Self Publishing For Beginners (Self-Paced)

Have you ever thought about self publishing your story. Maybe you've got a manuscript sitting around that you'd love to published.

Have you ever thought of publishing your own book?

Maybe it’s a manuscript that’s been secretly sitting in a drawer that you’ve never told anyone about.

Perhaps it’s a story that’s been rejected one too many times but you know it has merit.

It could be a work of non-fiction on a topic you feel passionate about and you’d now like to share it with others.

The once frowned upon pursuit of self-publishing is today totally acceptable. In fact, some self-publishers have started their own companies or even made their way to the bestsellers list and got a publishing contract in the process. Others are making a living doing what they love most…writing.

While this class won’t delve into the topic of what sort of book you should write and what’s profitable in today’s market, it will show you how to format, upload and maneuver your way around most of the publishing platforms.

It will tell you about the dos and don’ts and the pitfalls you might encounter along the way.

I hope after taking this class you’ll feel convenient enough to give publishing your own book a try.

Here are some of the topics I’ll be covering-

Pros and cons of self-publishing
E-book self-publishing
Print self-publishing
Other publishing options
Self-publishing a new book
Self-publishing a previously published book
Amazon Kindle and KDP
Nook Press
Independent book sites
Cover Design
Writing a Description/categories and keywords

If you have any questions about this class please contact Susan at

Intended Audience: Beginning authors, Beginning self publishers

Lesson One-Pros and Cons
Lesson Two-Amazon Part One
Lesson Three-Amazon Part Two
Lesson Four-Nook and Kobo
Lesson Five-Smashwords
Lesson Six-Other Platforms
Lesson Seven-Cover Design and Editing
Lesson Eight-Keywords, Description and Pricing

What's included

  • 8 High quality lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Susan Palmquist


Susan Palmquist is the bestselling author of 100 plus books, including non-fiction, romance and mystery novels. For the last ten years she's been tutoring for an online school and teaching workshops for chapters of The Romance Writer's of America. In 2017 she launched her coaching and mentoring service and runs a writing blog. Find out more at and