Turn Your MA or PhD Thesis Into a Best Selling Book
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Turn Your MA or PhD Thesis Into a Best Selling Book

From thesis to published book in 30 days
3.9 (11 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.
1,182 students enrolled
Created by Michael Rank
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Transform your research into a best-selling book.
  • Take your research, repackage it into something anybody would want to read, upload it to Amazon, and begin selling it on the world's largest bookstore.
  • Use the best-seller book launch sequence to make your book dominate any Amazon category.
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Requirements
  • basic computer competence
Description

PhDs and MAs have interesting research that the public needs to know about. That is why I have designed these course to help academics use their knowledge to write best-selling books and publish them on Amazon. I’ve used these exact steps to start a publishing company while still a PhD student that has generated over six figures of income.

I believe there is much more we can do with our research than simply producing the thesis itself. In this course, I’ll show you how to turn your MA or PhD thesis into a popular book.

What Will I Learn In This Course?

  • How to transform your research into a best-selling book. 
  • You will learn how to take your research, repackage it into something anybody would want to read, upload it to Amazon, and begin selling it on the world's largest bookstore.
  • The best-seller book launch sequence. Make your book dominate any Amazon category.

What Do I Get With This Course?

  • 5 lectures with over 1 hour of high-quality video content
  • A free bonus that will help you get reviews pouring in for your new book
  • Exclusive offer for in-depth training of book publishing
Who is the target audience?
  • MAs or PhDs who want to turn their research into a best selling book
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 01:10:38
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How to Turn Your Grad Research Into a Book in 30 Days
1 Lecture 18:52

One of the most depressing facts about writing my PhD dissertation was knowing that few outside my defense committee would ever read it. I imagined my 500-page project sitting on a dusty library shelf, unopened for all eternity.But what if it doesn't have to be that way? What if you can take your MA or PhD research and convert it into a popular book?


It turns out you can. This holds true for even the most obscure and boring research. I know this because my dissertation research was on Ottoman Christian-Muslim religious polemics in the Age of Imperialism (eyes glazed over when I described it to friends and family). But I managed to take this research and turn it into a general history of the Middle East.


When it started selling hundreds of copies I knew I was on to something. When it earned more in a month than my paycheck from a university I couldn't really believe it. When it reached #1 in its category in Amazon I knew that a whole new world was opening up. Since then I've published 12 books and never looked back.

Want to learn why any MA or PhD can create a book, publish it on Amazon, and start earning hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month?


Watch the video above to learn more

Introduction
18:52
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How to Choose the Perfect Topic For Your Book
1 Lecture 14:30

Want to learn how to turn your research into something that anybody would want to read (no matter how obscure)? It's simple. Use the Barstool Test.

Learn how by watching the video above

Choosing the Perfect Topic for Your Book
14:30
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How to Format Your Book for Amazon and Get an Amazing Cover for $5
3 Lectures 37:18
Get your book formatted for Kindle and get a professional cover designed
16:34

Make sure to watch the rest of the video for a special offer. You will learn how I can help you take your new ebook and turn it into all of these different types of media, all for free:

  • a print-on-demand paperback
  • Multiple foreign language translations
  • An audiobook
  • An online course.


Bonus Lecture: Launch to #1 on Amazon's Bestseller Lists (plus exclusive offer!)
19:56

Sample Email for Putting Together a Launch Team
00:48
About the Instructor
Michael Rank
4.2 Average rating
238 Reviews
7,494 Students
6 Courses
PhD, History

Michael Rank is a PhD in Middle East history. He studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and holds an MA in Ottoman History from Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research project is on Christian-Muslim intellectual and religious history in late Ottoman Istanbul. Michael has taught courses in Hungary, Turkey, and the United States on Middle East History, International Affairs, Intercultural Studies, and American History. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights in the Middle East.

Michael is the author of 12 books, including "From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of MIddle East History,"; "The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross"; and "The Most Powerful Women in the MIddle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor."

He lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters.