If you are self-publishing, you will have certainly considered using the likes of KDP, IngramSpark or Lulu to print and distribute your book, but have you also considered Draft2Digital as an option for your book?
D2D are a print on demand company that have been in operation since 2012 and are based out of Oklahoma City, and like many of the other operators they distribute to the major channels you’d expect from a publishing service, channels such as:
Amazon, Apple Books, Barens & Noble, Kobo, Tolino, OverDrive,
Bibliotheca, Scribe, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, Vivlio and BorrowBox.
The fees for Draft2Digital are taken as a percentage of around 10% from each book you sell with stores taking around 30% so you keep around 60% for each eBook, for printed books they state that each book makes around 45% of the list price minus the base printing cost, but there are no upfront charges for their services, and they only get paid if you sell a book.
They offer free templates to help you format your book ready for print and eBook, here they state that even if you don’t publish your book with them, you can keep the interior files for your manuscript.
A great feature about their operation is their customer service, as many authors know, getting in touch with some of the bigger POD services can be really tough, D2D offer US based customer support phone lines making it easier to talk to a human with any issues.
Like KDP they offer a free ISBN for your book, but this will show D2D as the vendor with the ISBN recording agency, and it also restricts the use of this specific ISBN to just D2D (so you would not be able to publish your book via KDP using their ISBN), however, you can of course use your own ISBN if you choose to purchase them separately and use without this restriction.
So, what print sizes do they currently offer? Well, they are a little restrictive in that regard and currently only print in perfect bound paperback books, however, the sizes they print books at are for the most common trim sizes: 5x8’, 5.25x8.5’, 5.5x8.5”, 6x9”, 7.5x9.25” and 8.5x11” which will cover most author’s needs.
They also offer a service called Books2Read, this is a website aimed at helping readers find their next great read, it keeps them up to date with what their favorite author is doing, discover new books and where to purchase the book. This along with a universal book link which takes anyone who clicks it to a Books2Read landing page showing you exactly where you can buy copies of that specific book.
So, although Draft2Digital may not be the biggest print on demand publishing service on the block they do offer some great options for authors, they very much pride themselves in being an indie company which looks after their authors and delivers on customer service. Their choice of print sizes and formats is smaller than others, but without any upfront fees, they are certainly worth consideration.
Smashwords was founded back in 2008 by Mark Coker, after failing to publish his own book, he wanted to create a platform which would give indie authors more control (and freedom) when it came to getting their own work published. Since then Smashwords has grown from just a handful of authors to hundreds of thousands of authors, it’s even had some of its titles go on to become New York Times and USA Today best sellers, not bad.
The main thing you will notice if you consider using Smashwords is that they just publish eBooks, (so if you are looking to publish in print then you will want to look elsewhere), their books can be read using online eReaders or downloaded to you own device such as a Kindle, Nook and iPhone (along with other devices too).
They do distribute to Apple books, their website states that this is to 51 countries, B&N, Kobo, some public libraries (via OverDrive), Scribd, Libri, Gardners, Baker & Taylor and of course their own Smashwords library too.
Smashwords also offers some free services for their authors, things such as ISBNs, an author profile page, eBook conversion from a Word document, unlimited updates to your book and its meta data, sales reporting, and a host of marketing tools.
How much will it cost?
Currently Smashwords is free to use, they pride themselves on having no hidden fees, listing fees, setup or conversion fees (they make their money from a commission from each sale of your book, which is fair enough).
So, how much will you be compensated?
Authors and Publishers earn 85% or more of the net proceeds from the sale of their works through Smashwords.com, authors receive 70.5% for affiliate sales, sales through retailers (such as Apple, B&N etc.) earn 60% of the list price, sales in libraries via OverDrive give 45% and sales via Library Direct (which Smashwords claim is where the majority of their library sales come from) is at 70% of list price.
Your book will be published via Smashwords through a non-exclusive license, this means that you retain all of the ownership rights to your book and are free to publish your book elsewhere if you want to.
How about marketing via Smashwords?
They do offer their authors several marketing tools for free, an Author’s profile page where you can upload details about yourself along with a headshot, there’s Smashwords interviews, where they allow you to tell the story behind your book. Smashwords Alerts, this keeps readers up to date with new releases etc., presales which allow you to run public and private presale events up to 12 months before launch, Audio book production and distribution, with access to Findaway Voices, you can recruit a narrator for your audio book and then distribute via Apple iTunes, Audible, Kobo, OverDrive and more.
