Publishing Prodigy: Outsource and Self Publish Kindle eBooks
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Publishing Prodigy: Outsource and Self Publish Kindle eBooks

Learn out to create and publish eBooks in your pajamas...without writing a word. It's fun, creative, and profitable!
4.6 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
325 students enrolled
Created by Dan Schwartz
Last updated 8/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a diversified eBook portfolio that generates passive cash every single day
  • Learn about the BEST niches in information publishing with the "Hot Niches Cheat Sheet"
  • Learn 6 niche finding strategies to put yourself in front of hundreds of thousands of prospective readers
  • Learn The 3 Pillars of eBook Success...without any one of these, your book will crumble!
  • Discover a tool that lets you see what Kindle users are searching
  • Learn 3 simple Kindle eBook attributes that convert buyers daily
  • Learn the attributes to TOP-SELLING eBook covers
  • Hire the best niche writers and cover designers for next to nothing
  • Access ready-to-use job posting templates and personal contacts for outsourcing
  • Get 6 strategies to boost your sales rankings for FREE
  • Scale your business by removing yourself from the day to day tasks using virtual assistants
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Requirements
  • No experience required. Start today!
Description

One of my biggest fears is not having income if I stopped working... If you resonate with this, have limited time, and no experience with writing or self-publishing, this is for you!

Watch me break down niche Kindle eBook self-publishing step by step. You will be using ghostwriters to create valuable, informative eBooks that sell! Then, you will learn how to scale your business to grow a healthy cash-flowing eBook portfolio.

"Excellent Overview on establishing a Kindle Publishing business:

Dan did a great job covering a comprehensive overview on Kindle Publishing as a business model, and how to outsource and scaling it. I am an established publisher, and learned a few things in this course I didn't know before.

It is geared more toward new publishers, yet I think both experienced and inexperienced writers/publishers can benefit from this course and the ideas it generates. I also appreciate that Dan covers a lot of ground in short and concise videos (some are 2-4 minutes). My time is valuable, and I love the fact that he keeps all the videos on point"- Kate Saunders

Module 1: Introduction to Kindle Publishing Prodigy: Get a 10,000 foot view of the Kindle Publishing Prodigy program + see the backend of my Amazon Kindle eBook portfolio.

Module 2: Niche Selection Strategies: In order to sell books, you need to choice a topic that sells. In this section, we will walk you through several of the strategies you can use to determine the niche or topic for each book you publish. Get this right, and the rest comes easy!

Module 3: Outsourcing Your Kindle E-Book: In this Module, we discuss how to create your first Elance.com job post and how to select your e-book ghostwriter the RIGHT way. members will learn how to design awesome book covers for only $5, learn the 3 pillars of kindle publishing success, discover spy techniques on outsourcing websites, what type of content to put into your e-books and how to organize it, and how to manage your ghostwriter.

Module 4: Uploading Your Book to Kindle: In this module, you'll learn step by step how to upload your book to the Kindle Direct Publishing platform and get your book on the Amazon store in under 24 hours.

Module 5: Marketing Tips and Tricks: In this lesson, you'll learn about how to manage Amazon's free promo days you are given, how to correctly set up your author page, and some other sneaky tricks to boost your sales!

Module 6: Scaling Your Business: In this lesson, we will tie it all together by learning how to diversify and outsource even more so that you can be the owner of your business and focus on scaling your income to your desired goals.

