My series of lectures has received four 5-star ratings and three reviews.
Lewis Brett Smiler said: The course gave clear and thorough coverage to the numerous tasks involved with self-publishing a book and warned of the many mistakes authors can easily make.
Carol Gyzander’s review read: I am delighted that he covers the early planning stages so well. There are so many things that we hear need to be done for self-publishing and marketing to be successful; it can be overwhelming! The thing I liked best is that Mr. Quense shows what we should do for the six months ahead (as well as the time after) the launch, and breaks it all down, month by month. Finally, some light in the darkness and shape to the madness! The handouts are very useful as well, ranging from simple task lists to sample questions to share with potential reviewers. All in all, a very useful course.
Mark Cain (author of the Circles in Hell series) said: The course provides welcome guidance for the writer who has never before self-published. It really delivers on its promise to help the newbie by demystifying the process. This is not the first Hank Quense offering I’ve examined. One of the things I appreciate about his approach is its “step by step” character. He ticks off all the major, and some minor, tasks for publishing and marketing, gathering them into a simplified timeline (6 months before publication, 5 months, etc.) that is easy to follow and to employ with your own manuscript
I now have four lectures available from Udemy. To introduce the course, I”m offering limited time deep discount that will expire shortly.
The four courses are:
Regular price: $19.99. Sale price: $13.29
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How to Self-publish and Market a Book:
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Self-publishing Starter Kit:
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My book Creating Stories has received two new five-star reviews thanks to Booksprout
I found this book interesting and offering a lot of great information on what I need to help me get my story out of my head and onto paper. Excellent guide. Patricia Eroh
Hank Quense is the successful author of several series, and shares the rules of writing from perhaps the best, in my opinion, viewpoint. He knows what sells. He reminds us that our primary job as a writer is not to record egotistical spewage (my word), but to entertain, inform, and maybe educate the reader. So he shows how to write in such a way that readers actually want to keep reading. That’s exactly what I need.
This is not a grammar book, by any means, but an accessible discourse on how to best use the medium of written language to connect with an audience.
And I truly appreciate his use of so many personal experiences, and examples of how he applied the principles he shares.
This statement sounds so very wrong, but this was the first textbook which was actually fun. Ghostriver
Creating Stories is available in both ebook and print book editions:
My book just received another 5-star review.
Do you have one or more ideas for a story but aren’t sure what to do with it?
Learn how to develop your idea into a story with author Hank Quense. During his Story Design series of lectures you’ll build your characters, create a plot, design the scenes and more. After completing the student assignments, you’ll be ready to write the first draft.
Best of all, the lectures are discounted by over 40% for a limited time. Use this link to grab the discount:
Topics covered in this lecture include:
- Determine the setting
- Develop your characters
- Build a plot
- Learn to design scenes
- Link the plot and the scenes to build an emotional arc
- Put it all together
After using these topics to develop your story, you’ll be ready to write the first draft.
This story design process can be used on any type of story. It can be used to develop a short story, a novel, a script, a play and even a memoir. After all, each of these types really is just a story, and all stories use the same story design elements.
Bring your story ideas along and let’s work on it together!
How to Self-publish and Market a Book received a new 5 star review!
I’ll lead with a confession: I have had a book in the works for years. Other writers will laugh after reading that sentence. I will now confess further: Mr. Quense’s book has given me not only the confidence to get through my stagnant manuscript but the inspiration to actually feel as though getting it out there is entirely possible.
The author does an amazing job of giving authors (or future authors) a very approachable, comprehensive step-by-step manual in self-publishing. As I read through, I flagged so many portions that I decided I’d just have to have the book next to me and walk through each step because it was so incredibly pertinent.
I am thrilled that there is such a nuts-and-bolts book that literally walks (terrified) first-time authors who wish to self-publish from beginning to end (including marketing). This book is a gem! I really recommend this to anyone wishing to publish anything, not only a traditional novel…think research, collections, etc.
Available from all online book sellers
Pre-Black Friday Sale: all my fiction ebooks are $.99 until after Thanksgiving
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Karen and I talked about her new book, Bad Mind.
It was interesting conversation since Karen’s book is about the unusual topics you can come across. Her book discusses people’s experiences outsdie our normal reality.
Check it out:https://youtu.be/PiKR0BYfhqY
That’s the header for a new review for How to Self-publish and Market a Book.
Here is the full review:
Hank Quense has done a very thorough job with this book, “How to Self-Publish and Market a Book.” He has made it simple to follow and not overwhelming for the average self-publisher. Don’t know how to start with Twitter? He breaks it down. Don’t know the difference between a packager and publisher? Don’t know what the average costs are? Quense knows that too.
It’s clear from reading this book that Quense knows what he’s talking about from personal experience, and the things he’s figured out along the way. Perfect for the newbie who isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel.
I recently read a self-published book by an acquaintance and am now wondering if she really checked all these boxes. Could she have had better results selling her book if she’d taken the time to put the books in hands of actual beta readers and not friends? Did she try to speed up the timeline? Did she tick all of the marketing boxes? Did she weigh the pros and cons of ebooks and hard copy?
If I ever get around to finishing the manuscript I have, I will be following the steps Quense outlines with a six-month timeline, to ensure the work is worth the effort.
I loved the information about how to get an ISBN, something I’ve never really understood. I also loved how he talked about websites and setting up blog tours to really get the most out of your book launch.
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