Smashwords also has their ‘Smart Author Podcast’ which gives you a step by step guide to publishing and marketing your book, which is well worth a listen (especially if you’re a new author).
Is it worth using Smashwords?
Ultimately this is of course up to you, also, you may want to check the exclusivity of anywhere else that you may be published currently (or want to publish in the future, just because Smashwords is non-exclusive doesn’t mean that other publishers are not).
However, they are free to use, offer great returns on sales and have grown well over the past few years since 2008, their distribution is good too. So with this in mind, you may want to give strong consideration to Smashwords for your eBook.
Focusing on paperbacks and eBooks has been good for KDP, but they have lagged behind other POD services with regards to hardbacks, for long time most author’s first option would be either IngramSpark, Lulu or a smaller independent printer, and this is fine, but it always felt like KDP were missing a trick not offering the service themselves.
So, if we go back over the past 12-18 months they started a beta service for hardbacks, selected authors were offered the opportunity to print their book via KDP as a case-wrapped edition, numerous authors took them up on the offer and now the service has been rolled out to everyone, at last.
If you want to publish your book via KDP as a hardback, here’s a few things that you should know.
Firstly, the book is a case wrap and does not have a dust jacket, this means that the cover gets printed onto the boards of the book itself, we’re not sure if KDP will eventually bring out a service offering dust jackets, but currently it’s just for case wraps, paperbacks and eBooks.
You will need a new ISBN for your hardback edition (as always, it’s one per edition of your book).
The sizing options for a hardback is a little limited at the moment, currently they are offering the following five trim sizes:
There are also some restrictions on page count with the minimum at 75 pages and the maximum at 550 pages, they support 34 languages for hardback and have the capabilities for both left to right and right to left text.
The book cover for your hardback will differ slightly from that of your paperback edition, technically the artwork gets wrapped around the edges of the boards and so it has to extend out further than that of a paperback. If you look at the diagram below, it shows the specifications for a book to be printed as a hardback.
You’ll see that the template they offer does have a similar feel to the ones used for their paperbacks.
For distribution, currently they offer their hardbacks via Amzon.com - .co.uk - .de - .es - .fr and .it however, it’s not available via expanded distribution at the moment.
The costs for printing is of course more expensive than that of a paperback, so you will need to factor in a higher market price for your hardback edition, if you check out KDP’s cost calculator you can see the cost for your exact book, based on page count, interior paper and format, this is incredibly helpful to ensure you price your book correctly.
Now that this service is live, it’s a very similar process to setting up a paperback within the KDP author’s portal, you should see the option within your bookshelf and be able to add a new title, choosing hardback as the format.
It's worth taking a look at, and if you have a well established book already you should certainly consider publishing it in hardback too.
If you’re a self-publishing author, or about to become one, you will have no doubt looked at the big players in print on demand publishing, and one of these is Lulu.
So, who are they? Well, founded by Bob Young in 2002, Lulu is an online print-on-demand, distribution and self-publishing service, currently based in North Carolina. They have published millions of titles and offer authors a wide range of formats for their books.
Lulu offer several services to authors:
This is for print on demand self-publishing and is free to use, there are no minimum orders, you sell your book via Lulu’s own bookstore and their global distribution channels (which include Amazon, Ingram and Barnes & Noble), you also retain 80% of your book’s gross profit.
Currently this service offers a free ISBN (for projects with global distribution, sold through Lulu.com, Direct and print API), Lulu.com also works if you just want to publish as an eBook only.
This is for those who are selling their own book themselves, Lulu have created an app which will work with your Shopify website, so you can make order fulfillment a great deal easier.
The service is free to use, customer data will still be retained by you, you can have your own labeling and there’s no inventory management to worry about. It’s great if you are starting your own publishing imprint and want to sell your book (or series of books) away from just Amazon via your own Shopify website.
Aimed at publishers or businesses that want to sell their own books via their own websites, this service is free to use (and like Lulu Direct) you retain your customer details, don’t have to deal with inventory and keep 100% of the profits.
One thing about Lulu is that they offer some great options for formats of printed books/products, from standard paperbacks to hardcovers (casewrap and/or dust jacket) to photo books, comic books, magazines, year books and of course eBooks.
