Charles	  Leadbeater’s	  book	  ‘We-­‐Think’	  –	  started	  life	  as	  a…	  
dra9	  of	  the	  book	  shared	  online	  (in	  2006	  the	  author	  put	  the	  complete	  first	  dra9	  online	  and	 ...
Readers	  could	  send	  comments	  to	  the	  author	  
He	  even	  set	  up	  a	  Wiki,	  where	  in	  the	  Wiki	  spirit,	  people	  could	  edit!	  
In	  the	  final	  paperback,	  the	  author	  graciously	  acknowledges	  contribuMon	  of	  others	  
The	  final	  paperback	  has	  done	  well	  in	  terms	  of	  sale	                                       	            In...
From Blogs to Books
Blog…	  to	  gradually	     -­‐  Build	  your	  idea	     -­‐  Sculpt	  your	  thought	     -­‐  Shape	  your	  argument	  
Feedback	  and	  Comments	    -­‐  Fresh	  perspecMves	    -­‐  Polish	  your	  argument	    -­‐  Connect	  with	  audienc...
Edit/Blog	     Feedback	                            Collate	                             Book	  
Lectures/                           Edit/                    Feedback	  Presentations	                      Collate	      ...
Blog	                        Self-Publishing Ecology  Lectures/                                          Edit/            ...
Future	  eBooks	                                                  	                                                  -­‐  ...
Future	  eBooks	                                                  	                                                  -­‐  ...
Future	  eBooks	                                                  	                                                  -­‐  ...
Future	  eBooks	                                                  	                                                  -­‐  ...
iBooks	  already	  offer…	     InteracMve	  Gallery	                    3D	  Images	  Study	  Notes	                       ...
1.	  Conceptualise	        Steps to2.	  Research	             Self-Publishing                             a Book  4.	  Pee...
6.	  Self-­‐Publish	  FREE:	                                            ROYALTY:	  -­‐  Students,	  Self	                 ...
Publishing	  eBooks	  for	  Free	  
Calibre	  (free)	  –	  convert	  word,	  pdf,	  txt…	  into	  eBooks	  
MobiPocket	  Creator	  (free)	  	  –	  convert	  word,	  pdf,	  txt…	  into	  eBooks	  
iBooksAuthor	  (free)	  –	  create	  e-­‐books	  for	  iPad,	  iPhone	  
2ePUB	  (free)	  –	  eBook	  Creator	  
Dot	  e	  Pub	  (free)	  –	  covert	  webpages	  to	  ebooks	  (create	  books	  for	  self-­‐reference)	  
Simple	  Booklet	  (paid)	  –	  create	  interacMve	  books	  for	  your	  website,	  blog,	  tablet,	  facebook	  
Blurb	  (paid)	  –	  create	  interacMve	  books	  	                             ebooks	  or	  printed	  books	  
Publishing	  eBooks	  for	  Royalty	  
Amazon	  –	  Kindle	  Direct	  Publishing	  (KDP)	  
Apple	  -­‐	  iBookStore	  
Lulu	  
Create	  Space	  –	  On-­‐demand	  Paperback	  
Self-­‐Publishing	  for	  Royalty	  -­‐	  Things	  to	  consider	        •  Pricing	  –	  affordable	  educaMon,	  royalty	...
From	  Self-­‐Publishing	  Books…	  …To Making Online Courses
CNX.org	  –	  remix	  content	  into	  books	  or	  courses	  
CNX.org	  
CNX.org	  –	  New	  IniMaMve	  
Kno	  –	  Social	  Learning	  Made	  Easy	  
Create	  and	  Distribute	  /	  Sell	  a	  Course	  Online	  
Use	  your	  learning	  nuggets	  to	  create	  a	  course	  	  
WizIQ	  –	  Distribute	  or	  Sell	  Courses	  Online	  
WizIQ	  for	  Teachers	  –	  Archived	  or	  Live	  Training	  
Why	  Self-­‐Publish?	  •  Esoteric	  Topic	  –	  long-­‐tail	  of	  educaMon	  •  Customised	  –	  to	  suit	  the	  need...
“   You are what you share     –	  that	  is	  the	  ethic	  of	  the	  world	       being	  created	  by	  YouTube,	     ...
For	  learning	  modules	  on	  skills	  relevant	  for	  flourishing	  in	  the	  21st	  century	  visit	  -­‐	  	  www.Ti...
Or	  join	  the	  Learning	  ConversaMons	  	  on	  Facebook	  -­‐	  www.facebook.com/lifeskills	  
Thank you	Feel free to get in touch…  Atul.Pant@TimelessLifeskills.co.uk       Atul.Pant@gmail.com
Self-Publishing - From Blogs to Books
Self-Publishing - From Blogs to Books
Self-Publishing - From Blogs to Books
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From blogs to books. Today, an academic or a researcher is no longer at the mercy of a publisher to get his or her work published. This presentation, which I made at Allahabad University in Oct 2012, describes various avenues available today for self-publishing books, ebooks, interactive books and multimedia courses.

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  1. 1. Charles  Leadbeater’s  book  ‘We-­‐Think’  –  started  life  as  a…  
  2. 2. dra9  of  the  book  shared  online  (in  2006  the  author  put  the  complete  first  dra9  online  and  solicited  comments)  
  3. 3. Readers  could  send  comments  to  the  author  
  4. 4. He  even  set  up  a  Wiki,  where  in  the  Wiki  spirit,  people  could  edit!  
