how teachers can self-publish books

How Teachers Can Self Publish Books

how teachers can self publish books with David Hopkins

Self publishing seems hard. But as UK-based educator David Hopkins shares on today's episode, if you can use Microsoft Word, you can do it. David has self published three books. He explains simply how teachers and authors can self publish books in print and ebook format.

Essential Questions: How Teachers Can Self-Publish Books

  • What do teachers do first when they want to self publish?
  • How can teachers use Microsoft Word to self publish?
  • What is the difference between formatting ebooks and print books?
  • What tools and sites did David use when he self-published?
  • How can non-US educators publish with Amazon?

If you want to know how this can be used in the classroom, listen to episode 184.

Educator Resources from this Episode

A big shout-out to David who wrote up this episode on his blog. David shares the links to resources that will help you get started self publishing your own books.

Other Platforms where Teachers Can Self Publish Books

Thanks Lisa Durff for compiling this list of other self publishing resources.

How teachers can self publish books

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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