Researching Your Book's Niche or Genre Before You Actually Begin Writing Your Book Premium class

David Ault, Writer | Teacher | Marketer

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11 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction to the Course

    • Class Project for this Course

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

    • Taking a Commercial Perspective During Your Research

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

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

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

    • Researching the Best Keyword Phrases for Your Book

    • Researching Keyword Phrases Using the Amazon Search Box

    • Additional Tasks for the Class

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


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

14 of 14 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.





David Ault

Writer | Teacher | Marketer


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.

Hello there, my name is David James Ault and I am now teaching over 50 classes on the Skillshare platform in the self-publishing and course creation niches.

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 a number of 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 author 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.