Self-publish Children's Books on Kindle and in Paperback

Use PowerPoint, Kindle Kids' Book Creator, KDP and CreateSpace to self-publish children's books on Kindle & in paperback
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

It's here at last... the final course in my self-publishing quartet:

Self-publishing Children's Books on Kindle and in Paperback

In this course I'll teach you how to self-publish a children's book in Kindle eBook and Print on Demand (POD) paperback format and how to place your book on sale on Amazon alongside the greats like Rowlings, Dahl and E. B White.

In this course you'll learn to:

  1. Use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to Layout Your Picture Book
  2. Use Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Annotate Your eBook with Pop-up Text
  3. Use Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to Publish Your Picture Book on Amazon
  4. Use CreateSpace to Publish Your Print on Demand (POD) Paperback on Amazon

There is more, but the rest is in the course...

So, if you're ready to pull your words and illustrations together to tell your story, I'm ready to show you how to share your story with the world.


What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to know how to write a children's book
  • Students will need to know how to draw their own illustrations should you choose that option

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Format your children's book using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • Annotate your children's book with pop-up text boxes using Kindle Kid's Book Creator
  • Publish your children's book in eBook format on Amazon
  • Publish your children's book in Print on Demand (POD) paperback format on CreateSpace

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in saving a lot of money by publishing their own children's books
  • Anyone who is lost... uncertain how to proceed... who needs a helping hand :-).

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Course Overview
Several Points That Need to Be Clarified
Section 2: Using PowerPoint to Create Your Picture Book
Where to Find Free and Inexpensive Images
"Roscoe Goes Swimming" in PowerPoint
PowerPoint Bootcamp I
PowerPoint Bootcamp II
Section 3: Using the Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Generate Your Picture Book
Installing the Kindle Kid's Book Creator
Using the Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Generate Your Picture Book
Section 4: Using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to Publish Your Picture Book
Kindle Select
KDP: Your Book
KDP: Rights & Pricing
KDP: Monitoring Sales and Modifying a Book
Section 5: Using CreateSpace to Publish in POD Paperback
Using PowerPoint to Format Your Book for CreateSpace
Using CreateSpace to Publish Your Book
CreateSpace: Monitoring Sales and Modifying a Book
Section 6: Continuing Education

This addendum lecture addresses a student question regarding the use of free tools in place of PowerPoint. Here I demonstrate the use of Google Slides to layout a children's book.

Section 7: Conclusion
What Now?

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Instructor Biography

Author/Publisher Brian Jackson, 28 Courses, 1,950+ Reviews, 4.56 Stars and 42,000+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

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