How to self publish your next book to success
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How to self publish your next book to success

Self publish your book and distribute it globally on amazon kdp, kindle, createspace, ingramspark, barne's & noble, kobo
4.7 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,254 students enrolled
Created by Happy Zhou
Last updated 7/2018
English [Auto]
Price: $34.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Self publish your manuscript ready for electronic and print publishing
  • Self publish and Distribute your books globally
  • Self publish Market your books globally
  • Start a self publishing company or firm
  • Become a self published independent author
  • Write well and creatively
  • Knowledge of the subject you are writing about
  • Written or an almost complete manuscript

This course helps you self publish your books and become an independent author. Self publishing is publishing your book by yourself. Being an independent author does not mean you do it all by yourself. However you do it without involving old-age methods of book publishing. Its for a new author or an experienced author. With the rise of the digital trends and the internet, independent publishing has become a vital firm of publishing as it makes it more affordable than ever to publish books, distribute and sell them or give out fir free. You'l learn how to get your manuscript edited, get typsetting done, book cover designing, getting an ISBN number, distributing your books, marketing them and how to launch successfully. It is a course that will keep you current with the publishing trends of today.

Who this course is for:
  • New self publishing authors
  • Experienced authors
  • People with a desire to open a publishing firm
  • People with a desire to learn about self publishing
  • People who want to self publish an eBook
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 50:19
+ Stage 1
3 lectures 14:48

I welcome you to this course modt gladly. And im excited that you are about to embark on a wonderful journey in your publishing goals. 

Preview 01:53

A quick introduction about self publishing and the major facets of the book publishing business and how they help you publish your own content as books for bot electronic and print media.

Preview 06:46

Independent author publishing (self publishing) requires you to have a wrotten manuscript that is ready for editing and typsetting. Learn how to do it here.

Preview 06:09
Go through the free style guide i have supplied here that you can use to style your book. Whether it is a smashwords style guide or one used on amazon. Use it to style your book. Or hire a professional typesetter and editor to proofread and get your manuscript ready
Preparing your manuscript
1 question
+ Stage 2
3 lectures 18:35

Your book cover is your best first impression to the readers. Get to design a cover that tells your story or subject so well the reader can't help but buy a copy of your book. Use software or a designer to design brilliant book covers.

Book cover designing

ISBN number helps you identify your book anywhere that you sell it or distribute it to. Whether online or offline, learn how to get an ISBN number and barcode for all your titles both ebook and print copies

Getting an ISBN Number & ISBN Bar-code

Every newly made car has a testing phase. Print your first sample and see what your book looks like in the real world. After you print your firdt sample and it is good. Your first print run of 50 copies or 500 copies is welcome. Or learn about Print on Demand. Printing to order.

Preparing for your first print run
Open an account with either ingramspark or createspace. Use this account to work on your book as you prepare it to be published
Develop an online account
1 question
+ Final stages
4 lectures 16:55

Your book can be sold to many different markets depending on how far you want the message to reach. Distribute your book on the most popular platforms on the internet such as and back to your local bookstore in your hometown. Develop a distribution network and reach far and wide.

How to Distribute your book

Every book will need some marketing strategy. Whether for sale or for growing an audience you will definitely need to market your book. Build a list and develop a core readership or following, from social media to your local area. Your markeying will determine how successful a bestseller your books become. Market well and do well.

Marketing your book

Your launch will be the introduction of something new. Something you want to introduce to this world that many have never seen before. Be it through an Ad campaign,Inspirational Video, Special Event in a physical place, or celebrating a special day and using it for launch as well. Its up to you. Whatever abd however you decide to introduce your book. Just Launch it! And make sure they know about it.

Launching your book
How am i going to sell my book? Get to decide fir at least one year fulltimehow you will market your book. Use the many downloadable resources in this section.
Develop Marketing Strategy
1 question