Kindle ebook publishing training course in London

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 15 May 2012

Yesterday journalism.co.uk announced one of my first post-Guardian ventures - a one day training course in ebook publishing: “Kindle publishing: How to get into the ebook market

I’ve published my own Kindle ebooks independently, and edited them for the Guardian, and also designed a system at the Guardian for making ebook production easier. Here’s what you’ll learn if you sign up for the day:

Kindle Publishing

As the printed book market diminishes, it has been important for publishers to get into the ebook market. However, the ability for people to self-publish into the Amazon Kindle store has levelled the playing field between major publishers, independents, and the self-publishers.

In this one day course you’ll learn how to format your writing for Kindle, how to produce the right types of computer files to upload to the Kindle store including a cover image, how to get the best royalty rate from Amazon, and how to promote your ebook.

Course contents:

  • Structuring your ebook
  • Preparing your text
  • All the HTML you ever need to know (almost)
  • The other bits of HTML
  • Special Amazon tags
  • Making a good cover image
  • Setting up as an Amazon publisher
  • Amazon’s different royalty models explained
  • Previewing your book
  • What happens when you press “Publish”
  • Do’s and Dont’s of promoting your book
  • Understanding Amazon’s sales reports

You can sign up via the journalism.co.uk website - the course takes place at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on 29 June 2012. It costs £200 (+£40 VAT).

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