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Fundamentals of Fiction and Story

The 5-part comprehensive path from blank page to published author, and everything in between.

If you’re looking for help bringing your story to life—no matter which genre you write—this is the program for you! Everyone from our bestselling fiction coaches to our book production and marketing team is committed to the success of your novel. 

What You Get with SelfPublishing.com's

Fundamentals of Fiction & Story

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Coaching

We partner each aspiring author with a bestselling, experienced author as a personal coach to provide you with customized strategic support.

1-on-1 Coaching

Over 2 Million new books were published in 2022. Every single one of them is unique, and yours is no different. With 6 one-on-one coaching calls, our bestselling fiction coaches will help you identify best selling books in your sub-genre, craft your book's plot and structure to fit your genre's expectations, and assist in creating a book series that will sell—all without sacrificing quality of story. A fiction book's success depends on the story, characters, and fiction elements itself. Our coaches will help you get it right.

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Group Coaching

Have you ever heard the saying, “a rising tide lifts all boats?” We believe this is what happens when a group of writers come together to talk through their wins and challenges. Our fiction group coaching is held weekly by our bestselling fiction coach where he breaks down publishing updates, fiction findings, AMS ads, plotting, characterization, and even shares his screen to walk you through his own processes, ultimately answering your most-asked questions.

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Daily Coaching Office Hours

Sometimes, you need an answer ASAP in this industry. Your time is precious and this process can be unpredictable. This program is designed to give you the support you need quickly and easily, which is why we give you 12 months of unlimited daily coaching. These group coaching calls are scheduled between 10 and 15 times per week and are always live on Zoom with a bestselling author coach facilitating. You’re welcome to drop in and ask (or answer!) questions as they come up.

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Book Production

We handle 100% of the cover design and formatting to ensure your book is beautiful, inside and out. You will work collaboratively with our design team to make sure we end with a design tailored to your ideal target market.

Book Cover Design

You've been lied to all these years. The truth is: yes, people do judge a book by its cover, especially in fiction. If your cover doesn't meet genre expectations, it will not capture the attention of future raving fans. That's the harsh reality we're here to help you through. You’ll work with your coach and our design team to create a cover that not only attracts your ideal reader, but one that is created based on genre research so your sales last beyond your book launch.

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Professional Formatting

Formatting is the final stage in the book-production process and having a well-formatted book is critical to becoming a bestselling author! Paperback formatting is very different than Kindle, as well as hardcover. With fiction, you need to have all three versions available. Our professional design team will format your book for digital and print while ensuring your book’s look and feel is the highest quality, inside and out.

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COMMUNITY

Not everyone “gets it” when it comes to why you want to write and publish fiction. We do. Surrounding yourself with other authors who understand your journey is crucial to your success.

Exclusive Mastermind Community

For 12 months, you’ll have access to our private author mastermind community with direct access to more than 2,000 published authors. It's a powerful resource for finding reliable writing partners, gathering helpful feedback on your cover or title, putting together a launch team, and getting book reviews. In a group like this, someone else has already been where you are, and they're excited to help you through it if needed.

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Writing Rooms

Our writing rooms give you the time, space, and accountability to WRITE. When you join the Zoom writing room, you’ll begin by setting your word count goal for the session along with everyone else. Then, you’ll mute yourself and get to work—with your camera either on or off. We’ll set the tone by playing relaxing music and then end the session by sharing our word counts with each other and even some wins or total progress.

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Publishing

The beauty of selfpublishing.com is that you get all of the benefits of traditional publishing, without the strings attached. We handle all of the publishing logistics on your behalf, with you maintaining 100% of the rights, royalties, and creative freedom.

Uploading to Amazon

The Amazon publishing process can be confusing, with the technical aspects shifting as the company updates their websites and processes. This is why we’ll handle the technical details by uploading your book directly (through your account), ensuring it gets approved, and the listing is completely accurate. The best part? You keep 100% of your rights and royalties. You also retain full ownership and control over your content, pricing, and marketing strategies.

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Categories, Keywords, & Book Description

In fiction, getting your categories and keywords wrong can mean the difference between a thriving full-time author career and not selling a single book—no matter how great your cover or the story is. We're not speaking dramatically, we're speaking from experience. Our team will pinpoint the best categories based on trends in your genre, analyze search volume, and measure category competition.

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Worldwide Book Distribution

We’ll set up worldwide distribution on your behalf and ensure your book is available through Amazon’s KDP platform and everywhere Amazon sells. This includes ebook distribution and Amazon’s print-on-demand feature, which doesn’t require you to manage fulfillment or inventory. Someone buys, and Amazon prints and ships it. All you'll need to do is check your daily “books sold” amount as it continues to increase.

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Online Training Platform

You also receive lifetime access to the Fundamentals of Fiction & Story online training platform that you can use to launch multiple books and series to grow your fiction career!

