I am teaching a new course on how to make a journal book. This is a hands on learning course beginners using software that you probably already have on your computer.
We will start off with a live webcast on Tuesday, December 1 where I will teach a class on the key steps for making and selling your own Journal Book.
Lets Make a Journal Book!
We Start With Your Concept: what is your journal about, types of journals, daily, meditation, gratitude, travel, nature, exercise, food, diabetes/medical,
Decide How We Are Going to Publishing Your Journal Book: Where are you selling it, Amazon? CreateSpace? Print-on-Demand, Book Stores
Work on the Design and Layout: picking the size of your book, how you are going to make it, book structure, options
Show How to Use Master Slides or Template: layout, page numbers, graphics on the page. Includes a pre made page and cover template for a 6x9 book with 160 pages. Course includes page and cover templates for both PowerPoint and InDesign.
Interior Page Layout: Formatting each page, adding art
Where Do We Get Images and How Do We Prepare Them: sources, file formats and sizes, conversion, Graphics Factory, Shutterstock, draw them, public domain, Freelance/Fiverr.com
Then Set Up the Cover: Building the template, cover design, layout
Saving the Files for Uploading: File prep for publishing, making your pdf files for the interior and the cover
Publishing Your Journal: uploading your files to CreateSpace.com/Amazon, I walk you through the steps
Introduction to Marketing Your Journal: I go through a basic marketing overview and give you two pdf books, Book Marketing Action Plan and the Book Marketing Checklist
A recent training video on using images in your journal books.
Bruce Jones, a #1 International Best Selling Author, is based in the Boston area. Bruce has been a graphic designer, product creator and author for the past 30 years. He has authored or produced over 41 books with several best selling titles. Topics include business and marketing, music, geography, coloring and children. Bruce is also the creator of the World of Maps Clip Art collection of maps for business presentations, along with numerous other products.
He speaks and consults on self-publishing, social media, blogging and video. Bruce is a regular contributor to the Video Journalism Workshops by Bill Gentile in Washington DC speaking on social media and video marketing. And a co-director of the Boston Internet Marketing Meetup which now has about 1,400 member and the founder of the active How to Publish Your Book Facebook group with almost 900 members.
Congratulations to Yael and her Udderly Fantastic Goat Journals
Congratulations Becky on Your New Journal
So, after having Bruce Jones as a guest presenter in my Journey to Authorship class, on how to create a journal/devotional/
Honestly Bruce, this is a really great program!
I wasn't expecting much for $100, but as usual, you under promised and over delivered by at least 10X!
As an author of two other books, this could have save me a least 50 hours of my time!
Thank you Howard Hale, Hale Snydicate.com
Thank you very much.
I am a self published author with CreateSpace already but in the juvenile fantasy genre. I was looking for something with more earning potential to fill my starving author pockets. Putting together a journal sounded like a great idea, but I had no idea what I was doing. I was about to give up on this idea when I stumbled across your course. Thank goodness!!! I was trying to do the interior pages in Microsoft Word. It was driving me crazy. You just sneeze at the keyboard and everything moves.
I have gone through a number of your videos already and have my interior all done with Power Point. Now I'll do the cover and I'm ready to submit. It's called 'My Fur Baby's First Experiences and Beyond' and geared toward new dog owners.
I can't thank you enough. Have an awesome day.