They also offer a decent range of trim sizes, starting at 4.25in x 6.875in (Pocket Book) and going up to 11in x8.5in (Calendar), along with the sizes, you’ll have options for perfect bound, coil bound and saddle stitch (format dependent of course).
The interiors give you the options you would expect, standard B&W and premium B&W, the same goes with their color interiors, the premium versions being better suited for books with higher res and larger images within them. They offer paper stocks of 60# cream, 60# white, 80# white and 100# white, again, these are format dependent.
Distribution with Lulu
Lulu’s distribution connects your book for print to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram, your eBook is distributed to Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Google, and Libri. As you can see, Lulu seems to connect you with the major outlets where you would expect to see your title.
Lulu does have stipulations as to what books can be part of their global distribution, so it is well worth taking a look at their guide to ensure your book will be fine.
Bulk buying with Lulu
If you want to order lots of copies of your book, Lulu does currently offer discounts for bulk buying, if you’re purchasing between 100 to 499 copies you’ll get 5% off, from 500 to 999 copies 10% off and over 1000 copies you’ll receive 15% off of the price.
Promoting your book can seem a little daunting, where do you start? Who do you use to plug your book? And how much will it cost? The good news is that there are plenty of options available and a wide range of price points to suit most author’s needs.
Over the past few years many websites have sprung up which offer platforms to advertise your book to an audience, this is great for both the reader and of course the author who wants to put their book in front of them.
Here we have a list of some of these sites that you should consider, some are free and others charge, it’s also worth considering using multiple sites and staggering your promotions so that you always have something out there promoting your work.
One – BookBub
This is one of the more well-known book promotional websites and is very popular with countless authors. It works by sending out daily emails to its subscribers where it promotes books to them, they send featured deals in this email which you can pay to have your book be within (the featured deals however are expensive, many authors paying thousands of dollars to use, but, it will put your book in front of a massive audience too, and lots of authors have had great results using this).
They also run ads within their website and within the email, these are a lot more reasonable and are very popular with the majority of authors, you can also schedule when the ads will run and set budgets.
Two – Book Bongo
This service is from free up to $199.99, their free offer is dependent upon them liking your deal and is essentially them posting it upon their website and social media. Their top package however includes a video to promote your book, this you can then download to use yourself, it gets uploaded to their social media channels, YouTube page and is featured in their weekly mailout.
Three – TCK Publishing
You can apply to have your book included within their own book deals newsletter which goes out to over 20,000 readers, they do have stipulations about the quality of the books which they promote (4 star reviews and be on promotion at $0.99 for the days requested to promote.
Four – Many Books
They have three packages which are $29, $39 and $79, you can choose to promote your book on their website, newsletter and/or blog, they state that their newsletter has 175,000 active subscribers, they have 500,000+ monthly website views and guarantee 500 downloads from their middle package.
Five – Free Booksy
Great if you are promoting your book for free, this service covers a broad range of genres and sub-genres too. They feature the books on their homepage, their daily email and promoted upon their Facebook page (which they quote as having 300,000+ fans). Pricing starts from $30 and varies dependent upon your genre.
Six – Book Goodies
They have a free option where your book will be posted to their website for six months and also posted upon their social media channels, however, the free option won’t get your book included within their newsletter.
Their chargeable advertising currently starts from $49 and goes up to $399, this can get you a feature for up to eight weeks on their home page along with inclusion to their email letter and of course social media.
Seven – Book Gorilla
Pricing here starts from $40 and varies based upon your book’s genre, it’s also just for Kindle, having a reach of 350,000 followers on a range of platforms which includes their email and social media, they also give a great breakdown of reach by % (which is very helpful).
Eight – Author Ad Network
With this service your book will be featured over several book promotion websites for a limited time, your book will also be posted upon their social media channels too (namely Twitter & Facebook), pricing starts from $129.
Nine – Digital Book Today
This is where you can add your free Kindle eBook to their list of ‘the top 100’, updated weekly a regular listing is free (but your book will gradually slide down the page), they also have options from $30 to featured and stay in the top section of their site for a limited time.
Ten – Book Lemur
Pricing starts from $25 and is based around genre, there’s also additional fees if your book is not free to your readers (they want to offer free and discounted books to their own subscribers). Currently they have 16,000+ active subscribers and over 8,700 Facebook followers.
