Preparing to Self-Publish 101 (free course)
Follow a step-by-step guide with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on how to prepare your manuscript for self-publication, taught by a certified teacher with over ten years of classroom experience.
Have you written the first draft of a book but have no idea what to do with it? Have you heard other authors discuss words like “formatting” and “ISBNs” but have no idea what these are?
Preparing to Self-Publish 101 will help you to prepare your manuscript to be sold on stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, iBooks, and Kobo (but it won’t show you how to sell on these stores), through a series of screencasts that show you step-by-step everything you’ll need to create a beautiful, high-quality book that readers will love.
This course will cover:
- How to edit and format your book
- How to design a cover
- How to write an effective book blurb
- How to register an ISBN
- How to determine your book’s BISAC codes, and why these are so important
- How to register a copyright (in the US)
- How to get reviews for your book
Just to be clear, this course does not give any strategies on how to write a book, nor will it teach you how to sell the book in stores, but rather it will teach you everything you need to know to prepare your book to be sold in stores.
I’ve included the most up-to-date, proven and effective strategies to help authors of all budgets create the highest-quality book possible.
I’m an award-winning, bestselling author of three independently published novels that have outsold authors such as Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Kurt Vonnegut on Amazon’s Kindle store. Two of my three novels have been recommended by Kirkus Reviews and my most recent, The Summer of Crud, was selected to the Barnes & Noble B&N Press Picks list for February/March 2018. I’ve also written eleven screenplays that have won over 150 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions, and in July 2017, I optioned one of those screenplays to one of the producers of the American Pie and Final Destination films. I currently live in San Diego, CA and teach at a public secondary school.
Achieving success as a self-published author is often a long-term journey, and preparing your manuscript for publication is a crucial step that, if done correctly, will help you to increase your chances of maximizing sales and growing your readership once your book has been published. I’m ready when you are to take that step of this journey together.