Kindle Formatting and Direct Publishing for Authors

Pre Formatted Microsoft Word Kindle Publishing Template Included
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Easily Self Publish on Amazon Kindle is a comprehensive course designed to help you go from topic selection to publishing to promoting your book. Included in this course is a downloadable Microsoft Word formatted template that is ready to go! Simply open and start typing your book, then upload it directly to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

During this course you will learn:

  • all about KDP and how to set up an account
  • choosing and completing a marketable writing project
  • how to efficiently work with your template
  • revision and editing strategies
  • how to preview your book prior to publishing on your Kindle device
  • pricing strategies
  • how to upload your book
  • about the KDP Select opt in program
  • how to promote and market your book
  • how to create a simple and stunning cover in Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is designed for writers to realize their publishing dreams! Join this course and learn how you can get your book on Amazon Kindle and into the hands of readers.

What are the requirements?

  • In order to use the Kindle publishing template, you will need Microsoft Word (2007, 2010, or 2013 versions will work with the template).
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (2007, 2010, or 2013) is needed to create simple and stunning covers (optional).
  • Kindle device (optional, but highly recommended)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will have access to a downloadable pre formatted Microsoft Word document Kindle template.
  • You will have access to downloadable resources that will help you market and promote your book.
  • You will see a video demonstration showing you the exact process for uploading your book to KDP.
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to select a marketable writing project, complete the process of writing your book, successfully upload it to KDP, and promote your book to your target market.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for writers and authors who want to take control of their publishing future, and self-publish their own books on Amazon Kindle.
  • This course does NOT advocate publishing PLR content, Internet scraped content, or public domain works; nor does it discuss hiring ghost writers.

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 to the Course
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Meet your instructor and learn more about the course in this welcome video.


Prepare to be challenged throughout the course. In this section, you will learn how the challenges work, and how to respond in the discussion panel.

Section 2: Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Basics

In this video, you will learn about Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing program.


In this video, you will learn the important things you need to know about publishing on Kindle.


In this video, you will find out what you need to prepare in order to set up your KDP account.

Section 3: Choose a Writing Project

In this video, you will learn about writing and publishing fiction on Kindle.


In this video, you will learn about writing and publishing nonfiction books on Kindle.


In this video, you will learn how quantity and quality matter when publishing on Kindle.


In this video, you will learn strategies for selecting a marketable nonfiction topic.

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In this PDF, you will learn a strategy for searching Amazon by keyword to help you discover interesting and marketable topic treasures.

Section 4: Microsoft Word Formatting

In this video, you will learn how to prepare MS Word in order for your Kindle template to work efficiently.


In this lecture, you will learn what you can and cannot do within your Microsoft Word template for Kindle publishing.


In this lecture, you will learn how to use Microsoft Notepad to strip out formatting of a pre written manuscript prior to pasting it into your MS Word Kindle publishing template.

Section 5: Write, Revise, Edit

In this video, you will learn strategies for planning and executing your book project.


In this video, you will learn revision strategies for writing your best book possible.


In this video, you will learn editing strategies, so that you can polish your book until it shines.

Section 6: Creating Covers

In this video, you will learn how to simple and stunning covers using Microsoft PowerPoint.


In this video, you will learn where to look for cover designers.

Section 7: Publish Your Kindle Book

In this video, you will learn how to preview your book on Kindle prior to publishing (a Kindle is required).


In this video, you will learn about pricing on Kindle, and how to choose the best price for your book.


Here is a recommended pricing chart, including pricing strategies for series and premium pricing.


In this video, you will learn how to upload your Kindle book.

Section 8: Promote Your Book

In this video, you will learn about the KDP Select program, and how opting in can give you promotional power.


In this video, you will learn about free promotions for KDP Select opt ins. A PDF resource file is included, and gives you the information you need, including sources and sites to run a successful free promotion through the KDP Select program.


In this video, you will learn ways that you can create an author's platform to promote your book.


Congratulations! This is the end of the course. Don't miss the surprise in this video!

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When you complete the course, open this final lecture for a special surprise! No peeking! You must finish the course.

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Frase, Teacher, Author, Speaker, Content Creator

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teacher.

So I became one.

  • Texas Certified Master Reading Teacher, 1st-8th Self-Contained, ESL, GT, 8-12 English Language Arts, National Writing Project Teacher Consultant

I've always loved to read. Words are my playground. I'm a passionate writer and writing teacher.

I pursued my dreams of publishing. I have over 300 digital products on Teachers Pay Teachers, and several Kindle books with more to come.

As I grew into my teen years, I discovered the thrill of the stage. Performing and speaking come naturally.

I've played a princess, a man, and an English maid -just to name a few. I've presented at workshops, seminars, and conferences.

  • Associate of Arts in Drama, Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, Masters of Science in Reading

I have an entrepreneur spirit.

I've sold physical products on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and eCrater. I've created content for websites, blogs, eBooks, and courses. I'm building multiple streams of dreams online in different areas of expertise and interest.

Why should you choose me as your instructor?

I don't blab, or carry on, or spit (that would be gross). I'm rather good at breaking difficult content down with simple explanations, getting to the heart of the matter, and sticking to the important things.

I teach what I know from personal experience and a certain level of expertise (often brought on by hard knocks and founded in self-learning or formal education).

I can't make exaggerated claims that you will earn riches or fame after taking my courses, but I can promise that I will do my best to help you learn the things that you want to know in order to do what you want or need to do.

My life philosophy~

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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