How to Self-Publish Children's Books on Kindle

No Special Writing or Illustration Skills Required
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Instructed by Richard Bullivant Business / Media
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  • Lectures 34
  • Contents Video: 7 hours
    Other: 8 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2013 English

Course 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

What are the requirements?

  • Basic word processing skills
  • Access to Microsoft Word
  • An Internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
06:27
General introduction to the course and brief overview of each module.
Section 2: Now is the Perfect time to Publish Books
11:40
The full back-story emphasizing why NOW is the perfect Time to Publish Children's Books to Amazon's Kindle
Section 3: What Makes a Successful Children’s Book: Overview
14:33
Starting to discuss in more detail, the importance of 'topic choice' and full colour illustrations.
Section 4: Topic Content & Illustrations: In Detail
14:18
Outlining the key components of a successful children's book, with reference to modern day children's authors.
Section 5: Text and Illustrations – Your Options
16:46
Discussing exactly how, and where to go, to outsource your 'text' content online.
09:23
Discussing exactly how, and where to go, to outsource your 'text' content offline.
17:17
How to create your own images, using paid and free images from royalty-free image stock sites
15:56
How to edit your images; manipulating and adding text, using free online software
09:22
How to create stunning eBook covers for Kindle, using low-cost online software.
09:32
How to go about outsourcing all your image creation, and where to find low-cost outsource-rs.
Section 6: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 1
16:08
How to create a simple short bedtime 'Text and Image' book, using the resources previously described.
08:16
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.
Section 7: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 2
11:38
What is a 'Spot the Difference' book and how to go about making your own version of the same - Part A
18:17
What is a 'Spot the Difference' book and how to go about making your own version of the same - Part B
Section 8: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 3
09:05
What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part A
13:19
What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part B
16:46
What exactly is a 'What Happens Next' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part C
Section 9: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 4
10:04
What exactly is a 'Where's Wally' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part A
13:47
What exactly is a 'Where's Wally' book and how to go about making your own unique version of the same - Part B
Section 10: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 5
09:15
How to create your own unique children's book by using your own digital camera...and a little imagination.
Section 11: Cutting-Edge Content Creation Technique No. 6
12:04
Going one step further, by taking the content of your 'photograph book' and turning it into a Comic Book!
06:04
Announcing Kindle's brand new 'free' Kindle Comic Creator.  It seems Kindle loves the idea of comic books!
Section 12: How To Format Your Document For The Kindle Platform
14:44
A simple way to manually format your content, so that it will be acceptable to Kindle when you upload it  - Part A
Document Formatting - Manual Method - Part B
15:52
01:43
A simple way to manually format your content (focusing specifically on inserting images into documents), so that it will be acceptable to Kindle when you upload it  - Part C
16:54
A simple and fast way to format your manuscript for Kindle, using a low-cost piece of software.
Section 13: How To Upload To Kindle and Publish
13:03
How and where to upload your formatted document to Kindle - Part A
19:25
How and where to upload your formatted document to Kindle - Part B
02:36
How and where to upload your formatted document to Kindle - Part C...This time using a low-cost piece of software.
Section 14: Examining Your Kindle eBook Sales Page + Basic Marketing Tips
17:35
Discussing the individual elements and importance of your final Kindle eBook sales page
Section 15: The KDP Lending Library and Free Book Promotion
22:35
Describing how the Kindle Lending Library works, it's pros and cons, and how to set up a 'free' KDP Promotion.  Also some final words on strategy discussing the merits of staying exclusively on the Kindle eBook platform, or whether one should branch out to publish on other digital eBook platforms.
Section 16: Resources Guide and Course Notes - PDF Doc.
8 pages
A bullet point skeleton course structure, together with a complete resource of all the URL's discussed and visited throughout the course.
Section 17: Reserved for Updates
17:27

This video gives a detailed description of the final stages of my Splodge comic book. It shows how I prepared and and formatted the ebook to give the perfect balance between the physical image size (pixles) and the file density, bearing in mind the fee charged by Kindle for every ebook downloaded, based on file size.

02:51

This is a very short summary of the steps taken in the previous video on the formatting process for my Splodge comic book.

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Instructor Biography

Richard Bullivant, Published Kindle author and recognised ePublishing teacher

Richard Bullivant has 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

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