Do you sometimes wish you could get a grip on the whole process of publishing, from start to finish? Really figure out exactly how all the pieces fit together to create great books, the kind that readers really want to buy?
If that’s you, help is on the way.
Readers may remember the launch of the Self-Publishing Roadmap, my online training program, this past summer.
After the dust died down from the launch, I led a group of engaged and entrepreneurial authors for six weeks through all the lessons and modules in the course.
It was fantastic.
Many of the authors who have gone through the program are experiencing success with their publishing, although for others it will take a while before their books are ready to go.
That’s pretty normal. (By the way, you can get real feedback about the course from some of these authors at the bottom of the registration page.)
I just finished a project for a client that he had been working on for 30 years. Yes, 30 years. It’s obviously the work of a lifetime and will be useful to readers and researchers for decades to come.
It just goes to show that there are all kinds of books and all kinds of authors. Some genre novelists can turn out 5, 6, or even more books per year. Pretty amazing.
But every book deserves to be published properly, to get its best chance of success in the market.
If you think about it, this is an obligation we have as writers to the readers—as yet unknown—who will someday read our books.
Some of them will have a life-changing experience.
Here’s how I put it when it came time to write up the new sales page for the Roadmap course:
As a writer, your stories and ideas are destined to entertain, educate and inspire the world. You have a passion to communicate with people and I know that you want to get your books into the market with the absolute best chance of success.
In a nutshell, that’s exactly why this course came into existence, why I spent many months learning the skills needed to create it, and more months actually putting it together.
The Roadmap contains the distilled essence of what I know about publishing that can help today’s authors.
It’s not a brain dump, that wouldn’t really be useful, would it?
Instead, it’s an integrated, structured series of lessons that guide you from the very beginnings of being a publisher all the way through the publication and marketing of your book.
Two New Ways to Get the Training You Want
After the launch I did get some objections from authors who didn’t sign up, objections that I really didn’t have an answer for.
Over the months since then, I’ve tried to find ways to answer those objections. I finally distilled them down into 2 problems:
- The course was too expensive for some people
- Some authors wanted a lot more personal, one-on-one help going through the process
In response, you’ll now find three separate editions of the Roadmap, each aimed at a different audience.
Since a lot of the products I develop come right from the pages of this blog, I thought it was only fair to let you in on what was going on.
If you think this training might be of interest to you, I encourage you to check out the registration page for the course. It explains all three editions and details everything in the course.
But be aware: registration closes on Sunday night, then it will go off the market again. And to be honest, I don’t really know if/when it will be offered again. It takes a pretty huge commitment on my part to run the course, and time seems to get shorter every month.
So take a look at what’s offered, and give it some thought. I’ve put some links at the bottom of this post to other articles about the Roadmap, feel free to have a look at them, too.
I’ve also added something brand new, what I call a “risk reversal” bonus to the program. What I mean by that is that if you sign up, you will receive this bonus whose value is higher than the cost of the course.
Here’s the link:
You might want to have a look now.
And if you have any questions, just leave me a comment.
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