Self-Publishing Course

Steve and Barrie Show You How To Earn a Full-Time Income With Your Books...And The Exact Steps To Turn Your Book Idea Into A Bestseller

And How To Keep Your Book Royalties Rolling In... Month After Month

We've Sold Over 1 Million Copies of Our Books. We Know How To Build An Authority Brand Around Self-Publishing.

Hi, I'm Steve Scott, a multiple best-selling author who has built a full-time business around self-publishing books, with over 70 books and counting. I'm also the owner of top-ranked site Develop Good Habits.

I struggled with my first few books, but once I cracked the Amazon code I've been able to create a steady income around my books. In fact, over the last 2 years I've earned over $550,000 from book sales alone. From these experiences, I've learned a number of hard lessons about what it takes to build a business around writing books. These are the lessons that we share inside the Authority Pub Academy.

You Can Build a Platform and a Rapidly Growing Audience Of Raving Fans

Hi, I'm Barrie Davenport, author of 17 self-published books and founder of the top-ranked personal development blog, Live Bold & Bloom, with over 1,000,000 monthly visitors.

When I first started self-publishing, I was knee-deep in raising 3 kids and building my online business. It never occurred to me that I would have the time or ability to become a bestselling author and increase my income by 40% with my books. Steve's crazy success lit a fire under me to pursue self-publishing. He mentored me and shared his extensive knowledge, and I credit my publishing success to his method. 

Overwhelmed By What It Takes To Be Successful As A Self-Published Author?

This is the struggle we hear from so many aspiring and even established authors. You’re drowning in information and advice. You have no idea where to begin. You get bogged down on one part of the process and feel stuck — so stuck, you might stop trying altogether.

Sometimes it feels like you’re just going around in circles without any specific, actionable direction that leads you to your goal, a published book with lots of sales.

We’ve definitely felt this way too. The self-publishing process IS confusing, and the ongoing changes with Amazon make you want to tear your hair out.

When you search the web for answers about writing, publishing and marketing, you get conflicting advice from so called "experts" who've only published a couple of books....and that was years ago.  Who the heck do you trust to get help?

If you're like a lot of writers, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out all the steps needed to have a successful book launch. And you've probably wondered where to go to find the resources and solutions that show you exactly what to do... without wasting your time.

What If You Had A One-Stop Solution To Help You Build Your Self-Publishing Book Business?

If all we had to do for success was simply write our books then it would be much easier... But figuring out the whole process is not easy...

And wading through all the outdated online information will lead you down the wrong road...and leave you drowning in confusion...who has that kind of time to waste?

Between us, we’ve had years of trial and error, learning what works and what doesn’t work in getting our books sold...

We wish we had someone who led us by the hand when we first started -- or at least someone who told us what NOT to do. 

That's why we created a one-stop resource  to help writers streamline the whole self-publishing process... 

The Only Place to Learn Authority Self-Publishing is in Our Course

It's not a vague or generic technique that's floating around out there in the world… Steve Scott invented it, we've refined it together, and we use the Authority model to build our own businesses.

And over the past 3 years, we have removed the "guesswork" associated with all the essential steps in self-publishing. We've created systems that work so well we simply pull the levers for writing, publishing and marketing bestselling books.

The Authority Pub Academy course that Steve and Barrie teach is the most powerful self-publishing course on the market today.

Justin ChuaAuthority Pub Academy Student

The Authority Pub Course is one special course which every self-published author should take. It is the rite of passage and the course content is so complete that I doubt you can find it anywhere else! The methods are revolutionary, but yet easy to apply. The content structure is well organized and whether you are an experienced author or a newbie, this course has something for everybody. Miss it at your own risk, period!

Lise Cartwright Author of No Gym Needed

The strategies Steve Scott teaches in Authority Pub Academy have enabled me to build my author brand and have helped me to create multiple best selling books on Amazon. I cannot recommend Authority Pub Academy enough! Listen to (and implement) what Steve and Barrie teach in this course and you will be amazed at the success you can have as a self-published author!

Announcing Authority Pub Academy

You'll Benefit from 5+ Years of Field Testing

We built this course to be a game changer...

Whether you've written and published many books or haven't written a single page (or have no idea what you'll write)...we've got you covered.

Each lesson in the course is designed to clear up confusion and show you the exact steps to write, publish and market a bestselling book.​

​When you learn our proven methods you'll feel clear, energized and motivated in your writing goals...

​You'll no longer feel intimidated about marketing or overwhelmed by the steps to building an audience...

We're sharing all our publishing secrets so you can be confident in yourself and in your message... 

