Self-Publishing Mastery
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Self-Publishing Mastery

Build your own profitable Self-Publishing Business with Kindle eBooks and Amazon CreateSpace Paperbacks!
4.5 (3 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.
20 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2015
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Self Publish a book or books to the Amazon Kindle and Amazon CreateSpace platform. You will learn how to create valuable content with a compelling cover and description. Each step is described in detail and will give you the tools and resources to build your own successful self publishing business.
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Requirements
  • Students will only need to have internet access with a current browser (Chrome), Adobe Reader and MS Word or compatible word processing program.
Description

This course reveals how you can make a steady monthly income as a writer by creating ebooks for Amazon Kindle and paperbacks for Amazon CreateSpace.

Self-Publishing Mastery

  • Foundations for Success
  • Content Creation the Easy Way
  • Formatting Made Simple
  • Proven Promotion Secrets
  • Real Examples & Case Studies

Reveals Shortcuts to Producing Both Quality and Quantity

You will discover how to create demand driven content that sells! No more books that get left in the dust - supercharge your results.

This course includes video lectures and instructional downloads that detail exactly how I make $thousands$ per month as a writer without begging for reviews and without spending a penny on marketing or promotion.

Content & Overview

You know it's a fact, tons of writers struggle to gain decent compensation for their work. Maybe you've spent days, months, even years toiling over a manuscript only to find that when its' finally uploaded and available to the marketplace, the sales fail to materialize.

Starting with market-proven principles as a foundation, this course provides an easy-to-follow system that will jumpstart your book publishing efforts towards a healthy and strong, residual income-producing business.

All of the powerful principles from the lectures are accompanied by live examples from the Amazon Books Marketplace. The video lectures are accompanied with detailed downloadable PDF notes for clarity and learning retention.

This course will guide you step-by-step towards becoming a successful and profitable writer!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course caters to those students who see the opportunity in self-publishing and would like to take advantage of current technology. This course is best suited for someone that is willing to learn and duplicate a proven formula. This course is NOT for students that want to learn creative writing, grammar or plot structure. This is NOT for students who are looking for creative expression by spending months or years writing the next great novel. This is for someone that wants to create high quality content quickly and efficiently for maximum market impact while adhering to all of Amazon’s policies and terms of service.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 04:35

Are you interested in learning how to self-publish a book? You've come to the write place. This course will introduce you to a proven strategy for self-publishing success.

Preview 02:04

When my mindset changed towards the creative writing process, I realized it was all about the reader, not all about me! This lecture will prompt you towards a profitable customer-focused strategy.

Guiding Remarks on Creative Writing.
02:31
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Foundations for Success
7 Lectures 25:33

As an independent writer you absolutely must start with the proper foundation! Niche research and selection will be covered in detail and you will have access to My Top 100 Niche Selection Guide & Planner as a resource download.

Preview 01:08

Have you considered the best way to craft your book topic and title? Don't miss this lecture! A vital step in building your self-publishing business.

Preview 05:21

Continuing from the previous lecture, use these principles to ensure that you will be a successful writer in the Amazon marketplace.

Preview 05:27

In this lecture you will learn how and when a Pen Name can be a useful strategy to maintain a strong and consistent image for your readers.

Should you use a Pen Name as a writer?
03:34

How to Provide a Cover for Your Book that converts Browsers into Buyers. Super-fast book covers in minutes! Free resources that makes cover creation super easy for anyone!

Quality Book Covers in Minutes! Use these free online resources.
04:12

Use this free site to 'x-ray' the competition in your particular book niche. Don't miss this rarely used resource to evaluate other books online.

Competition Research for the Amazon Marketplace.
03:09

Are you using only 1/6th of the resources available for your book description? Most independent self-publishers make this mistake; but almost all the top booksellers take full advantage of this hidden method of effective book promotion.

What most writers don't know about Amazon Page Descriptions!
02:42
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Content Creation
1 Lecture 02:10

You've chosen a topic for your book, now how do you get get it written quickly and efficiently? This lecture will show you ways to make the hard work a little easier.

7 Ways to Create Content Fast - use these and become a content creation expert!
02:10
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Uploading to Kindle and CreateSpace
3 Lectures 07:55

Kindle ebooks need to be formatted correctly. Follow this method for hassle-free Kindle ebook uploading each and every time.

How to format for Kindle.
02:59

After completing this lecture, you will be able to quickly and easily get your book to market as a 'print on demand' paperback.

How to format for CreateSpace.
02:14

No cutting corners! Proper editing = higher quality = happy readers = more book sales! Use these guidelines for self-publishing success.

Editing done right - don't miss this! 5 simple steps for a successful edit.
02:42
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Promotion and Marketing
2 Lectures 05:37

These book promotion ideas have been used and proven to work by many successful writers.

Book Promotion tactics that bring results.
02:06

This lecture will show you how to set your book price to achieve maximum sales and commissions.

Book Pricing options.
03:31
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Conclusion - putting it all together.
1 Lecture 01:14

Self publishing success! You have the strategy, now it's time to put into action everything you've learned.

Conclusion and Action Plan.
01:14
About the Instructor
Patrick Doucette
4.7 Average rating
10 Reviews
550 Students
3 Courses
Writer, Entrepreneur, Premium Udemy Instructor

A little about me:

I graduated from University with degrees in Commerce and Philosophy. A strange combination but probably a good reflection of my wide range of interests!

My early career was divided between work in computer and marketing positions as well as time spent in the real estate industry.

For the past several years I have been working as a writer, self-publisher and investor. I have always been a writer, even when in high school I used to write essays far longer than was ever required!

I Love Learning!

My goal is be a lifelong learner and student of life. As a creator of educational content I want to produce material that will be helpful to a large audience. That is what my Udemy Courses are all about, sharing useful ideas and showing you exactly how to succeed.

My experience with self-publishing is extensive, I self-published my first title fifteen years ago in 2000 and have added dozens more titles over the years.

I am committed to being an instructor you can count on! Any question at all you may have about getting your book to sell better on Amazon, just let me know and it will be addressed. I look forward to hearing your success stories too!

~ Patrick