Publishing Demystified: Guerilla Indie Book Publishing
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Publishing Demystified: Guerilla Indie Book Publishing

A resource course for those looking to break into independent publishing with ease and make money.
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Created by Tiah Short
Last updated 6/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully publish and distribute your book independently.
  • Techniques to promote your books on social media.
  • How to break into audiobooks with ease.
  • How to work with contractors and approach literary agents.
  • How to make a media kit.
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  • An interest in learning book publishing from an independent book publisher.
  • a pen, tablet or notepad and a willingness to learn.

A combination of audio and text to get you started on successfully publishing and marketing your book.

In the course, you will find the following:

* How to submit your works to Literary Agents

* How to work and submit to an Editor

* Guerilla Marketing and Grassroots Techniques to promote your books

* List of Editors

* List of Media and Talkshow Contacts

*Tips for working w/ Graphic Designers

* Tips from Best Selling Authors and Literary Professionals

* List of book Printing Companies

* List of African American Bookstores, Book Reviewers and Book Clubs

* How to create your Media Kit

* How to Monetize Your Works for Amazon

and much more!

This course will be updated monthly with new lectures. Join now and take advantage of our low introductory rate.

Enroll in this course now and start learning how to market and distribute your works on the grassroots level in addition to online retailers.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Independent Authors and Publishers
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:39
Writing Resources
1 Lecture 00:00
Books on Writing
1 page
Working w/ an Editor
2 Lectures 20:15

Lee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a degree in Speech Communication with a concentration in Performance Studies. He is a multiple award-winning author who creates works that challenge the notion of normalcy. Most recently he was named 2013 Author of the Year by SGL BOOKLOVERSmagazine. With his pen, he seeks to broaden minds and reinforce the universality of love. With wit and a gift for narrative, he creates characters that will speak to your heart.

His works include Just Tryin' To Be Loved, How Could My Husband Be GAY?, the Friends or Lovers short story series (Best Friends, More Than Friends and Can't Be Friends), love One (short story), and One Family's AIDS (short story).

Lee is also a Celebrity Correspondent at Proud Times Magazine in Spokane, WA, and host of a monthly BlogTalkRadio show, A Different Kind Of Love.

Preview 08:07

Continued Conversation on Working with an editor w/ J'son
Book Printing
1 Lecture 00:00
Printing Companies
1 page
Working w/ Book Clubs
2 Lectures 24:47

TaNisha Webb is the president of the KC Girlfriends Book Club, which is a book club based in the Kansas City, MO metro area. The KC Girlfriends Book Club was established in 2002. In 2003, TaNisha helped rebuild the KC Girlfriends Book Club after the book club fell to only two members. Since then the book club has been thriving and has become a great asset to the Kansas City community by sponsoring book signings, literary events and community service. Prior to moving to the Kansas City area, TaNisha was the co-founder of theBlack Expressions Book Club in Wichita, KS, which is where she was born and raised.

In 2008 and 2010, the KC Girlfriends Book Club was recognized for their community service efforts by receiving the National Book Club Conference Community Service Award. TaNisha has also moderated the "Maximizing Your Book Club Experience" panel discussion for the past three years at the National Book Club Conference in Atlanta, GA. TaNisha Webb is also the creator and host of the KC Girlfriends Book Club Radio Show, which was one of the first location based book clubs to host their own online radio shows. TaNisha is well known in the literary community all over the country for her undying support for authors, book clubs and literary resources. TaNisha is also the founder and co-coordinator of the Fall Into Books Literary Conference, which was established in order to help readers and authors bridge the literary gap within the Midwest region. In 2009, TaNisha co-founded THE Black Book Club Experience Social Network, which helps African American book club presidents from all over the country connect and support one another as they maintain strong book clubs. TaNisha also launched her own line of handmade bookmarks called Bookmark It! Handcrafted Bookmarks during the same year, along with creating her own companyLiterary-ly Speaking Events & Services.

