISBN

-What is Metadata

-Why Owning your own ISBN is crucial for Paperbacks

-How To copyright your work for free and receive a certificate of copyright

-Where you can buy single ISBN numbers for less than $20.00

ISBN and Copyright

-Dominate the American Market!

-Expand your author reach throughout Europe

-Build your author brand using multiple Aggregators/Distributors

-Hit Africa's Ebook Market

-Hit India's Ebook Market

-Distribute to DangDang the largest online retailer in China!

-Use little known but powerful Foreign distributors giving you the broadest reach possible!

Ebook Distribution-Widening your reach globally

-Distributing to Create-space

-Distributing to Ingram

-Using a cheaper Print On Demand Service than Ingram or Create-space

-Difference Between Digital and Off Set Printing

-Acting as an agent for yourself and friends

-Creating a One Sheet and Marketing Sheet for your books ensuring it sells to physical local and national retail outlets

-Thinking outside the box when approaching local retail outlets

-Effective Pitching Strategies To follow when contacting book purchasers

-Controlling the terms of your buy back contract with major retailers

-Unknown foreign distributors to hit international markets with vengeance! 

-BYPASSING Ingram and Create Space distributing metadata feeds yourself directly to retailers globally!

Paperback Distribution

-Distribute your audio book globally

-Make 70% of royalties Vs 40% with distributors

-Crowd sourcing, why you must know about it

-Turning your book into a podcast automatically, use it as a powerful marketing tool to expand your brand

-Using multiple distributors to broaden your reach gloablly

-audio book distributors that hit European markets   

Audio-book Distribution

-Translate your book into over 120 languages for FREE!

-Find some of the best translators in the industry to work on your book

-Pay for a translation using a freelancer for cheap!

-Don't want to mess with translating your books? No problem, sell your books foreign rights to publishers directly! Set the terms of the contract for as little or as long as you want and make a nice royalty advance before publication!!!

Translations and Foreign Rights

-Indie artists F* a label, why you dont need a label to make it big!

-Obtain your ISMN number for free and with ease

-Realize your a music publisher!

-Copyright your lyrics and beats for FREE

-Distribute your music internationally by yourself!

-Design targeted radio advertisements and play them throughout the Untied States and Europe on major AM/FM/XM radio stations!

-Stage your own media event and distribute press releases yourself, establishing a name for yourself and becoming a superstar in your local community

Bonus Lecture, Indie Artists F' A Label