Authority Pub Academy Includes:

90+ Video Lessons + Transcripts | 15 Step-by-Step-Tutorials | 8 Guest Experts

Peek Inside The Academy

  • MODULE 1
  • MODULE 2
  • MODULE 3
  • MODULE 4
  • MODULE 5
  • MODULE 6

Module 1- Authority Publishing Mindset

In this module, we'll focus on understanding Amazon and other self-publishing opportunities, developing your productive writing habit, building your catalog of books and overcoming common fears holding you back from success.

Tom Shreiter Author of Ice Breakers

I was looking for an author like Steve Scott who could give me advice to help me succeed in self-publishing…and who personally sold a lot of books. I didn’t want to waste any more time getting the wrong advice. Since flying to New Jersey to spend the day learning from Steve, I have earned over $150,000 from book sales revenue. I'm living proof that if you follow the Authority Publishing formula taught in this course, you’ll see great results.

Pick and Choose From More Than 90 Videos Like These...

You'll Also Get Lifetime Access...Grow Your Book Business At Your Own Pace 

Book Pricing Psychology

The techniques in this video have made us more than $600,000 in the last 2 years.

Constant Book Ideas

You'll learn our strategy for always being ready to write the next book.

Building a Catalog Business

In this video Steve reveals his proven formula for building a catalog business of books.

Killer Cover Design

In this video learn our process and the secrets we use to make book covers stand out from the crowd.

Successful Writing Habits

We'll show you how we write quality copy while hitting daily productivity goals.

80/20 Rule For Profit

Steve cracked the code on finding the 20% of effort that produces 80% of his income.

Picking a Bestseller Topic

In this video you learn how to choose a book topic that has a high probability of hitting #1.

Promotion Magic

Discover promotion tactics to keep your books at the top of the charts after the launch is over.

Crappy 1st Draft

Discover our unique brain dump method to quickly crank out your 1st draft of a book.

Creating Your Print Book

In this video we'll show you how to design, format and prepare your book for print.

Book Length Strategies

In this video Steve shows you his book length strategy on the Kindle Platform.

Asset Replication

In this video learn to leverage your knowledge and content for new streams of income.

Foreign Publication

In this video we'll show you how to get your bestselling book published in other languages.

Building Your List

In this video you'll learn how to build your list with and without a platform.

Your Author Landing Page

In this video you'll learn how to create your high quality author landing page.

Lead Magnet Design Secrets

In this video you'll learn step-by-step ways to create a high converting lead magnet.

Scaling Up With AMS

In this video we will show you how to use Amazon Marketing Services (AMS Ads) to boost your sales for new and buried books.

Publishing on Audible

In this video we'll show you how to publish your book on Audible using the ACX platform.

Maureen Wood Authority Pub Academy Student

Joining the Authority Pub Academy has been one of the best decisions I've made as a writer. This course is filled with a wealth of information to not just point you in the right direction, but to provide clear, concise steps to get you from point A to point B. Before joining I was a little skeptical. But I listened to my gut that told me that this course was a gold mine. I'm so glad that I listened!

Michal StawickiAuthority Pub Academy Student

Thanks so much for helping me overcome obstacles in writing my first book. I’m from Poland and english is not my first language but by following the course formula I’ve been able to publish several bestsellers.

Guest Experts

Mark Dawson

Is a former lawyer who quit his job 2 years ago to write full-time. Mark is a bestselling fiction author that has sold over 350,000 copies of his John Milton series.

Steven Aitcheson

Is a top-ranked blogger and Facebook engagement expert, having grown his fans to 1.6 million in the last two years. He teaches strategies for building your brand and income using Facebook.

Stephen Guise

Began researching and writing about personal growth strategies in 2004. He is the founder of  the site Deep Existence and the author of the international bestselling book, Mini Habits.

Honoree Corder

Has been an entrepreneur for 20 years. She is the bestselling author of Vision to Reality and is also an executive coach, keynote speaker and corporate trainer.

Matt Stone

Matt Stone is an independent health researcher, #1 Amazon bestselling author of 12 books, book marketing guru, and the founder of the site 180 Degree Health.

Patrick King

Is a social interaction specialist based in San Francisco. And he is a #1 Amazon best-selling dating and relationships author.

Ryan Shauers

Is a world traveler and wrote his 1st Amazon best-selling book on travel a few months ago called, Big Travel, Small Budget.

Dave Chesson

Is a Navy Veteran and the founder of  the site Kindlepreneur and writes weekly on marketing for authors. 

John O'Malley Authority Pub Academy Student

If you are going to climb Mount Everest you want the best Sherpas available. If you are going to climb Mount Publishing you want the best guides available. Authority Pub Academy offers you 24/7/365 access to the expertise of a team of Publishing Sherpas who will teach you to climb where they already have ascended and succeeded. If you skip this course you are not setting yourself up to win.

