Udemy is holding another one of its blowout sales, so here are a couple of recommendations for self-publishing courses.
If you’re Canadian, my Self-Publishing for Canadians course will set you on the right path. I’m planning to remove the course from the marketplace later this month, so this will be your last chance to get it at Udemy, and at a great price! The course covers the complete publishing process, from finding an editor to uploading your book files to the printer and bookstores. It’s the process I still use today to publish my books, including one I released last month.
I’ve decided to retire it, so to speak, because I no longer add update videos and haven’t done so for a while. The update videos were optional extras. They would include news like Kobo’s new subscription program, changes to Kindle Unlimited, etc.
If you have my Self-Publishing for Canadians book, you don’t need the course. Inside the course you can watch me do some tasks (like assign ISBNs to books), and there are resource sheets, but the information is pretty much the same as what’s in the book.
If you’re not Canadian, or you’re looking for a self-publishing course that also covers book promotion, I always recommend the How To Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon Kindle course. It covers the entire publishing process for ebooks, including market research before you write a book (applicable mainly to non-fiction). It has bonus interviews with successful self-publishers, including superstar author Hugh Howey. At $10USD, the course is worth it just for the interviews and promotion section, even if you already know how to publish a book.
There are a lot of self-publishing courses on Udemy. Because I’m an instructor, I’ve received complimentary coupons to many of them. If you’re considering a course and want to know if I’ve taken it and would recommend it, just drop me an email via the Contact page.
Udemy offers courses on a whole range of topics, so if you’re not in the market for a self-publishing course, you might want to check out the sale anyway, which you can do here. The sale ends on March 14th.