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  solicited  comments)  

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  hindsight,  it  was  not  a  da9  idea!  

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  audience  needs  

Blog  

Feedback  

Edit/ Collate  

Book  

Lectures/ Presentations  

Feedback  

Edit/ Collate  

Multimedia   Book  

Blog  
Lectures/ Presentations  

Self-Publishing Ecology Edit/ Collate  

Feedback  

  Online  Discussions,     Book  Wiki,  Book  Club  

  ONLINE  LEARNING   PLATFORM    

  Multimedia   Book  
(with  links  to   discussions,   updates,  links…)  

Future  eBooks  
 

-­‐  MulM-­‐layered   -­‐  Easy  to  update   -­‐  Linked  to  resources  

Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  

Future  eBooks  
 

-­‐  Linked  to  discussions   -­‐  Links  to  citaMons  

Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  

Future  eBooks  
 

-­‐  Easy  to  recommend   -­‐  Easy  to  share  

Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  

Future  eBooks  
 

-­‐  Live  annotaMons   -­‐  Live  connecMon  to   Social  Media   -­‐  Real-­‐Mme  data   updaMon  

Source:  Future  of  eBook,  IDEO  

iBooks  already  offer…  

InteracMve  Gallery  

3D  Images  

Study  Notes  

Video  

1.  Conceptualise   2.  Research  

Steps to Self-Publishing a Book

4.  Peer  Review   5.  Edit  

6.  Self-­‐Publish  

6.  Self-­‐Publish  

FREE:   -­‐  Students,  Self   -­‐  About  a  hobby   -­‐  Autobiography  

ROYALTY:   -­‐  Amazon  Kindle   -­‐  Apple  iBooks   -­‐  Lulu  

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   •  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  

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  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  

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  

For  learning  modules  on   skills  relevant  for   flourishing  in  the  21st   century  visit  -­‐    
www.TimelessLifeskills.co.uk  

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

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