How to self-publish a book

With the meteoric rise of self-published authors like Andy Weir (“The Martian”) and Hugh Howey (“Wool”), it’s clear that traditional publishing deals are no longer the only path to releasing a successful book.

In this 10-day course, you will learn about the most crucial aspects of self-publishing. From working with professionals to creating a marketing plan, discover what it takes to become an independent publishing success.

   5,034 students completed this course

   90% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Emmanuel Nataf


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90% of students recommend

“This course was just perfect for me – a real newbie to all of this. It provided an outline of steps to take and some great tools. Really appreciated it and sincerely cannot think how I would want it improved at this point. Gratitude!”

“Brevity is the soul of wit. The author has managed to pour an ocean of knowledge into a tiny seed. Very instructive indeed!”

“Thank you for making such course available to everyone trying to make it as an author. Amazing course, so informative.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. You’re the boss, and you’re responsible for everything
Lesson 2. Writing a great book is simply the cost of admission
Lesson 3. Editing: Where the magic happens
Lesson 4. The power of great design
Lesson 5. EPUB, mobi, PDF—Understanding digital book formats
Lesson 6. Ebook: an author’s best friend
Lesson 7. The Notorious POD (print-on-demand publishing)
Lesson 8. How do successful authors market their books?
Lesson 9. Formulating your pre-publication marketing campaign
Lesson 10. “Building your author platform” and what that really means
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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