Getting Started for Authors
How many times have you been told
you should write a book?
With each passing day does the urge to tell 
your story get stronger and stronger?

Are you worried that you can't possibly find the time to actually sit down and write your book?

Well, guess what?

You can do this!

We work with authors who have purpose driven stories that they need to share with the world.

It takes a system, a process, and putting
one foot in front of the other. 
We invite you to participate in the
Getting Started for Authors program.
Let us help you Get Started! 
In our experience we know the top challenges
to writing and publishing a book. 

The top concerns we hear are—

I don't have enough time.

I am not a good writer.

I am not organized enough.

It is going to cost too much.

The learning curve is too steep.

I am not qualified to write a book.

I don't know how to get published.

I am afraid to fail.

I am afraid to succeed.
(Confronting stuff!)

I don't have enough emotional energy for this.

A "real" book has at least 250 pages -
I don't have that much to say.
It's time to turn your story into a 
Powerful & Profitable Personal Brand

You know the many benefits of writing a book...
But maybe you are still struggling?

You know a book can position you
as an authority in your industry.

You know a book can immediately
double
your speaking fees!

You know a book can immediately
increase your consulting/coaching fees!

You know a book will help you
rise above your competition

You know a book will help you
land more media exposure.

And you KNOW a book will help you
change the world—and your business—
one reader at a time.

We invite you to participate in the
Getting Started for Authors program.
Learn more below.
At Publish Your Purpose Press
we work with authors who are—
  • inspiring
  •  empowering
  •  motivating
  •  impactful
  •  game changers
  •  movement makers
  •  disrupters
  •  passionate
  •  mission driven
  •  purpose driven
And who are working on these types of books—
  • self-help
  •  self-improvement
  •  leadership
  •  academic
  •  historical
  •  biography
  •  autobiography
  •  memoir
  •  narrative non-fiction
We invite you to participate in the
Getting Started for Authors program.
This is a 7-part video series that is designed to help you get out of your own way and start putting words on paper!
We'll cover:
Goal Setting
  • Crafting your goals
  • Creating an actionable plan
  • Accountability strategies 
  • Effective scheduling and prioritization tips

Planning Your Content
  • Secure your topic

  • Define your target reader

  • Repurpose your existing content

  • Determining the length of your book

  • Mind mapping a book outline

Preparing to Write
  • Craft an outline and draft a chapter plan

  • Non-fiction book outline samples

  • Tips for writing more effectively

  • Map out milestones and set a publication date
Your Vision
  • Secure your topic
  • Select the best tools for productivity
  • Repurpose your existing content
  • Craft an outline and draft a chapter plan
  • Work with an editor
  • Discover the resources available for aspiring authors
Publishing & Logistics
  • Map out milestones and set a publication date
  • Define your target readership
  • Pick a publishing path (traditional vs. self)
  • Understand production options (paperback and eBook)
  • Design a cover that works
Marketing
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • Leverage your author status to increase business
  • Develop and engage your tribe
  • Launch your book
  • Become a best seller
  • And much more!
Getting Started For Authors is jam-packed with elements designed to ensure your success:
Learning Your Way

Understanding that everyone has different preferred learning styles, this course is designed with you in mind. Whether you prefer to watch a video, listen to audio or flip through the slides, this program has it covered.

Each session comes with a variety of ways to learn. You can;

  • Download the video
  • Download the PDF slides from the video
  • Download the audio
  • Download each worksheet in Word, Excel or PDF

The intention is to make the learning experience as smooth as possible for you, which means consuming the information in the way you prefer. Additionally, you do have access to download the course in its entirety, so you can learn on the road or while you aren't connected to WiFi. We know you are busy and this course is designed to make it as easy as possible for you!

Shorten Your Learning Curve

In its inaugural year, Publish Your Purpose Press (formerly Purpose Driven Publishing) published 11 books in 8 months. With many more set to release in 2018.

We've gone through the steps needed to publish a book many times over, and as a result we've learned the short cuts and know exactly what it'll take for you to get your book published.

Accountability

Accountability can be the key to your success. In this program you will be among your peers who are doing the same thing as you—writing a book. The private Facebook group setting will help you create the accountability you need to stay on track, stay focused and complete your book.

You will be given instant access to an inspirational group of like-minded writers who are also working on their book. This is the perfect platform for ongoing learning, support and a kick in the pants (when needed).

