This advanced course is for those who have written materials that they wish to turn into a published book, either for personal use or to sell on commercial platforms. We’ll look primarily at creating ebooks, but will also discuss print-on-demand paperbacks.
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 and .mobi 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.
Because of the intensive nature of the work involved, we’re asking that participants have their material either finished or close to completion (or to work on just one chapter or section or a longer work), as there is not time in the month to both write a book and publish a book.
Certificate of Distinction
US $169 – If you want to seriously pursue commercial marketing and selling of your completed ebook, register for the Certificate of Distinction. In addition to the feedback provided to all participants during the course, Dorothy will provide more advanced and targeted critiques and advice for teachers working toward this certificate. Distinction participants can contact Dorothy for a year beyond the close of the course. You can decide after completing the month-long course whether you want to upgrade to this category.
Certificate of Accomplishment
US $99 – If you want to learn how to create great ebooks for your colleagues and students, register for the Certificate of Accomplishment.
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.
Live sessions (registered participants only)
July 7th – course participants only (60 minutes)
July 14th – course participants only (60 minutes)
July 21st – course participants only (60 minutes)
July 28th – course participants only (60 minutes)
Time: 03:00 – 04:00 GMT – Check your local time here: CONVERT TIME
If the time for the live sessions doesn’t work well for your time zone, don’t worry! We record everything, and most of the work will take place in our online community (which is always open) so you can easily participate even if you can’t join the Saturday/Sunday live sessions
Everyone registering for this course is expected to:
- 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
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