Publish Your Real Non-Fiction Book In Print The Easy Way
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Publish Your Real Non-Fiction Book In Print The Easy Way

A proven step-by-step guide to the publishing world: hold your own book in your hands sooner than you might think.
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Created by Wilko Van De Kamp
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a book title that compels people to pick up the book.
  • Design a book cover (or have it designed) in a way that invites people to buy your book.
  • Engage both the left and right brain right using your book's title and cover.
  • Make your existing (working) book title more compelling.
  • Know how and where to get celebrity endorsements and author endorsements for your book.
  • Know your publishing and book binding options.
  • Protect your copyright and prevent committing plagiarism yourself.
  • Understand ISBN numbers and know how and where to get your own ISBN
  • Know how to set the right price for your book.
  • Learn the truth on bestsellers and how to become one yourself.
  • Understand traditional publishing, self publishing, and more.
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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 least a draft manuscript you'll want to publish. If you haven't written your manuscript yet, please consider taking my writing class first.

This course shares my story of getting my book published, which quickly turned into a number one bestseller. I share my best practise insights into the secrets of the publishing world. I've turned my experiences into a step-by-step approach, which will help you to turn your written manuscript into a physical book. By when would you like to hold your own book in your hands?

In addition to publishing, we'll discuss many fundamental topics, such as how to select a title that works and how to design a book cover that will make people want to pick up your book. We'll also talk about ISBN numbers, copyrights and plagiarism issues and much more.

Get all my publishing secrets and discover why some authors are sought after and publish their books around the world! This course is one of the most crucial resources in the world when it comes to quickly and easily getting your book published!

Who is the target audience?
  • You need to have time available to do the work that's part of this course to turn your manuscript into a print book.
  • This course will teach you how to turn your final manuscript into a print book by getting it published. It does not address writing, and/or selling your book.
  • This course is intended for new authors who want to start on the journey of turning their manuscript into a physical book and become an expert in their field.
  • This course is not necessarily intended for existing authors who are already published, unless you need to improve the way your book(s) are published.
  • This 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
4 Lectures 22:33

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

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
7 Lectures 30:41

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

Publishing and book binding options

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

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
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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Freedompreneur: Author, Artist and Advisor

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.