Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to successfully self-publishing and marketing your novel, with bestselling author Bethany Atazadeh

75 On-Demand Lessons
8+ Hours
40+ Page Workbook
Unlimited Access

"I have been afraid to take the first steps to publishing my book series.  I was not confident. Then I took this course and now I feel like I have my confidence. I am ready to get started on my journey to my career and see my path. Thank you so much!"

- Carrie C.

"This course is brilliant! Superb presentation and detailed information that make self-publishing achievable. I feel I can now publish my novellas properly."

- Dee D.

"I will definitely recommend the course to anyone who is considering self-publishing. It's a wonderful starting point which you can go back to anytime you need. Bethany touched on everything involved in the process and covered it step by step."

- Deanne W.

What's Included In this Course

A step-by-step road map of the entire self-publishing process including in-depth guidance on how to make important decisions for you and your book to set yourself up for success

Screen-by-screen walkthroughs showing you exactly how to publish your book on popular platforms like Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), IngramSpark, and Draft2Digital

Customizable publishing timelines to help you stay on track and hold yourself accountable

Sample marketing plans with step-by-step directions that you can customize for every book you release

Flexible templates to help you create a rock-solid publishing plan customized just for you and your book

Over 20 different tried-and-true marketing strategies to help you launch your book into the world with a bang!

A master Self-Publishing Checklist to make sure you never forget a task or deadline

A 40+ page workbook full of additional resources, tools, templates, checklists, examples, and a full self-publishing glossary


Course Description

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, here's the good news:  

It's actually really easy. 

The rise of self-publishing platforms like Amazon KDP have made it fast and painless for authors to publish their work almost instantly. In fact, you could hit publish today and literally see your novel for sale on Amazon tomorrow. 

But here’s the not-so-good news:

Because it’s so easy, the marketplace has been absolutely flooded with self-published books. It’s estimated that over 1.7 million books are self-published in the United States alone every year, making it really hard for any one book or author to stand out and actually make money.

It’s also estimated that the average self-published book sells less than 250 copies in its lifetime. And sadly, for many authors, it’s much less.

This is because far too many authors make the same mistake: They put so much effort into writing their novel, and then they just throw their book up for sale on Amazon and cross their fingers, hoping it will sell. And far too often, they’re disappointed.

In other words, it’s easy to become a published author, it’s a lot harder to become a successful published author.

And yet, there are thousands of self-published authors out there who do make money and have built a prosperous career doing what they love. Some of them make as much as six or even seven-figures a year writing and publishing novels.

How do they do it? 

They know the secrets to self-publishing successfully. The same secrets you're going to learn in this course.

Throughout this course, you will learn...  

  • How to successfully publish your novel in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats 
  • How to give your book the widest distribution possible including selling your book on popular vendors like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Indigo, and more, with potential distribution in physical bookstores and libraries
  • The foundations and strategies you need to successfully market your book and increase your sales, revenue, and fanbase of loyal readers
  • Strategies that will not only set you up for success with one book, but will help you build the foundation for a fulfilling, multi-book career in self publishing


This is not a "get published quick" course. This is a "get published right" course.  

Building a successful self-publishing career can be complicated, with tons of decisions to make, and plenty of opportunities to get overwhelmed and make mistakes.

This course is designed to be your on-demand coach and self-publishing guide, to help you through the process step-by-step and take out all the guesswork of self-publishing on your own, so that you can make informed and confident decisions while avoiding costly mistakes and missteps.


This course will cover everything you need to know including: 

  • How to choose the right title and genre for your book 
  • Whether or not you should use a pen name
  • How to edit your book to ensure it’s the very best quality it can be
  • How to design an amazing, professional cover that will leap off the shelf and capture the attention of readers
  • How to write a book description that will have readers clamoring to push that “buy” button. 
  • How to format the interior of your book so it looks professional and conforms to all the industry standards
  • How to choose the right platforms, vendors, and formats for your book
  • How to select the best release date for your book 
  • How to make your book available for preorder so you can start capturing sales before the book is even released
  • And much, much more!

By the end of this course, you’ll have all the secrets to self-publishing success, a complete publishing and marketing plan, and (most important) a published novel! 

Plus all the tools, strategies, and resources you need to not only self-publish this book, but launch a thriving author career.


Course Outline

Meet Your Instructor

Bethany Atazadah is a young adult fantasy and science fiction author, best known for her award winning Stolen Kingdom series, available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

She's self-published over 10 books in just the last four years and built up a following of thousands of readers as well as a thriving career as an author.

Using her degree in English with a creative writing emphasis, Bethany enjoys helping other writers through her YouTube channel with free writing and publishing advice. She’s also a writing coach on Patreon, where she’s dedicated to helping other authors write and publish their novels.

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