Stress-Free Self-Publishing
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Stress-Free Self-Publishing

An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book
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Created by Ms. Debbi Mack
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Self-publish and distribute print books.
  • Self-publish and distribute ebooks
  • Take early steps toward developing a marketing plan.
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Requirements
  • You should have a finished manuscript, graphic novel, or other unpublished book.
  • You should have basic computing skills.
Description

Are you fed up with getting rejection letters, but bewildered by the self-publishing process?

I was once there. I became a self-published author in 2009 and have never regretted that decision.

It doesn't take a technical genius to do this. Believe me, I'm not a techie by nature.

This course includes lessons on the following and more:

  • Help in determining your market and pre-publication preparation
  • Using keywords to increase your book's visibility
  • Comparing print-on-demand (POD) options
  • Ebook publishing and distribution
  • What an ISBN is and how to buy and assign them to your books
  • Outsourcing parts of the process to freelancers
  • "Back of the book" description and book covers
  • The importance of book price
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a finished book who wants to self-publish it.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
6 Lectures 29:56

An introduction and overview of the course.

Preview 01:00

  1. Finding keywords to boost your book's discoverabilty.
  2. Creating a compelling and discoverable back-of-book description.
Preview 06:16

A description of ISBNs and LOC cataloguing numbers, and how to get them.

Preview 03:50

  1. POD: CreateSpace and IngramSpark
  2. Pricing a print book
  3. Returns policy
  4. Print book formatting
Print Book Publishing
05:04

  1. The most common ebook formats
  2. Amazon KDP
  3. Other major retailers
  4. Distributors: Smashwords and Draft2Digital
  5. Amazon KDP Select


    Ebook Publishing
    08:35

    A final summary and request for feedback.

    Concluding Thoughts
    05:11
    About the Instructor
    Ms. Debbi Mack
    4.1 Average rating
    8 Reviews
    63 Students
    2 Courses
    New York Times Bestselling Author and Screenwriter

    Debbi Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of IDENTITY CRISIS, the first book in the Sam McRae Mystery Series, featuring Maryland lawyer-sleuth Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae. She has also written and published a young adult novel called INVISIBLE ME, a thriller called THE PLANCK FACTOR, and several short stories, one of which was nominated for a Derringer Award. Debbi has also written two feature film screenplays: one that made the 2016 Scriptapalooza semi-finals and an adaptation of her first novel. A native of Queens, NY, Debbi currently lives in Columbia, MD, with her husband and cats.