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11 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction to the Course

      1:31
    • Class Project for this Course

      0:59
    • An Introduction to Researching Your Book's Niche or Genre

      0:46
    • Taking a Commercial Perspective During Your Research

      3:39
    • Researching the Categories and Sub-Categories in Your Niche or Sub-Genre

      2:15
    • Researching the Best-Selling Books in Your Niche or Sub-Genre

      1:55
    • Researching the Best-Selling Authors in Your Niche or Sub-Genre

      2:08
    • Researching the Best Keyword Phrases for Your Book

      1:42
    • Researching Keyword Phrases Using the Amazon Search Box

      3:13
    • Additional Tasks for the Class

      3:10
    • Final Thoughts

      1:21

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About This Class

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In this class I shall discuss the researching of your topic or genre and specifically we shall look at:

- Researching the type of books that are selling well in your niche or sub-genre

- Researching the categories and sub-categories in your niche or sub-genre

- Researching the factors that help make a bestseller in your niche or sub-genre

- Researching the best selling authors in your niche or sub-genre

- Researching keyword phrases in your niche or sub-genre

So go ahead and enrol in my class and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

The 17 'ings' of Self-publishing

You can find direct links to the other classes in the series below:

Module 01 - The 4 Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Before Self-publishing a Book

Module 02 - Planning for Freelancers - Create a Strategic Plan and Your Daily Work Schedule with WorkFlowy

Module 03 - Building a Writer Platform and Why it is Key to Self-publishing Success

Module 04 - Researching Your Book's Niche or Genre Before You Actually Begin Writing Your Book

Module 05 - Writing Productivity: The Writing Process and How To Increase The Number of Words You Write Each Day

Module 06 - Polishing The First Draft of Your Book - A Look at the Rewriting and Self-editing Process

Module 07 - The Importance of Editing Your Book and What to Do if You Can't Afford A Professional Editor

Module 08 - Sourcing Images, Illustrating eBooks and Cover Design for Self-published Authors

Module 09 - Format and Validate eBooks without Pulling Your Hair Out

Module 10 - Copywriting for Authors - Writing Copy for Your Book's Title, Tagline, Description and Back Matter

Module 11 - The Beginner's Guide to Publishing an eBook on the Amazon Kindle Store

Module 12 - The Pros and Cons of Amazon KDP Select and When an Author Should Consider Distributing Wide

Module 13 - A Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your First eBook on Amazon

Module 14 - Learn How to Sell More with Reciprocity and the Power of Giving

Module 15 - How to Promote Your Book and the Importance of Marketing Your Book At Each Stage of Its Development

Module 16 - Make Learning a Daily Habit & Use Google Alerts to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Your Particular Niche

Module 17 - Expand Your Product Range through Print and Audio Versions of Your Book together with Online Classes

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

This is a must-have course for anyone considering self-publishing a book. I hope you enjoy the class. Many thanks.
A quick introduction to market research for your next book. Excellent.
The author explained the steps very clearly and his reasoning behind each step. This class has given me direction for beginning my book. I recommend this very helpful class.

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David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher

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Currently, on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.

Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:

The Writing Productivity Masterclass
How to Become a Star on Skillshare
Scrivener Simplified
Adobe Spark
The Writer - Teacher
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 Apple iOS 10 


A Little Bit More About Me

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.