Exploring Perpetual Courses
Starting Monday I’m going to be offering an on-line course in how to use Jutoh, the ebook formatting program that I love and use all the time. I’m really excited to be teaching others how to use this really powerful, and yet easy-to-use program. It produces beautiful, professional-looking ebooks without a lot of hassle.
But what I really want to do is to have one of those perpetual courses like Chris Syme, Mark Dawson and Nick Stephenson, among others, have. I don’t know if people would be interested in a series of videos where I teach them how to use this program, but I’m thinking of creating one anyway—there’s no way to know if they will come if you don’t build it, right?
So, I’ve done a little research onto websites that host these on-line perpetual courses and I’ve decided to go with Teachable.com. It has the lowest fees and seems pretty easy to use. I also invested in a program to create screen capture videos and edit them.
The great thing about perpetual courses is that you can create it once and then all you have to do is be available to answer any questions. In order to do that, and provide some necessary documents, I’ve created a Facebook group (Self-Publishing with Jutoh, in case you’d like to join). The other really nice thing about a perpetual course is that it’s always there for anyone to take any time they want—they don’t have to wait for me to offer the course. They can take it whenever they want and at their own pace. And, I believe that once they’ve taken it, they can go back and re-watch previous video lectures as many times as they want.
Have you taken a perpetual course? What did you think of it?
If you’re interested in joining my Jutoh class – either the one I’m going to be offering next week (as a Yahoo Group), or my perpetual one – please contact me! And if this one works out, I’ll do my best to create a perpetual course of my self-publishing course which teaches you not just the basics of formatting, but all of self-publishing, from A to Z (just like in my book—get it?). 🙂