Course Description

This course will start your personal journey to becoming a royalty earning self published author. Write the next Great American Novel. Share your professional expertise. Tell your family’s story. Whatever you dream of writing, write and publish it yourself. Learn how to produce e-books and print books through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, and other online platforms, that will give you worldwide reach for your work from a successful self-published author.

Learn all the basics including proper manuscript and book formatting, book cover design, editing tools, publishing platforms. Learn how to create accounts and understand dashboards and reports. Learn about copyrights, ISBN, LCCN, and AISN, Develop a self publishing plan and take steps to put that plan into action. Students who already have a book in progress can develop it for publication, while students who are new to writing and self-publishing, will develop a solid understanding of this exciting and constantly evolving new industry in this content rich class.

Course Outline

Session 1 Self Publishing Basics

Session 2 The Self Publishing Landscape

Session 3 Your Self Publishing Plan

Session 4 Self Publishing Promotion


Ages 16+


"Before meeting Roxanne, I didn’t have a clue on promotion and advertising of my books on Amazon Kindle. After only a few sessions under Roxanne’s tutorship beginning this past February, she has turned a floundering project into a hopeful literary endeavor that has quickly made me over $400 in revenue as of this date. Not only does Roxanne possess the technical know-how, she is a kind and patient teacher who can offer easy to understand guidance to even those of us who are computer illiterate." Thomas Dorsch

"This class was incredibly valuable to educate me on what is recommended beyond self-publishing a book. The critical steps needed to build an online presence and boost sales through advertising strategy were covered. Tips and techniques shared with class attendees will allow us to utilize this information to market our books after publishing. I appreciate the knowledge gained and know it will make the process go more smoothly." Carrie Stilwell

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