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:
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:
Are you ready to become a published author?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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?
Add credibility to your book by getting endorsements from other authors and celebrities.
What are your publishing and book binding options and how to select the option most appropriate for your book?
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.
How to set the right price for your book and prevent yourself from setting it either too high or too low.
In this lecture we'll explore one of the ways to make a print book interactive.
Learn the secret truth about best selling books, and learn how you can become a best selling author yourself.
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.
In this lecture we'll discuss the option of publishing e-books, and the often misunderstood reality behind them.
Getting started with traditional publishing, self publishing and more.
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.
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.
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.