How to Self-Publish Your Book in Print and Sell it on Amazon
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Self-Publish Your First Print-on-Demand Paperback Book for FREE Using CreateSpace - Convert Kindle Books into Print too!
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Created by Steve McDonald
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the entire process of how to self-publish a book from raw manuscript to published book
  • Learn how to use the amazingly simple CreateSpace publishing platform to create a professional paperback print book
  • Create a compelling book cover inexpensively, or even FREE
  • Write an awesome book title
  • Write a book description that sells
  • Format your new book to look great in print using the provided pre-formatted template
  • Self-publish a paperback book you can be proud of and share with family and friends or sell on Amazon
View Curriculum
  • You'll need a computer with Microsoft Word and Internet access so you can login to CreateSpace and start publishing your book. Bring your completed or even partially completed book draft. We'll take it from there.

If you've ever dreamed about publishing a book in print you know how overwhelming it can seem. In fact, it used to be almost impossible to get a book into print without laying out 1,000's of dollars upfront or already being a famous author.

Now, thanks to new technologies and print-on-demand, you can take an existing eBook or book manuscript and, following the steps outlined in this course, publish your first paperback in less than a week using CreateSpace.

If you're not familiar with CreateSpace, it's an Amazon company that allows everyday people to easily create paperback books to sell on the Amazon marketplace and many other retailers. The amazing thing about it is that CreateSpace is FREE to use, and it even includes a free, easy-to-use cover creator with photos that you can use on the cover of your book free of charge. But as with anything, there is a learning curve to it and it can be frustrating trying to get everything in your book just right.

This course is designed to walk you through the entire paperback book creation process and help you get the full use out of the free tools that CreateSpace has to offer.

This course includes:

  • Coming up with a title for your book to help it sell on Amazon
  • How to write a winning book description
  • Using keywords to help your book sell itself
  • Formatting your book using a pre-formatted template so it looks great in print
  • Creating a free cover with CreateSpace cover creator
  • Outsourcing a custom cover on Fiverr or Elance (optional)
  • How to turn an existing Kindle eBook into a Print book to increase your sales
  • How to turn your Print book into a Kindle book to increase sales
  • What types of books sell best and why
  • My recommendations for minimum length, color vs. black and white, cover quality and more...

This course is for you if you have a novel or non-fiction book that you have written or want to write and you want to see it published in print. Whether you want to sell it through Amazon or just create it for friends and family, this course will walk you through to completing your book.

This course is for you if you have published Kindle books for profit and want to take your income to the next level. By converting your eBooks into print you increase the visibility and professional appeal of you book.

You can go through this course in just a few hours. Using what you learn here, you can have your book available in print format on the Amazon marketplace in under a week. In under two weeks you can be holding a physical copy of your book in your hands.

If you've taken my other courses here you'll know that I'm readily available in the discussions to answer your questions and help you over any hurdles you encounter along the way. And I frequently add new lectures to help clear up questions and keep you up to date on what's happening. We're in this together!

Plus, every Udemy course comes with a full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, so you have nothing to lose and only the future to gain!

What are you waiting for? Click on the Take this Course button and get started today!

Or, if you haven't taken one of my other courses, feel free to view some of the FREE preview lectures to make sure my teaching style and the course content will be a great fit for you. See you in there!

Who is the target audience?
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to publish your Kindle eBooks in print to increase your book sales.
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to convert you Kindle eBooks into print to increase your book sales.
  • This is an introductory course. You should NOT take this course if you are an experienced publisher or if you are looking for ways to create elaborative decorative book interiors.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:57:03
Introduction - The Magical New World of Publishing
4 Lectures 24:30

This course is going to teach the entire process of how to publish a book in print. I'll walk you through the whole process from start to finish.

Preview 06:50

Amazon's CreateSpace platform is not only FREE, but it's very easy to use, and it makes publishing books using print on demand fun. In this lecture I'll introduce you to some of the awesome features of CreateSpace that I'll be walking you through how to use in the course.

Preview 04:36

You can take you Kindle eBook sales to the next level by creating a print version of it. In this lecture I'll share the benefits of doing that and some strategies for improving the sales of both your existing Kindle book and your new print book.

If you don't have a Kindle book published already, don't worry, you can either skip this lecture, or check it out. Because you just might want to take your print book after it's done and sell it on Kindle once you see the benefits of doing that.

Preview 07:28

Not every book is perfectly suited to publishing in print. Most are, but in this lecture I'll share a few situations that you want to be aware of where you wouldn't want to publish a specific book in print.

Preview 05:36
A Complete Walk-Through of Publishing Your Book on Createspace
2 Lectures 20:47

This is where the magic happens. Uploading your book into CreateSpace is quick and easy. Follow this video and your manuscript will be uploaded and ready to proof in CreateSpace. Then in the next video you'll chose pricing and click the publish button!

Using CreateSpace - Add Your Book Title and Upload Your Book

Learn how to chose the appropriate price for your book. Add a description, keywords and book category to help your book sell better. Finally, click the publish button, and you are published!

