Online: Self Publish Your Book
7 September to 27 November 2020, online
Enrolments close 31 August 2020, 5pm
Considering self-publishing your book, but feel daunted by the process? Get step-by-step guidance from publishing expert Joel Naoum in our 12-week online self-publishing course. By the end, you’ll be able to have your book available for sale globally in ebook and print on demand formats.
Bookings open 1 April 2020. Sign up to receive full course details when they become available.
Hundreds of thousands of books are self-published every year, but many of these fall below professional standards. After all the time you’ve put into writing your book, it’s essential to ensure it’s presented to readers professionally and attractively. Cover design in particular is a major factor in a book’s success. People really do judge a book by its cover!
There are many aspects to consider when self-publishing, including cover design, digital conversion, typesetting, and distribution, as well as file types, metadata and other technical issues. Expert guidance will help you make the best choices for your book.
In this practical course, you’ll learn how to publish your book to a professional standard while being guided through the process week by week, all from the comfort of your computer.
To enrol, you must have a completed, edited and proofread manuscript ready for publication without need of any further edits or changes as of the start of the program, 7 September 2020. Your manuscript must be primarily text; some B&W photos/illustrations can be included, but this program is not suitable for illustrated or picture books.
Closing date for enrolments: 31 August, 5pm
Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this course.
‘Every class was packed with hands-on activity, and every week saw steady progress towards the end goal of publication. Joel helped us set up accounts with reputable e-book distributors and printers, and gave us advice on marketing strategies post publication. The end-result for me was a novel that is now available through Amazon and several other online booksellers.’
‘The course is insanely practical and does exactly as it promises: by week 7 you’re ready to hit the “publish” button on your new novel, in both digital and paperback. Joel has been doing this literally since it was invented, is very generous with his knowledge and is an incredibly patient teacher. Absolutely recommended.’
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About the tutor
Joel Naoum is a Sydney-based book publisher, bookseller, editor and consultant. He is currently the non-fiction category manager at Booktopia and runs Critical Mass, a publishing consultancy. Joel previously ran Pan Macmillan Australia’s digital-first imprint Momentum Books. He is the chair of the board of Writing NSW and in 2011 he completed the Unwin Trust […]