Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome & Introduction

    • About this Resource Library
    • Table of Contents
  • 2

    1. Planning Resources

    • Overview of Self-Publishing Process / Timeline
    • Determine Cost to Publish Your Book (Budget Spreadsheet)
    • Self-Publishing Checklist
    • Do Your Research: Your Perfect Reader/Avatar (Worksheet)
    • MindMaps
    • Royalty Calculators
    • Differences for Canadian Authors
    • Writing & Editing Tips & Resources
  • 3

    2. Build Your Team

    • Non-Disclosure Agreement
    • Work for Hire Contract
    • Assignment of Copyright (Template)
    • List of Recommended Editors, Illustrators and Graphic Designers
    • Finding an Illustrator (Slides)
  • 4

    3. Sales & Marketing

    • Marketing Plan
    • Media Kit Samples FREE PREVIEW
    • List of Children's Book Awards
    • Marketing Plan (Worksheet & Activity List)
    • Influencer Marketing: List of Over 700 Children's Book Influencers
    • Additional Marketing Resources
    • Over 70 Paid & Free Book Promotion Sites
    • School Visit Forms & Resource
    • Press Releases
  • 5

    4. Layout / Graphic Design

    • Graphic Design Form
    • Book Dummy (aka Mockup)
    • Graphic Design / Layout Templates
    • Book Mockups
    • Kindle Kids' Book Creator
    • File Setup Calculator (Amazon KDP)
    • Launch Team Graphics & Templates
  • 6

    5. The Illustration Process

    • Author/Illustrator Contract
    • Illustration Brief Samples
    • Slides/Illustration Process
  • 7

    6. Publishing

    • How to: Selecting Amazon Keywords
    • 1000 High Volume Keyword Phrases with Low Competition
    • List of Categories with 25 or Less Sales to #1
    • Keywords for Gift Books / Keepsake Books for Mom and Baby
    • Keyword Lists for Middle Grade Books
  • 8

    7. Printing

  • 9

    BONUS CONTENT

    • Intro to Self-Publishing Made Simple & the Self-Publishing Process
    • Top 10 Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make
    • Sample Session from Self-Publishing Made Simple (Writing, Creating Book Dummy, Budgeting and Author Q&A)
    • Additional FREE Video Playlists

Companion Course: 12 Modules with Videos, Assignments, 1:1 Mentoring & Support to Go from Completed Manuscript to Self-Published Book

--> Everything you need to be successful in your self-publishing journey