Most people acknowledge that advertising works, if it didn’t, we wouldn’t see companies spending millions of dollars on commercials and branding every year, but there are still some who also think that branding/advertising for their own book isn’t worth investing in.
They repeat the mantra, ‘not everyone judges a book by its cover’, however, most consumers do.
When we are faced with the almost infinite choice of books available (and if you don’t believe me, just take a quick scroll through Amazon), we become very quick at accepting or dismissing a product based on the amount of review stars and how it looks at first glance. If the book cover looks amateurish or badly made, we are going to quickly assume that the contents of the book are just as amateurish.
So, you must then ask a deeper question about your journey as a self-publishing author, why are you publishing your book?
Some authors publish simply for family and friends, if they sell other copies along the way, great, but their goal was just to share a book with those close to them, however, for most, they write and then publish their books because they want more than just a handful of people to read their work.
Who are you writing for?
As a storyteller you want to share your work with as many people as possible, right? Or if you have information which would benefit the world, you’d want the world to find it? But to reach a larger audience, you need to take your book’s advertising seriously, and this starts with the book cover.
The book cover becomes the face of your manuscript, it tells the reader straight away the type of author you are and if that reader should invest their time and money in your book, again, if a book looks amateurish, why would anyone consider investing several days of their lives reading it?
I’m not saying you have to spend thousands of dollars on a book cover, but anywhere you cut corners on your work is a mistake, it is possible to get a great looking design for a reasonable price finishing with a professional looking book which attracts readers.
Why spend weeks, months or years writing your book only to rush the book cover?
This is why you should invest in yourself and your book, publishers make sure that the books they promote look professional, they do this because they know it works, their covers look great and they catch the eye of the reader (and in a good way). They say that success leaves clues, so if you're still unsure, look at those big publishing houses and see what they do with their covers, go into your local book store or look online and be inspired.
Your work deserves a great book cover, make sure you give it one.
Out of the vast array of publishers for indie authors, Ingramspark is one of the key players that you will (or should) have heard of. Ingramspark is owned by Lightning Source (a company with operations in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia) and was started back in 2013, since then Ingramspark has published well over 7 million books and currently has over 4,000 new books added to it daily, so, it’s safe to say that it’s big within the self-publishing world.
And when we say big, we mean big, Ingramspark currently has the largest distribution of books in the US, they distribute to over 40,000 retailers and libraries globally along with making your book available to Amazon, Kobo, and B&N, so you could reach a very wide audience using their services.
So, what does it cost to use Ingramspark?
Pricing starts from $25 per title for eBooks and $49 per title for print (however, if you currently upload both at the same time it’s just $49), but you will need to purchase your own ISBNs for each edition of your book (something which KDP offers free versions of).
One of the great things about Ingramspark is their options for print, they offer both paperback and hardback, with the hardback choices including case laminate and/or dust jacket, we have also noticed that the actual print and finish quality of each book from Ingramspark is normally very high (when compared with some other print on demand services, their finished product really shines).
How much money will you make from selling with Ingramspark?
Of course, this will depend upon the cost to produce and distribute your book along with any discount you may offer, one good thing is that Ingramspark have a calculator upon their website which enables you to work out your compensation based on page count, trim size, format, price, and discount, although if you compare to KDP, it seems to be slightly more expensive (but then you do have the larger distribution). You can use their calculator here,
Why use Ingramspark?
If you are planning to focus on pushing your book through the more traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores, Ingramspark is a great choice as it has the distribution channels you’ll need, if you also want to publish in hardback, it has a great choice of print options available too.
However, if you plan to focus predominantly on Amazon, then KDP would be your better option (paperback and eBook only), as you would be going directly with Amazon themselves, you’ll find the fees to distribute would be lower and it also seems that Amazon give preference to their own KDP books first (within Amazon’s sales algorithms).
Ingramspark are still a great choice for authors and will give you access to huge distribution channels, which let’s face it, is why you are publishing in the first place, you want people to buy your book, but it is also worth considering the use of Amazon’s KDP in tandem with Ingramspark, yes you will need to buy ISBNs, but it will help get your book in front of as many people as you can.
For many authors the easiest way to self-publish is via KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), being Amazon’s publishing wing, first launched in 2007, KDP has grown rapidly and allows an author to publish both eBook and paperback from one place (they have recently been trialing hardback books with a beta service aimed at selected authors, so we’ll have to wait and see if this becomes a standard feature of their current service).
