Learn How to Start Your Own Publishing Company
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Learn How to Start Your Own Publishing Company

Finally write and publish your own children's book for your own child.
4.3 (2 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.
599 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a Book Using a Simple Step-By-Step Process
  • Differentiate the Process for an E-book and a Paperback Book
  • Learn How to ROCK Your Book Design
  • Discover Inexpensive Methods to Printing Your Book that You Can Apply to Other Projects
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  • You should be familiar with how to use either a PC or a Mac computer.
  • Since this is Not a "How-to Write a Book" Course, Students Need to Have a Finished Manuscript or Graphics
  • The Desire to Learn a New Skill and be the Envy of All Your Author Friends

You’re here because you want to be a published author. You have an idea and don’t know where to take it. Self-Publishing is one of the easiest ways to start a business and create your own books. Long gone are the waiting times or the uncertainty of getting published. 


I’m here to teach you all you need to know in order to make that dream a reality! I love helping people and that’s why I developed this course. And for a limited time, I’m selling this course the lowest legally possible price at UDEMY!

Welcome to the “Learn How to Start Your Own Publishing Company!

Join the millions of people who have self-published their own books. Why not you?

My name is Nick Nebelsky and I have published four books using this simple method. In this course, you’ll learn how to maximize your time, money, and enjoyment on your road to authorship. 

It’s time to STOP PROCRASTINATING and do something about it! Nothing happens if you only dream about it. You have to take ACTION! This course will help you achieve your dream of holding your book in print form and selling it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.

This course is designed for you. It’s a simple to use, step-by-step, and fool-proof. If you’re not completely satisfied, I’ll refund your money; no questions asked unless you have advice on how to make it better. Then, I’m all ears! However, if you’re happy and you know it, CLAP YOUR HANDS!

You’ll follow along step-by-step, as we’ll publish a book together! There’s a FAQ in the back (hey that rhymes) where I’ll answer the most often-asked questions. Or you can email me anytime! If problems arise (they almost always do), you’ll be ready to tackle them with CONFIDENCE!

Don’t get left behind! Believe me, I’ve been there. I’m here to help you finish what you started!

Join the millions of students who are self-publishing today. Don’t let your fear stop you. I’m here to help you!

This awesome course gives the average student not just a chance, but a solid course of action to publish their own book. But there's so much more than that. The instructor provides over 25 years experience as a backdrop to getting things done faster and more efficiently. By creating a book as he teaches, the author shows the student the trials and challenges that they could face AND HOW TO AVOID THEM.

You'll learn how to use fantastic software and how to print a book that will impress your family and one that you can sell to readers all across the world.

As a bonus, you'll also get your book into Kindle to reap the rewards of passive income. Amazon has created some wonderful tools to help you achieve success as a Kindle author and I'll show you step by step how to achieve success!

As much as I'd like to share some ideas about writing your book, I'll have to leave that for another course.

  • Assemble your assets (i.e., text, graphics, illustrations)
  • Next, you’ll Build your book.
  • Learn about copyright, ISBNs, barcodes, and more
  • Distribute Your Book!
  • Pre-Market Your Book
  • Save You Money!
  • Ultimately Help YOU PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK!
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to publish their own book and sell on Amazon or in large Bookstores
  • This book is for all ages and is written and produced for the Beginner and Intermediate Levels
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Lecture1: Introduction to Motivate You for Success!
2 Lectures 00:56

Creating your own book is an exciting venture. It can be easy, or it can be hard. It can also be a lot of fun. I'll show you some of the ways to jumpstart your book to make it both easy and fun, so come on!

Preview 00:48

This course assumes you've already written your book and have assembled your photos and images. If you haven't, I have a course for that coming soon!

Step 2: Prerequisites
Introduction and Goals
1 Lecture 01:52

A quick demonstration of the course timeline featuring the various sections that will be covered.

Course Timeline
Step-by-Step System
11 Lectures 58:55

This is important information that will clarify printing your book.

Please Read!

