Intro to eBook Publishing for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs
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Intro to eBook Publishing for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

Learn how simple it is for you to become a published author, spread your message and boost your business with Amazon
5.0 (14 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.
387 students enrolled
Created by Andy Grant
Last updated 2/2015
English
Price: $40
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will be overflowing with eBook ideas.
  • You will be able to publish your first, of many, eBooks to Amazon.
  • You will know a variety of ways to promote your book.
  • Most importantly, you will be well on your way to being a professional author!
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Requirements
  • You want to write, have Internet access, and preferably Microsoft Word - but similar software will work.
  • You do NOT need a Kindle or any other eReader.
Description

This is a great time to be an author because there are no barriers to entry.

Introduction to eBook Publishing is for heart-centered entrepreneurs who have thought about writing a book, but didn't know where to start. This course will show you how easy it is to write and publish your own eBook. Introduction to eBook Publishing also gives you the tools to take action on the knowledge you will gain.

Note, this is not a "how to write" course, it is a "how to publish" course, and this is not a "get rich quick" scheme. This course is meant for people with a message, a passion, or a service that they feel called to share.

We’ll explore:

  • Why YOU should want to write an eBook
  • Publishing options available to you
  • Differences between eBooks and traditional books
  • How to get the world’s biggest store working for you
  • Formats, Tools, Templates (most are FREE!)
  • And much more

Instructor, Andy Grant, has written and published five Amazon best selling eBooks and shares the tips, tricks, and techniques he learned the hard way.

Isn't it time to make your author dreams a reality?

If you've long thought about creating an eBook, but didn't have any idea where to start - this is your starting point!

Scroll up and click on "Take This Course" and enjoy.

Who is the target audience?
  • Heart-centered entrepreneurs who want to share their message with the world, but don't know where to start.
  • We'll focus on non-fiction but the vast majority of what I cover applies to both fiction and non-fiction.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
04:13:57
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Introduction
4 Lectures 19:58

Welcome to an Introduction to eBook Publishing. This course is based on a live workshop I teach that has launched many first time authors.

Preview 03:32

A review of the agenda for this course.

Course Agenda
01:29

Who is this course for? What do I mean by Heart-Centered Entreprenuers?

Who Is This For?
03:24

Who is this Andy Grant character?

Who Am I?
11:33
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Mindset
7 Lectures 27:48

Section 2: Mindset. The proper mindset is a key to success.

Preview 04:06

Don't know what to write about? I beg to differ. You are over flowing with ideas.

Write About What?
04:13

But I can't write! That excuse doesn't work either.

I Can't Write!
04:52

Writing a book is a transformational experience, and not only for the author.

Transformation
02:39

Explore some of the many reasons why everyone should want to write eBooks.

Why An eBook?
02:43

Here I share a few publishing success stories. Could you be next?

Success Stories
05:47

A summary of Section 2: Mindset

Wrap Up
03:28

Time to see what you picked up from Section 2: Mindset.

Mindset Quiz
5 questions
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Strategies & Techniques
9 Lectures 41:16

An overview of what we'll cover in Strategies & Techniques.

Strategies Introduction
01:17

A look at some of the key differences between eBooks and traditional paper books.

eBooks vs. Traditional Books
05:05

An examination of traditional publishing, assisted self publishing, and true self publishing.

Types of Publishing
09:03

More brainstorming as we highlight a few of the many possible types of books you could create.

Types of Books
03:54

Explore a variety of writing models to help discover your best writing process.

Writing Models
03:45

Get some tips on creating a ritual around your writing.

Rituals
01:18

A tour of the parts that make up a book.

Parts of A Book
08:57

Some does and don'ts for your book covers.

Book Covers
06:04

A summary of what we covered in Section 3: Strategies & Techniques.

Wrap Up
01:53

Time to review your understanding of eBook strategies and techniques.

Strategies & Techniques Quiz
5 questions
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Amazon
12 Lectures 01:24:08

An overview of the many benefits of publishing eBooks with Amazon and a peek at the agenda for this section.

Preview 04:33

An overview of the many file formats you can create your book in and some best practices.

Supported File Formats
05:27

Highlighting a few of the many free tools Amazon offers to authors.

Amazon Tools Introduction
05:49

Overview and Tour of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
http://kdp.amazon.com

Amazon KDP Publishing
14:26

A look at the factors Amazon considers when people are searching for eBooks.

Amazon Ranking
02:35

An overview of the KDP Select program, which makes Amazon the exclusive retailer of your eBook.

