Writing: Self Publish Your eBook and sell on Amazon
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Writing: Self Publish Your eBook and sell on Amazon

Writing for a living. Learn how to self publish your ebook and sell on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and more.
3.9 (4 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.
374 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Pyle
Published 6/2012
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Over one weekend, you can sit down with this course and learn how to self publish your book, so that you can:

  • Earn monthly income from your book sales
  • Distribute your book through household names such as Amazon, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and Barnes & Noble.
  • Position yourself as an industry expert as a published author, to secure more clients

No Experience Needed. Follow the process, step by step with these actionable videos.


About this course:

  • Hundreds of happy clients so far
  • Everything shown to you step by step
  • Full, lifetime access
  • Watch on demand, as often as you like
  • All future lectures and upgrades are always included automatically for FREE
  • Unconditional, 30 Day Udemy money back guarantee - That's how sure I am that you'll learn everything you need to know.
  • You also get full lifetime access to my amazing How To Build Websites Using Blogger Course, ABSOLUTELY FREE!


  • Find ideas for profitable books to self publish
  • Carry out tests to validate and ensure the book will sell
  • Create a logical and straightforward journey for you to copy and follow
  • Develop monthly income from selling books on Amazon & iBooks

Today you can use online tools and websites to create an invisible publishing machine. You never see the stock, you don't have to process sales and you don't have to deal with any delivery or refund hassles.

Just write your book.

Get it self published.

Earn regular and repeat monthly income from book royalties, that go into your bank account.

Self Publishing a book has been described as "The New Business Card". Imagine walking into a room and being introduced as a published author!

I can tell you it ALWAYS impresses people, and immediately demands respect from customers, clients & colleagues.

So whether you already have an idea for a book and want to be shown the exact steps you'll need to follow to get your book published...

Or if you are a complete beginner and want to complete an incredible achievement in your life...

Then this course is for you.

There are other self publishing courses available on Udemy, and I urge you to go and have a look at them, to see how they compare to mine. But with my course, you discover in just one weekend, everything I learned over one year of my life, to start and write the book "I'm Getting Out" which helps Military Service Personnel make the transition to civilian life - a subject very close to my heart.

In this course you get a detailed breakdown of the entire process.

You will learn...

  1. How to refine an idea for a successful selling book
  2. See how to validate your book idea, BEFORE you start writing
  3. How to write draft manuscripts in an efficient way
  4. Understanding how to protect your work with Copyrights
  5. How to ensure your manuscripts is accurate
  6. Understand how to create a book cover (literally judging books by their covers)
  7. Create a website (This is gone into even more depth in your FREE course bonus)
  8. Carry out market research to make sure your book sells from the start
  9. Getting reviews & quotes for your book
  10. How to Ghetto Self Publish using Google Documents
  11. How to publish via multi platform eBook publishing (Kindle, iPad, Nook etc)
  12. How to register your International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  13. How to retail your book through multiple retail channels (Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Google Books etc)
  14. Online marketing with Google and Facebook advertising
  15. Create a community around your book using social media

.....and much, much more!

So you've read this far - thank you!

This is what the current students within the course are saying...

"...I'm enjoying the course and the friendly style" - Alessandro P

I just want to end by saying if you don't absolutely love this course then you are able to get your full money back at any time within the first 30 days of purchase.

My books are published and selling on Amazon, earning a monthly income.

How long before yours are too?

Let's start your self publishing journey together.

Click the "Take this course" button at the top of the page, and I'll see you on the other side!


Course content
Expand all 44 lectures 05:41:32
+ Intro, Aims & Objectives
3 lectures 17:26

You know, like a commercial....

Preview 01:07
In this session you will know...
  • Who this course is for
  • What will you learn
  • What you will achive by the end of the course
Preview 03:30

In this session you will...

  • Understand how this course works
  • Understand how you will learn
  • Watch me create a ghetto eBook in less than 10 minutes
Preview 12:49
+ Starting
7 lectures 53:41

In this session you will...

  • Identify what you are an "expert" on
  • Understand ways of developing your "expertise"
  • Create a list of possible book ideas
Preview 02:54

In this session, you will learn...

  • Who your book could appeal to
  • Who is most likely to buy your book
  • Defining what your book is about and who it's targeted at

To find out more about Ramit Sethi, click here

Preview 04:29

In this session you will learn...

  • How many potential readers you have
  • Where these readers can be found
  • Calculating the total available market
Preview 08:39
FREEBIE - How To Create Websites Using Blogger

In this session you will learn...

  • Available website building platforms (Free)
  • How to set up a blogger account
  • Watch a basic website be built in less than ten minutes
Setting Up A Website

In this session you will learn...

  • "Lean Startup" principles
  • Understand the build, measure & learn process
  • Create your own "Wizard of Oz test"

You can see the lean startup website HERE (I highly recommend this as a business book)

You can see the author, Eric Ries giving a keynote speech on youtube HERE

Measuring Everything

In this session, you will...

  • Identify how to drive traffic to your site
  • Identify the cost of making one fake "sale"
  • Decide whether to GO/ NO GO

Free Advertising Sites

Craigs list




Yahoo Answers



Cost Effective Advertising

Google Adverts

Facebook Adverts

LinkedIn Adverts


Search "Cost per click advertising"

Get Customers
+ Writing
13 lectures 01:04:24

In this session, you will...

  • Create a blueprint for your book
  • Define the beginning, middle and end of your book
  • List basic chapter ideas with information to iclude
Book Concept

In this session, you will learn...

