Kindle eBooks Made Easy - Write and Publish for Profits

How to write, format, design, publish and launch a high-quality eBook and hit the bestsellers list in 5 days or less!
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  • Length 2.5 hours
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

****Course Updated on 11/18/2016 -- New Lectures Added!****

Learn to write, format and publish high-quality Kindle eBooks on Amazon's KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a bestselling author???

In this course, I not only walk you step-by-step through the entire book writing and publishing process, but I also teach you how to successfully launch your eBook on Amazon to ensure you reach the bestsellers list in 5 days or less!

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • Follow a step-by-step process to write, format, design, publish, launch and promote a bestselling Kindle eBook on Amazon
  • Set yourself up for success! Get prepared and organized for the journey ahead
  • Find out what two things all self-published authors MUST invest in
  • Conduct Amazon market research to ensure your book stands out from the rest
  • Types of book styles and average word counts
  • Learn the elements of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Brainstorm a book idea and covert those ideas into an easy-to-follow outline
  • Find a target daily word count to map out writing goals
  • Simple exercise to increase writing speed and unlock creativity
  • A Step-by-step KDP publishing tutorial
  • Professional formatting tips and tricks
  • Create an interactive Table of Contents
  • Create a killer book description with HTML
  • Finding a professionally designed high-quality book cover
  • DIY book cover creation with PowerPoint
  • Create a strong call-to-action that leads to more sales
  • Create a series to get more sales
  • How to get book reviews
  • Benefits of enrolling in KDP Select
  • Book promotion and marketing strategies for success
  • How to set up a FREE book promotion
  • How to set up a .99 cent book promotion

As an added bonus, I'll teach you...

  • How to hit the Amazon bestsellers list in 5 days or less!
  • 22 places to promote your book!
  • How to get your books to rank higher in Amazon search results


If you've ever wanted to write and publish your own books on Amazon, this course will teach you everything you need to know to create a high-quality eBook for Amazon's digital publishing platform, KDP.

Are you ready to take advantage of the eBook BOOM and become a bestselling Amazon author? If so, simply scroll to the top of the screen and select "Take this Course" and I'll be waiting for you on the other side!

Warmly,
Shanda Trofe
Bestselling Author, Publisher and Writing Coach



What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Word or comparable software
  • The video tutorials are screen captures from a PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Follow a step-by-step process to write, format, design, publish, launch and promote a bestselling Kindle eBook on Amazon
  • Set yourself up for success! Get prepared and organized for the journey ahead
  • Find out what two things all self-published authors MUST invest in
  • Conduct Amazon market research to ensure your book stands out from the rest
  • Types of book styles and average word counts
  • Learn the elements of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Brainstorm a book idea and covert those ideas into an easy-to-follow outline
  • Find a target daily word count to map out writing goals
  • Simple exercise to increase writing speed and unlock creativity
  • A Step-by-step KDP publishing tutorial
  • Professional formatting tips and tricks
  • Create an interactive Table of Contents
  • Create a killer book description with HTML
  • Finding a professionally designed high-quality book cover
  • DIY book cover creation with PowerPoint
  • Create a strong call-to-action that leads to more sales
  • Benefits of enrolling in KDP Select
  • Book promotion and marketing strategies for success
  • Learn how to hit the Amazon bestsellers list in 5 days or less!
  • How to set up a FREE book promotion
  • How to set up a .99 cent book promotion
  • Learn how to get your books to rank higher in Amazon search results

What is the target audience?

  • Indie authors who want to learn to self-publish ebooks on Amazon
  • Anyone who wants to create a passive income publishing on Amazon

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: Preparing for the Journey Ahead--Start Here!
04:45

Instructor Biography

As a writing coach, Shanda Trofe inspires aspiring authors to shift their inner messages from idea to publication. Through a variety of techniques, she encourages her clients to delve deep within and write what's truly in the heart.

An avid internet marketer, Shanda prides herself on mentoring business professionals by teaching a variety of techniques to leverage themselves as a top authority in their niche and gain a powerful online presence, increasing sales by list building, marketing, and sales funnel techniques.

