Hi, I'm Steve Scott, a multiple best-selling author who has built a full-time business around self-publishing, with over 70 books and counting.
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 year after year.
Hi, I'm Barrie Davenport, author of 21 self-published books and founder of the top-ranked personal development blog, Live Bold & Bloom.
When I first started self-publishing, I was knee-deep in raising 3 kids and building my online business.
Until I met Steve, it never occurred to me that I would have the time or ability to become a bestselling author and earn a solid six-figure income with my books.
Together We've Sold Over One Million Copies Of Our Books.
Overwhelmed By What It Takes To Be Successful As An 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 in 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 for a successful book launch.
And you've probably wondered where 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And wading through all the outdated online information will lead you down the wrong road...and leave you drowning in confusion.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 to market and sell our books.
We wish we had someone to lead 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...
"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."
John O'Malley // 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!"
MAUREEN WOOD // Authority Pub Academy Student
The Authority Book Business Model
It's not a vague or generic technique. It's a well thought out, time tested method.
Steve Scott invented it, we've refined it together, and we use the Authority model to build our own businesses.
And over the past 6 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 is the most thorough self-publishing course on the market today.
Announcing Authority Pub Academy
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 build an audience...
We're sharing all our publishing secrets so you can be confident in yourself and in your action steps...
The Only Place To Learn Authority Self-Publishing Is In Our Course
Peek Inside The Academy
"When I decided I wanted to start self-publishing, I didn't know where to begin. For years, I thought of writing as my hobby but secretly dreamed of publishing books someday. I researched online classes and found the Authority Pub Academy course was exactly what I needed to get started. The course modules are well organized and packed with helpful information. The short video tutorials are perfect because you can complete one or two at a time at your own pace. I've since written several books on Amazon and more are in the works, and it's all due to this course, which helped me turn my dreams into reality!
Amelia Griggs // Authority Pub Academy Student
Our Academy Guest Experts
Is a former lawyer who quit his job to write full-time. Mark is a bestselling fiction author that has sold over 350,000 copies of his John Milton series.
Is a top-ranked blogger and Facebook engagement expert, having grown his fans to several million in the last four years. He teaches strategies for building your brand and income using Facebook.
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.
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 is an independent health researcher, #1 Amazon bestselling author of 12 books, book marketing guru, and the founder of the site 180 Degree Health.
Is a social interaction specialist based in San Francisco. And he is a #1 Amazon best-selling dating and relationships author.
Is a world traveler and wrote his 1st Amazon best-selling book on travel a few months ago called, Big Travel, Small Budget.
Is a Navy Veteran and the founder of the site Kindlepreneur and writes weekly on marketing for authors.
"The APA 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 follow and apply. The content structure is well organized and whether you are an experienced author or a newbie, this course has something for everybody."
Justin Chua // Authority Pub Academy Student
Free Member Bonuses
BONUS -- WRITE AND LAUNCH A BESTSELLER IN 40 DAYS FOR UNDER $150
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.
BONUS -- INSIDER SECRETS TO LANDING A BOOKBUB DEAL
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.
BONUS -- EVERNOTE TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVE WRITING
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
BONUS -- A SIMPLE EMAIL WALKTHROUGH USING AWEBER
The best way to engage potential readers and invite sales is through email marketing. If you don't have an email autoresponder set up, we'll show 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.
"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. Thanks for helping me overcome obstacles in writing my first book."
Michael Stawicki // Authority Pub Academy Student
BONUS -- CANVA TUTORIAL: EASILY CREATE A KILLER LEAD MAGNET
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
BONUS -- WORDPRESS BLOG SETUP MASTERY
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
"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."
Marilyn Syarto // Authority Pub Academy Student
"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. 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."
Tom Shreiter // Authority Pub Academy Student
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.
"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.
Marilyn Rousher // Authority Pub Academy Student