Hi I am J. Bruce Jones the author and creator of over 35 books including over 10 books for kids. In this online course I take you through the process of how I recently produced the 5 children's picture book series "Animals Love to Play". Learn the secrets to producing your own children's book and selling them on Amazon Kindle. Following along as I show you how it is done. Each video takes you through the essential steps that you will need to create your own Kindle books.
I had a wonderful email today from Nikk Robinson on her new book and how she used my video on making children's books to help create her new book The Tortoise and the Hairball. Thank you very much Nikk
With gratitude, Nikk Robinson
The Quick Start Video
The course starts with a quick start video called Making a Children's Book. The quick start video shows you how to make a children's book using PowerPoint. It gives you everything you need to get started from the idea to a live Kindle book on Amazon. The opening video gives you the overview of the entire book making process.
I Break the Book Process Down in More Detail
Video 1. Learn how I wrote and selected the images for my books, with tips on how to buy affordable images
Video 2. I take you through the Design and Layout of a picture book
Video 3. Learn how to use Kindle Kid and Comic Creator to convert your picture book to Mobi format ready for uploading to Kindle
Video 4. Step-by-step how to upload your book to Amazon Kindle
Video 5. This is the marketing video. Learn essential tips to getting exposure, making a book trailer video, marketing graphics, using Pinterest
Video 6. Having a home on the web for your book is essential. Learn how to build a book/author blog in this step-by-step video. Part 1
Video 7. Second half of the How to set up your book blog, some more advance tips. Part 2
Included with this course are pdf transcriptions of the course videos
A pdf copy of my book
How to Publish Your Book, A Beginners Guide, includes publishing resources guide
10 Tips for Marketing Your Book Video plus companion pdf
The videos for this course stream to your computer so you can watch, the pdfs download for you to keep.
Join the conversation on my Facebook Group, How to Publish Your Book," easy place to engage, ask questions and show us your progress, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowToPublishYourBo...
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 2,000 members.
I had a wonderful comment recently from a student on How to Make Children's Picture Books for Kindle
I just watched your terrific video “How to Publish Your Graphic Book on Kindle Using Kindle Comic Creator.” Very helpful in your instruction on the use of the Comic Creator.
I also just signed up to watch your videos on “How To Create Children’s Picture Books for Kindle” in hopes that you’ll have similar instructions on getting the graphics’ resolution and size right. As you experienced, it has been very difficult.
I am a well experienced user of Photoshop and InDesign and Word and Dreamweaver but I’m not a coder. So I’ve tried to follow a couple of Aaron Shepard’s books on pictures for Kindle and tried using Photoshop to InDesign to Adobe Acrobat to Comic Creator. But I haven’t been doing something correctly and I’m hoping I’ll find it in your training. If you have a book or video on what I need to get a graphic into InDesign with the right specifications, I’ll be one of your buyers.
Meanwhile, fabulous job on your video and instruction. Very accessible. Thank you. Philip S.