Indie authors are becoming overnight sensations in the New York Times and USA Today, on Amazon, and well, everywhere e-books are sold, proving there's no longer a stigma to self-publishing. In some genres self-published e-books even outsell those from traditional publishers, because readers are looking for new authors and stories that aren't written using a formula. And if you're in business, an e-book can be your new business card and play an important part in your content marketing plans.
If you can use a word processor, have a book written—or have an idea for one—and want to see your name in print, you just might have what it takes to succeed in self-publishing.
This six-week long course introduces you to everything you need to know to do a professional job of turning your manuscript into your dream-come-true, a book that will help you make money on the Internet, whether you want to self-publish a novel, a nonfiction book, or a picture book. You'll learn how to format your e-book and get it ready to sell through bookstores like Amazon and Apple. By the end of the course, you could have your e-book published in over 100 countries worldwide and available to libraries and book clubs!
Whether you're a first-timer or have already put out an e-book or two, this course puts you inside the publishing industry, sharing the tricks of the trade used by traditional publishers to make sure their books are in the best position to be found by readers. You'll meet a dozen other writers just like you, who've made it big self-publishing e-books. Plus, you'll have a Market and Make Money assignment with each lesson, to walk you through the basics of developing a plan to sell your e-books.
This course and its follow-up, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets, take you step-by-step through publishing your own e-books and building your writer's platform or brand, to be successful selling them. Take the first step to publishing success, and sign up today!
Course Revised December 2015
About The Instructor
Linda Aksomitis has a master's degree in adult vocational/technical education, with a minor in English. She has published 25 books for readers of all ages (fiction and nonfiction), including numerous e-books, and she has a few thousand publications in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet. She's been an acquisitions editor for an e-publisher, Webmaster of half a dozen websites, managing editor and Webmaster for an Internet magazine, and she maintains two active blogs. Linda traces all of her publishing success to the Internet and the contacts she's made in cyberspace.