Distributing and Marketing eBooks is a video-on-demand (VOD) course available on Lynda.com, a leading VOD training subscription service from LinkedIn with hundreds of technology-oriented courses. It consists of 40 videos divided into 8 topic areas; more than 3 hours of training time.
Here is a brief FAQ:
Who or what is lynda.com? lynda.com is LinkedIn’s subscription-based online video training company that hosts more than 1,900 courses on mostly technology-based topics. Subscribers range from individuals to institutions such as business, universities and government agencies. Basically anyone that needs to keep their skills current.
How much does it cost? A 7-day pass is free. You can access their entire course library for only $25 per month.
Will this course help me distribute my eBook? Yes! This course covers the four major eBook stores: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook Press andKobo Writing Life. It also covers all the things you need to do before you begin and key book marketing tasks after you press publish.
Are there prerequisites? No, but it assumes you have eBook files in EPUB and/or Mobi (Kindle) format.
What does it not cover? It does not address how to create an eBook but many other lynda.com courses cover eBook programming.
Sure beats all the online webinars and useless information that’s being sold out there trying to take advantage of new authors. Thanks for solid, actionable info.” —Subscriber, March 10, 2015 (Course Rating: 5/5; Author Rating: 5/5)
Does it address foreign distribution and marketing? The information is presented from the perspective of a U.S.-based publisher. But many of the lessons cover topics that are relevant for any market.
What are the major topic areas?
- Understanding eBooks
- Measurement, Tracking, and Analysis Tools for Authors and Publishers
- Launching eBooks: The Basics
- eBook Launch Fundamentals: Predistribution Planning and Tasks
- Direct Distribution
- Aggregators/Third-Party Distribution Options
- Amazon Tools for Publishers
- Leverage Your Book Investment: What Else Can You Do with Your eBook Files?
Lynda.com courses are a cut above other training resources due to the superior production values, including sound quality. There are several free videos you can watch to get a feel for the course.
And here is that free 7 day trial pass. Thanks in advance for checking it out.