(Course): Professional Publishing for First Time Authors

(Course): Professional Publishing for First Time Authors


Here’s what soon-to-be-authors get with this career investment: 

What you’ll have by the end of the course: 
A publishing plan, detailed project layout, and a cleared path towards how to manage and market your project from computer document to a professionally published book.

Additionally, this course includes a 1-on-1 time Power Hour with our CEO to discuss any questions or strategies you have about your book specifically.

Just think…by the end of 2021, you could be a professionally published author!

How we’re breaking this down into manageable & realistic pieces:

1. Publishing Opportunities/ Industry update:
– Trade vs. Indie – industry update and how the two are colliding
– How COVID is impacting both sides of the industry and what that means for indie authors who will be selling and marketing their titles in the coming year

(TSPA plan equivalent: Power Hour = $149) 

2. Building your publishing team
– Evaluating who you need & what you need to ask designers, editors, and printers
– Determining budget & the services you don’t need to pay for
– What your team needs to be aware of & how to organize your publishing timeline
– Sales and launch plans that will help inform your team’s timelines

(TSPA plan equivalent: Power Hour = $149) 

3. Creating your project calendar
– How to arrange your timelines
– 7 milestones every author needs to input into their project calendar
– What your team needs to be aware of with your publishing timeline
– Sales and launch decisions that will help inform your team’s timelines

(TSPA plan equivalent: Power Hour = $149) 

4. Book Printing & Publishing
– Options available to indie authors: trade printing vs. print-on-demand
– How authors can increase their profit margins when printing their book
– How to set up pre-orders & get paid before launch your book
– Publishing your book on Amazon & how to make additional money from Amazon

(TSPA plan add-on equivalent: Launch Plan = $699)

4. Author Branding
– If you were to get on stage, with a mic in hand, what story would you tell?
– How to talk about your book in a way that feels comfortable for you, your life, and your audiences
– Co-Host: Personal & Professional Brand Specialist, Anna Mullens

(TSPA plan equivalent: Author Branding = $275)

5. Distribution Plans: Retailers, Bookstores, & Media. 
– How to get your book where you want it: Email templates & proven strategies to ensure retailers respond favorably

(TSPA plan add-on equivalent: Bookstore + Media Approach Strategy = $499) 

6. A Power Hour 
– Cash in on this whenever you like. 1 hour of one-on-one time with our CEO to flush out any publishing questions or ideas you’d like to discuss!

(TSPA plan equivalent: Power Hour = $149)

Career Investment:
Equivalent Value of TSPA Services: $2966 CAD (2342 USD*)
The Self Publishing Plan: $999 CAD (795 USD*) 

*Price may fluctuate depending on your country’s CAD/USD exchange rate. 

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TSPA’s Professional Publishing course has been designed and taught as if you were to sit down with our CEO for the afternoon and talk about all the details that authors need to know if they want to professionally publish their book.

This self-paced course is a great option for anyone who:

  • Has thought about one day publishing a book but doesn’t know where to start
  • Wants to be told what they need to do to publish a book (ie. No more hours researching on Google!)
  • Wants all of the basic information from TSPA’s other publishing services but is working with a conservative budget
  • Writers who are comfortable to learn and implement plans and strategies on their own
  • Can manage the publication process themselves, but wants to be told how to do it
  • Wants to author a professional-looking book (ie. Doesn’t compromise on quality)
  • Needs creative and strategic ideas on how to market their book and brand themselves as an author
  • Has a manuscript and needs help finding an editor and designer
  • Is ready to add PUBLISHED AUTHOR to their life’s resume
  • Wants to be part of a professional author community
  • Is looking for a group of authors to and professional authors to learn from each month
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