Self Publish a book without going broke
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Publish and edit a book on a budget
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Created by Thakore Lewis
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students in this course will learn how to get their book editted without hiring an editor, learn how to publish their book without upfront publishing cost. Gain insight and understanding of Self-publishing; the substantial differences from traditional publishing. Students will also receive step by step access to how to publish their book from title set up, obtaining an ISBN, creating a book cover and formatting the interior of their books for print.
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  • Computer skills-Beginner level and above

In this course you will learn the in's and out's to Self-Publishing your book with little money or no money at all. You will receive a walk through on how to use free resources to edit, format and publish your book. Included is a tutorial of the publishing platform, editorial resources and an inside look into jump starting your publishing goals. Each section you are given insider tips from a Best-Selling Author on how to live your dream as a Published Author and cement your legacy through the written word without the frustration and intimidation of not knowing where to start, how to implement that start and  stressing over not having substantial funding.

Also included in this course:

  • Online editing tool
  • 10 creative self-editing tips
  • Understanding the differences between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing
  • Understanding Amazon Distribution Channels
  • Understanding of how royalties
  • How to create your book cover from scratch
  • Free resources to aid during the publishing process
  • A look at optimizing your Amazon's Author page

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring Authors who want to publish their book but don't know how and possibly don't have a lot of money for upfront publishing cost.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Self-Publishing your book
3 Lectures 21:38

Download the pdf guide "Commonly used Self-Published terms". This guide can be used as a study guide to learn about the Self-publishing industry. It will be essential as you engage in conversations and seek services that you know the appropriate terminology.

Start with Reflection

In this reflection question, I want for your to recall the questions that I posed earlier. Remember those words "legacy" and answer the question. If you could have your book published today, what is your voice? What am I asking? What would you write about? Because your words are your voice.
Reflection: What is your voice?
1 question

In this lecture you will learn about the differences between Self-publishing and Traditional Publishing. There are pros and cons to both routes of publication. You will learn what some of those are. It is important to be able to differentiate between the two so that you can make an informed decision on this journey.

Available for download are in resources for this lecture is the pdf version of this lecture. You can use it as a guide or reference to it when needed in your process.

Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing

Q & A
Differences and Influence
4 questions
Step by Step: How to publish on Amazon
11 Lectures 01:33:26
Amazon as your distributor

Createspace Overview

Register and account with CreateSpace
implementation: Register an Account
1 question

Set up: Title ans ISBN

Importance of an ISBN

Set up: Interior

Set up: Cover

Complete Set up

Distribute: Standard and Expanded Distribution

Amazon and your Royalties

Distribution: Publish to Kindle for free

Sign up for an Kindle Direct Publishing account
Implementation: Register for KDP
1 question
Author Central
1 Lecture 02:09
What is it?
No Money, No Problem_ Editing Tools
2 Lectures 16:10
Online Book Editing tool

10 ways to self-edit your book
About the Instructor
Thakore Lewis
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KSL Development Institute

Thakore Lewis, Best-Selling Author, Educator, Course Developer and Owner of KSL Development Institute.

KSL Development Institute is an online institute that offers web-based educational programs for children, adults and companies. I work closely with individuals to meet their educational, personal and professional developmental needs. I teach English as an Foreign Language to kids in China via online and Adults in South Korea. In addition, I consult with schools to train Teachers and staff personnel.  I have been an Educator for 20 years with experience as a School Principal, Classroom Teacher and Curriculum Developer. Currently, I am self-employed and create courses on platforms like Udemy and Outschool. As well as, spend my time writing and developing new book ideas.

I have authored and self-published 5 books, which are all Amazon Best-Sellers. My first book was self-published in 2013 and became a Best-Seller within a few days of publishing. Writing and teaching are both equally my passion and purpose.