  • The importance of research
  • How to research
  • How to collate and manage your research

Further research on referencing methods

Doing Your Homework

In this session you will learn...

  • When to write
  • Where to write
  • How to write

In this session, you will...

  • Identify how you currently spend your time
  • Identify where and how you can find time to write
  • Develop a schedule

Additional information

This video on YouTube (Randy Pausch Lecture) is probably one of the most comprehensive time management lectures I have ever seen. Many of the time management strategies are ridiculously simple and are so effective.

Finding The Time

In this session, you will...

  • Evaluate the progress you have made so far
  • Protect your work
  • Recharge your mental batteries

An informative animated video about copyright can be viewed on youtube HERE

British writer and entertainer Stephen Fry, gave a very informative lecture about the history of copyright, which can be downloaded (podcast) HERE

Completing Your First Draft

In this session you will learn...

  • How to check for spelling
  • How to check for grammar
  • How to check for inaccuracies
Highlighting Errors

In this session you will...

  • Revisit your manuscript
  • Rectify errors
  • Refine & rewrite where necessary
Second Draft

In this session you will...

  • View your manuscript through different "lenses"
  • Efficiently proof read
  • Ensure the book stays true to the original concept
Subsequent Drafts

In this session you will...

  • Do what good editors do
  • Make decisions for the greater good
  • Realise that less is always more

In this session, you will learn...

  • How to do "ghetto proof reading"
  • Get approval from subject matter experts
  • Outsource a professional editor 

In this session, you will...

  • Avoid "tinkering" forever
  • Set a launch date
  • Know what to do when the worry sets in
Set A Launch Date

In this session, you will...

  • Take absolute responsibility for your book
  • Take practical precautions
  • Educate yourself on current sources of legal information

Please click on one of the links below to find out more about copyright law within your country

Intellectual Property Office - UK

Copyright Office - USA

Intellectual Property Office - Canada

Australian copyright council - Australia 

Or search "copyright law *your country*"

The Serious Stuff
In this session, you will... *Observe a basic book layout *Understand what information goes where *See how the publisher page looks NOTE - This is not a mandatory layout, you are free to format your book however you wish. It is important that there is at least one full blank page at the end of the manuscript though.
Dummy Manuscript Master
38 pages
+ Publishing
6 lectures 01:36:27

In this session, you will learn...

  • How to name your book using key word search and A/B testing
  • How to host a design competition for your book cover
  • Understand how to format and layout your book
Publishing Part 1

In this session, you will...

  • Create a ghetto eBook PDF document
  • Upload your PDF eBook to a payment website
  • Create a "BUY NOW" button for your website
Publishing Part 2

In this session, you will learn...

  • How to format your eBook
  • How to upload your eBook
  • How to distibute your eBook
Publishing Part 3

In this session, you will learn...

  • Formatting your paper/hardback book
  • Uploading your paper/hardback book
  • Distributing your paper/hardback book
Publishing Part 4

In this session, you will learn...

  • Why reviews are important
  • Who should review your book
  • How to reach potential reviewers

Click HERE to see the review for my book that I mentioned

Getting Reviews

In this session, you will...

  • Identify where your book is being sold online
  • Test point of sale
  • Create a list of relevant URLs
Testing Sales Platforms
+ Selling
6 lectures 58:25

In this session, you will...

  • Convert visitors into sales
  • Encourage social media sharing
  • DIY Vs Outsourcing
Upgrading Your Website

In this sesion, you will...

  • Choose which social networks to go with
  • Develop a social media strategy
  • Manage multiple online conversations at the same time
Going Social

In this session, you will...

  • Generate interest in your book
  • Develop word of mouth advertising
  • Start building your community
Soft Launch

In this session, you will learn...

  • How to create Google Ads
  • How to create Facebook Ads
  • How to create LinkedIn Ads

Reinvesting Income

In this session, you will...

  • Discover how to be accessed without giving your email away
  • Encourage feedback from your community
  • Limit the amount of time you spend on email (and maximise time marketing your book)
Capturing Vital Feedback

In this session, you will...

  • Identify your book sales process
  • Measure & record sales data
  • Isolate and test different parts of the process
Measure Everything (again)
+ Evaluating
3 lectures 03:35

In this session, you will...

  • Identify what went well
  • Identify what didn't go well
  • Identify what you would do differently next time
Reflect on the project
Affiliate Bargains
Raising additional funding

Let us know when your book launches, email...


(Go on, don't be shy)

What To Do Next
  • Don't forget to subscribe to the Self Publish Weekend Blog for regular helpful updates CLICK HERE
  • Use the discussion boards, to chat with other self publishers
  • Let us know if there's anything you want any help with. We will always add more helpful content to the course if you guys need it.
The End
+ Bonus Material
2 lectures 09:33
Linktastic!!! A list of links to help you on your way   Research tools Google Key word tool Facebook ad creator Amazon best sellers list New York Times Best Sellers List Barnes & Noble Best Seller List   Website building tools Blogger Tumblr Wordpress Weebly Wix Moonfruit Social Media Tools Facebook…
Bonus Material #1 - External links for tools, tips & freebies
The Library  Suggested reading to help you on your way Self Publish Weekend (Blog) - A couple of helpful posts per week to help you create and sell more books Lulu (Blog) - Keep abreast of offers and updates from Lulu.com BookTango (Blog) - Keep abreast of offers and updates from BookTango.com Crush…
Bonus Material #2 - The Library (Further reading)
Explain fishpuns.com validation tests
How I do A/B testing with HelloBar
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