Understand how to self publish an eBook on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Improve eBook manuscript quality through editing and proofreading functions
Create an eBook title, subtitle, categories, keywords, and book description to improve eBook's visibility online
Know how to prepare a Microsoft Word document for publishing on KDP
Set realistic goals for sales and royalties
Determine an eBook price
Evaluate basic book promotion opportunities available through Amazon/KDP
Amazon KDP Account
Microsoft Word program loaded on computer and have basic level skills using it
If you have never self published an eBook, or you've been disappointed with your previous endeavors, this course is for you! We will be focusing specifically on self publishing nonfiction eBooks through the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.
We'll be going through the self publishing process step by step. But before we launch into publishing, we'll cover all the pre-publishing preparation steps and thought processes so that you can make your eBook the best it can be. Here are just some of the topics we'll discuss:
Questions you need to answer before you even think about self publishing.
Editing and proofreading (there is a difference between the two!) and why they're both important.
Formatting your eBook manuscript with Microsoft Word.
Using SEO techniques to create a great title, subtitle, and book description to help your eBook more easily get found.
Creating an eBook cover on the cheap.
Advertising opportunities available through KDP and Amazon Marketing Services.
Building your author platform with blogs and social media.
I'm Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, a nonfiction book editor and author of over 20 self publishing print books and eBooks on the topics of business, marketing, and self publishing. Previously, I was a trade newspaper editor for over 15 years and taught for 5 years at the college level. So I have a lot of writing and publishing experience and insight that I'd like to share with you in this course.
Of course, I have to disclose that while I will be sharing what I've learned from working with the Amazon KDP platform over the years, I am not affiliated with, hired, endorsed, or approved by Amazon and/or KDP. However, I do receive associate advertising compensation and/or royalties from Amazon, Createspace, and KDP as part of my normal course of business.
Ready to make your eBook into something great for you and your readers? Sign up and let's get started!
Who this course is for:
Authors who have never self published a nonfiction eBook
Authors who have unsuccessfully tried self publishing a nonfiction eBook and need to review fundamentals
3 sections • 25 lectures • 3h 7m total length
Questions You Need to Answer BEFORE You Self Publish
What NOT to Put in Your Book
How to Make an eBook that Isn't Junk: Editing and Proofreading
Using SEO Techniques to Develop a Great Title and Subtitle
Using Kindle Create to Format Your Kindle eBook and Print Book
Not Using Kindle Create? Tips for Formatting Your Manuscript in Microsoft Word
How to Pick Categories for Your Kindle eBook
How to Price Your eBook
ISBN and ASIN Numbers Explained
Introduction to the Amazon KDP Self Publishing Platform
Design Your Kindle eBook Cover for Free
Example of Print Book Created with Kindle Create
Book Promotions: Pre-Order, Free eBook and Amazon Marketing Services
Kindle Countdown Deals, Kindle Free eBook Promotions, and Pre-Orders
Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and Kindle Book Lending
Amazon Marketing Services 2018 Feature Updates
Amazon Marketing Services 2019 Feature Updates
Setting Realistic Sales and Royalty Goals for Your eBook
Building Your Author Platform: Websites, Blogs, Social Media and Email Marketing