The content is up to you—it could be lesson plans, exercises for students, essays and reflections, research results, or whatever strikes your fancy! Not every work will be something suitable to sell, but you’ll learn the entire process, from considering an audience/market your work, formatting .epub files, working with images and audio, creating a cover, determining where to publish, setting prices, and marketing.
This is more than just a “how to”—it’s the actual doing.
Everyone registering for this course is expected to:
- Have a legal copy of Microsoft Word and a way to read ebooks on your computer, tablet or phone
- Prepare and polish original material for an ebook
- Attend (or watch recordings of) the four live sessions
- Complete the discussion tasks and assigned readings
- Post your own work and respond to the work of others
You can read more about course content and expectations here: About Self Publishing for ELT Professionals.
Live online sessions will be held in the iTDi virtual classroom in July. Live sessions will happen at 03:00 GMT, which will be Saturday in the Americas, and Sunday in Asia. There will be five live sessions during this year’s course.
Live sessions (registered participants only)
- July 3rd – course participants only (60 minutes)
- July 10th – course participants only (60 minutes)
- July 17th – course participants only (60 minutes)
- July 24th – course participants only (60 minutes)
- July 31st – course participants only (60 minutes)
Time: 03:00 – 04:00 GMT – Check your local time here: CONVERT TIME
Cost: $169 USD (We can provide receipts for research funds, if needed.)
Required: a legal copy of Microsoft Word and material to work with (not necessarily a full manuscript).
Registration includes five live sessions and unlimited discussions each week in a private forum. Participants will be expected to submit work for peer feedback and provide feedback on other participants’ work. Participants who wish to receive a certificate will be expected to submit an .epub of their project to demonstrate competency with the publishing tools.
You don’t need to have a completed manuscript, but you need to come into the class with material you can work with as you learn how to format for ebooks and design covers. Your work can be as short as an article or one unit. Please complete this form to receive approval from Dorothy before registering for the course. She is happy to work with you on your ideas for ebook content before the beginning of the course so that you can get the most out of your participation during the course.
This 5-week online iTDi Advanced Skills course will bring up to 26 teachers together in our user-friendly iTDi online classroom every Sunday, and then continue throughout the week, sharing, discussing and reflecting in a private but vibrant online community.
As a registered participant, don’t worry if you ever have to miss a class or if the time for the live sessions doesn’t work well for your time zone. You’ll receive weekly recordings of each class, full transcripts of the text chat during class, assigned readings and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides. Furthermore, the online community will certainly become a wealth of ideas and information, and it will remain private and online for your use anytime in the future.
For more information about course content, About Self-Publishing for ELT Professionals.
As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of full and partial scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.
About Dorothy Zemach:
Dorothy Zemach holds an MA in TEFL and has been teaching English for 30 years. Since turning to materials writing, she has penned everything from the Teddy Bear’s Magic Music teacher’s book to the lowest and highest levels of Macmillan’s flagship course Open Mind to the groundbreaking English for Scammers (self-published). She’s worked with CUP as an in-house senior development editor, and has written and/or edited as well for OUP, Macmillan, Pearson, Cengage, and University of Michigan Press, among others. In 2012, she founded Wayzgoose Press, an independent publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, and educational materials.
Dorothy’s website: https://www.dorothyzemach.com