You can also publish quite a wide variety of content via their service, publications such as the obvious fiction and nonfiction, but also book series, comics, cookbooks, journals, poetry books, and textbooks, are some of the other books published.
Having an account with KDP is free and uploading your book to publish with them is free too, the charges/cost to publish comes when you actually sell a copy of your book, carrying on with the free stuff, they also off a free ISBN (however, the ISBN will lock them in as the publisher and you can only use it on their platform, so if you want to publish via Ingramspark or another POD service, you’ll need a new ISBN).
Once you have an account with Kindle Direct Publishing, it’s fairly straight forward to upload both your eBook and Paperback ready for publishing, they accept Word documents but recommend that you upload your manuscript for print as a PDF, here are KDP’s guidelines on how to do this correctly.
For eBooks, their preferred format was in MOBI, however, this has recently changed and now they only accept MOBI for fixed (non-reflowable) eBooks. Their preferred format is EPUB (which is great, as virtually every other ePublisher uses this) along with Word doc/docx and their own KPF format (Kindle Create). Kindle create is Amazon’s own free to download software which you can use to format your own eBook ready to upload to KDP, having used it in the past, it is relatively straightforward and great if you are on a budget.
So how much do you stand to earn from using Kindle Direct Publishing?
The royalties do vary between eBook and Paperback, for eBook the options you have are either 35% or 70%, each option does come with its own stipulation, so at first you may think of opting for the 70% royalty, but there are restrictions on minimum and maximum pricing and the book must be enrolled in Amazon’s KDP Select. For the 35% royalty there are fewer restrictions and the entry price point for your book is lower (which is great for promotions).
The royalties for paperback books are fixed at 60%, the royalty is taken from your list price of the book and then printing costs are deducted from it, however, if you enable Expanded Distribution then the royalty drops to 40%.
KDP Select, what is it and do I need it?
KDP Select gives Amazon the exclusive rights to sell your eBook, this means that your eBook will only be available to purchase through their platform alone. So why would you want to do this? Well, if you want the 70% royalties this could be the option for you (with Kindle being the number one seller of eBooks, you still have a great distribution even if you go exclusively with KDP).
KDP Select locks your eBook in for a minimum of 90 days, so after this period you can opt back out and use another platform to publish your eBook through.
What about Expanded Distribution?
This makes your printed book available to booksellers, distributors, and libraries, this doesn’t mean that your book will end up in every bookstore on every street corner, it means that these channels can order your book should they wish to carry it. If your book starts selling well and you are promoting it to a large audience, this could be a great option to increase its reach. However, there are a few more stipulations about what is excepted and what isn’t, for full details take a look at the information on Expanded Distribution here.
Kindle Direct Publishing is a great way to get your book published (especially if you are on a budget), their service is quite easy to use and their guides/services to help authors are very useful too, being that they are part of Amazon you know that they are certainly here to stay and for many, they’re a great option to get your book published.
Having created thousands of book covers for authors from all genres, backgrounds and corners of the world, you gain a great understanding of what you should ask when starting on a new cover, what details you’ll need, what you won’t and the specifics that would make creating a book cover design impossible without.
There are basic details that most authors will naturally pass on to a designer and others that maybe they’ll forget about, so, here is our list of seven of the most important things you should consider when letting your book cover design know about your book.
One – Remember, no one else knows your book like you.
When working on a book or creative project, it is natural to become fully immersed within it, spending weeks, months and in some cases years, it is very easy to know the details so intimately that over time you take for granted those smaller (and more basic) elements.
These more basic elements can get overlooked because you have developed the book further and are now considering a larger picture, however, those basic elements can be crucial to your book cover designer, forgetting to tell them a minor detail can result in a delay in the cover’s creation.
Two – Know your genre & audience.
One of the most tempting things to try and do is to market your book to everyone, you’ll think of the manuscript and that there is something for all readers within it, however, not everyone will want to read your book, and this is so important to understand.
It may seem a little harsh, but the sooner you get your head around this, the sooner you can target the correct audience and sell more copies.
With so many authors and publishers promoting their books, trying to target a massive audience of people who may not necessarily be attracted or even interested in your book is just not cost effective, knowing who your audience is and targeting them with your book cover and advertising is a far better way of spending your money and far more likely to yield results.
