Self-publishing? Are you interested in writing and selling books yourself? As a result of working with my husband’s senior writing group and helping him and several other members self-publish eBooks and paperbacks, I have learned enough to create a course on the subject. If you like learning and writing, you might like the course I made with everything I learned helping other people self-publish. The sign-up page for the course is here.
Here is a sample lesson from the course. Did you know Word compresses images as you work, and each additional save reduces the image quality? I save so often that it is easy for me to ruin images in a document. By checking a box in the settings, image compression can be prevented. Whew! However, if images were added and saved without checking this box, it is best to delete and reinsert them over again. Amazon will let you know if your images are not high enough quality for printing, but by using this setting the manuscript could be accepted the first time.
Self-Publishing from the Very, Very Beginning Course
You might also like to see the informational blog post I wrote about my husband’s book, Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War, at this link. I was the technical help to publish his book. There is a free secondary education curriculum guide at the post as well.
During the course, you will set up free accounts for selling books, learn how to create a free author page on Amazon, learn how to set up a free author page on Goodreads, understand why limited social media accounts can be helpful, understand more about social media sharing, and learn how to publish an eBook and a paperback. I provide handouts with additional information, links, and directions. Find out how to see the record of your sales and how much money you have earned. Get my own eBook and paperback manuscripts, and also learn how to copy/paste on them to create your own formatted documents.
The work I did to help some people in a writing group of senior citizens publish stories on blogs, eBooks, and paperbacks was all volunteer. I am a blogger and curriculum writer and have done self-publishing myself. The information I share in the lessons is what I learned while helping other people, and especially for beginners with this whole process. There are many other people sharing YouTube videos, blog posts, and classes to check out, as well. Because I figured out how self-publishing works as seen from the eyes of unpublished writers new to digital publishing, my course explains things from the very beginning.
Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents. Her children's books are available on Amazon. She was a public school teacher for 28 years, three of those in a desegregation school, five in schools with the Minneapolis Choice is Yours program as a Wayzata teacher. She has been trained in numerous areas such as CGI Math, the National Urban Alliance, reading strategies, writing workshop, and others listed on her about page.