  5. 5. In  the  final  paperback,  the  author  graciously  acknowledges  contribuMon  of  others  
  6. 6. The  final  paperback  has  done  well  in  terms  of  sale     In  hindsight,  it  was  not  a  da9  idea!  
  7. 7. From Blogs to Books
  8. 8. Blog…  to  gradually   -­‐  Build  your  idea   -­‐  Sculpt  your  thought   -­‐  Shape  your  argument  
  9. 9. Feedback  and  Comments   -­‐  Fresh  perspecMves   -­‐  Polish  your  argument   -­‐  Connect  with  audience  needs  
  10. 10. Edit/Blog   Feedback   Collate   Book  
  11. 11. Lectures/ Edit/ Feedback  Presentations   Collate   Multimedia   Book  
  12. 12. Blog   Self-Publishing Ecology Lectures/ Edit/ Feedback  Presentations   Collate     Online  Discussions,       Book  Wiki,  Book  Club   Multimedia     Book   ONLINE  LEARNING   (with  links  to   discussions,   PLATFORM     updates,  links…)  
  13. 13. Future  eBooks     -­‐  MulM-­‐layered   -­‐  Easy  to  update   -­‐  Linked  to  resources  Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  
  14. 14. Future  eBooks     -­‐  Linked  to  discussions   -­‐  Links  to  citaMons  Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  
  15. 15. Future  eBooks     -­‐  Easy  to  recommend   -­‐  Easy  to  share  Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  
  16. 16. Future  eBooks     -­‐  Live  annotaMons   -­‐  Live  connecMon  to   Social  Media   -­‐  Real-­‐Mme  data   updaMon  Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  
  17. 17. iBooks  already  offer…   InteracMve  Gallery   3D  Images  Study  Notes   Video  
  18. 18. 1.  Conceptualise   Steps to2.  Research   Self-Publishing a Book 4.  Peer  Review   6.  Self-­‐Publish   5.  Edit  
  19. 19. 6.  Self-­‐Publish  FREE:   ROYALTY:  -­‐  Students,  Self   -­‐  Amazon  Kindle  -­‐  About  a  hobby   -­‐  Apple  iBooks  -­‐  Autobiography   -­‐  Lulu  
  20. 20. Publishing  eBooks  for  Free  
  21. 21. Calibre  (free)  –  convert  word,  pdf,  txt…  into  eBooks  
  22. 22. MobiPocket  Creator  (free)    –  convert  word,  pdf,  txt…  into  eBooks  
  23. 23. iBooksAuthor  (free)  –  create  e-­‐books  for  iPad,  iPhone  
  24. 24. 2ePUB  (free)  –  eBook  Creator  
  25. 25. Dot  e  Pub  (free)  –  covert  webpages  to  ebooks  (create  books  for  self-­‐reference)  
  26. 26. Simple  Booklet  (paid)  –  create  interacMve  books  for  your  website,  blog,  tablet,  facebook  
  27. 27. Blurb  (paid)  –  create  interacMve  books     ebooks  or  printed  books  
  28. 28. Publishing  eBooks  for  Royalty  
  29. 29. Amazon  –  Kindle  Direct  Publishing  (KDP)  
  30. 30. Apple  -­‐  iBookStore  
  31. 31. Lulu  
  32. 32. Create  Space  –  On-­‐demand  Paperback  
  33. 33. Self-­‐Publishing  for  Royalty  -­‐  Things  to  consider   •  Pricing  –  affordable  educaMon,  royalty   •  PromoMon  –  twifer,  facebook,  blog,  free  samples,  reviews   •  ISBN   •  MulMple  Format  –  mobi,  ePub,  paperback   •  Payment  terms  of  distributor  (min  payment  level)   •  Updates   Loads  of  how-­‐to  videos,  blog  posts  and  other  free   resources  easily  available  
  34. 34. From  Self-­‐Publishing  Books…  …To Making Online Courses
  35. 35. CNX.org  –  remix  content  into  books  or  courses  
  36. 36. CNX.org  
  37. 37. CNX.org  –  New  IniMaMve  
  38. 38. Kno  –  Social  Learning  Made  Easy  
  39. 39. Create  and  Distribute  /  Sell  a  Course  Online  
  40. 40. Use  your  learning  nuggets  to  create  a  course    
  41. 41. WizIQ  –  Distribute  or  Sell  Courses  Online  
  42. 42. WizIQ  for  Teachers  –  Archived  or  Live  Training  
  43. 43. Why  Self-­‐Publish?  •  Esoteric  Topic  –  long-­‐tail  of  educaMon  •  Customised  –  to  suit  the  needs  of  a  parMcular  audience    •  Catalyze  discussions  and  deliberaMons  •  Own  Clarity  of  Thought  –  long  form  thinking  •  Acquiring  elite  status  –  several  success  stories  •  Possible  large  reach  •  Brand  –  use  publicaMon  as  a  tool  
  44. 44. “ You are what you share –  that  is  the  ethic  of  the  world   being  created  by  YouTube,   Wikipedia  and  Facebook.  We-­‐ Think  is  a  rallying  call  for  the   shared  power  of  the  web  to   make  society  more  open  and   egalitarian.   ”   -­‐  Charles  Leadbeater  
  45. 45. For  learning  modules  on  skills  relevant  for  flourishing  in  the  21st  century  visit  -­‐    www.TimelessLifeskills.co.uk  
  46. 46. Or  join  the  Learning  ConversaMons    on  Facebook  -­‐  www.facebook.com/lifeskills  
  47. 47. Thank you Feel free to get in touch… Atul.Pant@TimelessLifeskills.co.uk Atul.Pant@gmail.com

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