Intro to eBook Publishing for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs
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Intro to eBook Publishing for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

Learn how simple it is for you to become a published author, spread your message and boost your business with Amazon
4.4 (27 ratings)
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Created by Andy Grant
Last updated 2/2015
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you will be overflowing with eBook ideas.
  • You will be able to publish your first, of many, eBooks to Amazon.
  • You will know a variety of ways to promote your book.
  • Most importantly, you will be well on your way to being a professional author!
  • You want to write, have Internet access, and preferably Microsoft Word - but similar software will work.
  • You do NOT need a Kindle or any other eReader.

This is a great time to be an author because there are no barriers to entry.

Introduction to eBook Publishing is for heart-centered entrepreneurs who have thought about writing a book, but didn't know where to start. This course will show you how easy it is to write and publish your own eBook. Introduction to eBook Publishing also gives you the tools to take action on the knowledge you will gain.

Note, this is not a "how to write" course, it is a "how to publish" course, and this is not a "get rich quick" scheme. This course is meant for people with a message, a passion, or a service that they feel called to share.

We’ll explore:

  • Why YOU should want to write an eBook
  • Publishing options available to you
  • Differences between eBooks and traditional books
  • How to get the world’s biggest store working for you
  • Formats, Tools, Templates (most are FREE!)
  • And much more

Instructor, Andy Grant, has written and published five Amazon best selling eBooks and shares the tips, tricks, and techniques he learned the hard way.

Isn't it time to make your author dreams a reality?

If you've long thought about creating an eBook, but didn't have any idea where to start - this is your starting point!

Scroll up and click on "Take This Course" and enjoy.

Who this course is for:
  • Heart-centered entrepreneurs who want to share their message with the world, but don't know where to start.
  • We'll focus on non-fiction but the vast majority of what I cover applies to both fiction and non-fiction.
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 04:13:57
+ Introduction
4 lectures 19:58

Welcome to an Introduction to eBook Publishing. This course is based on a live workshop I teach that has launched many first time authors.

Preview 03:32

A review of the agenda for this course.

Course Agenda

Who is this course for? What do I mean by Heart-Centered Entreprenuers?

Who Is This For?

Who is this Andy Grant character?

Who Am I?
+ Mindset
7 lectures 27:48

Section 2: Mindset. The proper mindset is a key to success.

Preview 04:06

Don't know what to write about? I beg to differ. You are over flowing with ideas.

Write About What?

But I can't write! That excuse doesn't work either.

I Can't Write!

Writing a book is a transformational experience, and not only for the author.


Explore some of the many reasons why everyone should want to write eBooks.

Why An eBook?

Here I share a few publishing success stories. Could you be next?

Success Stories

A summary of Section 2: Mindset

Wrap Up

Time to see what you picked up from Section 2: Mindset.

Mindset Quiz
5 questions
+ Strategies & Techniques
9 lectures 41:16

An overview of what we'll cover in Strategies & Techniques.

Strategies Introduction

A look at some of the key differences between eBooks and traditional paper books.

eBooks vs. Traditional Books

An examination of traditional publishing, assisted self publishing, and true self publishing.

Types of Publishing

More brainstorming as we highlight a few of the many possible types of books you could create.

Types of Books

Explore a variety of writing models to help discover your best writing process.

Writing Models

Get some tips on creating a ritual around your writing.


A tour of the parts that make up a book.

Parts of A Book

Some does and don'ts for your book covers.

Book Covers

A summary of what we covered in Section 3: Strategies & Techniques.

Wrap Up

Time to review your understanding of eBook strategies and techniques.

Strategies & Techniques Quiz
5 questions
+ Amazon
12 lectures 01:24:08

An overview of the many benefits of publishing eBooks with Amazon and a peek at the agenda for this section.

Preview 04:33

An overview of the many file formats you can create your book in and some best practices.

Supported File Formats

Highlighting a few of the many free tools Amazon offers to authors.

Amazon Tools Introduction

Overview and Tour of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Amazon KDP Publishing

A look at the factors Amazon considers when people are searching for eBooks.

Amazon Ranking

An overview of the KDP Select program, which makes Amazon the exclusive retailer of your eBook.

Amazon KDP Select

A walkthrough of signing up for KDP Select and some of the many benefits it comes with.

See Lecture 35 for the completion of setting up a Kindle Countdown Deal.

Amazon KDP Select: DEMO

A close examination of a few live Amazon Kindle Book sales pages.

Amazon Sales Page: DEMO

An overview of the optional Amazon Author Page.

Amazon Author Page

A tour of a couple Amazon Author Pages, yet another free promotional tool Amazon gives eBook authors.

Amazon Author Page: DEMO

A live walk though of and all the wonderful things you can do there.

Amazon Author Central: DEMO

A brief summary of the course so far.

Wrap Up

Let's see how well Section 4 stuck in your brain.

Amazon Quiz
5 questions
+ Next Steps
2 lectures 07:14

Your marching orders.

All the course resources can be found at:

Your Next Steps

Thanks for being part of an Introduction to eBook Publishing.
Happy writing and please leave a review of the course.

Also, be sure and let us all know about the books you publish by sharing them in the discussions area.

+ Bonus Content
8 lectures 01:13:33

A demonstration of how to set up a Kindle Countdown Deal for your ebook. Your book must be in KDP Select and priced between 2.99 and 24.99 to take advantage of this promotion. Your ebook can be discounted for up to 7 days once per KDP Select period (90 days).

Kindle Countdown Deals Setup: DEMO

Another way to make more money with Amazon. Explore the Amazon Associates program at

The option for people in states or countries that can't be affiliates is

See Amazon Associates Operating Agreement for details. As of September 7, 2014:

"In addition, if at any time following your enrollment in the Program you become a resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, or Rhode Island, you will become ineligible to participate in the Program, and this Operating Agreement will automatically terminate, on the date you establish residency in that state."

Amazon Affiliate Program

All reviews can help you, even the bad ones.

The Power of Bad Reviews

Tips on using the predictive search feature of Amazon and Google for your ebooks.

Using Predictive Search for Your Book Research

How to insert a clickable Table of Contents for your eBook in Microsoft Word. A clickable TOC is expected by your readers. Not having this can result in frustrated readers and poor reviews.

Creating a Clickable Table of Contents in Microsoft Word

Streamed live on Oct 7, 2014

"Everyone has a message that others are desperately waiting to hear... don't make them wait forever." ~ Andy Grant
It's an *Andelicious x 2* show this week on Possibility Partners TV!
Check out 30 minutes of inspiration and motivation for your eBook journey.

Preview 32:55

There may be times when you don't want a book listed under your own name. In this lecture, see how easy it is to invent a new author or pen name under your KDP account. This video also includes tips on HTML tags for your book description and a demo of the Cover Creator built into KDP which can give you quick and free covers.

Exploring Erotica with Pen Names; plus the Cover Creator and description tips

How to use the pre-order option which allows your book to be listed on Amazon up to 90 days before the book's actual release day. You can use the time to promote and build some buzz while you continue finalizing your ebook.

The Pre-Order Option in KDP