Shanda coaches her clients from a positive perspective, while offering genuine support throughout the process. As the Founder of Spiritual Writers Network, Transcendent Publishing, and Write from the Heart LLC, she offers the writers, artists, teachers and healers of the world a stage in which to share their messages through both digital and print publication.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • Follow a step-by-step process to write, format, design, publish, launch and promote a bestselling Kindle eBook on Amazon
  • Set yourself up for success! Get prepared and organized for the journey ahead
  • Find out what two things all self-published authors MUST invest in
  • Conduct Amazon market research to ensure your book stands out from the rest
  • Types of book styles and average word counts
  • Learn the elements of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Brainstorm a book idea and covert those ideas into an easy-to-follow outline
  • Find a target daily word count to map out writing goals
  • Simple exercise to increase writing speed and unlock creativity
  • A Step-by-step KDP publishing tutorial
  • Professional formatting tips and tricks
  • Create an interactive Table of Contents
  • Create a killer book description with HTML
  • Finding a professionally designed high-quality book cover
  • DIY book cover creation with PowerPoint
  • Create a strong call-to-action that leads to more sales
  • Create a series to get more sales
  • How to get book reviews
  • Benefits of enrolling in KDP Select
  • Book promotion and marketing strategies for success
  • How to set up a FREE book promotion
  • How to set up a .99 cent book promotion

As an added bonus, I'll teach you...

  • How to hit the Amazon bestsellers list in 5 days or less!
  • 22 places to promote your book!
  • How to get your books to rank higher in Amazon search results


06:10

A tutorial video to show students how to easily navigate the Udemy platform to ensure a quality learning experience.

01:29

Next you may be wondering why Amazon? That's simple…

  • Amazon accounts for 65% of all online book sales.
  • 35% of ALL books sold are eBooks.
  • Most eBooks are only 50-100 pages on average, so it's easy to write and publish more books knowing that the book doesn't have to be too long in order to generate sales.
  • 40% of ALL dollars earned by authors from Amazon eBooks are earned by self-published authors, like you!
  • Amazon will pay you 35-70% Royalties on your sales.
  • Amazon is leading the marketplace for online book sales, and you can be paid up to 70% royalties on your book sales, direct deposited to your account each month, and make a nice income. Many authors are making thousands of dollars per month publishing eBooks alone. This is a great way to generate some passive income for you and your family.
01:24

How to get organized and prepared to write, including:

  1. Research
  2. Creating a Sacred Writing Space
  3. Goal Setting

How should one prepare for the book writing process?

Create a sacred writing space that is inspiring, somewhere you will look forward to spending time each day. Schedule your writing time and commit to writing a minimum of an hour each day. Do any necessary research and stock up on supplies before you begin writing your book to ensure you are set up for success from the start.

00:45

Schedule your writing time and commit to writing a minimum of an hour each day. Do any necessary research and stock up on supplies before you begin writing your book to ensure you are set up for success from the start.

Section 2: Writing a High-Quality eBook
00:54

  • How-to increase writing speed
  • Find your target daily word count
  • Conduct Amazon market research
  • Brainstorm and outline your book
  • Book elements for both fiction and non-fiction
  • The editing process
01:56

In this lecture you will learn how to increase writing speed and unlock creativity.

Try this simple exercise for 7 consecutive days. It’s a good idea to work on a single project for the full 7-day exercise. You’ll want to write freely for an hour each day, resisting the urge to go back and edit as you go. You may want to turn off the spell and grammar check while writing for speed to avoid distractions.Consider ending mid-sentence each day so you may easily pick up where you left off the following day.
1 page

Use the information from this worksheet to calculate your target daily word count based on the type of book you plan to write and the average word count for that style book.

06:38

How to conduct Amazon market research to scope out what other books are available in your genre and how you can set your book apart from the rest.This is key for finding the keywords to add to your title, subtitle and book description as well.

3 pages

This lecture defines the elements of fiction and non-fiction listed below:

Elements of Fiction:
Characters
Setting:
Plot or Structure
Point of View
Theme
Style and tone
Problem or Conflict
Dialogue, action, description, and exposition
Conflict, motivation, and symbolism
Climax or Resolution


Non-fiction Book Elements:

Copyright Page
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Prologue
Bibliography
About the Author
Call-to-Action


00:55

This lecture covers brainstorming techniques and exercises to further develop your ideas.The brainstorming session precedes outlining your book and the findings will be used in the following lecture.

00:55

This lecture will show you how to use the information gathered from the brainstorming session to craft an easy-to-follow outline to reference to keep you on track while writing. In the references section of this lecture you will find a template for a non-fiction book outline and also a fiction book outline.

3 pages

Self-editing tips to help revise and polish your final draft.

01:05

The importance of professional editing and how to find a quality editor you like to work with.

Section 3: Formatting and Design
01:01

A brief format and design section introduction. This section includes:

  • Formatting your Kindle eBook 101
  • Formatting your Kindle eBook 2.0
  • Book covers
  • Copyright Page
  • Back matter (call-to-action)
12:59

How to easily format a book in Microsoft Word for publishing on Amazon Kindle KDP.

12:52

Formatting like a pro. Bonus tips and tricks for formatting your eBook for publishing on Amazon Kindle KDP.

