1. Getting Started

Your Guide to the World of Independent Publishing | Presented by Ian Andrew

Interested in this course? Email us at write@leschenaultpress.com

Course description


This introductory course will guide you through the concepts of Independent Publishing using Publish-on-Demand technologies. From who the major providers are, to the nitty-gritty of ISBNs, this course is the perfect way to begin, or to assist, your author journey.

Whether you’re a new writer or an experienced one, this course will fill in the real details:

  • Why should you use certain providers in tandem to help you crack the bookshop market?
  • What are the legal requirements of copyright statements, ISBNS, Legal Deposit?
  • What are the real expectations for an 'Indie Author' in the global marketplace?

What you will learn:

You’ll learn what Independent Publishing is and who the main companies involved are. You'll explore distribution options, for both E-Books and Paperbacks. You'll learn about ISBNs, how to get them, why do you need them and when do you need a different one. We'll look at Copyright and the requirements of Legal Deposit. We shall discover some of the more helpful and worthwhile author organisations out there and finish off with an overview of marketing, the bane of, and yet the necessity in, the Independent Author's arsenal.

All of this, and much more, is explained in the relaxed and fun manner that is the signature of a Book Reality Academy course.

This course is delivered in 'bite-size' training elements that can be squeezed into any coffee break, letting you go at your own pace and learn quickly without tying you to your keyboard for days.

Your trainer:

Guiding you through the course in his relaxed and fun style is Ian Andrew, Executive Director of the Book Reality Experience, an Amazon best-selling Indy author in his own right and a trainer with over three decades of experience. He’ll ease you through the steps that will see your book for sale in the online bookstores of the world.

Ian Andrew
Ian Andrew
Indy Author

Ian grew up in Larne, Northern Ireland. Aged 18, he left to join the Royal Air Force and worked initially as an aircraft technician before being commissioned as an Intelligence Officer. After serving for two decades he relocated, with his Australian wife, to the rural south-west of Western Australia and established a training consultancy business, specialising in communication skills and the practical use of Microsoft® Office applications, becoming an accredited Microsoft® trainer.

Surrounded by a resident mob of kangaroos, he began to concentrate on his writing and independently published his first novel, ‘A Time To Every Purpose’ in 2014. He followed this in 2015 with ‘Face Value’, the first of the Wright & Tran detective thrillers. As well as running the Book Reality Experience he is currently working on the fourth novel in the Wright & Tran series.

"Every course at the Book Reality Academy is designed to be entertaining, engaging and informative - in that order - because I believe learning is much easier if we’re relaxed and having fun. So come on in, go at your own pace and quickly gain the skills you need to become an Indy Author."


Interested in this course? Email us at write@leschenaultpress.com