Using CreateSpace - Price and Publish Your Book
Formatting Your Document to Look Great in Print
2 Lectures 16:34

FREE Downloadable Book Template Attached (see the downloadable materials below)

After completing this lecture you will be able to format your book manuscript to look great as a 6x9 paperback print book. I walk you through plugging your text and title into the template so it's ready to upload. Why is the template for a 6x9 book? Because 6x9 is the most versatile and most common size of book and it works best for most situations.

FREE DOWNLOAD - Pre-formatted Book Template and How to Use it

This lecture will teach you some additional tips to help you format a great document for uploading. The lecture includes:

  • Understanding Heading styles and how they affect your table of contents
  • How to turn the formatting symbol on and off
  • Simple tricks for pasting text correctly to save you tons of time and hassle
  • How page numbering works
Additional Formatting Tips to Get Your Book Ready for Publishing
Sell Your Book Faster - Powerful Title and Subject Selection
2 Lectures 22:08

A killer book title is critical to the success of you book. In this lecture I'll show you how to write a killer title and a couple of different awesome strategies that professional writers use and some SEO strategies that Kindle publishers use to sell more books.

Writing a Killer Title

One of the best places to research book titles and subjects is on Amazon itself. This lecture will teach you two simple formulas that you can apply to any book idea to learn whether it could make a profitable book subject or not.

How to Research Book Subject Ideas Using Amazon
It's (almost) All About Keywords
2 Lectures 27:26

Note: The next two lectures are also included in my other courses, so if you've already seen them you might want to skip to the next section.

If you haven't watched it yet, this lecture might be the most important one in the course. Keywords are the key (pun intended) to getting traffic to your eBook, which is key to getting it sold.

In this lecture you'll learn how to do some deeper keyword research and even more importantly, how to make good decisions about which keywords to use and which keywords to ignore.
Keyword Research and Deciding on Keyword Relevance

Note: This lecture is also included in my other courses, so if you've already seen it you might want to skip to the next section.

Once you have done your research, what do you do with your list of keywords? In this lecture you'll learn how to take the list of keywords that we came up with in the previous lecture and weave them into your eBook's title and description.

I'll walk you through how I would use that keyword list to create a book title and description that not only appeals to potential readers but also has tons of searchable keywords so Google will help your readers find your book.

Using Keywords Correctly to Get Your Book Found
Conclusion - What's Next?
2 Lectures 05:27

This lecture will lay out 7 actions steps to make your path to publishing clear. Using what you have learned in this course you'll be able to go from raw manuscript to publish print book in no time at all.

Preview 04:30

Thank you for participating in the print book publishing course.

Preview 00:57
About the Instructor
Steve McDonald
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Learning is easier if you are given the right tools and instruction. In every one of my courses I take my students step-by-step through the tools and knowledge they need to accomplish their goals.

Whether I am teaching How to Publishing Kindle eBooks, How to Learn Excel, or How to Create Killer Content for the Web I always share an inside view of my knowledge about the subject. You get access to all of my secrets.

For over 10 years I have studied strategies to create passive income and how to use passive income to vastly improve the quality of your life.

I have tested many different strategies from investing in rental real estate to building niche websites about my hobbies to publishing Kindle eBooks. I have studied what works and what doesn't work, and I have narrowed my research down to the strategies that work the best for creating financial freedom and an improved quality of life.

Each of my courses is designed to share my hard-earned secrets with you. 

I hold nothing back. I won't bore you with all of the strategies that didn't work. I'll get right into the exact steps that I have taken to be successful so that you have the opportunity to replicate them.

Of course, it's no secret that one of my favorite ways to generate truly passive income is through publishing Kindle eBooks. I have published over 100 eBooks and published five of those in print. Many of my books have been bestsellers including my own pottery book The Despicable Five.

Once I developed my Kindle publishing system, learned some formatting secrets, and learned how to use some simple SEO skills, publishing eBooks became remarkably simple.

Even hiring writers, which would seem scary at first, is really easy and even fun when you follow my system. 

Using my system, you can publish one or two books and then roll the profits from them into hiring people to write more books for you, so you aren't taking any money out of your pocket.

It starts out as a little passive income snowball and as you add the profits back into the snowball it grows and grows until you are seeing a surprising and exciting amount of passive income.

I retired in 2014 thanks to my eBook publishing success. Now, I'm using my spare time to find the best ways to create passive income. As I find great ways to make money from home I'm more than happy to share what I learn with you.

You'll notice that my new favorite way to create passive income is teaching courses on Udemy. Check out my Udemy Course Creation course to see why I love it so much!

I am here to guide you on your way to success. You can contact me at any step of the way for assistance, even if you're unsure whether my course is the perfect fit for you. Let me know your concerns and I'll point you in the right direction, even if it's to someone else's course.

I'm always happy to help.

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? It all starts with knowledge, and my courses make that part easy for you.

Sign up for a course today! I'll see you in there.