When does this course start and end?
The class is self-paced and there is no end date.
Is this class for me?
This is a Translations 101 level class. It is for beginners to TRANSLATIONS, not to SELF-PUBLISHING.
No translation knowledge + no self-published books/abilities =
NO to this class, take the Brick-By-Brick class instead!
You should have at least one series or multiple standalone books published prior to starting translations, which means you have at least intermediate knowledge of self-publishing.
No translation knowledge + Intermediate self-publishing abilities =
YES to this class
If you have already hired and worked with a translator and self-published books in a foreign language, you’re not a beginner and this class is most likely not for you.
Why should I DIY (Do It Yourself) instead of selling my foreign language rights?
Only you can say for sure which is a better fit for you: DIY or selling your foreign language rights.
DIY has up-front expenses and plenty of project management, but swift royalty returns you don't share.
While there are no up-front expenses or project management work when rights are sold to a foreign publisher, it can take 18 months to 2 years for them to publish your first foreign title. Also, payment structures may push royalty delivery another 6 months past that. It could be 2.5 years before you see any income. Then it is most likely 35% (or less, especially if using an agent) instead of 70% (current retailer royalty split).
On top of that, if you've sold your foreign rights, you still need to personally set up a mailing list, a section of your web site with your foreign titles and other author branding features...all in secondary languages (for which you need a translator).
If you intend to sell your foreign rights, this class is not for you.
This class is specifically for DIY-ers and includes the author branding in secondary languages.
I'm interested in the Brick-By-Brick class AND the DIY Translations class. Is there a discount if I buy them both?
Yes! There is a $100 discount if you purchase the Brick-By-Brick and the DIY Translations classes together. Be sure to go to the Thrifty Tips For Authors "All Products" dashboard and select the Bundle. Don't worry! If you goof you can purchase the Brick-By-Brick class with the discount within the DIY Translations class.