Self-Publish Your Own Journal Course Application
Round one of the course starts on Monday, September 16th. Applications are due no later than 10PM Friday, September 13th. Please take time to thoughtfully fill out this form in its entirety.
I can't wait to help you self-publish your own unique journal/planner to sell on Amazon!
I am committed to helping you create and publish your journal in 60 days or less.
What's included in this course:
How to generate a journal/planner idea and bring it to life
Choosing dimensions, size, and page length
Key components every journal needs
All of the step-by-step tech tutorials you'll ever need
How to format and edit pages and create a final PDF ready for production
How to format and create your journal in Canva, Keynote, and other easy-to-use tools
Important things to test before you finalize pages
Where to find fonts, graphics, images, and cover design files
Naming your journal
How to easily add pages numbers
How to set up your preview pages that customers see when they "Look Inside" your journal on Amazon
Keyword research for enhanced search results for your journal
How to price your journal
Choosing journal size and cover options
How to order proofs before you officially launch
How to order author copies at cost and increase your profit margins
How to sell your finalized journal globally
Deciding on your journal category/niche
Ways to pre-sell and market your journal
Ways to collect customer data
How to get quality testimonials
How to create journal mockups before you have your hardcopy journal
How to make edits to your journal after it's published
Advanced sales reporting tricks
Best practices and key components for creating sales pages for your journals
PLUS LIVE Q&A Calls & A Private Facebook Support Group And so much more!
More information on the structure and timeline of the course will be provided as we get closer to the start date.
By the end of the program, you will be able to successfully create, format, and self-publish your very own journal to sell on Amazon! These can be used for clients, brand visibility, specialized workbooks, special events, and more.
*Please note that at this time, this program and process I use is only available to residents of the US, Canada, and the UK since we will be using Kindle Direct Publishing.
How long will this course/program be?
You will have my full support in the group and on Q&A calls for 60 days (September 16th - November 16h). After that time you will have lifetime access to the course materials and resources that you can go through at your own pace at any time
What if I decide to enroll and then find that I have to do the work at a later time?
Preferably you are applying to this program with the intention of doing the work in the time frame provided. However, things happen. Should you be unable to do the work or finish your project in 60 days, you will still have lifetime access to all course materials, videos, and Q&A replay calls. I may reach out to you at a later date to check in on your progress :)
Do I need to invest in lots of software to make this journal thing happen?
Nope! I will walk you through a variety of ways to use tools you most likely already have available to you (Canva, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc.) However, if you wish to purchase fancy design files, graphics, or fonts, those will be at your discretion. Some students may prefer to use Adobe suite products, etc. This is NOT required.
What should I expect to spend to launch my journal?
The cool thing about KDP is that its completely free to use! I know, amazing right?! You should expect to spend anywhere from $5-30+ to order a proof copy of your journal. Additional proof copies or author copies are up to you.
Do I need to pay for shipping or worry about taxes for each sale?
Nope! Amazon works as the distributor and POS (point of sale) in this situation so you get to sit back, create, and watch the money roll in.
This course is being offered at a reduced rate for the first round. When this course officially launches in late 2019/early 2020 it will be priced at $500 or more.
BETA students will have the opportunity to have their journals featured on the course sales page, website, and in future promotional materials for added exposure.
Lock in an amazing price!
$250 when you apply and enroll by Friday, August 23rd
$265 when you apply and enroll by Friday, August 30th
$285 when you apply and enroll by Friday, September 6th
$300 when you apply and enroll by the deadline on Friday, September 13th
Make sure to hit the submit button above to officially send in your application (woohoo!). After hitting submit, you will hear back from me within 48 hours and will receive a link to enroll should you be accepted into the program :)