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One Month Certificate course on ” Book Publishing for the Academic Community

July 15 @ 7:30 am - August 13 @ 9:00 pm

Bharat Digital Academy (BDA), a unit of Bharat Learning Solutions (P) Ltd. (Registered with the Government of India), is organising a ” (Online).

  • Dates: 15 July to 13 August 2024
  • Time:   7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Class two day in a week : Monday and Tuesday


  • Session 1: Prepares the Computer and the Phone for Writing and Publishing
  • Session 2: Formatting Paperback Books


  • Session 3: Reference Management Tools
  • Session 4: Designing Cover Pages for eBooks and Paperbacks


  • Session 5: Formatting eBooks
  • Session 6: Copyright, Copyleft, ISBN, etc.


  • Session 7: Publishing Books on Self-Publishing Platforms
  • Session 8: Marketing and Distribution

Promotion Techniques:

  • Ways to Promote Your Books
  • Showcasing Books on Author’s Websites and Blogs
  • Selling Books Through Online Shopping Sites

Final Exam:

  • Date: 13 August 2024
  • Format: Multiple Choice Questions, Practical Assignments

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of Week 4, participants will be able to:
  • Prepare their computers and phones for efficient manuscript preparation and publishing.
  • Format manuscripts for both paperback and eBooks.
  • Design professional cover pages.
  • Manage references using Zotero.
  • Understand the intricacies of copyright, ISBN, and Creative Commons licenses.
  • Publish books on various self-publishing platforms.
  • Develop marketing strategies to promote and distribute their books effectively.

Course Material:

  • Software Required:
  • Libra Office Writer
  • Zotero
  • Cover Design Tools (Canva, Adobe Spark, etc.)
  • Reading Material:
  • Selected articles and book chapters on self-publishing
  • Templates and Examples:
  • Manuscript templates
  • Cover page templates
  • Marketing plan templates

Additional Resources:

  • Online Forums and Communities:
  • Links to relevant online forums and communities for peer support and networking.
  • Video Tutorials:
  • Access to pre-recorded video tutorials on key topics covered in the course.
  • Instructor Office Hours:
  • Weekly office hours for one-on-one support and questions.

This structured syllabus will ensure that participants gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in self-book publishing, preparing them to successfully publish their academic works.

Resource Person

  • Dr. Vimal Kumar V, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala

Course Coordinator

  • Dr. Sk Abdul GaffarBharat Digital Academy, Aligarh

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HELPLINE NO– 8006533033


July 15 @ 7:30 am
August 13 @ 9:00 pm
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