Self-Publishing Primer: Basic steps for new writers.

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Course Description

Do you have a book inside of you? Most people do! The problem is getting that book out and onto the page - and not just onto the page; but also out into the global marketplace.

Where do you start?

Can you really self publish your own book?

This course provides an excellent introduction for anyone who may be toying with the idea of not just writing a book but taking the next step and actually publishing it.

It's easier than you think!

Perhaps you like to write short stories, poetry or maybe you even have a novel in progress that never seems to get finished. You've found the right course to finally get your writing out into the market where it belongs.

This course will show you a simple method to format your manuscript using MS Word so that you can upload it directly to the Amazon KDP and Amazon CreateSpace Marketplace.

You will also see how you can make a quality book cover using Photoshop in 5 minutes flat! Where to get royalty free graphics that you can use with no attribution required - even for commercial use.

This short course can be completed in just a couple of hours. 30 minutes of video and several text based lectures. The three sections of the course covers:

  • 1 How to use MS Word to format a manuscript that will be accepted by Amazon.
  • 2 Evaluating the self-publishing opportunity. My strategy for approaching the self-publishing opportunity.
  • 3 Using Photoshop to make free book covers quickly and easily.

Take the next step, enroll now and get yourself in gear! Learn to self-publish for fun and profit today. An easy introduction to a great work from home opportunity!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is oriented towards beginners who are really not sure yet what self publishing is all about or whether there is an opportunity to make an income from writing.

Course content

5 sections • 13 lectures • 42m total length

Instructor

Writer, Entrepreneur, Instructor
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 30 Reviews
  • 650 Students
  • 3 Courses

A little about me:

I graduated from University with degrees in Commerce and Philosophy. A strange combination but probably a good reflection of my wide range of interests.

My early career was divided between work in computer and marketing positions as well as time spent in the real estate industry.

For the past several years I have been working as a writer, self-publisher and investor. I have always been a writer, even when in high school I used to write essays far longer than was ever required. :)

I Love Learning

My goal is be a lifelong learner and student of life. As a creator of educational content I want to produce material that will be helpful to a large audience. That is what my Udemy Courses are all about, sharing useful ideas and showing you exactly how to succeed.

My experience with self-publishing is extensive, I self-published my first title twenty years ago in 2000 and have added dozens more titles over the years.

I am committed to being an instructor you can count on! Any question at all you may have about getting your book to sell better on Amazon, just let me know and it will be addressed. I look forward to hearing your success stories too!

~ Patrick

Expected Outcomes

  1. Get comfortable using Microsoft Word to prepare your manuscript. You'll learn how to set up your title, chapter headings and create a table of contents. Next, you'll understand why writing for market demand is different from creative writing and lastly you'll get a good primer on using Photoshop for your covers. Requirements Students will need their own copy of Microsoft Word. Photoshop is also recommended, but is not required. Description Do you have a book inside of you? Most people do! The problem is getting that book out and onto the page - and not just onto the page; but also out into the global marketplace. Where do you start? Can you really self publish your own book? This course provides an excellent introduction for anyone who may be toying with the idea of not just writing a book but taking the next step and actually publishing it. It's easier than you think! Perhaps you like to write short stories, poetry or maybe you even have a novel in progress that never seems to get finished. You've found the right course to finally get your writing out into the market where it belongs. This course will show you a simple method to format your manuscript using MS Word so that you can upload it directly to the Amazon KDP and Amazon CreateSpace Marketplace. You will also see how you can make a quality book cover using Photoshop in 5 minutes flat! Where to get royalty free graphics that you can use with no attribution required - even for commercial use. This short course can be completed in just a couple of hours. 30 minutes of video and several text based lectures. The three sections of the course covers: 1 How to use MS Word to format a manuscript that will be accepted by Amazon. 2 Evaluating the self-publishing opportunity. My strategy for approaching the self-publishing opportunity. 3 Using Photoshop to make free book covers quickly and easily. Take the next step, enroll now and get yourself in gear! Learn to self-publish for fun and profit today. An easy introduction to a great work from home opportunity! Who this course is for: This course is oriented towards beginners who are really not sure yet what self publishing is all about or whether there is an opportunity to make an income from writing. Show more Show less Course content 5 sections • 13 lectures • 42m total length Expand all sections Do this first! 2 lectures • 1min Do this first! Preview 00:17 Preamble Preview 00:13 Getting started with Microsoft Word 4 lectures • 16min Intro to MS Word. Preview 04:12 MS Word Basics - Creating a Table of Contents. Preview 04:36 MS Word Basics - Saving in correct format. Preview 03:21 MS Word Basics - Adding Images. 03:33 Quiz on using Microsoft Word. 5 questions Evaluating the Opportunity. 3 lectures • 13min Can you be a writer? 03:45 Should you self-publish? 04:48 You can do it if... 04:47 Creating Book Covers Fast! 3 lectures • 11min Creating a cover introduction. 01:24 Create a cover in 6 minutes - Sample 1. 06:00 Create a cover in under 5 minutes - Sample 2. 03:43 Summary and conclusion. 1 lecture • 2min Concluding remarks. 01:32 Instructor Patrick Doucette Writer, Entrepreneur, Instructor 4.6 Instructor Rating 30 Reviews 650 Students 3 Courses A little about me: I graduated from University with degrees in Commerce and Philosophy. A strange combination but probably a good reflection of my wide range of interests. My early career was divided between work in computer and marketing positions as well as time spent in the real estate industry. For the past several years I have been working as a writer, self-publisher and investor. I have always been a writer, even when in high school I used to write essays far longer than was ever required. :) I Love Learning My goal is be a lifelong learner and student of life. As a creator of educational content I want to produce material that will be helpful to a large audience. That is what my Udemy Courses are all about, sharing useful ideas and showing you exactly how to succeed. My experience with self-publishing is extensive, I self-published my first title twenty years ago in 2000 and have added dozens more titles over the years. I am committed to being an instructor you can count on! Any question at all you may have about getting your book to sell better on Amazon, just let me know and it will be addressed. 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