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This course looks at the strong but capricious writing urge, the mysterious transformation of a manuscript into a book and the Way of the Self-publisher, offering practical tips from beginning to end. If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book or e-book but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving the satisfaction of becoming a newly self-published author.


  • Welsh, Bruce. Guide to book production
  • Dunn, Irina. The Writers’ Guide
  • Hale & Ironmonger. Successful Self-Publishing
  • Poynter, Dan. The Self-Publishing Manual
  • Kremer, John. 1001 Ways to Market Your Books


  • Exploring the urge to write; Writing from real life
  • Disciplined writing; The concept of the self-published author
  • Why self-publish? The challenges and benefits
  • Book Layout; Printing Process
  • How to promote your books; Support groups


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the requirements and preparations to write and self-publish their own books.