When I set out to publish my first book, I didn’t get one rejection letter. I got twenty-nine.
I know it all too well: if you’re an aspiring author, nobody is going to hand you your success on a silver tray with a little cherry on top.
You are going to work hard, hear ‟no” often, and have your fair share of discouraging days.
It’s not easy out there for aspiring authors.
The publishing statistics can look pretty grim: the vast majority of first-time authors who submit a book proposal to an agent or a publisher are immediately rejected, just like I was.
You may have a great book idea. You may be an extraordinary writer. You may even know all the right people.
But until you know what publishers know, you will likely experience the same kind of rejection.
In fact, if you’re one of the 200 million Americans who believes you have a book inside of you, that fear of rejection may be keeping you from even trying to get published.
If you’re actively trying to find an agent or a publisher, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
And even if you’ve managed to get your book published, you may be disappointed in its sales.
I don’t mean to be doom-and-gloom. It’s just the reality: for most people, the dream of getting published either stays a dream if they never pursue it or becomes a nightmare if they do.
The good news: Like any industry, book publishing has a system.
If you know the system, you can dramatically increase your chance of getting published.
I’ve learned a TON since those 29 rejection letters.
Since then, I’ve gained 30 years of experience as a publishing insider. As a literary agent, I saw firsthand what publishers wanted and coached authors to deliver it. When I was the CEO of Thomas Nelson, we published over 350 books a year, so I got to see at a large scale what actually succeeds in the market. And as I was writing and promoting my book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, I learned what it takes to become a bestselling author in an increasingly digital world.
Now, I know the system from every angle.
And I’ve packed the very best strategies and insights from my career into GET PUBLISHED, my 21-session audio course.
It takes the mystery out of book publishing by showing you how the system works and how you can take advantage of it. It will empower you with an action plan for every step of the process.
During the Independence Day holiday weekend, I’m offering it at the unheard-of special price of $197.
How this course can transform you—and your career.
I believe this course can be game-changing investment for your message and your career as an author. Why? Because it’s more than just an education. It is a guided transformation. Here is how you’ll be different after you engage with the content in this course.
- You will approach the publishing world with confidence.
This industry can be intimidating. To an outsider, publishing houses look like a black box with inscrutable processes. (They’re not.) Literary agents are people of mystery who never return emails. (They do.) Authors are big shots for whom writing comes easily. (They aren’t, and it doesn’t!)
No wonder so many of us don’t even try to get published. No wonder so many who do get discouraged and give up on that message.
I don’t want that to happen to you!
With this course, I pull back the curtain on the publishing industry. You will know all the terms. You will understand the process better than some book editors do. You will learn how the market is evolving, and why that evolution is a GREAT thing for you as an author.
With what you learn, you’ll be informed, confident, and in control of how you pursue your dream of getting published.
And that confidence is something that agents and publishers pick up on and respond to. You’ll be amazed at the positive response you’ll get when you start from a place of confidence because you truly know what you’re talking about.
You will finally have clarity about your next steps with a personal action plan.
Okay, I’ll be honest.
There isn’t a silver bullet to getting a book contract.
Anybody who tries to sell you one isn’t being honest.
But you can dramatically improve your chances of success—as long as you have an intentional, proven plan and you follow it with discipline.
That’s why, in addition to 21 audio sessions (nearly 11 hours of content in all), you’ll also get a workbook. Really, it’s more than that. It’s designed to help you apply what you’re learning to your unique situation. Think of it as your personalized action plan for getting published.
No more haphazard, half-baked ideas. No more fits and starts of strategy. Just a solid, consistent, step-by-step plan that will show you the next step and help you make progress toward that book contract.
Today, you might feel like getting published is a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. Do the work and engage with this course, and it will be a powerful, achievable action plan—and a much more realistic possibility.
You will be a master of practical, proven strategies for ANY stage of the process.
This course is the ONLY place I share the specific strategies that work in the business. And it’s not theory—I’ll show you exactly worked for me and the hundreds of bestselling authors I’ve worked with over the years.
They can work for you, too.
I don’t go into this kind of detail on the blog. I don’t even get this specific in my book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.
This is content you can only get in this course. Here are just a handful of things you’ll master, regardless of where you are in the process.
- If you’re considering a book idea, you’ll have an expert-level understanding of today’s rapidly evolving publishing industry
If you’re developing a book proposal, you’ll avoid discover the one mistake that will earn you a near-instant rejection letter
If you’re shopping for an agent, you can learn exactly what you must do to get their attention
If you’re writing a manuscript, my suggestions will help you finish it in less time and with less hassle
If you’re launching a book, traditional or self-published, this course will help you create a plan to maximize impact and sales.
Don’t let your message go unheard.
Even at its regular price of $397, this course is a tremendous value.
But during this holiday weekend, until Monday, July 7th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, I’m offering it for just $197.
You get instant access to all 21 session of market-tested advice PLUS the workbook that will help you develop a personalized plan and roadmap for getting published.
Do you need this course to get a book contract? Of course not.
You can spend time Googling or reaching out to friends of friends who know the industry.
But consider what your time is worth.
And consider the quality of the advice you’ll get. Is it trustworthy? Has it actually worked?
This course is proven. Plus, it comes with my personal 90-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t believe it’s worth it, I will promptly refund your money.
And it’s never been priced this low.
Don’t let the message you have to share with the world go unheard. Don’t let your dream of being published remain a dream. Or, worse, don’t let the dream turn into a nightmare of constant discouragement and costly mistakes.
Give yourself the gift of confidence and clarity.
With this course, you can transform your dream of getting published into a goal. And you can transform the goal into a reality.
You just have to take the first step, and at this price, there won’t be a better time than right now.
Question: Do you dream of being a published author? If so, what major roadblocks have you faced, and how are you overcoming them?