Publishing with Smashwords
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Publishing with Smashwords

A step by step guide to publishing your book as an ebook using the Smashwords web site.
5.0 (1 rating)
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8 students enrolled
Created by Stephen Norton
Last updated 7/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: $29.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Publish your book manuscript as an electronic book on Smashwords.
  • Select a wide variety of distributors to sell your book, including Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and others.
  • Learn how to create a simple book cover for use on web sites.
  • Learn how to legally avoid US tax with-holding if not a US tax payer, using international trade agreements.
  • Collect royalties and manage revenue streams, taxes & pricing.
  • Create and manage sales coupons and discounts.
  • Publish your book for free and collect royalties at point of sale.
  • Everything is covered in the course. All you need is your book manuscript.

So your book is finished and ready to go... what's the next step?

Publish your book via the Smashwords web site. Distribute to international sites including Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and others. Do it now, do it all for free.

Learn how to quickly and easily turn your book into an electronic book (ebook) and market it to the world.  This course is a step by step guide showing exactly what you need to do to get your book published, for free, and then get it onto international markets and start collecting royalties. All at zero cost to you.

This course is just one of the Zero Cost Self Publishing Program, a series of courses which show you the entire A to Z of self publishing at zero cost. Publish today for free. Collect royalties tomorrow.

Your book is finished but you need to format it to professional levels? Take the companion course 'Format your book manuscript using Word 2003'. Other courses coming soon include using Word 2013 and the free word processor Libre Office.

Want to publish your book as a paperback? Check out the course 'Publishing with CreateSpace.'

Who this course is for:
  • Ths course is for anyone who has written a book and wants to publish it as an ebook.
  • If you can enter data onto a web page you can publish your book, distribute to international markets, and do it all for free.
Course content
Expand 23 lectures 01:58:18
+ Learn the A - Z of publishing your book using the Smashwords web tools.
23 lectures 01:58:18

Introduction to the Zero Cost Self Publishing Program.

Preview 02:58

Introduction to this specific course - Self Publishing your book using the tools provided at the Smashwords web site. Do it now, for free.

Preview 02:24

The basic pre-requisites for publishing your book on Smashwords.

Preview 01:32

Walk through the process of setting up your account on Smashwords.

Set up Your Smashwords Account

Learn how to create a simple book cover using one of your own pictures or images and an easy to use 'free' tool.

Creating a Simple Book Cover

Begin the publishing process.

First Steps of Publishing

Set up your account profile and other pertinent information.

Setting up Your Account Profile

Select the various distribution channels and re-sellers you wish to send your book to.

Working with the Channel Manager

Learn how to set up and manage coupons so you can offer discount pricing on your book, as and when desired.

Working with the Coupon Manager

Learn how to work with coupons and Smashwords site-wide promotions.

Site Wide Promotional Coupons

Manage receiving royalty payments. Learn how to legally avoid US with-holding taxes if you're not a US citizen.

Getting Payments and Managing Taxes

Learn about assigning an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), either your own or get one from Smashwords.

Working with and Assigning ISBNs

Learn how to assign a price to your book. Learn how to judge what's reasonable and what's not.

Setting your Book Pricing

What to do about VAT taxes if you're selling into the European markets.

Preview 03:50

Do you have a series of books to sell? Use the Series Manager to link them together to promote sales.

Using the Series Manager

Monitor your sales.

Monitoring Daily Sales

Getting onto the Premium Catalogue so you can distribute to Apple.

Addressing Vetter Errors and Getting Premium Catelogue Status

Correcting errors in your manuscript and uploading a corrected version.

Uploading a New Version (Fixing Errors)

Modify your book settings to promote sales.

Modifying Book Settings

Modify coupons to control sale pricing.

Modifying Coupons and Status

Maximize your presence on the main search engines (Google, Bing, etc.)

SEO Settings and Optimization (Search Engine Optimization)

Making the most of Smashwords book sales page and Authors page.

Working with Smashwords Book and Author Pages

Congratulations, you're published!

Congratulations - You're Now a Published Author