Writing and Publishing

 

eBook Publishing for Fun and Profit

Learn to publish your eBook directly to major eBook marketplaces including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. If you've already published your eBook, attend this course to learn some formatting & optimization tips to improve results. Topics covered include formatting, pricing, and marketplace setup. 

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DATES: 2 Tues: Oct 7-14, 2014; 6:00-8:00pm

FEE: $50

# WR0705.314

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 4760

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Schwartz

QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at brian@selfpublish.org

 

Looking for the simplest way to publish an eBook? 

What is the sales gap between Kindle & Nook books that are formatted incorrectly and those formatted correctly?

How many sales are you losing because the buyer downloads a sample and sees a poorly formatted book on Kindle or Nook?

A poorly formatted book on Kindle or Nook will result in not only refunds, but lost sales you never even know you had.

You care about how your website looks, don’t you? Then why would you care any less about how your eBook looks?

People who buy Kindle books from Amazon have seven days to return them. Furthermore, Amazon is now taking down poorly formatted eBooks

If your books are not formatted correctly, if they do not look pleasing to the reader and are not easy to read. You will lose the buyer before you knew it. And if they do buy, they’ll likely return it, it’s as simple as that. You end up loaning your book to readers rather than selling to readers.

Why timing has never been better

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have made the decision to pay authors/publishers 70% of the purchase price as long as the ebook version is priced between $2.99-$9.99. That makes the return on investment (ROI) for eBooks extremely viable.

There is no guarantee that Amazon and Barnes & Noble will keep the payout at 70% indefinitely, which is why I believe authors/publishers should jump in on this window of opportunity now before % payouts change.

Why should you consider taking this workshop?

  • You want to quickly get your book up on Amazon Kindle and BN Nook… since they are currently paying authors 70%, you know that every day your wait is money you're losing (you realize that the 70% won’t last forever).
  • You are looking for someone to provide a simple to use template to save you the time of figuring it out on your own!
  • You want your digital book to look superior to most (alignment, table of contents, headers, page breaks, etc.) to avoid refunds.
  • Because your time is more valuable. You’d rather spend the time writing than trying to figure all the technical details out.
  • You need someone who looks at dozens of eBooks every week to show you how to format your book so it looks correct on the Kindle and Nook.
  • Because you want to be the holder of the account with Amazon & BN.com, and get paid directly! You don’t want to put your trust into some 3rd party to tell you how many ebooks you’ve sold or take a % of every sale.
  • You don’t know which format to save your book in to make it look the way it should on Amazon Kindle.
  • You tried uploading my already book and it doesn’t look right…
  • You don’t want to release your book source files to someone else, especially someone overseas.
  • You want to be able to do digital conversions for other authors and publishers.
  • You want the ability to revise your kindle book whenever you need to.
  • You need someone to walk your through how to setup your title on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

You will learn the fastest, simplest way! In just a few steps you’ll have a high quality Kindle version of your book online that you will be proud to call your own!

Learn to publish your eBook directly to major eBook marketplaces including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. If you've already published your eBook, attend this course to learn some formatting & optimization tips to improve results. Topics covered include formatting, pricing, and marketplace setup. Attendees with learn:

Key takeaways

  1. How to formatting & publish directly to the major eBook marketplaces without a distributor or aggregator.
  2. Why limiting distribution of your eBook is important.
  3. Common mistakes to avoid and some simple things you can do to improve your success.

*Your registration fee covers a two part workshop (4 hours total). Part 1 on Oct. 7 and Part 2 is on Oct. 14. You will be offered the option to purchase software with video tutorials for an additional fee - which will be offered and demonstrated during the workshop.  The software is not necessary to apply what you learn, but does make the process easier.

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