Have you written a fantastic manuscript but now you're unsure what to do with it?
Please allow me to make a suggestion...
This is a course that advocates self-publishing over traditional publishing. At the same time it takes a potentially controversial stand by suggesting that you should be publishing exclusively with Amazon companies.
This class also serves as an introduction and guide to publishing on Amazon KDP.
But before getting all tangled up with a whole course, the first four lectures in this course cover short but important topics that need to be nailed down before we can proceed:
The next section in the course is where the rubber hits the road...
In the second section you'll learn how to format your manuscript using Microsoft Word for publication on Amazon Kindle. This is the first of a pair of sections to dealing with publishing on Amazon Kindle, the second being how to actually publish your book through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) web based interface.
I'd recommend that you pause the course after each lesson in order to perform the task just described using your own manuscript. By the time you finish the class you'll have a formatted manuscript.
In the third section you become a published author...
In the fourth and final section, you'll learn how to price your book at the sweet spot to be sold and to name your book using keywords so that it can be found. These two steps are probably the most crucial in marketing your Kindle book.
The two topics addressed in the final section are:
Be sure to watch the entire course if you're interested in self-publishing.
I'll see you in the classroom,
Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.
Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.
My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.
I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.