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Successful Self-Publishing Diploma Course

7 Modules

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  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

You’ve got a great idea for a book and you’ve started putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) or you may have already finished it! How will you get it out into the world? You could hire a traditional publisher but you’ll lose creative control and royalties can be 7-25% per book sold (with 25% being on the incredibly generous end) or you can self-publish, keep total creative control and earn up to 70% of the royalties of each book. Tempted? Take this course and you’ll learn the skills needed in self-publishing your book – cover design and layout, proofing, publishing, distributing, and marketing.

The Successful Self-Publishing Diploma Course begins by guiding you through the basics of self-publishing. You’ll quickly get answers to the big questions, such as why you should self- publish and the benefits of doing so and, conversely, reasons self-publishing may not be...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Basics of Self-Publishing
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Why self-publish?
  • Part 2: Advantages of self-publishing
  • Part 3: Why it might be a bad idea to self-publish
  • Part 4: Legal considerations
  • Part 5: Budget
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Completing the Text
  • Part 1: Title
  • Part 2: Editing
  • Part 3: Spelling and grammar
  • Part 4: Beta readers
  • Part 5: Preparing the text for layout
  • Part 6: Parts of a book
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Layout and Design: Interior
  • Part 1: Size and Pagination
  • Part 2: Interior layout
  • Part 3: Fonts
  • Part 4: Leading
  • Part 5: Ebook formatting
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Layout and design: Cover
  • Part 1: Layout and design: Cover
  • Part 2: Fonts
  • Part 3: Formatting
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Production
  • Part 1: Offset printing
  • Part 2: Using an imprintor self-publishing platform
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Distribution
  • Part 1: Getting your book into bookshops
  • Part 2: Distributors and wholesalers
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Sales and Marketing
  • Part 1: Category, book description and keywords
  • Part 2: Book trailers
  • Part 3: Reviews
  • Module 7 Assessment

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

You’ve written, or are in the process of writing, a book and want to publish it yourself, rather than work rely on a publisher, what do you do? This course outlines all the tasks involved and the skills needed to succeed in self-publishing a book.

If you’re intending on becoming a publisher yourself, the Successful Self-Publishing Diploma Course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire process – giving you a great foundational knowledge to build upon with further, degree-level education.

Accreditations

The Successful Self-Publishing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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