By the time I was eight years old, I knew I wanted to be an author. Technically, I wanted to be an author “like JK Rowling,” but even then I would have been satisfied just to spend my days writing stories.
I held onto this dream until about high school, when I began receiving messages from society that being an author was not a “real job” — at least not a job with a clear and achievable path.
Well, it was a winding road to get back to what my third-grade self already knew, but 17 novels later, I am making a good living from my fiction.
I know — I am incredibly lucky. But honestly, luck had very little to do with it. I worked very hard for several years and built a business slowly around my fiction. It was an arduous process because when I first started, I had no idea what I was doing. Back then there was no clear path to follow — at least not one that anyone wanted to share.
I didn’t know whether I should try to get an agent or go the self-publishing route.
I didn’t know what my author brand was.
I didn’t have an “author platform.”
I didn’t know whether I should be exclusive to Amazon or publish across all platforms.
I didn’t know how to go about creating e-books, print books, or audiobooks.
I knew nothing about email marketing, social media, or paid ads.
If I had known then what all I didn’t know, I’m not sure I ever would have started. It took a lot of trial and error (mostly error) to establish systems for myself so that I could start running my business like a business.
It would have been so much easier and less stressful if someone had taken me by the hand and broken down each component of the author business landscape.
It would have been glorious to have all of my options laid out neatly in front of me by someone who had been there before. I wish I could have peeked into other authors’ businesses and learned from their mistakes. I wish I’d had a professional to steer me in the right direction when I just didn’t know where to start.
This is why I created Author Business Boot Camp — to help aspiring authors like you build a strong business faster without all the headaches and frustrations that I experienced firsthand.
I know the publishing world can be overwhelming.
I remember what it’s like not to know where to start.
I also know what it’s like to feel certain that writing books is what you were put on this earth to do. When that is your reality, nothing is going to stop you, but there is something that can help you achieve your dream faster.
Author Business Boot Camp is an online video course I have created to help you build an author business. This course is not designed to help you write your first novel. It is designed to guide you through the process of turning your book or books into a thriving business.
This course is for you if:
- You are in the process of writing a book and want a plan to publish and market that book.
- You have a book written and you are ready to publish and earn money from that book.
- You have self-published one or more books but are struggling to gain traction.
Author Business Boot Camp is broken down into 10 lessons. It includes hours of helpful video content and worksheets to guide you through the process of becoming an Author-CEO and turning your book into a successful author business.
In this course, you will:
- Get an overview of your publishing options
- Learn about your intellectual property rights
- Identify your Ideal Readers
- Create your unique Author Identity
- Write your Author Business Plan
- Choose the right distribution channels and pricing strategy
- Learn how to find the perfect editor and cover designer
- Learn what social media and marketing channels to use
- Create an irresistible email sales funnel
- Learn which publishing tools you should use
Author Business Boot Camp officially launches July 1, but I am giving my blog readers a chance to win a FREE 30-minute Master Coaching Session with me and enroll in the course early!
Here’s how it works: Sign up to get notified via email when the course is live, and the first 10 signups will receive a personal email from me to schedule their FREE one-on-one coaching session.
These first 10 will get the free 30-minute coaching session whether they enroll in the course or not.
You have nothing to lose! Go sign up!
Haven’t you waited long enough? It’s time to start investing in your dream. It’s time to build your author business.