Write the next Great American Novel. Share your professional expertise. Tell your family’s story. Whatever you dream of writing, this course will start your personal journey to becoming a royalty-earning self-published author. Learn about the ways authors can 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.
We’ll blend classroom instruction, exercises, online research, and peer interaction to help you develop a self-publishing plan, and take steps to put that plan into action. We will guide you through the process of developing your words and pictures from ideas into published works capable of generating royalties within days. 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. You should be comfortable using the internet for research, have some experience with email and social media, and use Microsoft Word or an equivalent for word processing.
Session 1: Your Self-Publishing Basics
Session 2: Your Self-Publishing Toolbox
Session 3: Your Self-Publishing Plan
Session 4: Your Self-Publishing Promotion
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"Harper College’s Publish It Yourself class was exceptional in content and delivery. It is highly recommended for both new authors looking to self publish and seasoned authors new to self publishing. Instructor Elizabeth Harmon did an excellent job in walking us through the confusing world of self publishing. After taking this class, I have at hand the knowledge and ability to self publish my book in progress. Class lectures were clearly written and easy to follow. I found the class to be a great value and current with today’s constantly changing publishing industry." Carrie Stilwell
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