Kindle Publishing Masterclass
What you'll learn
- Understand exactly what self-publishing is and the best way to do it in 2018 and beyond.
- Learn how to successfully think about self-publishing and how to see it as a business.
- Effectively set time lines for achieving income goals.
- Learn to predict the number of books needed to achieve income goals.
- Learn the 4 step process to self-publishing a book.
- Understand the role of niches in a modern self-publishing business.
- Learn the 2 styles of self-publishing with KDP i.e. wide publishing vs. narrow publishing and which is best.
- Grasp the 3 most effective methods for finding niches without brainstorming.
- Learn to find 100s of topics to publish books on again without brainstorming for hours.
- Grasp the importance of quality control for self-publishing.
- Understand how to create full and robust outlines to increase the readability of your books and make writing easier.
- Learn the exact resources a proper outline should contain and which resources are often overlooked.
- Gain overall guidance for building a solid team of productive freelancers.
- Guidance for hiring your first freelancer.
- Learn the exact amounts of money freelancers should be paid for every type of task.
- Understand which tasks should be outsourced.
- Learn the best countries to hire from to get the most skilled workers without overpaying.
- Learn to manage a team effectively for good relationships
- Learn to properly assign work and create effective workflows for books written.
- Understand how to teach and manage an illustrator to design beautiful book covers that will stand out over other self-published books.
- Learn the 3 phases every book must go through before being published to generate long-term income.
- Fully grasp how to format and upload your book.
- An ability to read and write in English.
- An ability to proofread and make simple grammatical changes to documents.
- An ability to focus and stay consistent.
- An ability to see the bigger picture when just getting started.
- A word processor, i.e. Microsoft Word, a computer, and an internet connection.
- Money to invest. Minimum should be about $600.00 recommended amount is $3,000-$5,000.00 USD.
- Bank account with routing and account number to receive direct deposits of royalties each month.
NOTE: Be sure to visit our blog before purchasing if you want a discount on the course price.
This course is best suited for three types of people:
A person looking to publish their first book, or scale their publishing operations, profitably.
A person looking to make money online or someone who desires "passive income".
Anyone looking to start a business, especially someone who wants to work from home.
There is much that the course will teach you.
If you are someone who likes to fully understand the details of things then you will enjoy this course. We will be upfront and honest this course is REALISTIC and PRACTICAL. The point of the course is to teach you how to successfully build a kindle publishing business that will generate predicable income through royalties each month. This course is ABSOLUTELY not a get-rich quick scheme, and we are NOT trying to sell you dreams.
Making full-time money online will require hard work and patience.
We discuss at length, the amount of money you can expect to earn per book and per month with our recommended publishing style and also in today's somewhat crowded marketplace. But don't let the idea of hard work discourage you. Self-Publishing is still in it's infancy stages so there is much room for growth and there is definitely room for you.
This is why the 2nd module in the course deals only with mindset.
To be successful in Kindle Publishing or to successfully start a business your mindset is very important. So we deal with this topic in the beginning by studying the thoughts and advice of two successful business men (Felix Dennis and Gary Vaynerchuck). Quick note: Felix Dennis made his fortunes in publishing so his advice is very pertinent to us as digital publishers.
You will learn the history of self-publishing and you will learn the best strategies for today's crowded marketplace. It is impossible to list everything you will learn in this course as it is over 8 hours in length. But no stone is left not turned.
You will understand how to research topics for books without spending hours brainstorming, you will understand how to make robust outlines for valuable books and the book formatting process will be explained in detail. And you will follow along with the instructor to submit your work to KDP.
Please read the following two sections to get a general overview of the different sections of the course and also to understand some other things you will learn:
7 Sections of the Kindle Publishing Masterclass:
Section 1: Introduction to Self-Publishing
Get a full introduction to the course and self-publishing. Learn all about your instructor, and his background. Understand exactly what self-publishing is and the best way to do it in 2017. In depth topics like: when you can expect success, and the best 4-step process for publishing a book will be discussed in this module as well.
