The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Paperback Book Published
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The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Paperback Book Published

A proven step-by-step guide to the publishing world. Hold your own book in your hands sooner than you thought possible.
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Created by Wilko Van De Kamp
Last updated 8/2017
Price: $200
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a compelling book title that engages readers, and design an eye-catching book cover that invites people to buy your book.
  • Achieve knowledge about gaining celebrity and author endorsements for your book.
  • Discover the truth behind bestsellers and how to become one yourself.
  • Know your publishing options. Understand traditional publishing, self publishing, and more.
  • Logistics of the publishing world: ISBN logistics, book binding options, setting a sales price, protecting your copyrights.
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  • No previous experience is required.
  • You need to have an open mind and a desire to get your life, business and/or career to the next level.
  • You need to have at minimum a draft manuscript you'll want to publish.
  • Haven't written your manuscript yet? Consider taking my writing class! There you’ll gain all the knowledge needed to create a great work in very little time!

Anyone can publish an e-book, but readers want to know your words are good enough to print on paper.

In this course, bestselling author Wilko van de Kamp shares his unique author journey. By now, Wilko has several published books. He distilled his experience into a best practice method to benefit other authors. The material inside this course uncovers many insider secrets of the publishing industry. You'll get a "behind-the-scenes" look into the logistics of book publishing. 

You'll leave this course with a step-by-step approach to the publishing industry. The insights will help you to turn your written manuscript into a physical book. How long will it be until you are  holding your own book, sharing your powerful story with the world?

Through engaging video and interactive exercises you'll discover:

  • Publishing best practices the most successful books have in common.
  • How to make your book concept compelling to your readers and potential publishers.
  • Common logistical mistakes many new authors make.

At the end of this course, you'll leave with an action plan to get your manuscript published as a print book. Going through the exercises in this course, you'll have a lot accomplished already:

  • You'll create a (more) catchy title for your book.
  • You'll have started on an intriguing book cover design.
  • You'll have an ISBN number for your book.
  • You'll know how to protect your copyrights (and not commit plagiarism yourself).

Are you ready to become a published author?

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will give you the tools to turn your manuscript into a published work of literature. It does not, however, address writing (see my writing course), and/or selling your book (see my sales mastery for authors class).
  • This course is intended for new authors who want to begin on the journey of turning their manuscript into a physical book as well as becoming an expert in their field.
  • Dedicated time is required with this course to convert your manuscript into a printed work.
  • If you're an existing author, this course may help you revamp your publishing ways.
  • The examples in this course focus on non-fiction books, however the publishing insights can be used for any kind of book (including fiction books, children's books, photography books, etc.)
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Welcome and getting started with this course
6 Lectures 20:26
What is this course?

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only read one page ~ Ernest Hemingway

Thank you, and congratulations on joining Write a Book in a Week. I'm excited to share my story and experience in writing my book - and help you along getting yours done, too!

Writing and publishing a book is a dream of many. I want to congratulate you on taking action to making your dreams come true. You will soon learn the many benefits from being a published author. Benefits for your career, income, and your life as a whole. And benefits for the many lives you can impact through the power of a published book.

Preview 02:14

How to get the most out of this module

Download and print the workbook: right click and select “save target as” or “download as”. We'll use the workbook extensively as we work through the interactive exercises that are part of this course.

Complete all exercises from the workbook while we work through the course materials, as it will help to build the foundation for your book's success.

You'll get as much out of this course as you'll put into it!

Don't miss the Bonus resources section in the workbook for many tools you'll be able to use on an ongoing basis.

Download the course workbook
18 pages

This lecture shares some background information about the course as well as how to get the most out of this program.

The course is structured in a certain way to ensure you get the most benefit from it, so we recommend you watch each section in the order listed below, and complete the homework for each step before proceeding to the next.

Preview 03:39

Tips to get the most out of this course
Judging your book by it's cover: Your Title
3 Lectures 13:31

Picking the right title for your book is more important than you might think. This video will explain how to select a book title that rocks!

Your Book Title

Learn how to engage both the left and right brain using the title of your book, making the book more appealing to prospective book buyers.

The psychology of picking the right title for your book

An exercise to come up with a working title for your book (if you don't have one yet). What can we do to make our working title better and more appealing?

Interactive: your book's title exercise
Judging your book by it's cover: Cover Design
1 Lecture 09:02

Whoever said that books aren't judged by their cover was wrong. What makes an awesome book cover? How can we design a cover (or have it designed for us) so that people feel compelled to pick up a copy of your book?

Your Book's Cover Design
Getting celebrity endorsements for your book
2 Lectures 07:54

Add credibility to your book by getting endorsements from other authors and celebrities.

Getting endorsements for your book

Sample Endorsement Email
Book publishing logistics: getting ready to publish your book
5 Lectures 25:17

What are your publishing and book binding options and how to select the option most appropriate for your book?

Publishing and book binding options

How do ISBN numbers work and how do you get one for your book?

After this lecture, get your ISBN number and write it on the Build Your Book Worksheet.

Preview 04:16

How to set the right price for your book and prevent yourself from setting it either too high or too low.

Setting the right price for your book

In this lecture we'll explore one of the ways to make a print book interactive.

Make your book interactive

Learn the secret truth about best selling books, and learn how you can become a best selling author yourself.

The truth on best sellers and how to become one
Copyright Issues and Plagiarism
2 Lectures 05:24

Copyright and plagiarism issues: how to protect your own work and how to prevent committing plagiarism yourself. Please note: I do not offer legal advice, please consult a lawyer when appropriate.

Copyright issues and plagiarism

Sample Copyright Page Text
Publishing options
2 Lectures 09:23

In this lecture we'll discuss the option of publishing e-books, and the often misunderstood reality behind them.

The truth about e-books

Getting started with traditional publishing, self publishing and more.

Publishing, self-publishing and more
Thank you, good luck, and a last word of advice
2 Lectures 04:53

To wrap up the publishing module, this lecture will assign you some homework to put what you've learned into practise and apply it to your book project.

Homework: Publishing module wrap up

A thank you, and final word of advice before you head out on your publishing journey.

Don't forget the Bonus resources section in the workbook: it has a wealth of tools and resources you'll be able to use on an ongoing basis.

The next step and a last word of advice
Bonus resources
3 Lectures 10:51
A quick thank you and complimentary copy of my book for you

Stay in touch - free author resources on my blog

The next step
About the Instructor
Wilko Van De Kamp
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International Consultant, Bestselling Author, Photographer

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller “The Freedom Project“. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his “home", and the rest of the world his “office". He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise – and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.