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You wrote a book! Great, now what?

You need a game plan.


Learn How to Self-Publish & Promote Your Book with my Step-by-Step Program and Guide for Publishing, Launching, and Marketing Your Book.


I’ll guide you from “now what” to “published author!”


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I thought I’d feel excited when I finished writing my first book, but I remember clearly the sinking feeling that followed when I typed the last sentence on the final page.

“I wrote a book! Great. Now what?”

Whether you’ve already finished writing your book or are still in the process of getting the words on paper, you know how lost you feel when trying to figure out what to do with your manuscript once you’re finished.

There’s a plethora of information online and programs galore, but how do you keep it all straight and which marketing tactics are worth the investment?

Do you really have the time to learn the ins and outs of the publishing process? It’s overwhelming.

You have an amazing idea for a book, and maybe you’ve already invested the time to write it. You can envision holding the finished product in your hands and selling copies to clients, friends, family, and even complete strangers, but how do you turn your precious words into a published book?

When I published my first book in 2012, I had to figure everything out the hard way. But you don’t have to.

After several requests from fellow authors to share my methods and strategies for self-publishing, launching, and marketing, I decided to create a program to lead you through the very same step-by-step process I use to publish and market my own books.

How to Self-Publish & Promote Your Book is designed to take you from “I wrote my book; now what?” to “I’m a published author!” This program is like having a personal coach hold your hand and lead you every step of the way. I’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Follow the detailed timeline and checklist, and at the end of the process, you will be holding your very own book in your hands!

What’s included:

  • A detailed one-year timeline and checklist for turning your manuscript into a published book. I tell you exactly what to do and when!
  • “How to” guides for things like writing back cover copy, getting endorsements, and more
  • Fill-in-the-blank templates for communicating with Beta Readers, Book Launch Team members, requesting endorsements, etc.
  • Real author examples of endorsement requests, press releases, etc.
  • Customized email reminders that tell you what you should be doing at each stage of the book publishing process. It’s like having a personal coach hold your hand and lead you every step of the way!
  • And a list of my favorite recommended resources and books to take your author career to the next level!


Whether you’ve finally finished writing your book or are just getting started, you need to know what to do once the manuscript is finished.

Are you ready to put your game plan together and publish and launch your book? Then, let’s get started! I’ll guide you every step of the way.

Questions about the program? Ask them here.

Other Resources for Authors

Here's some of my favorite resources and a few other services I provide

Recommended Resources & Tools

Scrivener is a word processing software and so much more. It allows you to organize your manuscript, research, and notes all in one place. It provides maximum flexibility for structuring and formatting your book project. It even allows you to directly export the file types (such as Kindle and paperback) for various platforms. And it’s only $40!

99designs is the #1 marketplace for graphic design, including book cover design, logo design, web design, and other design contests. If you don’t have a graphic designer, this is the place to go to get your cover art!

An online tool that allows you to schedule and automate your social media posts.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that simplifies the way you create, share and collaborate. They offer cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software that allows you to access your photos, docs, and videos anywhere while keeping your files safe. This is the service I personally use to backup my manuscripts. You can get up to 2 GB of free storage when you sign up.

MailChimp provides marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. It allows you to send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand. I highly recommend it as a tool for connecting with your readers and automating your communication.

Tim Grahl
Tim Grahl has worked with top authors to launch books to #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and helps authors like you apply those same techniques.

Shelley Hitz
Shelley Hitz is an author, speaker, and coach who offers tons of amazing resources for authors. She has successfully published numerous books and shares her wisdom in her Author Audience Academy.

Survey Monkey
A tool to create and publish simple or sophisticated online surveys in minutes. View results graphically and in real time. This is a great too to use when polling your readers.

Recommended Books

Author Services

I offer the following author services on a limited basis. Please use the contact form to inquire about your book project and my availability.

• One-on-one coaching

• Cover Design (paperback and digital)

• Manuscript formatting (paperback and digital)

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You wrote a book! Great, now what?

You need a game plan.


Learn How to Self-Publish & Promote Your Book with my Timeline and Checklist for Publishing, Launching, and Marketing Your Book

I’ll guide you from “now what” to “published author!”


DISCLOSURE: Some of these product links are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally use or believe will add value to my readers.