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Empowering Teachers Through Self Publishing

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This is my slide deck from my Keynote presentation at the 8th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 6-8 May 2016 (Fri-Sun). It covers my journey through self publishing and has tips advice and links for anyone who wants to publish their own ebook.
You can also find more tips and advice at: http://peacheypublications.com

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Empowering Teachers Through Self Publishing

  1. 1. E M P O W E R I N G T E A C H E R S T H R O U G H S E L F P U B L I S H I N G Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  2. 2. E M P O W E R I N G T E A C H E R S T H R O U G H S E L F P U B L I S H I N G N I K P E A C H E Y Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  3. 3. B L O G G I N G I N T H E B E G I N N I N G Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  4. 4. W E B 2 . 0 T O O L S F O R T E A C H E R S I N T H E B E G I N N I N G Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  5. 5. C R O W D S O U R C I N G F U N D I N G M O V I N G O N Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  6. 6. D I G I TA L V I D E O - A M A N U A L F O R L A N G U A G E T E A C H E R S M O V I N G O N Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  7. 7. C R E AT I V I T Y I N T H E E N G L I S H L A N G U A G E C L A S S R O O M M O V I N G O N Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  8. 8. L E S S O N P L A N S & C L A S S R O O M M AT E R I A L S M O V I N G O N Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  9. 9. 1 0 L E S S O N S I N D I G I TA L L I T E R A C Y M O V I N G O N Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  10. 10. P E A C H E Y P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M N I K P E A C H E Y Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  11. 11. C R E AT I N G Y O U R B O O K E M P O W E R I N G Y O U R S E L F Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  12. 12. E - B O O K F O R M AT S • Keep it short and low cost • Publish chapters • Get feedback and iterate • Roll shorter units into books Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  13. 13. E - B O O K C R E AT I O N T O O L S • Word • Pages • iBook Author • Kotobee Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  14. 14. D E S I G N • Learn all you can • Study things that look cool and try to imitate • Google good design • Do an online course Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  15. 15. D E S I G N - R E S O U R C E S • Stock photo sites • Free ones - https:// pixabay.com/ • Take your own photos • Creating graphs - draw.io • Never use clip art Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/creating-illustrations-and-infographics.html
  16. 16. W H E R E T O S E L L E M P O W E R I N G Y O U R S E L F Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  17. 17. • TeachersPayTeachers - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ • TES Resources - https://www.tes.com/ • Educents - http://www.educents.com • TeachersNotebook - http://www.teachersnotebook.com/ • Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/ • Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/ • Payhip - https://payhip.com • iBook Store - http://www.apple.com/uk/ibooks/ Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com P L AT F O R M S T O T RY
  18. 18. P L AT F O R M S - M A R K E T P L A C E • Who goes there? • What do they buy? • What do they charge? • What formats do they host? • Do they protect you? • What marketing / communication tools? Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  19. 19. T H E M O N E Y • Transaction charge • Percentage • TAX / VAT • Hosting • Premium membership • “100% of nothing is nothing” Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  20. 20. TA K I N G PAY M E N T S • Business bank account • Paypal - http:// paypal.com/ • Stripe - http://stripe.com/ • UPay - http:// www.upay.co.uk/ Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  21. 21. H O W T O S E L L E M P O W E R I N G Y O U R S E L F Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  22. 22. M A R K E T I N G • Social networks and communities • Create an ad - https:// vimeo.com/135839974 • Give away to influencers • Facebook ads • Reviews - Journals / blogs • Strength in numbers - http:// peacheypublications.com/work- with-us http://peacheypublications.com/growth-hacking-your-ebook-sales Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  23. 23. O T H E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S • Your books / materials • Blogs and websites • Courses • Quizzes and courses • Online teaching Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  24. 24. O T H E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S • Coursmos - http:// www.coursmos.com/ • Knewton - https:// www.knewton.com/ • Riddle - http:// www.riddle.com • Quizalize - https:// www.quizalize.com Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  25. 25. A N D F I N A L LY E M P O W E R I N G Y O U R S E L F Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  26. 26. I S I T F O R Y O U ? • Like a challenge • Want to develop new skills • Have an eye for design and detail • Like the idea of being a business rather than just a writer • Don’t mind marketing yourself • Don’t mind dealing with bureaucracy • Patient - Do what you love and the money may/will come? Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com http://peacheypublications.com/to-self-publish-or-not-to-self-publish-that-is-the-question
  27. 27. S H I F T I N G T H E S TAT U S Q U O • Boost your income • Develop new skills • Develop your employability • Challenge the role of publishers in ELT Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com
  28. 28. P E A C H E Y P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M N I K P E A C H E Y Nik Peachey | PeacheyPublications.com

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