What you'll learn
- Understand the challenges and opportunities to become an indie author
- How to choose the topic or literary genre according to your interest and/or writing skills
- How to prepare your first independent book
- Where to sell your books, define its price and how to position it strategically in the market
- Desire and interest to become an independent writer
In this innovative course, you will learn a large array of important and useful aspects regarding the route on how to become an independent writer (commonly referred to as ‘indie author’). The aim of this course is to share not only my knowledge acquired with studies about the independent publishing business but mainly my practical experience of several years and more than 40 titles independently published.
Within that, one of the main benefits you will gain from this course is to reduce your learning curve and be able to get started in your writing career sooner than you could expect.
Among the several topics addressed in the course, I highlight for example: a) choosing a literary genre according to your interests and writing skills, b) how to adjust correctly your expectations regarding your writing career, c) the pros and cons of becoming an indie author, d) which steps to follow in preparing your first book, e) how to promote your book and position it strategically in the market, among many other topics.
Ultimately, in this course, you will learn that there is a lot of work and sweat behind the career of an indie author, but it is also extremely rewarding in terms of accomplishments and fulfilment of your personal goals, regardless of financial gains.
Who this course is for:
- The course is intend for aspiring writers in the early stages of their careers
Luiz Valério P. Trindade holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southampton (UK). He is a prolific author with many published journal articles, has been featured in dozens of news articles both in Brazil and overseas, and has published several general interest articles.
His research output has been published, for example, in Alceu (PUC-RJ); Annals of Social Sciences & Management Studies; the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Comunicação, Mídia e Consumo (ESPM-SP); Discover Society; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Network - Magazine of the British Sociological Association; Social Science Space; The Conversation; among many others.
He authored a successful book derived from his PhD thesis entitled No laughing matter: race joking and resistance in Brazilian social media published in 2020 by Vernon Press (USA). This monograph is already available in over 80 university libraries around the world and was among the nominated titles for the 2021 edition of the prestigious British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize granted for the best book in sociology.
Furthermore, he has also developed a solid career as an independent author, having already published more than 40 titles since 2014.