Publish your first book online
Time: 14:00 - 17:15
Word document. You will need good internet and file management skills and experience of using Microsoft Word.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
In this intensive course, you will learn how to successfully publish your first book in Amazon Kindle and other formats using a Word document. You will need good internet good computer file management skills and experience of using Word.
To successfully publish your book on Amazon, you need to have a good understanding of how Amazon works behind the scenes and how to take advantage of this. You also need to consider how a customer finds your book and major factors that affect their decision to buy.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• How to prepare and format your eBook
• Sourcing cover images
• Legalities – tax, ISBN and copyright
• Publishing avenues
• Writing and marketing tools
• Positioning your book on digital bookstores
• Adding your title to Amazon
• Book marketing essentials.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Prepare and format ePubs and other digital book formats
• Make your eBook available on Amazon and other digital bookstores
• Develop a pricing and marketing strategy for your book release.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners. However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC/ good internet skills and should have experience of using Word documents, managing and arranging files on your computer and good internet skills. You should also be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Sep by step instruction, with demonstrations and exercises where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts. There will be homework set each week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs. You will need to download and install software on your computer during the course. (Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.) You will be guided through this process by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
One of our marketing/social media courses such as: Online marketing: a detailed introduction or Social media for business: introduction.
Christine Robertson is a Creative Producer with over 30 years’ experience in the Creative Industries, working in the Music, Film, Publishing and Technology sectors. An early adopter of all things digital, she is passionate about the transformative power of technology in both commerce and business and in innovating and enabling creative production and communication. Alongside her own businesses, Christine is an experienced Lecturer/Teacher and enjoys both the vibrancy of City Lit and meeting and working with its diverse and engaged students. Christine lectures at the BBC Academy and other UK Universities on a range of Tech/Communication and Business focused courses.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.