Marilyn Syarto Authority Pub Academy Student

This course was one of the best investments I've ever made for myself. Not only am I getting step-by-step tutorials with trusted resources, but I have met and connected with some amazing people in the course's private members group. The amount of help and advice has been inspiring and keeps me motivated to get my book business off the ground.



Many new authors need a way to quickly and easily get their first couple of books written and published in order to gain traction and confidence.

In this video, Steve gives you a step-by-step path to write and publish your book in 40 days on a shoestring budget.

--Discover the 4 major challenges of being a new author and how these impact your first few books.

--Learn why this process is a quick start strategy that should be used for the short term as you get your sea legs.


BookBub is the top platform for promoting your book. But BookBub only accepts 5% to 10% of author submissions. In this exclusive video, Steve details the exact strategy he's used to land three consecutive BookBub promotions.

-- Learn the power of selling your book on a major book promotion portal and why you need this in your book marketing arsenal.

-- Discover the exact scripts Steve used to get accepted by BookBub multiple times and why this worked. 


Steve shows you how to use Evernote, the free productivity app that helps him keep all of his writing, publishing, and marketing projects organized and easily accessible.

-- Discover the basics of Evernote for authors and how to set up and organize notebooks.

-- Learn how to use stacks and why tagging is important


The best way to engage potential readers and invite sales is through email marketing. If you don't have an email autoresponder set up, Ron shows you how easy it is with our preferred email service, AWeber.

--Learn how to easily integrate AWeber with your lead magnet opt-in form on your blog or site.

--Watch how to set up an autoresponder sequence to send emails to your list.


Having an enticing lead magnet will ensure you build a massive email list. You don't have to hire an expensive designer. You can design it yourself easily, and Barrie shows you how using the free design software Canva.

--Discover how to create a beautiful cover for your lead magnet in minutes.

--Learn how to easily format copy and use design elements to craft a professional PDF


Having a blog is a valuable part of creating your author platform and building a long term business. Your blog can be the foundation for multiple income streams beyond selling your books. Ron walks you through how to set up your blog in just a few minutes.

-Learn the easy click-of-a-button steps to set up a Wordpress blog, even if you hate technology.

--Discover the right way to design your website and the optimal set up to get free visitors from Google


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If you're on the fence still...

Or if other courses have left you stranded (and skeptical)...

Then we want to give you EVERY opportunity to put Authority Pub Academy into action and build a profitable business around your books. That's why we're giving your a full MONTH to go through the training, keep up with the assignments, implement our best practices in publishing your bestseller.

And if you reach out within 30 days to show us that you’ve taken action from the lessons (you have to show us proof!), and for some crazy reason STILL aren't making any progress, then we’ll be happy to return the investment. 

But, you DO have to do the work. Authority Pub Academy is for writers who are committed to implementing our systems and strategies in self-publishing, and NOT for tire kickers only interested in collecting more information without taking action.

And we will be strict on this last point - you absolutely must do the work and put the strategies into action to be eligible for a refund.

There’s so much transformation waiting for you on the other side of this course, and since our main goal is your success, we're not afraid to dish out some tough love when it comes to holding you accountable.

More on the 30-Day Guarantee here.

Frequently Asked Questions...

I'm really busy--how much time do I have to complete the course?

Once you have signed up for the course you can learn and progress at your own pace. You’ll have lifetime access to all the lessons, resources, expert interviews, and new content updates.

What if I haven't published my book yet?

That's fine. In fact you'll learn the proven techniques for publishing your book, the same techniques that Steve and Barrie have used. By joining this course you can avoid common newbie mistakes and accelerate your success.

Does this course apply to fiction writers?

Yes, in fact, it includes interviews with successful fiction authors who share how they built their platforms and published their work. Plus, we have a lot of people in our community who write fiction. So you won’t be the only fiction writer in the course.

How long is the course?

That all depends on you. The course is broken up into six modules with a varying number of lessons in each module. Although we recommend going through all the lessons you may pick and choose which lessons you want to focus on first when you join.

What happens once I purchase the course?

When you log in for the first time you'll see lessons that we've created to welcome you to Authority Pub Academy and to help you hit the ground running.

Okay...can I learn how to sell more of the books I've already published? 

If you already have a book on the Kindle store, the Authority Self-Publishing techniques will help you make MORE sales and grow your book business. 

Marilyn Rousher Authority Pub Academy Student

I'm a newbie and had no idea how to begin, let alone how to move forward. This course has given me the tools and courage to follow their easy to understand guidelines to complete my first of several books. Kudos to you all and to anyone who is on the fence - climb over to the Authority Pub side . . . the grass is greener.


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