Learn how to upload an ebook to Kindle
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Learn how to upload an ebook to Kindle

All the steps needed to launch your book on Amazon
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Created by Perry Wilson
Last updated 8/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Upload a correctly formatted ebook to Amazon Kindle Publishing
  • Upload the book to Kobo
  • Upload the book to Draft2Digital
  • Upload the book to Smashwords
  • Write a straightforward blurb for your book
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Requirements
  • You need to have a book ready for publishing
Description

These video lessons will take you through the steps to publishing an ebook on Kindle and other distributors.

You get the information you need to get ready before you open the accounts, and then the key information about how to format your book. In short, everything you need to make your book successful.

Covers and Marketing copy are important to getting your book in front of readers. At the end of the course, you’ll have a basic knowledge of the components of a book blurb that will attract your readers.

You’ll get tips and pointers on creating or commissioning a cover for your book to catch the reader’s eye as they browse through all of the books on Amazon.

Who is the target audience?
  • If your want to self-publish an ebook this course is for you
  • If your book is ready to publish, you'll learn how to upload it to Kindle
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:12

A short introduction to my background in self-publishing

Preview 01:17

What are we going to learn about?

Preview 01:55
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Getting Ready
4 Lectures 15:14

Before you open an account, get these items in place or in progress.

Getting Ready
04:12

Who will distribute my books?

Distributor overview
04:50

There are good and not-so-good things about every distributor.

Preview 04:33

Remind me what you just told me about the distributors.

Distributor summary
01:39
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Accounts, Covers, and Blurbs
4 Lectures 11:48

First you need accounts. 

Setting up the accounts
01:17

How to create or commission a great cover for your book.

Cover requirments and tips
05:11

Exactly what do I need to get in the way of marketing copy?

Marketing Copy
02:26

The blurbs that sell your books.

Preview 02:54
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Formatting
2 Lectures 07:28

Formatting your ebook is important so you present a professional book to the reader.

Formatting Overview
03:14

Fine details of formatting that will save you time later. 

Formatting Details
04:14
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Uploading
4 Lectures 13:28

The steps you need to take to get your book uploaded for Kindle readers.

Uploading to KDP
05:37

A few tweaks and you can upload to Kobo and other distributors of fine ebooks.

Uploading to Other Distributors
03:10

Creating your own Epub files is easier than you thought. Learn how here. 

Converting the Format
02:02

Learn the extra steps that Smashwords requires. 

Smashwords Specific Steps
02:39
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Amazon Author Central and other Marketing tips
2 Lectures 07:43

Learn the value of an Author Page and how to create yours.

Amazon Author Pages
02:24

Learn two solid marketing tips that you can implement when your books are for sale.

Basic Marketing Tips
05:19
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Summary and handouts
1 Lecture 01:02

This summarizes the learnings and holds the resources to be downloaded. 

Summary and Resources
01:02
About the Instructor
Perry Wilson
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Author and Project Manager

Perry Wilson lives in New Westminster, BC and writes under the pen name P.A. Wilson. She is a project management consultant and has more than 30 years of people and project management wisdom to share.

As an author, her love of fantasy and mystery led her to reactivate her lifelong drive to tell stories at the age of 50. Participating in National Novel Writing Month in 2008 woke the author in her resulted in the first Madeline Journey: Off Track.

Since then, she's advised and mentored budding authors on how to take the next step toward getting published.

As a member of both the Vancouver Writer's Social Group and The Federation of B.C. Writers, she has developed a method of uncovering the writing style of an author and helping them blossom.

As a Project Management Consultant, she has helped clients manage people through massive organizational change and delivered projects ranging from construction of new buildings to improving operational efficiency.