This is a course designed for the person who wants to do most of the work of creating and publishing their book on their own. It is a beginner to the intermediate level course - perfect for the first time author or maybe 2nd time author who realizes they missed some steps the first time around. It's okay - publishing is a big, big, big world, and after years and years, I am STILL learning. So be kind to yourself!
This course is self-paced and self-guided. You may leave comments or send me emails with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, which we will answer as we can. But if you find yourself need a lot of support and guidance, I would strongly encourage you to book a consulting call with me, where we can get into the details.
Note: I will teach you all the basic concepts for Self-Publishing - when, where, and how. I cannot guarantee the success of your book and strongly encourage you to invest in author platform building and marketing tools as well. I do guarantee that you will know exactly how to get your book self-published by the time this course ends.
What will we cover?
This is a mini-course. So I'm not going to teach you everything in the world about self-publishing. If that's what you are looking for, I do have that option. If you want to be taught everything I know about Self-Publishing, check out the Success Publishing Academy - a six-month program with coaching.
Included in this mini-course:
- The tools and resources so that you know the timeline, process, and places to self-publish your book
- Connections with other freelancers who can help you with the production of your book
- Basic distribution & book launch
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand the timeline for self-publishing
- Have a good understanding of all of the key elements for having a professionally self-published book and how to make those things happen
- Have knowledge of the places you should be publishing your book
- Have a Rolodex of places to go for professional support in the preparation and publication of your book
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About the instructor
Alexa Bigwarfe is a coach to writers, self-published author, blogger, and freelance writer. Alexa's micro publishing company, Kat Biggie Press, has edited, designed, and published 7 of her own books and several books by other authors. In addition to her self-published works, Alexa has has been published in four anthologies; The Mother of All Meltdowns, The HerStories Project, The Clash of the Couples,and Mothering Through the Darkness. Alexa knows what it takes to build a writing career in the middle of real life as she built hers amid screaming children, dirty dishes and piles of laundry. As a freelance writer, she has had more than 30 articles published in regional parenting magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is passionate about helping writers build sustainable businesses with the strokes of their keyboard. She provides self-publishing, course, and author and freelance writer support at Write|Publish|Sell.