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How to Publish Your Book School

NEW Course!!

I am please to announce the release of my newest publishing course, the 5 Day Book Marketing Challenge. The Challenge takes you through 5 key exercises that you can use to market your book. I have published over 40 books and have helped many more people bring theirs to the world. Marketing your book is essential in order to have publishing success. It is one of the tasks that authors hate doing. This challenge teaches you 5 essential skills for book selling success. It isn't a full blown book marketing course but a tune up for your book. When complete you will have a Media Kit, understand the Amazon sales page better, have your social media working, create a book trailer video and begin to work on an Author website.

Each day is broken down with a Training Video and a Goals Action Video. I have also included two books, 5 Things to Do to Market Your Book and a 5 Day Book Marketing Challenge Workbook that you can use to record your progress.

With the full course I also include a pdf copy of the Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing along with my How to Build an Author/Book Blog video course.

To visit the Publishing School please click How to Publish Your Book School

Brand New!! I have start something cool, you can now get access to all of my courses on a monthly basis. I have opened up my Publishing Mastery 101 Membership Site. This is a great way to gain access and keep your costs to a minimum. Along with new book and product publishing content I have dropped in all of the courses you see below for one low $37.00/month or $295.00 for a year. This membership site is perfect for new authors wanting to get their first book published and selling or experienced authors who need extra training in publishing, marketing and selling their books.
Come in learn what you need to get your book finished and published and off you go. You can leave at any time. I also have a special offer for anyone that wants to work with me, more details on the info page.

Click Here to learn more about the Publishing Mastery 101 Membership Site

Available Book Publishing Courses from J. Bruce Jones

My newest course is on how to format you Kindle book. We start with your raw book file, learn how to clean it up and format the manuscript. Included in the course is how to build a table of contents, we learn about images, what size and resolution. All Kindle books need covers so I show how to build on in three different programs. Your book book is done and time to upload to the Kindle/Amazon platform and hit the publish button.

This course covers
• How to format your Kindle book from your MS Word file,
• How to proof your book and use Kindle Previewer to review it
• How to make a clickable Table of Contents, make a cover and work with images
• How to upload your book to Amazon

Click Here to learn more about the course How to Format your Book for Kindle

Your book has just been published and Now What? Well on to marketing, actually marketing begins before you start writing but that is another story. This course takes you through all the lessons I have learned in marketing my books. It also includes building your platform, going for a best seller, both on and off line marketing and what do you do into the future. This course also includes how to build a book/author blog and a pdf copy of my new book Book Marketing for Self-Publishers. I feel so strongly about marketing your book that this course if free.

This course covers
• General book marketing concepts, and pre-release marketing
• The Amazon sales page, and book launch prep
• How to go for an Amazon Best Seller
• On and off line marketing tips, how to make a media kit and set up a website for your book

Click Here to learn more about the course How to Market Your Book

This is my big course. Everything is in here. Want to learn how to publish your print CreateSpace/Amazon or e-book Kindle book, it is all here. I take you from step one all the way to selling on Amazon. We learn to write, design, publish and market your book.

This course covers
• My Top Ten technique to writing a book, how to quickly pull your book together
• Writing and Editing
• Designing the interior and the cover for both paperback and Kindle ebooks
• Uploading and hitting the publish button for your books both paperback and Kindle
• Marketing your book, my best tips

Click Here to learn more about the course 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book

Easy Journal Books is a fun new course for my publishing school. Journals are easy to make and sell on Amazon. In this course I teach how to make a journal using PowerPoint. I know that seems odd, but PowerPoint is a great little graphics program that almost everyone has and anyone can use. I also include a module using InDesign. I show you how to set up your journal, add art, build a cover, publish and upload to CreateSpace/Amazon for selling. This course is quickly becoming one of my most popular courses.

This course covers: 
• Picking your journal book concept and where to publish and marketing
• How to make your book, work with photos, and make your cover
• Getting your new journal ready for publishing and uploading to CreateSpace/Amazon for selling

Includes templates for both PowerPoint and InDesign.
Click Here to learn more about the course Easy Journal Books

How to Make Children's Picture Books for Kindle takes you through the steps to make picture books. Using PowerPoint or InDesign and the Kindle Kid Creator you can easily make a fixed image picture book. Before Kid Creator came along it was a pain dealing with the images but not anymore. It is actually quite easy.

This course covers
• Design and layout of your children's picture book
• How to use the Kindle Kid Creator software from Amazon, get your book Kindle ready in 15 minutes
• Uploading your book to Kindle
• Essential book marketing tips that I have learned
• Includes a pdf copy of How to Publish Your Book, A Beginners Guide

Click Here to learn more about the course How to Make Children's Picture Books for Kindle.

How to Publish Your Picture Book on Kindle using the Kindle Comic Creator. I now usually recommend using the Kindle Kid Creator instead if you have a regular picture book. It is the same program just a little simpler. A pretty easy program from Amazon and does a fantastic job

Click here to download the Kindle Kid Creator


  1. What do you recommed to publish paperback books with?

  2. Thanks for all your videos! They are fabulous resources in the confusing world of self-publishing...the rules keep changing!