Amazon KDP Select
05:22

A walkthrough of signing up for KDP Select and some of the many benefits it comes with.

See Lecture 35 for the completion of setting up a Kindle Countdown Deal.

Amazon KDP Select: DEMO
09:46

A close examination of a few live Amazon Kindle Book sales pages.

Amazon Sales Page: DEMO
18:40

An overview of the optional Amazon Author Page.

Amazon Author Page
01:19

A tour of a couple Amazon Author Pages, yet another free promotional tool Amazon gives eBook authors.

Amazon Author Page: DEMO
04:30

A live walk though of authorcentral.amazon.com and all the wonderful things you can do there.

Amazon Author Central: DEMO
08:53

A brief summary of the course so far.

Wrap Up
02:48

Let's see how well Section 4 stuck in your brain.

Amazon Quiz
5 questions
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Next Steps
2 Lectures 07:14

Your marching orders.

All the course resources can be found at: NavitasCoach.com/ebooks

Your Next Steps
04:25

Thanks for being part of an Introduction to eBook Publishing.
Happy writing and please leave a review of the course.

Also, be sure and let us all know about the books you publish by sharing them in the discussions area.

Summary
02:49
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Bonus Content
8 Lectures 01:13:33

A demonstration of how to set up a Kindle Countdown Deal for your ebook. Your book must be in KDP Select and priced between 2.99 and 24.99 to take advantage of this promotion. Your ebook can be discounted for up to 7 days once per KDP Select period (90 days).

Kindle Countdown Deals Setup: DEMO
07:05

Another way to make more money with Amazon. Explore the Amazon Associates program at affiliate-program.amazon.com

The option for people in states or countries that can't be affiliates is ZigLink.com

See Amazon Associates Operating Agreement for details. As of September 7, 2014:

"In addition, if at any time following your enrollment in the Program you become a resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, or Rhode Island, you will become ineligible to participate in the Program, and this Operating Agreement will automatically terminate, on the date you establish residency in that state."

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement/

Amazon Affiliate Program
08:14

All reviews can help you, even the bad ones.

The Power of Bad Reviews
03:39

Tips on using the predictive search feature of Amazon and Google for your ebooks.

Using Predictive Search for Your Book Research
06:01

How to insert a clickable Table of Contents for your eBook in Microsoft Word. A clickable TOC is expected by your readers. Not having this can result in frustrated readers and poor reviews.

Creating a Clickable Table of Contents in Microsoft Word
03:21

Streamed live on Oct 7, 2014

"Everyone has a message that others are desperately waiting to hear... don't make them wait forever." ~ Andy Grant
It's an *Andelicious x 2* show this week on Possibility Partners TV!
Check out 30 minutes of inspiration and motivation for your eBook journey.

Preview 32:55

There may be times when you don't want a book listed under your own name. In this lecture, see how easy it is to invent a new author or pen name under your KDP account. This video also includes tips on HTML tags for your book description and a demo of the Cover Creator built into KDP which can give you quick and free covers.

Exploring Erotica with Pen Names; plus the Cover Creator and description tips
08:11

How to use the pre-order option which allows your book to be listed on Amazon up to 90 days before the book's actual release day. You can use the time to promote and build some buzz while you continue finalizing your ebook.

The Pre-Order Option in KDP
04:07
About the Instructor
Andy Grant
4.6 Average rating
57 Reviews
1,590 Students
3 Courses
Author, Speaker, Transformation Coach

Andy Grant is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, Transformational Energy Coach, and Akashic Records Reader. He holds certificates in Positive Psychology, the Enwaken Coaching System, Akashic Records, Soul Entrainment, and Reiki, as well as other leadership programs and energy work modalities. Andy is also a certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Trailblazer, personally trained by Mike Dooley. Andy is committed to helping people in emotional pain realize how magnificent life is meant to be.

Andy has also worked as a professional webmaster for one of the world's largest technology companies for over 14 years. He is an expert in online video and social media. He's also worked for numerous start-up companies, creating sites from scratch for companies launching successful IPOs and attracting global audiences. He has studied internet marketing with many of the industry’s top names.

He has had the pleasure of studying with a variety of teachers and modalities over the years. He has trained with Mike Dooley, Anita Moorjani, Brendon Burchard, Bill Harris, Genpo Roshi, David Morelli, Margaret Lynch, Andy Dooley, Tal Ben-Shahar, Karen Paolino-Correia, and T. Harv Eker among others.