How to Self-Publish Children's Books on Kindle
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How to Self-Publish Children's Books on Kindle

No Special Writing or Illustration Skills Required
4.2 (70 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.
1,369 students enrolled
Created by Richard Bullivant
Last updated 10/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the Kindle eBook market and why children's eBooks have suddenly become 'hot property.'
  • You will have learned how to craft your own compelling story text as well as create stunning colour images. You will also have learned how - for very low cost - to outsource tasks you might prefer others to complete for you.
  • You will have been shown, with step-by-step video detail, six cutting edge techniques to create children’s eBooks which kids will love.
  • You will have learned the simple but effective way to format and upload your books to the Kindle publishing platform.
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Requirements
  • Basic word processing skills
  • Access to Microsoft Word
  • An Internet connection
Description

When Kindle was first launched in 2007, it set a fire under the established reading community, which until then had been served, guardedly, by the ‘bricks and mortar’ offline mainstream publishers.

Suddenly the barriers to entry for publishing were torn down, bringing equality and the opportunity for Indie Publishers - private independent publishers like you and me – to publish and compete with the big publishing houses on an equal footing.

The kindle reading device has proved to be incredibly popular, and with the recent launch of the new colour Kindle Fire, children’s eBook sales have also become stratospheric!

 “…The boom in children’s publishing taking place around us. In contrast to an adult market struggling in the face of digital technology and the dominance of cut-price internet retailers, children’s books seemed to be thriving.” The Daily Telegraph 14th Feb. 2013

Now YOU have the opportunity to create and publish your very own children’s book.  Put aside any doubts which you may have.  You do not need to be an established author, nor an illustrator.

My course will lead you through the whole process, with over 6.5 hours of simple ‘over my shoulder’ step-by-step video tuition.

Course Summary
  • Course Introduction
  • Why ‘now’ is the perfect time to publish children’s books
  • What Makes a Successful Book? Storyline & Illustrations in Detail
    • Great Plot / Story line
      • Write your own storyline – not as hard as you think.  Elements to Keep In Mind
      •  Definition: What Makes a Great Children’s Book?
      • Age
      • Theme / Plot
      • Humour
      • Pictures & Illustrations
      • Character Development
      • Structure
      • Writing Essentials
      • Outsource your writing – family & friends, writers group, 3rd party writers:
        • Cover & Illustrations
          • Create your Own
            • Where to buy your own images
            • How to create your own images – Free
            • How to create your own images – Paid
        • Outsource image & cover creation:
    • Learn Six ‘Cutting Edge’ Techniques to Create Children’s Books
      • A Simple Text & Image Book
      • A ‘Spot the Difference’ Book 
      • An Alternative Outcome Book 
      • A ‘Where’s Wally Type Book
      • A Photograph Book
      • A Cartoon Book
        • Introducing Kindle Comic Software
    • How to Format Your Book for Kindle
      • Manually
      • Using software
    • How To Upload To Kindle & Publish
      • Manually
      • Using software
    • Essential Sales Page Marketing Components: 
    • Course Summary; Inc.
      • KDP Marketing Promotion
      • Amazon’s Kindle Changing Market share.
      • Publish on Other Publishing Platforms?
      • Amazon’s Benefits
      • KDP Select & Benefits
      • The Pros & Cons of KDP’s Exclusivity Mode
    • Resources Guide - PDF
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has ever written, or wanted to create books for children. Additionally, those who wish to earn a passive income from their writing endeavors.
  • Intended for audiences of all levels, from beginner through to advanced
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 06:27
General introduction to the course and brief overview of each module.
Preview 06:27
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Now is the Perfect time to Publish Books
1 Lecture 11:40
The full back-story emphasizing why NOW is the perfect Time to Publish Children's Books to Amazon's Kindle
Preview 11:40
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What Makes a Successful Children’s Book: Overview
1 Lecture 14:33
Starting to discuss in more detail, the importance of 'topic choice' and full colour illustrations.
Topic Choice & Illustrations: Overview
14:33
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Topic Content & Illustrations: In Detail
1 Lecture 14:18
Outlining the key components of a successful children's book, with reference to modern day children's authors.
Write Your Own Story – Essential Elements
14:18
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Text and Illustrations – Your Options
6 Lectures 01:18:16
Discussing exactly how, and where to go, to outsource your 'text' content online.
Outsourcing Story Content - Online
16:46

Discussing exactly how, and where to go, to outsource your 'text' content offline.
Outsourcing Story Content - Offline
09:23

How to create your own images, using paid and free images from royalty-free image stock sites
Images - How to Create Images Yourself
17:17

How to edit your images; manipulating and adding text, using free online software
Images - How to use 'Free' Image Editing Software
15:56

How to create stunning eBook covers for Kindle, using low-cost online software.
Images - How to Use 'Paid' Image Editing Software
09:22

How to go about outsourcing all your image creation, and where to find low-cost outsource-rs.
Images - How to Outsource all Your Image Creation
09:32
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Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 1
2 Lectures 24:24
How to create a simple short bedtime 'Text and Image' book, using the resources previously described.
Technique No. 1 - Create a Simple Text & Image Story Book - Part A
16:08

How to create a simple "Text & Image" story book yourself, without the need to outsource. Shows, by example, how to create an 'alphabet and counting' book for young readers.
Technique No. 1 - Create a Simple Text & Image Story Book - Part B
08:16
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Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 2
2 Lectures 29:55
What is a 'Spot the Difference' book and how to go about making your own version of the same - Part A
Technique No. 2 - Create a 'Spot the Difference' Book - Part A
11:38

What is a 'Spot the Difference' book and how to go about making your own version of the same - Part B
Technique No. 2 - Create a 'Spot the Difference' Book - Part B
18:17
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Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 3
3 Lectures 39:10
What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part A
What Happens Next - Part A
09:05

What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part B
What Happens Next - Part B
13:19

What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part C
What Happens Next - Part C
16:46
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Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 4
2 Lectures 23:51
What exactly is a 'Where's Wally' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part A
Create a "Where's Wally?" Type Book
10:04

What exactly is a 'Where's Wally' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part B
Where's Wally? - Part B
13:47
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Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 5
1 Lecture 09:15
How to create your own unique children's book by using your own digital camera...and a little imagination.
Photograph Books
09:15
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About the Instructor
Richard Bullivant
4.2 Average rating
77 Reviews
1,410 Students
3 Courses
Published Kindle author and recognised ePublishing teacher

Richard Bullivant has for many years specialised in writing articles on the topic of 'how to earn a part-time income from home', many of them geared around his love of collectables and memorabilia.

Richard has also been writing and publishing books on Kindle since 2011, with over 20 published titles in his catalogue, including numerous bestseller rankings.

Richard has since taught hundreds of students how to fulfil their writing and publishing ambitions.  Here are some quotes from students of Richard’s previous Kindle course.

"The course is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone!"  Jane K.

"I am writing firstly to thank for putting together such a detailed and easy to follow course. I purchased it a few weeks ago. The course materials (book and videos) are really good and of a higher standard than others I have experienced."  Monika K

“I am really impressed so far about the clear way you explain everything…"  Ari J S

"I am neither young nor technically gifted but realised that doing a bit of writing Kindle would be an option…The videos were concise and very easy to follow. I also liked your style. ..All I can add is to thank you very much and to add that I feel your course was great value for money.”  Peter T

"I have just finished watching your set of advanced videos for the second time and all I can say is that you certainly over-deliver. Brilliant explanations of how to maximize the sales/profitability of our books."  Charles S