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Self-Publishing Level 4 Diploma

This self-publishing course equips you with the skills you need to publish your manuscript as an ebook or paperback.

Level 4 / ABC Awards / CMP51

£425.00 or only £35.00 initial deposit

Method of study

Online

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Course Title:Self-Publishing Level 4 Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:36 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Self-publishing is highly satisfying. It can also bring financial rewards.

Our online self-publishing course takes you through each stage of the process. We help you harness your existing knowledge of Microsoft Word to format your manuscript.

You will also learn how to design and create a beautiful cover.

We then show you how to publish your book on Amazon’s KDP and Kindle and effectively market your work to maximise your sales.

You will enjoy full support throughout from a tutor who has successfully published books on KDP and Kindle, using the very techniques you will learn during the course.

Course Info

Course Title:Self-Publishing Level 4 Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:36 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous skills or knowledge are required to study this course, however we do require that your written English skills are of a good standard.

This course is designed for:
• Beginners who have written a book but don’t know how to get it published.
• Authors who want to raise their profiles and attract the attention of traditional publishers.
• Experienced business people who want to build their reputations as experts in a particular niche or field.
• Writers who want to take the first step towards an exciting career or hobby as a published novelist or nonfiction writer.
• Enthusiasts who yearn to fulfil their writing ambitions on their own terms.

Assessment

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Module 01: Introduction
List the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing.
Discuss what self-publishing entails.
escribe your self-publishing options.
Discuss your objectives.

Module 02: Preparation
Choose your readers and category.
Create your keywords, title and subtitle.
Create your brand, website and social media.
Write your blurb and bio.

Module 03: Plan your book
Set up your writing space and plan your strategy.
Organise and back up your documents.
Plan your book’s layout.
Choose a house style.

Module 04: Format your book
Work with MS Word and CreateSpace templates.
Work with MS Word formatting styles.
Start writing / formatting your book.
Create the front and back matter.

Module 05: Edit your book
Commission beta readers to test your book.
Do a basic copy edit and proofread.
Brief a copy editor and proofreader.
Get your book reviewed.

Module 06: Upload your book
Set up a CreateSpace account.
Start your CreateSpace project.
Get an International Standards Book Number (ISBN).
Upload your manuscript to CreateSpace.

Module 07: Create your book cover
Explain why a good cover is important.
Discuss cover elements.
Design a cover.
Make a cover using MS Word.

Module 08: Publish your book
Upload your cover.
Set up your sales information.
Publish your book on CSP.
Publish your book on Kindle.

Module 09: Power up your sales
Finalise your sales details.
Perfect your bio.
Perfect your blurb.
Get good reviews.

Module 10: Launch and market your book
Use Amazon Marketing Services.
Launch your book.
Market your book.
Track your sales.

The course comes with 36 months, personal tutor support. This means you can contact your tutor with questions whenever you need to.

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Course Description

Self-publishing is highly satisfying. It can also bring financial rewards.

Our online self-publishing course takes you through each stage of the process. We help you harness your existing knowledge of Microsoft Word to format your manuscript.

You will also learn how to design and create a beautiful cover.

We then show you how to publish your book on Amazon’s KDP and Kindle and effectively market your work to maximise your sales.

You will enjoy full support throughout from a tutor who has successfully published books on KDP and Kindle, using the very techniques you will learn during the course.

Previous Knowledge

No previous skills or knowledge are required to study this course, however we do require that your written English skills are of a good standard.

This course is designed for:
• Beginners who have written a book but don’t know how to get it published.
• Authors who want to raise their profiles and attract the attention of traditional publishers.
• Experienced business people who want to build their reputations as experts in a particular niche or field.
• Writers who want to take the first step towards an exciting career or hobby as a published novelist or nonfiction writer.
• Enthusiasts who yearn to fulfil their writing ambitions on their own terms.

Assessment

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

The course comes with 36 months, personal tutor support. This means you can contact your tutor with questions whenever you need to.

Module 01: Introduction
List the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing.
Discuss what self-publishing entails.
escribe your self-publishing options.
Discuss your objectives.

Module 02: Preparation
Choose your readers and category.
Create your keywords, title and subtitle.
Create your brand, website and social media.
Write your blurb and bio.

Module 03: Plan your book
Set up your writing space and plan your strategy.
Organise and back up your documents.
Plan your book’s layout.
Choose a house style.

Module 04: Format your book
Work with MS Word and CreateSpace templates.
Work with MS Word formatting styles.
Start writing / formatting your book.
Create the front and back matter.

Module 05: Edit your book
Commission beta readers to test your book.
Do a basic copy edit and proofread.
Brief a copy editor and proofreader.
Get your book reviewed.

Module 06: Upload your book
Set up a CreateSpace account.
Start your CreateSpace project.
Get an International Standards Book Number (ISBN).
Upload your manuscript to CreateSpace.

Module 07: Create your book cover
Explain why a good cover is important.
Discuss cover elements.
Design a cover.
Make a cover using MS Word.

Module 08: Publish your book
Upload your cover.
Set up your sales information.
Publish your book on CSP.
Publish your book on Kindle.

Module 09: Power up your sales
Finalise your sales details.
Perfect your bio.
Perfect your blurb.
Get good reviews.

Module 10: Launch and market your book
Use Amazon Marketing Services.
Launch your book.
Market your book.
Track your sales.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Why should you choose NCC for your home learning?

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We promise to price match if you find the same course elsewhere. Contact our team within 14 days of purchase and we will refund the difference.

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We're the top rated home learning provider on the independent reviews site, Trustpilot - currently rated 9.7/10 for customer service.

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Choice

Unlike many distance learning providers, we offer our students the choice of learning online, or from a paper booklet.

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Payment Plans

Choose to pay for your course in full, or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Payment plans are interest-free, and no credit checks are undertaken.

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Tutor Support

Our course tutors are experts in their field. They're on hand to mark your assignments and offer feedback and guidance throughout your course.

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Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions. 

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£425.00 or only £35.00 initial deposit

Method of study

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