How to Make a Children's Book with Your Child - Fast

Looking for a Fun Kid's Project? This is it! In an afternoon, you can create & publish a children's book for Amazon KDP.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

I recently published a book to Amazon and it hit the best seller list in several categories. It was a great experience. My 5 year old daughter has been making her own books with her art and practicing writing out the text. She has several and they could be considered a small library of her own work. I wanted to work with her on a fun project so I took my knowledge of my recent publication and decided to combine it with her desire to create books. I suggested we work on a book together and publish it.

The entire experience has been so rewarding I decided to share the knowledge in a course so that other people can have the same experience.

Amazon has several tools to make creating a children's book easy. So easy in fact it can be done in an afternoon. I walk you through the process and show you how to publish your book with your child in a matter of hours.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to create their own illustrations and text for the book.
  • All of the software used in the course is available for free.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a Children's Book for Amazon
  • Upload the Book to Amazon
  • Learn How to Create Your Own Cover

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for someone interested in creating a children's book quickly.
  • It is not meant as an in depth overview of all the aspects of creating a children's book.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


How to Make a Children's Book with a Child
Section 1: Getting Started
How Make This Fun
Section 2: Software Installation
Where to Find Free Software to Create Your Children's Book
Installing Free Software
Section 3: Setting Up Your Pictures for the Book
Intro for Uploading Pictures to Amazon
Keeping Your Pictures Simple
Scanning Your Pictures
Editing Your Images Before You Upload Them to Amazon
Section 4: How to Make Your Book Using Free Amazon Tools
Creating Your Book Cover with Amazon Cover Creator
Using Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Create Your Book
Editing Your Book in Kindle Kid's Book Creator
Section 5: Getting Your Account Setup on Amazon
Setting Up Your Book On Amazon
Overview of KDP Select
Section 6: How to Help Your Child Become a Best Selling Author

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Instructor Biography

Jonas Johnson, How Can I Provide Value for You?

Growing up on a farm, I learned several important lessons at an early age about getting things done. A sense of pride in my work, when you are seeding a crop and growing grain, everyone can see the care you took to perform your job as soon as it comes out of the ground. Working with the resources available, on a farm, you do not always have everything you need, but you still need to get the job done. Ability to work on tight timelines, you cannot do everything, so you need to focus on the priority and get it done. Continuous improvement, we were constantly improving all aspects of the farm.

I believe strongly in continuous learning, there will always be more to learn until the day I die. When I am not taking online courses, I am either listening to audio books or reading books on Kindle.

I graduated with an Honors degree in Economics in 1995. I started working in Economic Development helping community volunteers develop local projects. For my first job, the local community development organization did not have any funds. So I helped them apply for a funding grant to get the money to hire me. Ever since, I have been helping people.

In 1997-99, I taught Distance Education Courses for Red River Community College on a part-time basis. I prepared all my course content and delivered the lessons.

I went back to school in 1999 to complete my Masters of Business Administration and graduated in 2001. My focus was on marketing and technology.

From 2001 to 2004 I worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager. I worked on all aspects of sales from cold calling in-person and the phone to working tradeshow booths to meeting with large corporate executives.

From 2004- 2010 I worked as a project manager for a non-profit organization helping to prevent farm accidents.

In 2009, I completed all the requirements for my Project Management Professional designation (PMP)

In 2010, I completed the Accelerated Program for the Chartered Management Accountant program.

Toastmasters helped me to perfect my presentation skills including winning second place in a humorous speech contest.

In 2010, I started working for myself full-time. I started my own consulting company. I have grown the company from just myself to three additional full-time staff, two part-time staff, and several subcontractors on a project by project basis. I have grown the business by adding services based on the needs of my clients. We are constantly asking how we can solve problems and provide value. New services are being added, and existing services are being contantly evaluated for opportunities for improvement.

Here is my website. The main video on our home page is titled "How Can We Provide Value for You?". I also made this animated video.

We have implemented SOPs for many of our services and we are adding new ones to grow our business based on the quality of our systems.

In my current consulting practice, I have developed training modules from scratch and delivered training material in one day workshops across Canada for national organizations.

Here is an unsolicited email comment I received from a workshop delivered in Nova Scotia on March 20th 2015.

"Jonas, I am pleased and compelled to let you know that I was immensely impressed with your presentation that I attended recently in Truro Nova Scotia.

If at any time in the future you are presenting again in Nova Scotia, and it may be open to the public participation, I would be interested in attending to learn more, or review the topics covered."

After I deliver a workshop, I take all feedback and make improvements to all aspects of the material and presentation. After my Nova Scotia workshop I flew to Saskatchewan the same day. I arrived at 2:00 in the morning and woke up early to make changes to my course content based on the feedback from the previous day's workshop.

I plan on applying all my knowledge and skills to my course development on Udemy.

Sense of Pride in My Work

Working with the Resources Available

Ability to Work with Tight Timelines

Continuous Improvement

Desire to Help People

Experience Developing and Delivering Training

Commitment to Solve Problems and Provide Value

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