In 2010, TaNisha decided to push forward with supporting book clubs from around the country by assisting individuals as they move forward to create their own book clubs, along with supporting established book clubs efforts in keeping their group going strong by creating The Ultimate Book Club Experience resource website. In late 2010, TaNisha founded Book Club 101 University, which offers quarterly eCourses, vlogs, resources and also the only online conference for book clubs called, Book Club University Online Conference.

In 2012, TaNisha created the first magazine solely for book clubs called, Book Club 101 Magazine. She released first complete book club resource guide: The Ultimate Book Club Experience: How to Create & Maintain a Successful Book Club.
Conversation w/ Tanisha Webb of Book Club 101 University and Bookclub

Monetizing Your Work for Amazon
1 Lecture 04:15

In this lecture, I will discuss ways to monetize your works with How you can make more monies through their affiliate program and audiobooks.

Amazon Affiliate and Audiobooks
Working w/ Literary Agents
4 Lectures 57:55

In this conversation, Dawn Michelle talks about what she looks for when authors submit to her seeking a literary agent. To follow is her contact information.

Dawn Michelle- Literary Agent and Publicist

Serendipity Literary Agency


President and Founder of Dream Relations PR & Literary Consulting Agency

Conversation w/ Dawn Michelle of Serendipity Literary Agency

Essence best selling and NAACP Literary Award Nominee, Karen E. Quinones Miller started her literary career in 1999 when she self-published her novel, Satin Doll, and sold 3,000 copies in six weeks, and ultimately 28,000 copies in less than six months.

Although Miller, who was formerly a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, had approached dozens of literary agents and publishing companies about Satin Doll, it was only after her novel’s phenomenal sales success that major publishing houses stood up and paid attention. So many houses were interested at that point, that a literary auction was held and Simon & Schuster won the publishing rights to Satin Doll, and a second book, with a six-figure bid.

Miller subsequently published seven books through major publishing houses, but she also maintained her own publishing company – Oshun Publishing Company, Inc. – which she used to publish Satin Doll. Oshun Publishing went on to publish the novel Yo Yo Love, which became an Essence best seller and launched the literary career of Daaimah S. Poole who has since published six other novels with Kensington Books. Essence best selling author, Miasha – author of Secret Society, Diary of a Mistress, and Chasers – also considers Miller her literary mentor and says Miller was instrumental in her landing her first publishing deal with Simon & Schuster.

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Working with a Literary Agent w/ Karen Miller part 2

Working w/ a Literary Agent w/ Karen Miller Part 3
Elements of the Media Kit
1 Lecture 05:30
Media Kit Creation
Guerilla Marketing Tactics
3 Lectures 33:03

NeNe Capri is an Urban Fiction author or as it has been termed Street-Literature. She came on the scene in 2011 breaking boundaries with her first title The Pussy Trap. NeNe signed with Wahida Clark Presents Publishing and then began to build her personal brand which has been coined #Trappin.

Guerilla Marketing w/ Author Nene Capri
4 Lectures 00:00
African American Book Stores
3 pages

A list of book promoters you can use when launching your book for just $5!

Top Book Promoters
1 page

List of Literary Talk Shows
6 pages

List of Book Reviewers
1 page
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Tiah Short
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Publisher, Author and Talk Show Host

Tiah Short, better known as DC Bookdiva, is the president and CEO of DC Bookdiva Publications. Her publication company is home to some of the best authors in the urban lit genre.Her author Dutch's book Dynasty, her first national best seller, was nominated for best street fiction of the year in 2010. Her author Eyone Williams won male author of the year for 2012.

With over twenty-five titles under her company DC Bookdiva is one of the most successful indie publishers of her kind. She is also the founder of the very popular Urban Literary Review (, which is an online talk show that is dedicated to everything about the urban literary world and all the people and events in it.The show has constantly spotlighted what is new, innovative, and important in the literary world. DC Bookdiva is the driving force behind one of the most informative blogs online, Straight No Chaser, where she continues to share important literary information with all those seeking direction in an industry that can be a maze for one that has no guidance. DC Bookdiva's mobile book store is the top of the food chain in Washington, D.C., and has been servicing the area for close to ten years.

As a result of hard work and dedication her mobile book store was voted the 2013 Independent Bookstore of the Year.