Self-Publishing: Beginner to Advanced - The Complete Course

Advanced methods for everything from book idea, writing, editing and selling
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  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

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There are certain methods that really do make self-publishing a book easier and faster. Do you want to know what they are?

Learn highly effective methods and processes that allow you to get endless book ideas, write your book in an easier way than normal, and make it sell itself.

This is what a successful Kindle author has discovered.

My name is Ian Stables, author of more than fifty Kindle books, many of which became best-sellers.

When I published my first Kindle book on Amazon, I made very few sales. I had good content inside, but the sales just didn't happen. I had a lot to learn in order to get decent sales.

I had a hard time coming up with new ideas for future books. I would spend hours looking through books on Amazon trying to discover the subject for my next book. I didn't just want any idea, but one that sold.

Writing books was not easy. There was the long outline process. I would spends days and sometimes weeks planning it out. I was continually worried in case I had missed something important. The writing process was long and daunting. Hours of scratching my head wondering what to write next and how to word it.

After the hours of writing, came the editing process. This was really hard.

Despite all my efforts, my first books were short and lacked the quality they do today. Despite this, the content was welcomed and I received many reviews praising my ideas.

Through experience, learning, and innovation I discovered (some by accident) many very effective methods and systems. They have allowed me to have several best-selling books.

Today, I can easily come up with endless profitable ideas for non-fiction books.

The writing process is enjoyable and a lot easier. I follow a simple step-by-step process.

There is no long outline process. The structure takes mere minutes.

I never wonder what to say next using my Conversation method. (I discovered this by accident.)

The process includes what I call the golden nuggets. These are what turns a dry mediocre book into one of best-seller quality.

The editing is done in very easy short sessions. No long edit at the end. It consists of three steps. The second step is the breakthrough. It allows me to spot more errors than any other I have tried. The odd one still gets through. However, I know this method allows you to correct every single error. They stand out a mile.

After trial and error, I have discovered how to make books sell themselves. I know what works and the simple methods to do it. The rest is just getting your book published and visible to readers.

In this course, you learn...

- How to make it fun to write

- The one thing that makes your book unique

- How to check your book will sell

- The book idea readers jump for

- Endless lists to pluck profitable book ideas

- The one place of countless book ideas, knowledge, and secrets

- Where experts tell you the best-selling ideas

- A profitable common headache for many books

- The pleasurable idea to write about

- Three steps that create unique competition beating ideas

- The simpler way to write quality non-fiction books

- How to create entire book structures in minutes

- My unique Conversation Method - Always know what to write next

- The Golden Nuggets that teach, demonstrate, warn, persuade, and convince

- Top six ways to generate golden nuggets

- The simple way to explain anything

- The most effective way to word anything

- The three step edit process that removes every error

- The introduction formula that makes them buy

- The simple to write conclusion readers love

- Top three things that sell most books

- The two things your book must show

- Avoid this mistake with your book title

- The title formula that creates irresistible desire

- The words that made a huge sales difference

- The best way to place keywords to get seen

- The information you need in your description

- Where readers tell you how to sell them

- The fast way to write a powerful description - I discovered this on Ebay

- How to make your table of contents sell

and more.

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What are the requirements?

  • Have the desire to write a book
  • Want to help others with your knowledge
  • Have a free KDP account on Amazon

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Access huge lists of profitable book ideas
  • Write a nonfiction book in simple steps
  • Make your book sell itself

Who is the target audience?

  • This is for non-fiction authors
  • Not suitable for fiction authors
  • For new and experienced self-published authors

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the course
Introduction to the course
Section 2: Get Endless Ideas For Nonfiction Books
How to make sure you finish your book... and enjoy it
How to Make Your Book Unique
How to Write a Book Readers Want
How to Pick a Subject Readers Crave
Get Many Ideas From a Certain Page
The Place With Lots of Book Ideas
The place of countless book ideas, knowledge, and secrets
Get Ideas From the Experts
The Brilliant Headache Book Ideas
The Great Idea Thats Pleasurable and Fun
Three Steps That Create Better Book Ideas
The Biggie
Section 3: The Super Simple and Fast Plan
The Amazing Nonfiction Book Writing Formula
The first simple list
Write all key points the easy way
Insert all the quality readers love
Teach using the best method
How to demonstrate anything
How to warn your readers
Get your readers to do anything
Get readers to believe you
Avoid this mistake
Section 4: How to Create a Huge List of Stories
How to create a huge list of stories
The time travel method
The places method
The people method
The things method
The done method
The events method
Other goldmines
The simple way to explain the unfamiliar
Section 5: Write Your Book Content the Easy Way
The best way to write
Write everything without writer's block
The top way to start your stories
The top way to write stories
Simple way to make stories more powerful
Section 6: The Three Step Edit That Corrects Everything
The amazing three step edit method
Step 1 - Clear obvious errors the fastest way
Step 2 - The amazing way to correct every error - part a
Step 2 - The amazing way to correct every error - part b
Step 3 - Make it sound good
Section 7: Introduction That Makes Them Buy and Read
The three step introduction that gets readers
Grab readers immediately
The amazing three part story
The list that grabs the skimmers
Section 8: The Simple Conclusion That Readers Love
The super simple book conclusion
Section 9: How to Make Your Book Sell Itself
What you must tell readers for results
You need this for more sales
The main thing that sells books
Avoid this - it hurts sales
The simple way to create powerful titles
Title structure that forces them to buy
These wods really do get more sales
The thing that grabs readers attention
Keywords best position - Get your book found
The description that sells
What to mention in your description
The place that writes your description
Write powerful descriptions the super easy way
The three part description structure
The table of contents that really sells
Final advice
The Secret to Success
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Instructor Biography

Ian Stables, Best-selling author with more than 12,000 Udemy students

More than twelve thousand Udemy students.

"We should always continue to improve."

"I love to find better, easier, faster, and more efficient ways to do
things. I then like to help others by sharing what I've discovered."

"You can do anything, within reason. You just need to know how."

I want to help as many people as possible with what they want to improve in their lives. I have done that through my writing since 2001.

Would you like to make nonfiction book writing easy? This is what my first course, Write In Steps, does.

More courses to come.

My history:

I gave my first talk when I was aged twelve. This was in front of over one hundred people. I followed a program designed to improve public speaking and teaching.

I learned computing and went on to develop a computer system to run a business in herbs and spices. This was designed to allow complete novices to generate customer orders and delivery notes. It then allows the finished order to be processed and then invoiced.

I'm telling you this because I want you to understand something. I have always been keen on learning new things. Not only that, but I like to make things work better. So when I found writing books hard, I started to improve my system. The result is that I now have a system that is streamlined and far more efficient. It allows me to produce quality books that readers gain great benefit.

Part of my innovative mentality means that I am always reading about new ideas. I have also learned a lot by viewing instructional videos on Udemy, Youtube, and the like. There's always something new to learn. I take the best from everything and re-assemble it into a better improved process. I temper it with my own personal experience. Continue to make further improvements. Finally, as I like to help others, I teach this knowledge on via books and now video.

I started writing content for the internet in 2001. In 2012 I wrote my first Kindle book, which was published on Amazon.

I have had several best-sellers. My first one was The Easy Way To Clean. It remained my best-selling title for around two years. I currently have more than fifty titles published.

My aim is to help as many people as possible with my experience and knowledge. I also aim to encourage many others to share their knowledge.

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