Online Training Platform

As a fiction author, continued training is absolutely critical. Whether you are wanting to continue to sharpen your craft as a writer, launch multiple books, or refine your launch and marketing strategies; we are here to support your author goals. Through our online training platform we have helped build many full time author careers, with several of our top authors having used our systems to publish over 30 books!

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INVESTMENT

Payment options available

How To Work With Us

This program is the best fit for authors who are ready to prioritize and invest in reaching their publishing goals within the next year. We require applicants to book a free, one-hour strategy call so we can both be sure the Fundamentals of Fiction & Story is the right program for you. Even if you don’t end up joining, this will be the best hour you've spent on your book and goals.

Who is this best for?

To ensure your success, let’s make sure the Fundamentals of Fiction & Story fits your needs.

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You're committed to writing and publishing your book within the next 12 months.

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You're ready to invest in yourself and your future and FINALLY make what you're worth!

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You believe your story and characters have value, and it's meaningful to share them.

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You want the best coaching and support from the top company in the industry!

How The Process Works With You

Step 1

Schedule a Call With Us

The application process kicks off with a free strategy call, which will help you discern if this program is a good fit for your specific needs. It will also clarify your goals and next steps for your book! No matter where you’re at on your author journey, this strategy call will accelerate your progress toward your goals. 

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Get Assigned to Your Coach

Once you’ve joined the program, you’ll be assigned to your bestselling author coach and hop on your Welcome Call to understand how you'll get set up with the program. Your coach will then guide you through the writing and publishing process while pointing you to resources that will be helpful as they’re needed.

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Write Your Book

This is a huge milestone in the journey, and also one of the most difficult. But we’re here to help you get there by breaking down the process into manageable steps that are fun and enriching while providing direction in how to write your book so it's of quality and speaking to the right readers. Your coach, writing rooms, and accountability check-ins will be there to support you hitting your word count goals so you make actual progress

Step 4

Get Your Cover Design & Book Formatted

Once your manuscript is finished and you receive it back from your editor, we’ll help you prepare it for publishing with a book cover that converts into sales and proper formatting so it’s easy (and visually pleasing) to read on any device. We want to ensure your book has its best chance of being discovered by your ideal readers, and professional production is key to that happening! 

Step 5

We'll Upload Your Book & Details

Ready, set, publish! With our experts by your side, uploading your book and setting it up correctly in Amazon’s system really can be painless. We’ll take care of the details like categories, keywords, uploading the right cover for the right book formats, setting up your ISBN, all while leaving you with 100% control and ownership of your book and your hard-earned royalties. 

Step 6

Celebrate Your Published Book!

You’ve done it! You’ve reached the final milestone and actually published your book. Well done! As a community, we’ll celebrate your success and inspire other authors on the journey to keep going. We’ll also feature your book in our exclusive Author Books section and your story on our Success Stories page. And of course, we'll be right here to celebrate every book you publish next. Because if our many multi-book authors are proof of anything, it's that this publishing thing is addicting 😉 

How The Process Works With You

Step 1

Schedule a Call With Us

The application process kicks off with a free strategy call, which will help you discern if this program is a good fit for your specific needs. It will also clarify your goals and next steps for your book! No matter where you’re at on your author journey, this strategy call will accelerate your progress toward your goals. 

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Step 2

Get Assigned to Your Coach

Once you’ve joined the program, you’ll be assigned to your bestselling author coach and hop on your Welcome Call to understand how you'll get set up with the program. Your coach will then guide you through the writing and publishing process while pointing you to resources that will be helpful as they’re needed.

Step 3

Write Your Book & Series

This is a huge milestone in the journey, and also one of the most difficult. But we’re here to help you get there by breaking down the process into manageable steps that are fun and enriching while providing direction in how to write your book so it's high quality and speaking to the right readers. Your coach, writing rooms, and accountability check-ins will be there to support you hitting your word count goals so you make actual progress

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Step 4

Get Your Cover Design & Book Formatted

Once your manuscript is finished and you receive it back from your editor, we’ll help you prepare it for publishing with a book cover that converts into sales and proper formatting so it’s easy (and visually pleasing) to read on any device. We want to ensure your book has its best chance of being discovered by your ideal readers, and professional production is key to that happening! 

Step 5

We'll Upload Your Book & Details

Ready, set, publish! With our experts by your side, uploading your book and setting it up correctly in Amazon’s system really can be painless. We’ll take care of the details like categories, keywords, uploading the right cover for the right book formats, setting up your ISBN, all while leaving you with 100% control and ownership of your book and your hard-earned royalties. 

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Step 6

Celebrate Your Published Book!

You’ve done it! You’ve reached the final milestone and actually published your book or series. Well done! As a community, we’ll celebrate your success and inspire other authors on the journey to keep going. We’ll also feature your book in our exclusive Author Books section and your story on our Success Stories page. And of course, we'll be right here to celebrate every book you publish next. Because if our many multi-book authors are proof of anything, it's that this publishing thing is addicting 😉 

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