Learn which programs (applications) that the instructor uses to create his books.

Step 1: Your Script

Get introduced to the publishing platform used in this course.

Step 3: Determine what Assets You Have

Learn a little bit about font selection and optimal book sizes.

Step 4: Page Size, Fonts, and Assets

Format your book: Graphic Assets

Learn how to set up your artwork in book format. We'll discuss live area, margins, and balance.

Layout Your Title Page

You'll learn best practices of production on your book. You'll learn about bleed, spine, margins, and more.

Production (Part 1): Assemble your book

After you do your dummy (practice cover) set, you need to bring all the graphics and text into Indesign to set up your cover file. You'll learn how to do this and how to print to PDF.

Production: Assemble Cover Artwork

Follow along as we lay out the text and graphics of our book.

Production (Part 2): Format your Book

At this stage of production, you will learn how to make your final tweaks and prepare to export the document to a PDF.

Production (Part 3): The Final Tweaks

You'll learn the quick and dirty way of fixing a title page and cover art. This demonstration is in Photoshop and is used merely to illustrate how to make a quick fix. New artwork will actually be used in place of this "comp."

Quick Fix of Cover Art for Similar Book
Upload your files into Create Space
5 Lectures 13:16

Learn how to fill out title information in this web site portal.

Title Setup in this Amazing Web Site

This is the first step to build your book and I'll show you step-by-step as we do a book together.

Changing Your Headline to Fit Your Needs

Now that our book has been formatted and has been double checked for spelling errors and image resolution, we will go through the process of importing our book into the CreateSpace reviewer software. This will check for possible mistakes or errors that we'll need to fix so that our book will look the best it can be.

CS Viewer Software

Double and Triple check your book before it's printed.

Fixing the errors found in CS reviewer.

Learn how to complete final checks for printing.

Finishing up your file.
5 Tools that Will Jumpstart Your Marketing
5 Lectures 14:40

Create this wonderful marketing tool to tell your readers and the media all about you and your book.

Market yourself as an author with this simple trick

Landing Page

Don't overlook this simple but effective technique

Learn how to create your own book trailer with easy to use, free software available online.

Use video to sell your books

  • I strongly recommend this method of securing outside endorsements!
Preview 01:15

Develop your own blogs and reach out to blog writers to help boost sales.

Preview 01:48
BONUS: Create an ebook quick and easily!
2 Lectures 14:14

Here are some helpful hints on creating your ebook for kindle.

Ebooks Part I: EZ Squeezy!

Remember to go through and follow the processes that Kindle and Amazon have set forth for you. This will save time in the long run!

ebooks Part 2: Summary and Process
Additional Resources
3 Lectures 08:05

In the event you decide to buy your own ISBNs. They can be a little confusing if you don't know what you're looking at. This video will help you not only clarify what they are, but how they're used, and what types of information they hold! You'll also learn how to read an ISBN.

Preview 06:10

A few questions that I'm guessing you'll ask me before you take the course. Why reinvent the wheel, when you can learn from an expert that has already done what you want to do!

Just the FAQs Ma'am!

This is a step-by-step process of getting your book into print.

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About the Instructor
Mr. Nicholas Nebelsky
3.7 Average rating
18 Reviews
687 Students
3 Courses
Smile Designer

Over the last three decades, I've been making people smile with my quick wit and personality. I'm a writer, illustrator, designer, and entrepreneur and I'm here to help you become a better writer.

In the mid to late 80s, I started writing humor in college, then purchased a publishing company with clients in Chicago, NY, and Los Angeles. I followed that in the 90s with a stint working at a national magazine. In the 2000s, I built my own apps and children's books, and in between that I owned two greeting card companies. 

Through it all, one thing holds true, my passion for writing and helping others succeed. That's why this course is so important to me. People used to criticize me for my writing style and told me that no one ever writes in first-person. Well things change and I don't want you to stop writing because someone tells you that what you're doing is wrong. 

There are so many ways to shine and with this course, you can shine too!

I love helping people go after their dreams and I know I can help you!