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.