It can all feel so overwhelming.
But it doesn’t have to be! The truth is, whether you choose to self-publish or secure a traditional book deal, there are a handful of key factors that are crucial to getting it right. And rather than crossing your fingers and hoping somebody else comes along to shower you with golden praise, you *really* need to learn what you’re doing, or else you’ll be taken advantage of by a predatory author service or vanity press.
On this page, you won’t find a simple, easy publishing solution. Instead you’ll find a private cache of publishing tips and book marketing strategies I’ve used to hit the bestseller lists and sell a ton of books.
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Here’s what’s included in each offer:
1. This self-publishing bundle includes a ton of exclusive tricks for reaching readers and building your author platform, along with actual design templates you can use in your book design.
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2. But if you need real feedback, or someone to quickly point out why your books aren’t selling and what to do about it, you can get access to my advanced program, which comes with some quick ‘done-for-you’ services like a platform audit and first chapter critique.
Reg. $997 $397 (special price)
3. And if you really want someone to just take over and help you launch your book, I’ve set up a comprehensive deal that includes everything you need. It’ll be similar to most other self-publishing packages, only we’ll do it so much better.
You’ll actually get great design, we won’t charge you extra for useless ‘promotion’ tactics that stopped working decades ago, and you’ll have full control over your own platform.
$3997 (payment plan available)
* I don’t offer ‘book launch’ services, because they almost always lose money, unless the author has done a proper job with the basic design, packaging and positioning.
As you’ll probably notice, most of my resources are rough and unpolished. I overthink and get lost on interesting tangents. Some people think that makes me super authentic; others think it’s sloppy. For an ADHD socially-anxious trash panda, clinging to the edge of inspiration and creative burnout, I do the best I can with presentation. But if you can overlook my faults, you’ll probably find (as most people do) that my advice works. I hope you’ll stick around.
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