Publish with Confidence: Develop Your Career as an Author

Learn the ropes of the book industry in an informative, conversational setting. You can do this!

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Publish with Confidence: Develop Your Career as an Author


Note: This course was created in 2015, so a few things have changed since then, i.e. the Big 6 is now the Big 5, NA Alley (like the popularity of NA itself) went the way of the dodo, ads are a bigger deal than they were a few years ago, etc. But don't worry. The core concepts hold up!


Course highlights: 

  • A mix of formats keep the material entertaining, i.e. animated video presentations, screencasts, worksheets, etc.

  • I don't hold back. If I think something will be potentially harmful to your career, I'm going to tell you—even if it's popular right now.

  • For an overview of the material covered, click below to expand What am I going to get from this course?

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. Are you ready to get started?

What You Will Learn!

  • You'll be able to make an informed decision regarding which publishing path to take for your next project.
  • I'll help you determine your manuscript's category, genre, and designation, i.e. a New Adult romantic suspense novel v. a YA fantasy novella.
  • You'll be able to write query letters and enter pitch/250 contests with confidence.
  • I'm going to show you the ropes and give you insider information on authorial netiquette—in other words, I'm going to help you avoid ticking off prospective readers, reviewers, and fellow authors.
  • Speaking of which, I'm also going to give you a heads-up on things you might need to brace yourself for, i.e. trolls, pirates, taxes, etc.
  • You'll gain the knowhow to avoid gimmicks and shortcuts that can really hurt your career in the long term.
  • For those of you who are interested in self-publishing, I'm going to give you my personal step-by-step process and time frame.
  • To complement that, I'm going to show you how to either outsource or DIY most of the necessary components, i.e. graphic design, editing, formatting, etc.
  • Then I'll point out some traditional methods you can tweak to market your books (and your brand) in our ever-changing industry.
  • You'll learn where and how to find a community, because you will need one. Believe me.
  • Finally, you'll learn how to treat your writing career as a small business—equipping you with the right mindset to succeed!

Who Should Attend!

  • This course is aimed at pre-published fiction authors, but the information is relevant to all stages.
  • This course is not a gimmick promising guaranteed success and one-size-fits-all publishing strategies. Sorry, you won't find the magic bullet here (or anywhere).



  • Career Development
  • Confidence
  • Self-Publishing






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