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Learn how to self-publish through the lens of the Catholic faith.

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Gain marketing skills for your already-published book.

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WHAT'S A FOUNDING MEMBER?

Founding Members get access NOW to all the amazing resources we are developing. Founding Members know what we are offering now is probably worth much more than we are pricing it for, but they also know we are in a BUILDING PHASE. 2023 will be a year of growth where we continue to develop our course, build directories, grow our peer-to-peer community, and use Founding Member feedback to make the Academy the best it can be.


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FOUNDING MEMBERS RECEIVE

THE FOLLOWING


✔️ SELF-PUBLISHING 101 COURSE (BETA VERSION)

Self-publishing 101 course
Our self-paced course modules contain 20,000+ words, jam-packed with helpful information to walk you through how to publish a good, true, and beautiful book through the lens of the Catholic faith.
We cover business, discernment, innovation, sanctity, creation, editing, design, review, printing, publishing, marketing and selling. You can view the full course outline here.
What makes it a "Beta Version?" We want your feedback on it! Additionally, the course is fully text and we plan to add videos. We also want to create supplemental resources like a course workbook. Lastly, 80% of the content is written, but the final 20% will be released by March 1.
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✔️ONLINE EVENTS

Self-publishing 101 course
Members can expect approximately 40 hours' worth of events throughout the year. These will consist of live interviews, workshops, hot seats, lessons, and office hour chats with authors, guest speakers, and Instructors. Our schedule through May 2023 is available here. Most events are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12-1pm or 8-9pm EST. This may change in the future, but events are always recorded so you have access for as long as you are a Member.
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✔️ MARKETING FOCUS

Self-publishing 101 course
We recognize that marketing is a critical component in one's publishing journey, and we welcome all previously-published authors who want to learn about marketing strategy. We've purposefully recruited many Instructors with marketing backgrounds. Our goal is to schedule at least 1 marketing-related event per month. Our course will also have a Marketing 101 section planned for release March 1.
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✔️ INSTRUCTOR ACCESS

Self-publishing 101 course
Our Instructors are incredible! We have 16 Instructors with expertise in book design, marketing, translation, editing, law, publicity, Instagram, religious education, crowdfunding, business coaching, and ministry building. Members will have access to Instructors through our live online events. Additionally, some of our Instructors will be a part of our peer-to-peer community where they will be available to answer quick questions, or lead groups focused on their area of expertise.
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✔️ PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT

Self-publishing 101 course
Self-publishing is not meant to be done in a silo! We use an awesome community platform called Heartbeat.Chat (which we call the "Sacred Heartbeat" of our community.) It's here where you can learn from one another, ask for beta readers, celebrate each other's launches, and get that community support you've been craving.
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✔️ DIGITAL LIBRARY

Self-publishing 101 course
This here is a GOLD MINE! Our Instructors have provided resources for you on things like "Tips for Working with an Editor" and "How to Create a 1-Page Business Plan." Additionally, we plan to add more resources throughout 2023 to complement our course. View the list of resources here.
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✔️ DIRECTORY & DISCOUNTS

Self-publishing 101 course
From our experience, it can be incredibly challenging to find Catholic illustrators, editors, book cover designers, typesetters, and more. We have done the hard work for you by building a directory of service providers.
Many of these professionals have chosen to offer discounts just for Academy Members. Currently, we have chosen to make these Directories private and only available to Members. We have 10+ illustrators, 25+ other service providers, and a short list of our favorite printers, with plans to grow the directory in 2023.
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✔️ MATCHUPS

Self-publishing 101 course
Large groups can sometimes be challenging to make connections. We want to make this easier by matching you up! Each month, we'll give you the option of being placed into a group of 2-3 people. Get to know other authors, share monthly goals, and support one another!
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MEMBER BENEFITS


✔️ SELF-PUBLISHING 101 COURSE (BETA VERSION)
Learn how to get your book from idea to print.
✔️ ONLINE EVENTS
Connect with Instructors and take a deep dive into the world of self-publishing.
✔️ MARKETING FOCUS
Discover ways to increase your sales.
✔️ INSTRUCTOR ACCESS
Learn from the experts.
✔️ PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT
Find community and connection.
✔️ DIGITAL LIBRARY
Access incredible, time-saving resources.
✔️ DIRECTORY & DISCOUNTS
Find qualified service providers AND save money.
✔️ MATCHUPS
Get to know fellow authors.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Because you will be gaining immediate access (on Feb 1) to content and resources, we do not issue refunds. This includes payment plans. That being said, if you have any issues, please reach out to us to have a conversation.
Do I have to be Catholic to join?
Everyone is welcome! Just know, we teach through the lens of the Catholic Church and do not support the creation of books contrary to Catholic Church teaching.
Do I need to be working on a Catholic book?
Our teaching model works for all types of books, faith-based and non-faith-based.
I am outside the United States, can I join?
Yes! Just keep in mind, the course and Academy are structured to provide education based on U.S. systems and publishing practices. While you will definitely gain a good knowledge base, not everything will apply to those living outside the U.S.
How do I access everything?
We use Teachable as our learning platform where you'll access the course, digital library, and video recordings. Teachable is best accessed via your desktop browser. There is also an iOS app with basic features.
Our community is accessible via the Heartbeat.chat platform. This can be accessed via desktop web browser, desktop app, iOS and Android apps.
Live Events will be held through Hopin's Session streaming platform.
How long do I have access to everything?
You'll have access for as long as you are a member. Your yearly membership starts the day you place your order with us (whether a subscription or payment plan) and is good for 12 months.
Will you be my publisher?
The beauty of this is that we provide you with the resources, support, community, and education to self-publish on your own. We are not your publisher and you retain all rights to your book.
Is this one-on-one coaching?
The community we have set up is meant for peer-to-peer support. While you will have access to Instructors at various times, it is within a group context and not meant for 1:1 consultation.
Is this just for authors who are self-publishing?
We welcome all authors! While our Academy is designed for self-publishing authors, we recognize that our resources, community, and events may appeal to all authors. Even those who have traditionally published may find themselves in need of marketing support.
Do you focus on a specific genre or type of book?
Our model is meant to be broad so that it applies to all types of books. e.g., memoirs, planners, children's books, fiction, etc. While we may discuss some of these genres or invite guest speakers, our intent is not to focus too heavily on any one area.
Will I get help with my writing?
The Academy is focused on the business and logistics of self-publishing as opposed to the craft of writing. While it is possible we will hold writing workshops and have opportunities for your work to be reviewed, our intent is not to replace the need for formal writing instruction.
Am I going to be a bestselling author?
We don't know, and we caution you from working with anyone who tells you otherwise! Self-publishing is hard work. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme. We do hope that by being a part of the Academy, you will save time, money, and have your best shot at success.
Will you be doing my editing, book cover design or other services?
We train you to find those service providers to work with on your own. Our goal is to empower you to become the project manager and creative director for your book, so you can self-publish on your own terms.


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