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1. Successful Self-Publishing: Learn The Basics Of Self-Publishing

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 Certificate 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 for you. There are legal obligations you need to fulfil and to self-publish requires money, the course will talk you through what to expect in both these areas.

With your book written and your working title in place. This course will show you the process of finessing the details, large and small, to get your text ready for publication. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of titling your book and what to include in your cover text, how to self-edit or hire and work with an editor, how to prepare your text for the layout process, and what the established conventions that you should use in book anatomy, are.

Formatting should be invisible, unnoticed by the reader, but done poorly and inconsistently and the smallest of errors will pull your readers from the story, ruining the content of your work. You’ll learn how to use layout to enable your content to flow – with proper use of book sizing, page layout, fonts, spacing and alignment of text. Formatting for eBooks is also covered.

We are taught the metaphor ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but when it comes to books – we do. When confronted by a wall or screen of book covers and all you have to go off, as a customer, is a title and a cover, you will find yourself quickly judging covers and titles – giving just seconds to each. From this course, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of book cover design, from colour theory, graphics and images to fonts, copy placement, formatting and reproduction, to ensure yours is the cover that stands out and the book that gets bought. Even if you intend to commission a designer to do the work for you this essential knowledge will give you everything you need to understand what is needed and to get the cover you want.

With your files ready and book complete you need to understand the process of printing the finished work. The Successful Self-Publishing Certificate Course walks you through production, including the different printing methods available and how to convert your book into an eBook. It also stresses the importance of proofreading, how to proofread, and the common conventions used by proofreaders, should you choose to hire one.

Where many self-publishers fail is through not fully understanding distribution, because it doesn’t matter how good your book is, if no one can buy it you’re not going to make any money and it’ll be back to the 9-5. This course provides the knowledge you need to successfully get your book into bookshops, work with distributors and wholesalers, and price your book effectively for both printed and eBook versions.

You’ve published a book – don’t forget to tell people about it! Though before you publish, you need to have a marketing plan in place that will fit the content of your book. You’ll learn how to make sure your book is accurately represented in online bookstores and how to use tools such as social media, YouTube trailers, paid-for advertising, and mailing lists to promote and sell your book. You’ll also discover how to carry your marketing efforts on after publishing and through to your second book.

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 Certificate Course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire process – giving you a great foundational knowledge to build upon with further, degree-level education.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills 

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

Who would benefit from this course?

It will help you to understand the mind-set of professional writers, to enable you to test out your skills in new and interesting areas of creativity; and it will help you to escalate your own expertise with the written word taking your writing to the next level.

If you follow this course throughout and participate in all of the writing projects, you will find that your learning curve rises rapidly.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

This course also provides you with the tools to:

  • Create three-dimensional characters
  • Learn the secrets to great storytelling
  • Write an in-depth outline
  • Cope with rejections
  • Set productive goals
  • Develop the writer within
  • Write opening paragraphs
  • Close a chapter successfully
  • Write picture books
  • Sell picture books
  • Write horror stories
  • Write adventure stories
  • Write middle grade stories and more

Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone with a passion for writing and would like to get into the children’s book market. There are thousands of stories accepted by publishers each week, so if you have the ideas, we will show you how to make them grow and become a published author.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

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Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Successful Self-Publishing Bundle, 3 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Successful Self-Publishing

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

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Get Successful Self-Publishing, Creative Writing, and Writing Books for Children in this Bundle

1. Successful Self-Publishing: Learn The Basics Of Self-Publishing

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 Certificate 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 for you. There are legal obligations you need to fulfil and to self-publish requires money, the course will talk you through what to expect in both these areas.

With your book written and your working title in place. This course will show you the process of finessing the details, large and small, to get your text ready for publication. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of titling your book and what to include in your cover text, how to self-edit or hire and work with an editor, how to prepare your text for the layout process, and what the established conventions that you should use in book anatomy, are.

Formatting should be invisible, unnoticed by the reader, but done poorly and inconsistently and the smallest of errors will pull your readers from the story, ruining the content of your work. You’ll learn how to use layout to enable your content to flow – with proper use of book sizing, page layout, fonts, spacing and alignment of text. Formatting for eBooks is also covered.

We are taught the metaphor ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but when it comes to books – we do. When confronted by a wall or screen of book covers and all you have to go off, as a customer, is a title and a cover, you will find yourself quickly judging covers and titles – giving just seconds to each. From this course, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of book cover design, from colour theory, graphics and images to fonts, copy placement, formatting and reproduction, to ensure yours is the cover that stands out and the book that gets bought. Even if you intend to commission a designer to do the work for you this essential knowledge will give you everything you need to understand what is needed and to get the cover you want.

With your files ready and book complete you need to understand the process of printing the finished work. The Successful Self-Publishing Certificate Course walks you through production, including the different printing methods available and how to convert your book into an eBook. It also stresses the importance of proofreading, how to proofread, and the common conventions used by proofreaders, should you choose to hire one.

Where many self-publishers fail is through not fully understanding distribution, because it doesn’t matter how good your book is, if no one can buy it you’re not going to make any money and it’ll be back to the 9-5. This course provides the knowledge you need to successfully get your book into bookshops, work with distributors and wholesalers, and price your book effectively for both printed and eBook versions.

You’ve published a book – don’t forget to tell people about it! Though before you publish, you need to have a marketing plan in place that will fit the content of your book. You’ll learn how to make sure your book is accurately represented in online bookstores and how to use tools such as social media, YouTube trailers, paid-for advertising, and mailing lists to promote and sell your book. You’ll also discover how to carry your marketing efforts on after publishing and through to your second book.

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 Certificate Course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire process – giving you a great foundational knowledge to build upon with further, degree-level education.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills 

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

Who would benefit from this course?

It will help you to understand the mind-set of professional writers, to enable you to test out your skills in new and interesting areas of creativity; and it will help you to escalate your own expertise with the written word taking your writing to the next level.

If you follow this course throughout and participate in all of the writing projects, you will find that your learning curve rises rapidly.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

This course also provides you with the tools to:

  • Create three-dimensional characters
  • Learn the secrets to great storytelling
  • Write an in-depth outline
  • Cope with rejections
  • Set productive goals
  • Develop the writer within
  • Write opening paragraphs
  • Close a chapter successfully
  • Write picture books
  • Sell picture books
  • Write horror stories
  • Write adventure stories
  • Write middle grade stories and more

Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone with a passion for writing and would like to get into the children’s book market. There are thousands of stories accepted by publishers each week, so if you have the ideas, we will show you how to make them grow and become a published author.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

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The Successful Self-Publishing Bundle, 3 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Successful Self-Publishing

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

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID: 012CE2213CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: Study at Your Own Pace
Duration: 150 Hours Per Course
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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