Kindle ebook publishing training course in London
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:
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.
- 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).