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Self-Publishing Ebooks for Indie Authors

Overcome your fear of the technology and self-publish your ebook!

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"Beth and Ezra Barany offer well thought out modules that contain all the information I was looking for and more. Their support was always there through the process of studying the material. They got me through what I'd been viewing as a log-jam of to-do's and into the world of indie publishing. I appreciated their generous ongoing support and that they keep the course material available as I go forward."

-- Andrea Siebert of A.V. Soul Dynamics

Learn to Self-Publish!

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This course is designed for the writer with a life -- you have other activities that you're committed to in addition to writing and publishing.

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Overcome your fear of the technology and self-publish your ebook!

In this course, we'll teach you how to actually upload to the vendors:
  • Kindle
  • Nook
  • iBook
  • Kobo
  • Smashwords
  • Draft2Digital
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This class is great for those who are a little nervous about the technology. We also discuss the importance of choosing the right keywords, categories, and cover the basics of how to write a good book description and author bio. Lastly, we cover the pros and cons of indie publishing so authors can take this path with their eyes open.


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Calling all novelists! 21-day challenge, Indie Self-Publishing Course, let's do this together! http://bit.ly/30daywritingchallenge

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Who is this course for?

For: Beginning writers and experienced writers who want to learn how to upload their novels themselves to the various online vendors.

For: Novelists ready to publish or will be ready to publish in 6 months to 1 year.

This course is co-taught by two experienced independently published novelists and teachers with 25 books and 7 awards between them.

We've been where you are.

As a certified creativity coach, Beth Barany has years of experience helping writers start, complete, and publish their novels. Ezra Barany is an experienced teacher, mentor, and writer.

We know you're busy with other obligations AND you want to be learning what you need to know to publish your books.

Well, you can, in small, manageable bite-sized pieces. Each activity can be done in as little as 15-30 minutes. You can take care of the details and get back to your writing. We know, because we've done it, multiple times!

With this course, you'll be able to:

    • Plan your publishing strategy
    • Step into a sense of satisfaction! It's incredible to see your books for sale!
    • Get excited to publish your book
    • Believe that you can upload your books to the vendors
    • Gain confidence in your ability to manage the technology

What can you expect: You'll be encouraged to open accounts, press buttons, take some new steps, all in the interest of getting comfortable with uploading your books to publish them.

You'll be invited to read short lessons, watch some video, listen to the lessons, and then take action.

Just as you can only learn if you can trust someone by trusting them, you will only learn to be brave by being brave. (tinybuddha.com)

This class is good for you:

    • If you have never uploaded your novel. You will be stretched in new and different ways.
    • If you're an experienced novelist, having uploaded your books, but it's been a while -- 6-12 months, you may find this course a refresher and learn a few new things.

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About Barany School of Fiction Plan Your Novel course

Christie Maurer's The Dark Lady’s Stone (#30daywc) Christie Maurer, author of The Dark Lady’s Stone[/caption] "Your class was VERY helpful. I listened to your presentation again and went over your tips. What helped me the most was your character development questions." -- Christie Maurer, author of The Dark Lady’s Stone

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SELF-PACED

A 21-day course, structured so you can do it at your own pace.

Your time commitment: All told, if you follow the curriculum, you will probably spend 4 - 10 hours or more on the assignments and exercises, all designed to help you upload your novels to all the vendors. Of course, some of you will spend less and some may spend more time on this course.

This course is designed with the understanding that you have a busy life, full of commitments -- family, job, second job, pets, friends, and oh yeah, sleep.

Calling all novelists! 21-day challenge, Indie Self-Publishing Course, let's do this together! http://bit.ly/30daywritingchallenge

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About Barany School of Fiction Plan Your Novel course

Testimonials-CAROL MALONE'S 3 BKS Carol Malone, multi-genre author of Ladies Night, & Ladies Night: Christmas, Fight-Card Romances, & sweet historical romance[/caption] "I want to thank Beth Barany and Ezra Barany for taking the time ... Their encouragement helped to get me on the stick and get ready to write my novel." -- Carol Malone, multi-genre author of Ladies Night, & Ladies Night: Christmas, Fight-Card Romances, & sweet historical romance

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This course will cover:

Module 1: Getting Ready We help you set up your meta data document with your book description, keywords, categories, author bio, pricing, and other essential information. We cover the strengths and weaknesses of each of the vendors and distributors.

Module 2: Engage with the Vendors We look inside each of the 4 vendors and 2 distributors and go over common problems. We also discuss cover size requirements, which file formate each ebook vendor/distributor requires, polishing up your book description, and author bio.

Module 3: Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing We cover the pros and cons of self-publishing and address common questions about what happens after you publish.

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About Barany School of Fiction Plan Your Novel course

Testimonials-30daywc-Tricia Riel, Zephrum GatesTricia Riel, author of the Zephrum Gates series[/caption] "Beth & Ezra are super accessible... & they have great ideas for guiding an author's success. It's been fun to virtually meet other creative writers as well. The support is fabulous ... a real community." -- Tricia Riel, author of the Zephrum Gates series

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About Barany School of Fiction Plan Your Novel course

30daywc-testimonial-Diana Pardee-author Diana Pardee, writers, creative entrepreneur[/caption] "I found that even though I feel I know my main character quite well, asking about these details {in Week 2} clarified things I hadn't thought much about, and also reminded me to share more of those little details with my readers. I enjoyed this process and am working on doing the same for all my major characters." -- Diana Pardee, writers, creative entrepreneur

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What this course doesn't cover:

We won't cover in any depth these topics, but will have resources for more support and information.

  • Print layout
  • Ebook layout
  • Ebook conversion

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About the Instructors

Beth and Ezra Barany are award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 100 authors to help them get their books written and published.

Happily married for over 15 years, we’re passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding authors to achieve your dreams.

Together we have written and published 25 books, plus 3 audio books. Together and separately, we have taught thousands of students over the years, in both the public and private sector, including overseas in Paris, France. We both teach (and in Beth's case, coach) and are working on writing and publishing our novels.

Why work with Beth and Ezra:

  • Beth has written and published 5 novellas, 3 novels, a collection of the romance novellas, a short story, and a novel prequel in the last few years. She also has more books coming out in 2016-2017.
  • Beth is an experienced teacher, working with authors for over 10 years.
  • Beth specializing in teaching independent genre novelists and is one herself.

  • Ezra is an experienced teacher and mentor.
  • He self-publishes several books a year under 2 author names.
  • Ezra has published 2 thrillers and is editing the third in his series this year.

Ezra Barany's thrillers on Amazon.com Ezra Barany's thrillers on Amazon.com

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Not sure this course is right for you yet?

Then scroll below to check out a some of the lessons on free preview.

You can check out these lessons: "Philosophy on Learning," "Your Book's Metadata: Overview," the "What and Why of the Metadata Document," "E-Book Vendor Overview," and the "Kindle Overview."

If you still have questions for us, just contact us via email, and we'll be happy to answer your questions.


Class Curriculum


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  Module 1.2: E-Book Vendors Overview
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  Module 1.3 Kobo
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  Module 1.4 iBooks
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  Module 1.5 Kindle Overview
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  Module 1.6 Nook Overview
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  Module 1.7 Smashwords
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  Module 1.8 Draft2Digital
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  Module 3: Book Description + Author Bio
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