Section 2: Mindset
Success is all mental. Your life, your business, and your world, are all a result of how you think. Learn how to think about self-publishing and how to think about business in this module. Module 1 discusses mindset, realistic goal setting, and how to accurately predict the number of books and the amount of money you will need to reach a particular income goal with self-publishing.
Section 3: Niche Selection
Selecting a niche is very important. In this module you will learn everything about the role of niches in your publishing operation. Finish this module to learn: A unique publishing strategy that will future-proof your business; The 3 best methods for finding niches without brainstorming; And learn how to find 100's of topics to publish books on.
Section 4: Outlining
Quality control is HUGE in self-publishing. And making proper outlines for your books will make a big difference in the readability of your works and the amount of value you will provide your readers. Outlines should contain information from multiple sources. Many of these resources are overlooked and in this module we learn how to make a proper outline that will make the task of writing a book much simpler.
Section 5: Outsourcing and Building Your Team
A good team will make achieving your goals much simpler. This module is all about hiring your first team members. You will learn the exact amounts of money you should be paying for every task when outsourcing. You will learn exactly which tasks should be outsourced when you are getting started and you will even learn the best countries to hire freelancers from to get the best skills without overpaying. The goal of module 4 is to help you build a solid team of trustworthy workers at a profitable price.
Section 6: Getting Your Books Written and Covers Designed
In this module you will learn how to properly assign work and create effective workflows for getting your books written and your covers designed. Module 5 is about managing your team and creating a good relationship. Module 5 also deals extensively with book cover design, and how to work with your cover designer to get book covers created that look professional and stand out over other self-published books.
Section 7: The Publishing Process Explained: Proofread, Publish, Promote (PPP)
In this module you will learn the 3 phases that every book must go though to have the highest quality and the best chance for generating long term predictable income. The goal of this module is to get your book formatted, uploaded, and published with the highest quality to generate a predictable monthly income from consistent sales.
Every video contains worksheets which outline the important facts from the video, so you can quickly revisit any topic at a later date and remember what you were taught, without having to watch an entire video.
Worksheets for every video: These worksheets outline the important facts, lessons, and websites, so you can revisit and remember everything you are taught without having to watch the entire video multiple times.
Niche List: This worksheet contains over 100 unique niches. These niches will be used in the course to help you build a brand.
Goal Setting Worksheet: An outline and explanation of the exact math you should be performing to estimate all aspects of your future income and achieving it.
Job descriptions: Exact scripts for job descriptions that should be copy and pasted online to get the highest quality applicants at the most profitable prices.
Help from the instructor: Any person who purchases the course will get the course instructor's contact information (email address). Anyone who takes the class becomes a client and you can email the instructor and have your questions answered personally. The instructor will try to help you as best as possible and all responses are usually sent within 24 hours.
Here are some things you will learn from the course:
A straight forward, detailed guide to build a real online business that generates predictable monthly income.
How a normal college educated corporate worker replaced his full-time income by self-publishing books online.
The importance of the holiday season (Q4) in a self-publishing business and how much you can expect your income to surge in these months.
A method for earning anywhere from $500.00 to $3,000.00(+) per month in fairly passive income from royalties earned through book sales.
Why a self-publishing business is the same as investing in real estate and how a self-publishing business is actually a better investment.
The best mindset for starting a business and how to properly think about self-publishing.
The exact amounts of money that are needed to start a self-publishing business and which amounts of money will provide the best chances at success.
A method for getting started with no money. And sincere honest advice for anyone starting this way.
Which platforms are the best for building a successful self-publishing business in 2017.
How to properly price your books, to get the best feedback from readers and the most sales.
An experience based method for getting book covers that grab attention, look professional, and make your books stand out from the competition.
4 simple things needed to get started successfully.
