Self-publishing Children's Books: PowerPoint Illustration
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PowerPoint: Amazon Kids' Books: KDP/CreateSpace: Illustration: Self-publishing children's ebooks in Kindle and paperback
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3,237 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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
Description

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...

*** Updated 7/2017 with extensive information on Illustrating a Children's book in PowerPoint ***

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.

---Brian

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 :-).
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
03:14:43
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Using PowerPoint to Create Your Picture Book
4 Lectures 39:15
Where to Find Free and Inexpensive Images
06:55

"Roscoe Goes Swimming" in PowerPoint
14:10

PowerPoint Bootcamp I
05:47

PowerPoint Bootcamp II
12:23
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Advanced Children's Book Illustration Using PowerPoint (2017 Extension)
7 Lectures 47:23
Draw Any Shape in PowerPoint
08:30

Drawing and Correcting Freeform Shapes
04:52

Drawing Curves in PowerPoint
02:15

Sources of Free Images
03:56

Outlining Images Using PowerPoint Vector Graphic Shapes
09:31

Shape Solid Fills, Gradients and Outlines
11:59

Grouping Objects
06:20
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Using the Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Generate Your Picture Book
2 Lectures 18:18
Installing the Kindle Kid's Book Creator
03:07

Using the Kindle Kid's Book Creator to Generate Your Picture Book
15:11
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Using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to Publish Your Picture Book
4 Lectures 25:03
Kindle Select
07:35

KDP: Your Book
08:20

KDP: Rights & Pricing
04:11

KDP: Monitoring Sales and Modifying a Book
04:57
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Using CreateSpace to Publish in POD Paperback
3 Lectures 30:35
Using PowerPoint to Format Your Book for CreateSpace
05:00

Using CreateSpace to Publish Your Book
20:47

CreateSpace: Monitoring Sales and Modifying a Book
04:48
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Continuing Education
1 Lecture 09:21

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.

Preview 09:21
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:48
What Now?
04:48
About the Instructor
Brian Jackson
4.5 Average rating
2,612 Reviews
53,615 Students
32 Courses
Author/Publisher 32 Courses, 2600+ Reviews, 53,000+ 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 lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.