It goes through everything you need to self-publish your books in ebook, print and audiobook format, and it's the exact process I follow for all my own books. Plus, it includes tips on how to market your books as well.
There are videos for every lesson as well as downloadable audio and PDF slides so you can learn at your own pace and in your preferred format. The core modules include:
How to self-publish ebooks: The prerequisites to have in place before publishing, how to decide on categories and keywords by using Amazon as a search engine, decisions on pricing and exclusivity plus the complications of illustrations and images. Behind the scenes of publishing on Amazon KDP, Kobo Writing Life and Draft2Digital. Plus why Amazon Author Central is important, how to create multi-country Amazon redirection links, the costs of self-publishing and considerations on piracy.
How to self-publish print books: Why print is important, how print on demand works, formatting for print, cover design, the various print on demand companies and ISBNs. Behind the scenes of my own Createspace account as well as comparisons to Ingram Spark. Plus, what will impact the price of your book and how to choose a self-publishing company if you want a print publishing partner, including questions to ask to avoid being ripped off, and costs of self-publishing in print.
How to self-publish audio books: The expansion of the audiobook market and your choices for narration, production and distribution. How ACX works and your other choices if you can't use ACX, whether to narrate yourself or work with a narrator and my own tips from doing both, the costs of an audiobook and how to market your audiobooks.
I want to make sure that the Self-Publishing Success course is right for you. So if you sign up, you have 30 days to test drive it and if it's not the right fit, just email me and I'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
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Once you've self-published, it's time to sell and market your books. I share what has worked for me in marketing both fiction and non-fiction. These lessons include:
Marketing principles and prerequisites: The strategies that don't change even when the tools and technology do.
How to market fiction: Includes writing a series, content marketing specifically for fiction, and ideas for blogging, video, book trailers and podcasting, images, social media and paid promotion.
How to market non-fiction and build your author platform: Includes using Amazon as a search engine, your book as a funnel to higher priced products, building a business model around a blog with content marketing and more.
How to make money from books: A whole lot of ideas including writing books that people want by genre and by search, writing series, varying length and price, selling on multiple stores and selling to the global market.
“Right now, self-publishing is a wide open opportunity for writers. But it’s a confusing and increasingly competitive field. Joanna Penn is one of the guides I rely on to help me navigate the maze, make better marketing decisions, and sell more books.”
- Mark McGuinness, Coach and author of Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success
This course contains everything that I have learned about self-publishing, all wrapped up in a step by step guide that will help you shortcut the journey, save time and money and avoid the mistakes I have made along the way.
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“Joanna Penn's Self-Publishing Success course helped me to outline a publishing plan. This plan gave me the courage to follow through on my goals, and I now have two self-published romance titles. Thank you, Joanna.”
- LeAnna Totten, www.leannatotten.com
“ Joanna's course is all that an author needs to start self-publishing in a clever way. Stop going around and wasting time, you'll just find EVERYTHING here, no magic formulas but the facts and the best of the craft. I only wish Joanna had published this course earlier! What surprises me mostly is that, even by giving away a LOT of top-quality free stuff, she's always able to put added value in the paid resources, courses and books. ”
- Serena Bianca De Matteis, www.serenawrites.com
“ I found this course to be very useful and information rich. It is something I would recommend to any new writer, especially those working on their first book. This course can carry you through publishing subsequent books, but getting your platform setup correctly while you're working on self publishing your first book can save you so much time and so many headaches. ”
- Leigh Anderson
“ This course has helped focus my mind on the practical aspects of self publishing. I love the presentation and the worksheets and other bonus stuff. Well worth doing for all new authors on the indie road. ”
- J A Harris, www.jaharrisbooks.com