It will take you a little over an hour and a half to consume the 6 modules and resources within this program. With just 1-2 hours per week, you can practice and implement the strategies and will have your first book published within 2 weeks generating sales. It costs less than $300 to publish each book, but your book CAN pay for itself within 1-3 months using these techniques. I look forward to hearing your success stories!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner Self-Publishers
  • Non-writers
  • Entrepreneurs with 1-2 hours per week to spare to create assets online
  • Investors who want to leverage huge returns from a growing online marketplace
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Curriculum For This Course
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Intro to Kindle Publishing
7 Lectures 12:27
We will discuss the opportunity in the Kindle marketplace and what you should expect from this course. 
Preview 04:33





Visit WWW.KDP.AMAZON.COM  to start your journey.
Preview 01:15

Behind the Scenes
02:04
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Niche Selection Strategies
8 Lectures 27:02
Satisfy these 2 simple rules and your book will automatically have eyeballs ready to purchase and read your book. Download the report below.
Profitable Niche Criteria
01:44

Amazon Best Seller List
04:49

What Other Customers Bought
06:40

Author Book Lists
02:40


Google Keyword Tool
03:28

Elance Niche Spying
02:07

Niche Finding Plan
00:34
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Outsourcing Your Kindle eBook
9 Lectures 22:33
Outsourcing Overview
01:16

Elance Job Posting
08:03

Criteria for Ghostwriters
02:51

Selecting Your Ghostwriter
04:10

If you would like your cover to have a specific high quality royalty free image, this website most likely has what you're looking for. HUGE selection of photos...

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Cover Design
02:20

3 Pillars of eBook Success
00:33

Great Book Cover Examples
00:53

Book Content and Managing Ghostwriters
01:48

Outsourcing Action Plan
00:39
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Uploading Your eBook
4 Lectures 10:55

Choosing the best title:

  • Make sure to not copy any competitors exactly
  • Use relevant keywords using FreshKey or typing in the search bar
  • Always use a subtitle to further describe your book and to put in more relevant keywords (to add a subtitle, just use a colon >>>> :
  • Get to the point, don't try to be cute using frivolous words, Kindle users have a short attention span!
  • Check out best sellers in your niche as examples

Description:

  • Have your ghostwriter write this
  • If you want to get fancy with it: use this tool for HTML markup: Kindle Description tool
  • Read this article that says you should use at least 500 words in your description to game the Amazon search algorithm. I'll let you decide the validity of this:
Title, Description, and Contributors
02:45

Selecting Keywords and Categories
02:50

Uploading and Previewing eBook
02:13

Cool tool for guestimating sales based on your sales rank. This is pretty accurate actually:
Amazon Sales Calculator
Pricing and Publishing
03:07
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Marketing Tips and Tricks
7 Lectures 11:12
Free Promo Days
02:59

Switch It Up!
00:56

Author Page
01:52

Branding
01:23

Speaking of Facebook, make sure to like our page!! Publishing Prodigy<<<LIKE IT!

Facebook
01:49

Re-Optimize!
01:54

Author Marketing Club
00:19
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Scaling Your Publishing Business
6 Lectures 12:36
Scaling Up
01:31

Outsourcing Blueprint
05:58

Visit www.Odesk.com  and create an account. Post your first job posting for your Niche Selection assistant. You can use the following job title: "Niche Publishing Assistant" and "Publishing Company Content Manager."

I've had great success with workers from the Phillipines, although you should consider each potential applicant fully. Ideally, they should have high ranking and experience in a relevant job. You'll be able to download videos from the course to use as training for these assistants. 

Virtual Assistants
02:09

      • Make sure to like our page and connect with me and other students at Publishing Prodigy<<<LIKE IT!

Conclusion
01:02

Recommended Resources
01:10

BONUS: Must Reads for Entrepreneurs
00:46
About the Instructor
Dan Schwartz
4.2 Average rating
36 Reviews
843 Students
2 Courses
DrumPreneur

As a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Marketing, I decided not to apply to a single traditional job out of school. I took the road less traveled, and started a 6 figure business flipping real estate and being a landlord. I also tour with a high energy funk/dance band. I also manage my real estate business, dabble in internet marketing, and self-publish niche eBooks.

Join me in my pursuit of making "Rich Dad" proud, building wealth by creating or buying valuable assets, whether it's through self-publishing, rental real estate, or internet marketing.

Cheers,

-Dan