A general timeline of when you can expect to be earning consistent predictable income from self-publishing, the things that will increase your chances at success, and the things that will diminish your chances at success.
How to properly set goals when getting started.
How to accurately and realistically estimate the amount of time, books, and money you will need to achieve any reasonable level of income with self-publishing.
The best way to maximize any investment in self-publishing to generate the most income.
An age-old method for saving money to invest in this business and 4 additional methods for quickly making money to get your business started.
An honest evaluation of debt and how it should be used in your business.
A 4-Step publishing process. That is and repeatable.
The 1 characteristic of all high earning self-publishers and a strategy for achieving similarly high levels of success over time.
Exactly what your biggest struggle will be when just getting started with self-publishing and ways to deal with it.
A simple hack for interacting with outsourced workers on Upwork that will leave you with a perfect client profile and make freelancers WANT to work for you.
What mindset you should have when self-publishing that will make progress and scaling easy and provide you the best opportunity to succeed in the long-term.
The two different self-publishing strategies that you can employ when getting started, which is the best, and why.
The best publishing method that is future-proof and will GROW over time even as the self-publishing marketplace becomes more crowded.
2 simple methods for finding book topics that will require little to no brainstorming.
How other self-publishers are competing against you and their exact publishing strategy will be explained.
An effective method for building a powerful and recognizable brand.
How to make effective book outlines that will make the job of writing and outsourcing books much easier.
5 different sources of information that should be used when creating an outline.
The best way to think about your writers so they create books that are extremely high quality.
A powerful method to write your own books from beginning to end within almost any deadline.
How to create an easy list that all your books should end with that will provide more value to the reader, and increase the chances of readers enjoying the book more.
A simple resource that should be added to all your books that will increase the number of pages in the book, keep readers engaged, and take almost no effort to create.
How to effectively outsource work in your self-publishing business.
The 3 best countries for outsource writing. These countries will provide amazing quality with very low costs.
The 2 best countries for outsourcing your book covers. Illustrators from these countries will be very talented, make beautiful designs, and have low cost.
Where to purchase high resolution stock photography for your books and book covers at very low cost and have a huge selection.
A clear method and set of instructions for building your first team of workers to reach your income goals.
The exact amounts of money you should pay outsourced workers for completing different types of tasks.
An experience based and theory based method for getting value from bad outsourced work.
How long a self-published book should be, how to deal with book length over the long-term, and the exact number of pages a book should be to get the best feedback from readers.
How to format books and apply styles for the best digital viewing experiencing.
How to format books and apply styles for print publication.
The theory of typefaces and fonts, their role in viewing media, and which fonts are the best for digital and print viewing.
An easy method for turning a basic 20 page outsourced eBook book to 84 pages digitally and 68 pages in print while following all of the Kindle Publishing Formatting Guidelines.
All the principles of proper book cover design and how to make the cover design process easier for your illustrator to get more output.
The exact workflow that should be used with your book cover designer to produce the most content, in the shortest amount of time, with the highest quality.
How to write an effective Book Blurb / Product Description and a method for easily outsourcing most of this task effectively.
How to select an effective title and subtitle for your books that will give your books more visibility and more sales over the long-term.
NOTE: Be sure to visit our blog before purchasing if you want a discount on the course price.
Course Lasted Updated: October 2018
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who desires to write their own book.
- Seekers of "passive income".
- Those who want to start an internet business.
- People curious about learning the self-publishing process.
- Beginner publishers looking to successfully scale their business.
Visit our blog at www[dot]thinksp[dot]net/blog
I’m a full-time self-publisher, who enjoys the process of writing and starting businesses.
I’ve been self-publishing for around 3 years now and in that time I’ve managed to learn a little bit of what works, and what does not work, when it comes to self-publishing non-fiction books.
Before taking the plunge into self-publishing full-time I was a systems engineer by trade. My formal education was in computer science, and I still love technology.
Visit our blog at www[dot]thinksp[dot]net/blog