Take a guided trip on your path to becoming a published author

John G. Hartness, author and publisher, takes you on a guided tour of the publishing industry.

Learn about the various types of traditional publishing and self-publishing, how to get an agent, how the money works, and how to avoid scams.

As a bonus, he takes a trip through his business and career as an author.


Lifetime Access

Once you've bought the course, you have lifetime access to it, and the support team.


Not only do you get the online workshop, but downloadable slides, audio versions, and more.

Community Support

You get email access to John and all of the Author Essentials team and a private Facebook community just for the students of the course.

The Path to Publication Workshop

What the hell do I do now that I've written a book?

John G. Hartness (http://johnhartness.com) author and founder of Falstaff Books (http://falstaffbooks.com) walks you through the different options for publication for fiction authors in the digital era. This live workshop is broken into ten easy to consume modules:

Module I: Introduction
Module II: New York Publishing or The Big 5
Module III: Small Press Publishing
Module IV: Self-publishing
Module V: Vanity Press Publishing (Author services companies masquerading as publishers)
Module VI: How to choose the path that's right for you
Module VII: Agents
Module VIII: How money works in publishing
Module IX: Making it Amazing, Getting your work ready for publication
Module X: Wrap-up and a bonus case study of an author's business

Throughout the workshop and after, you get support from John and the Author Essentials team, and your fellow authors.

(Warning: There is some NSFW language. Think cable TV after 10 PM.)


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