Writing and Publishing Nonfiction: Module IV

writing and publishing nonfiction books

Recap:

Whereas Module III covered traditional publishing, Module IV will address self-publishing.

Module IV: Independent (or Self) Publishing

Module 4 will cover basic pointers for self-publishing. There will be 5 lectures, 1 workbook that you should complete, and supplementary handouts that you will want to go through in the order noted below. I’m also providing a few unaffiliated external links, so you have someplace to start shopping around for printing presses, getting price quotes, etc.

In the previous modules, the lectures were provided as audio recordings, but my laptop went kaput and I’ve been recording the audio with an app on my laptop. I don’t know how to do it with my desktop, so instead of mp4 files for download in Module 4, we have text–the audio lecture transcripts I would have read off of.

Here’s your course outline:

WBK Workbook H: Self-Publishing Logistics DOCX | PDF
HDT Template for Self Published Manuscript DOCX
AUD Introduction to Self-Publishing PDF
AUD Why Self Publish Your Book PDF
WEB AuthorCentral (Amazon): Register an Account LINK
WEB Print-on-Demand Publisher: Lulu.com LINK
WEB Print-on-Demand Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing LINK
WEB Print-on-Demand Royalties Calculator [CreateSpace] LINK
WEB Printing Press: Lightning Press [Book Printing Instant Price Quote Calculator] LINK
WEB Printing Press: Heidel Print [Book Printing Instant Price Quote Calculator] LINK
WEB Printing Press (China): Shenzhen Jinhao Printing [Minimum Order Quantity: 500 copies] LINK
HDT US Copyright Office Form-TX (Registration for Literary Works) PDF
HDT US Copyright Office Online Registration of Copyright PDF
WEB Electronic Filing of US Copyrights LINK
AUD Optional. Publishing Tarot or Oracle Decks PDF
WEB Optional. Tarot Deck Creators Facebook Group LINK
AUD Understanding ISBNs, Bar Codes, and LOC Listings PDF
WEB Buy ISBNs and Bar Codes (U.S.—Bowker) LINK
WEB How to Register a U.S. Copyright LINK
WEB About Library of Congress Catalog Listings LINK
WEB LOC PCN: Application to Participate LINK
AUD Why You Need a Copyeditor PDF
AUD Where To Go From Here PDF
  • AUD = Audio File [PDF of transcript provided in lieu of audio recordings]
  • WBK = Workbook
  • HDT = Handout
  • WEB = Website; External Link

Click on the linked files in the right column to download. Or:

Zip File Download

Click on the above link to download a zip file of the entire Module 4, so you can get everything at once and not have to right-click, save-as for each and every line item above.

Check back for Module V: Promoting Your Book & Post-Publication Strategic Plans

Coming soon.

Writing and Publishing Nonfiction Independent Study Course

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5 thoughts on “Writing and Publishing Nonfiction: Module IV

  1. benebell wen…

    You wrote above…

    “In the previous modules, the lectures were provided as audio recordings, but my laptop went kaput and I’ve been recording the audio with an app on my laptop. I don’t know how to do it with my desktop, so instead of mp4 files for download in Module 4, we have text–the audio lecture transcripts I would have read off of.”

    Try Audacity – audacityteam.org – it is free and works well. I have used it for recording and editing, and you can export in different formats.
    For a desktop, you would need a microphone and headphones, if you do not already have them.

    Dave M.

    Liked by 1 person

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