Create Your Custom eBook in 1 Day
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Be a Published Author & Earn Money Sharing your Message with Millions
4.4 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
719 students enrolled
Created by Penelope Gold
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Author an ebook in only 1 day.
  • Select a topic for their ebook
  • Determine their motivation for writing an ebook
  • Set up a 1-Day schedule on their calendar within 2 weeks
  • Plan ahead by gathering tools and resources
  • Use a digital voice recorder for writing without writing
  • Brainstorm using 3 different techniques
  • Stay motivated and inspired while creating their ebook
  • Use Microsoft® Word’s® powerful advanced commands to insert a table of contents, add comments, and track editing changes
  • Overcome obstacles such as writer’s block
  • Understand the value of a style sheet and create their own guide
  • Print a PDF ebook
  • Download a “cheat sheet” grammar guide to prevent misspelled words
  • Have a list of publishing resources at their disposal
  • Create a stunning, realistic 3D book cover
  • Design a “one sheet” card to promote their ebook in person
  • Publish their new ebook online in Kindle and Lulu
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Requirements
  • Aspiring authors should have their pen handy to take notes on the workbook provided. They will need a printer if they want to print the handouts. They should have a calendar handy to plan their 1-Day Schedule and set aside 1 day, within the following week, to produce the ebook. They should have a willingness to learn and be ready to take action.
Description

This course shows aspiring authors how to achieve success with the 7 P’s: Purpose, Prepare, Produce, Polish, Publish, Promote, and of course there are Prizes included for you. We walk you every step of the way with slides, samples, demos, and hands-on activities. Even if you have never written a report, you can become a published author in just 1 Day by following our fun and simple system. This course will give you all the tools you need to write your ebook in only 1 day. We will show you every step, including how to prepare in advance, getting a great topic, publishing on kindle, and promoting to your audience. We also include some fabulous bonus materials that you can keep for future reference.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for someone who desires the credibility, recognition, and fame that comes from being an author. It is designed for aspiring authors who want to have a book credit to their name. Special techniques are geared to non-writers so anyone with a message can get their ebook published.
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Curriculum For This Course
67 Lectures
05:07:48
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Introduction to eBook Course
4 Lectures 20:45

Be sure to download the WORKBOOK attached here as a resource. You can take notes, create an action plan, and review the steps.

Preview 06:24

About the Instructor
06:28

Digital Revolution is Here!
07:42

ACTIVITIES: Intro
00:11
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PURPOSE: Why Author an eBook?
5 Lectures 36:38

Sample PDF eBooks
05:27

Success Stories
12:07

M.I.R.A.C.L.E. in the Making
04:20

ACTIVITIES (Step 1 PURPOSE)
00:22
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PREPARE: Get Started Now
7 Lectures 50:49
Magic of eBooks
11:01

The 1-Day Schedule
07:37


Get Ready to Write
09:15



ACTIVITIES (Step 2 PREPARE)
01:20
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PRODUCE: Write or Don't Write!
10 Lectures 32:39
Brainstorming
03:13

Free Writing
01:28


Mindmapper Software
01:51

DEMO: MindMapper12 Software
02:38

Topical Outline
00:59

Write (or NOT)
06:33

Break through Writer’s Block
08:05

Effective Writing, Openings & Closings
05:40

ACTIVITIES (Step 3 Produce)
00:35
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POLISH: Make it Look Professional
19 Lectures 01:21:33
Edit & Proofread
09:40


Style Gallery & Headings Nav Bar
06:23


Table of Contents
04:22

DEMO: Inserting a Table of Contents
01:28

Comments (Virtual Sticky Notes)
03:22

DEMO: Inserting Comments
01:19


DEMO: Tracking & Viewing Changes
01:46

Readability Stats
06:13

DEMO: Viewing Readability Stats
00:59

Design, Layout, & Style Sheets
06:54

Attractive Graphics
03:48

Catchy Title
05:23

Stunning Cover Design
05:31

DEMO: Creating a 3D Book Cover
04:40

Finishing Touches
07:46

ACTIVITIES: (Step 4 Polish)
00:59
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PUBLISH: Digital Printing
9 Lectures 23:34
eBook Platforms
03:41

Handheld Devices
01:51

Set Pricing & PDF Process
04:41

DEMO: Publishing PDF eBook
01:57

DEMO: Zipping Files into a Folder
02:00

Digital Printing
01:39

DEMO: Lulu Publishing
04:27

DEMO: Kindle Publishing
02:51

ACTIVITIES (Step 5 Publish)
00:27
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PROMOTE: Get Your Message Out
4 Lectures 22:56
Monetize Your Message
07:34

Market Your eBook
09:43

"One Sheet" Card Samples
04:57

ACTIVITIES (Step 6: Promote)
00:42
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PRIZES: Bonus Gifts for YOU
7 Lectures 33:45
Action Verbs, Brainstorm Worksheet, Checklist, & Grammar Guide
05:31

Software Shortcuts & WORD Power Commands
08:55

Style Sheet Template
06:04

Tech Tips Toolbox & Transitions
08:26

Even More Resources!
04:35

DOWNLOAD Prizes Here
00:02

ACTIVITIES (Step 7 Prizes)
00:12
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Conclusion: ACTION Steps
2 Lectures 04:56
Summary & Action Steps
04:43

ACTIVITIES: Action Steps
00:13
About the Instructor
Penelope Gold
4.3 Average rating
20 Reviews
1,067 Students
2 Courses
Instructor, Author, Trainer

Penelope Gold is a published author, national speaker, and local trainer. She is the author of several books including the premier guide, “Buy Your First Home”, which received rave reviews from both real estate agents and home buyers. Currently she writes instructional manuals, monthly newspaper columns, technical training courses.

After her training at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she wrote manuals at high tech companies as a technical writer. She is a member of the Publishers and Writers of San Diego, participates in the San Diego Speakers Guild, and travels around the U.S. teaching instructional courses.