Think of every best seller you know, not every reader bought a copy, J.K. Rowling is a highly successful author, but if you don’t like fantasy and wizards, you will not buy her book.
Three – Details, details and some more details.
As mentioned in number one in our list, no one understands the book as good as you, remember this when it comes to the details.
If I asked you to think of a woman with brown hair, brown eyes, 5ft 8in tall and in her twenties, the likelihood is that the woman you’re thinking of will be different to the one in my mind, we don’t know her skin color, if she has any distinguishing features, what clothes she’s wearing, what her hairstyle is, does she wear glasses, have tattoos or piercings, the list goes on.
So, when you are thinking about the characters within your book, paint a picture in minute detail, the same goes for the world within the book itself, if it’s set in a certain location, give details. If the book is non-fiction, again, give details, the more your designer can understand about the manuscript the better.
Four – Get to grips with your blurb
Writing a blurb for your book can be a very time consuming part of the publishing process, there is so much that goes into it, and of course, it has a very important sales job to complete for you.
Now, most designers will use place holder text when creating your book cover (so you can see how the cover will look with a block of text upon the back page), but you should still be working on the blurb as the cover is going through the design process, hopefully you’ll have this ready to coincide with the completion of the design itself.
There are some basics on how to create a great blurb for either fiction or non-fiction that we have in our blog post on how to write a blurb, which I would recommend you taking a look at.
Five – Know the size of the book
There are plenty of choices for self-publishing authors with regards to who is printing your book and what ‘trim’ size you’ll choose for your publication. It is worth investigating this before you start on the cover design itself though.
The size of your book will have a knock-on effect to the page count and spine width, so if you don’t want a book with a massive page count, you may want to opt for a larger trim.
Again, we have a great article on book sizes, you may want to look at this to figure out which trim size will be best for your publication.
Six – What’s it called?
I know this sounds obvious… however, having a title for your book along with a subtitle is really helpful for the book designer. In many book cover designs the title becomes part of the artwork, so if you change the title halfway through the project, the artwork can look drastically different (and in some cases need to be redesigned).
The subtitle is not as big an issue as the main title, but, your designer will have put a lot of thought and detail into where and how the subtitle is placed and how it is also laid out.
Seven – Who will be printing your book?
For self-publishing authors the options for print on demand services is excellent, there are many indie printer/publishers and of course the big ones such as KDP and Ingram Spark.
For your designer, it’s important that they know who will be printing your book so that they can create the cover according to the specifics of your chosen printer. Things such as ink levels, color profiles, templates, exporting settings and paper stock for spine widths will all differ, so the earlier the designer knows who you’ll be using the better.
Improving your skillset when needed is a great use of your time and resources, it helps you to level up and become a more efficient and productive author/writer. But like most of us, you won’t necessarily know too many world-class experts within the industry, so enrolling in an online masterclass is the best option.
And luckily enough, there are plenty of great courses for every writer to choose from. Here are our Top Five course providers that you should be aware of in 2021.
One - Masterclass
Here you can learn from writers such as David Sedaris, Shonda Rhimes, Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson, Margaret Atwood and many more. This streaming platform gives you access to hundreds of hours of videos from the very best in writing (and many other fields too), the annual cost for membership is $180 and gives you access to the videos and downloadable workbooks.
Two – Udemy
Udemy is a large online course provider which has over 155,000 courses for you to choose from, its selection for writers and creatives is huge and offers training in everything from creative writing to how to market and sell your book. Udemy has regular sales on its courses and offers prices from free upwards.
Three – ProWritingAid Academy
This academy gives self-paced courses along with live training workshops (these take place at least twice a month), along with this there are 30 day writing challenges and writing exercise daily. They have a selection of expert courses tailored towards writers and authors, most of which are $199.
Four – Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson’s Self-Publishing formula is well known within the writing world and trusted by countless authors, on offer are lots of courses specifically created for authors who want to be successful within the publishing world, and for this reason it tends to be more expensive than most other course, however, the feedback from most who enroll is superb and what you gain from taking the course outweighs the price (do keep in mind that the course open only several times a year, so this is one to keep an eye on).
Five – Six Figure author coach
Created by Rebecca Hamilton, these courses have helped countless writers achieve their dream of becoming not just full-time authors but authors earning thousands every month (hence the website’s name). The site offers a wide range of courses with prices ranging from $199 to $4997 (they do offer monthly payment plans too).
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