06:39

Where to find high-quality low-cost professional book cover design.

09:56

How to create a DIY book cover with PowerPoint.

07:23

Two ways to conduct keyword research: 1. Use Google Adwords, a free service powered by Google that will show you what people are searching for online relating to your topic of interest. 2. By typing your topic of interest into the search bar of Amazon and noting what keyword phrases Amazon auto-fills in the dropdown menu.

2 pages

If writing fiction, your title can be more abstract and the use of keywords in your title are not as relevant as in non-fiction.

Start by creating an elevator pitch for your book. Once you can clearly define your book in a brief statement, craft a compelling title and subtitle by placing at least one keyword in the title (optional) and especially in your subtitle. This will assist with Amazon ranking, but be mindful not to “keyword stuff.”

04:15

How to use HTML to optimize your Amazon book description.

1 page

You may copy and paste any of the three samples of copyright pages for use in your eBook. Remember to add your information where needed.

04:36
Always end your eBook with a strong call-to-action. This is where you should link to your other published works, your website, mailing list, or even a link to your book's sales page on Amazon where readers can leave a review. NOTE: Never ask for a positive review. It's good practice to ask for an honest review, if you are going to ask for one at all.
04:49

Creating a series is a great way to create more sales from Amazon KDP and also adds more eBooks to your Amazon bookshelf. You can easily link to the other books in your series at the end of each eBook, on the call-to-action page.

Section 4: Pulishing to KDP
04:38

How to easily set up a KDP account for publishing on Amazon Kindle.

04:57

KDP Select will allow you 5 free promo days per every 90 days you are enrolled in their program. You must commit to 90-day increments, and during those 90 days you must only publish your digital book exclusively on Amazon. The 5 free promo days often results in a number of downloads, moving your book higher in its category and oftentimes will land you on the bestsellers list. Your book is available to Kindle Unlimited customers for free while enrolled in KDP Select, and you will be paid by pages read for those free downloads via the KENP System and the monthly Global fund. More information about the KENP system and KDP Select can be found in your KDP Account under the KDP Select tab.

19:13

A step-by-step video tutorial for publishing your Kindle eBook in Amazon KDP.

05:19

At Author Central, you can share the most up-to-date information about yourself and your works with millions of readers. Add your biography, photos, blog, video, and tour events to the Author Page, your homepage on Amazon.com.

Section 5: Book Launch Ideas and Strategies
05:08

Follow these simple steps to become an Amazon bestseller in 5 days or less:

  • Choose two sub-categories to place your book into
  • Set up a FREE Promotion in KDP Select
  • Drive downloads
  • 24 hours before the FREE Promo ends, lower the price
  • Manually end FREE Promo

More details in the video lecture!

Article

Software that can be used to skyrocket Kindle sales and assist in your Kindle publishing business.

08:30
  • Schedule your .99 cent promotion period in advance to begin IMMEDIATELY following your free promotion
  • Mark your book at .99 cents for the duration of the promotion
  • Promote in Facebook Groups and via Fiverr
  • Hire book promotion services such as: Buck Books, BookBub, BargainBooksy, and Awesome Gang. Have a different promotion set up for each day, for at least 3 days.
Article

How-to set the price point for your Kindle eBook.

04:30


  • Ask your colleagues or inner circle
  • Run a free or .99 cent promotion
  • Review swap with other Kindle authors in Facebook groups
  • Offer ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in exchange for review
  • Contact Amazon's Top 100 Reviewers


Section 6: Resources and Bonuses!
01:52

Course wrap up and review.

5 pages

Frequently asked questions about all things pertaining to eBook publishing on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP.

Article

A list of links and resources mentioned within the course. These links will assist with your eBook writing, publishing and marketing journey.

Article

Contact information for Instructor, Shanda Trofe, as well as a discount code to take her other Udemy course: Periscope in Business.

You'll also find a link to the closed Facebook group that accompanies this course.

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Instructor Biography

Shanda Trofe, Bestselling Author, Publisher, Branding Expert

As an author coach, Shanda Trofe inspires aspiring authors to shift their inner messages from idea to publication. Through a variety of techniques, she encourages her clients to delve deep within and write what's truly in the heart.

An avid internet marketer, Shanda prides herself on mentoring business professionals by teaching a variety of techniques to leverage themselves as a top authority in their niche and gain a powerful online presence, increasing sales by list building, marketing, and sales funnel techniques.

Shanda coaches her clients from a positive perspective, while offering genuine support throughout the process. As the Founder of Spiritual Writers Network, Transcendent Publishing, and Write from the Heart LLC, she offers the writers, artists, teachers and healers of the world a stage in which to share their messages through both digital and print publication.

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