Self-Publish Your Children's Book - From Start to Finish
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- Take a reverse-approach to book publishing with the end in mind to ensure a successful product.
- Independently publish your children's book.
- Create multiple streams of passive income from around the world.
- Create, or have illustrations created for your book.
- Identify your book's purpose, target audience, unique selling point(s) and market impact potential.
- Identify high-demand elements of value and elements of enjoyment to strategically make your book a successful product.
- Basic knowledge of computers
- Desire to succeed in children's self publishing
- Manuscript and illustrations are NOT NECESSARY
- Be ready to bring your concept to fruition!
Have you ever wanted to write a children's book? Don't know where to start?
I will bring you through the entire process from start to finish. I won't leave a single stone un-turned and I'll be here to help you through the entire process.
Whether you have a character concept, a complete manuscript, simply a lesson to teach, or nothing at all, this course will bring you through the children's self-publishing process step-by-step and leave NO excuses for a book gone unpublished!
This is one of the best times in history to be a children's author. The barriers to entry are dropping rapidly, and the market is far from saturated. I'll show you how to define your book's value, create your own market gap, identify with your readers (and buyers) and create a product that is delivers huge value and enjoyment.
We begin with the end in mind to create a product that will have a definite purpose and unique selling point(s). This way you, the author, can be confident before you even begin your self-publishing endeavor and you will have a definitive plan and specific target audience interested in your book.
I've also included a myriad of reference books with this course to help give you even more insight.
- Amazon Best-Seller Strategies (20 pages) - Value: $20
- List Building Wisdom (26 pages) - Value: $10
- Google+ Authority (31 pages) - Value: $15
- The Successful Entrepreneur (32 pages) - Value: $17
- Social Media Plan of Attack (41 pages) - Value: $14
- Twitter Marketing Made Easy (21 pages) - Value: $17
- Unstoppable Facebook Traffic (45 pages) - Value: $17
- Discovering the World of Pinterest (35 pages) - Value $20
If you've always dreamed of publishing a children's book, or if you've published one that wasn't a success, you're in the right place! I'll teach you not only how to become a children's author, but how to become an entrepreneur and successfully sell your product to bring smiles to thousands of tiny faces!
Contrary to popular belief, you can self publish your book even on a very limited budget, and I'll show you how.
- Aspiring children's authors
- Anyone interested in eliminating any excuses they have for NOT writing the children's book they have been wanting to write for years.
Hi! I'm so glad you've decided to join me in this course and embark on the incredible journey of self-publishing your children's book. I have over 60 children's titles on Amazon currently and have sold many thousands of copies of my books worldwide. Over the past few years of publishing I have come up on many unique and powerful tools and strategies that have helped me through the process and I want to share all of those with you in this course.
I have worked for 10 years as a product design engineer and approach children's publishing from a product development standpoint. I tend to take a reverse-engineering tact with many aspects of the process which helps clarify your goals and set you up for success.
Many people come across the moral conundrum of whether or not it is ethical to profit from children's books. My answer is a resounding "yes!"
First of all, you are providing a great service to children and families by giving them something they will never get anywhere else. Your book, if it's designed the way I outline in the following lectures, will be completely unique and extremely valuable. None of your readers will regret buying your book, in fact they might want to buy another to give as a gift :)
There are a plethora of reasons to get into children's publishing right NOW. It's a great time to be a kid lit author. Whether you just want to see your story in print, or you want to see it on major bookstore shelves and selling like wildfire, you are on the right track! I'll tell you why in this lecture.
Understanding your reason to write a book will keep you on track now, and also in 6 months when you're so close to finishing but you're about to give up. A little encouragement from a known motivating factor can make or break your book.
In children's publishing, your readers are different than your buyers. Many books are gifted, bought by teachers, and parents who like to see different things in a book than your readers (the children) do. Understand each of these markets to identify what your book will deliver, and how.
Additionally, please don't forget to download and fill out the two worksheets included here. They will help provide structure for your notes and a framework for building your book!
What are the most important social media channels for authors? What can be gained by using them and how should they be used to be most effective?
Don't forget to download and read the FIVE textbooks included with this lecture.
Social Media Plan of Attack will give you an overview of social media and how it can be used to market your brand in general.
Twitter Marketing Made Easy, Unstoppable Facebook Traffic, Discovering the World of Pinterest and Google+ Authority are all great books that will help you, first understand what each of these social media channels is all about and then how to use it effectively. While the books are fairly basic in nature, even advanced users will be able to glean some creative insights from them.
A great way to get some exposure, build some excitement, build a follower base, glean social proof and make money is to start a crowd-funding campaign. The following lecture is the video I used to run a successful kickstarter campaign that helped me launch my very first book!
As a student of this course, a supplementary course, "Create an Author Website" is also available to you at no extra charge.
To take the "Create an Author Website" course, please download this document and use the voucher code included within. This course is an additional two hour walk-through on all the details of creating an AMAZING author website, even if you have ZERO experience.
Starting with a blank page can be hard. In this lecture we talk more about out-sourcing, but we begin by looking at the format of the book and making sure not to get ahead of ourselves with illustrations before we know what the book will look like as an overall product.
If you need more technical details on actually getting your book in print on CreateSpace and making it available through print-on-demand, I recommend you take this additional course that will guide you through the ins and outs of the createspace interface. I share my screen with you and take you all the way through the process in great detail.
Here are the complete slides from all of the lectures above. I've also added some notes and links along the way to help you keep all of your resources in one place. I hope you will be able to refer to this document easier than going back through the videos to find the information you are looking for.
You're not just an independent author anymore. You're an entrepreneur. Congratulations. Does that scare you? Don't worry, entrepreneurs are people too! Here are some great insights and tips to keep you focused, accountable, on-track, objective and successful!
Chances are you are not the only one with a particular question, so in this section I will be creating video responses for your questions, that way all of the students in the course will benefit.
Please be descriptive in asking questions so that I can answer with the most relevant response.