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C. Susan Nunn

Susan is a 'lover of many things.' Her creative endeavors are all fed with her love of nature, balance, and her deep spiritual beliefs. She is a Writer, Editor, Teacher and Writing Coach, and Author. She earned her BA at Vermont College, and earned an MFA at Antioch University Los Angeles, with dual concentration (Fiction and Creative Non-fiction.) She is also a Certified Creative Writing Instructor. Susan is the author of Song of the Earth, a novel said to be the consciousness of our nation and of our people. She has embodied Nature’s balance and peaceful flow of how things should be and applies it to everything she does. It has also helped with her creative writing in developing a deep flow as well as in editing for others. She lives in Boise, Idaho.

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About this course

This online course is designed to empower you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to navigate the self-publishing world with confidence and success. Whether you're an aspiring author, a seasoned writer looking to take control of your publishing journey, or someone with a story to share, this course will provide you with the essential insights and practical guidance to bring your book to life.

What You Can Expect: Throughout this comprehensive 8-week program, we will dive deep into the self-publishing process, starting with a finished manuscript through publishing. You will learn the crucial steps and industry best practices to create a professional book that captures readers' attention and meets your publishing goals.

Key Topics We Will Cover:

  1. Introduction to Self-Publishing: Get acquainted with the self-publishing landscape, understand the benefits and opportunities it offers, and discover how it can empower you as an author.
  2. What Does a Finished Manuscript Really Mean?
  3. Added costs to the publishing process.
  4. Titles and Book Cover Design: Discover the power of a title, the elements of effective book cover design, and understand how to create a visually appealing cover that grabs readers' attention and accurately represents your book's content. I will give you the name of the cover designer. Her work is priced right, and usually we have a design overnight.
  5. Publishing Platforms and Tools: Explore various self-publishing platforms and distribution channels, and gain insights into the tools and resources available to streamline your publishing process.
  6. Ebook and Print Formatting: Master the art of formatting your book for digital and print formats, ensuring that your work looks professional and readable across different devices and mediums. I will give you the contact info of the typesetter I use, which makes quick work of this process, and his work is impeccable. I will add in publishing your Audio  book.
  7. Pricing and Royalties: Understand pricing strategies, royalty structures, and how to set a competitive price for your book to maximize profitability while appealing to your target audience.
  8. We will talk about Keywords and Categories, and touch on AI, and the importance of building Your Author Platform: Establish a strong online presence as an author, cultivate a loyal readership, and explore strategies to engage with your audience through author websites, blogs, and social media.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to independently publish your book, reaching readers around the world and fulfilling your publishing aspirations. Throughout the program, you will have access to a supportive community of fellow authors, opportunities for feedback, and guidance from experienced professionals in the field.

So, are you ready to embark on this self-publishing journey? Let's get started on the path to turning your manuscript into a published book that captivates readers and brings your story to life. Get ready to make your mark in the world of self-publishing!