Additional Support

Once you have completed this program, you can take the next step by joining the Author's Academy Intensive, which is a 14-week program that takes the foundation of what you've been doing and helps you publish and market your book. Your $297 investment from this program will be credit toward the Author's Academy. For more information, click here.

Investment
The Getting Started for Authors program cost is $297.
Included in the price is—
  • 7 videos (as well as audio and PDFs of the slides)
  •  Deep-Dive Goal Setting Workbook
  •       The following worksheets (in Excel and/or Word and PDF)
  •  Your Vision
  •  Contract with Myself
  •  The Purpose of Your Book
  •  Your Target Reader
  •  My Daily Word Count Goal
  •  Word Count Calculator
  •  Book Sizes
  •  Mind Map template
  •  Content Inventory
  •  Marketing Inventory
  •  Non-Fiction Book Outline Samples


There are a lot of educational and publishing options that you can choose from. Our area of speciality and expertise is working with authors who are on a mission to add their unique voice into the world. Our sole focus is to help you amplify your voice and message to your audience.

For just $297 enroll in the
Getting Started for Authors program today!
Ready to Join Us?

P.S. This program is not for everyone.
This program is not for you if...
  • You’re looking for a magic pill. This program is for the savvy, gets-stuff-done person who knows great results come from dedication and a lot of elbow grease.
  • You’re resistant to change. If you’re reading this, chances are something has been holding you back from putting your story out into the world. If you enroll in this program, you’ll need to be ready to step outside of your comfort zone! 
  • You’re complacent. This program is people with a drive to achieve more. If you’re happy with the status quo when it comes to your career or your business, this program isn’t for you. 
Before you can bask in the glory of being a published author you are going to have to be willing to put in the effort. We’ll be ready to help you, if you are ready to let us. Let’s do this!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by Publish Your Purpose and Purpose Driven?

Purpose Driven, by our definition, is a person who is passionate about their topic and desires to create change. A Purpose Driven author is someone who is looking to build their author platform, to spread a message about their respective expertise, and as a result, their efforts will impact the world for the better. The end result is having published your purpose, which will grow your audience, reach and impact.

What if I don't know my purpose?

You are more than welcome to participate in this program. We attract change makers who are looking to inspire. You may have the strong urge to write, inspire and tell your story, but aren't exactly where to begin or fully know what your 'purpose is' yet. That's okay! This program helps you figure that out. 

The program is ideal for those working on non-fiction books or memoirs, however, the writing process is similar if you are working on a fiction book—the examples used may not feel as relevant to you, if you are working on fiction. We do invite you to join us though!

What if I have an idea but haven't written anything yet, am I the right fit?

This is why we created this program. To help you take the idea in your head and put it on paper. If you are just now trying to wrap your head around your idea, we cover specifics of narrowing in on your idea and how to form a solid outline to work from. Even if you haven't written a single word, this program is exactly what you'll need to get started! 

What happens when I am done? Or if I am looking for more?

While this program covers the fundamentals of setting your goals and beginning to write your book, there is much more to the publishing process. For those looking to go further and figure out how to publish and then market your book, you are able to move on to the Author's Academy Intensive. The Author's Academy Intensive is a 14-week program that guides you through the process of writing, marketing and publishing your book. We help you access the tools and confidence you need to get your book published and turn your story into a powerful and profitable personal brand. You will learn a lot of information that you can then begin to tactically execute. If you work at a faster pace it means you can publish your book faster. If you work at a slower rate it means it'll take you a little more time. Writing a book is a big job—for some it may take 10 years to write a book, for others it can take 3 months. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum the Author's Academy Intensive is designed to help push you to the next level needed to get the job done. For more information please visit http://publishyourpurposepress.com/academy

Is there a money-back guarantee? 

Yes. We are fully committed to helping you get your book written and published. We'll happily refund your money, but in order to be eligible for a refund, we require your completed exercises from all sessions at the time of your request. This means you must take action in this program. If you are not taking action, then you won't see results. If you do the work and don't get value, then we don't deserve your money and we'll happily refund your money. But we hope that's not the case. We do this because we are a looking for serious authors only. We take our learning environment seriously and maintain high standards that we expect all to adhere to.

Future Opportunities
Is there additional support after this program concludes?

Yes. We have found our authors have aspirations of getting everything done themselves, but this isn't always possible. Life gets in the way sometimes, but that doesn't mean your book should suffer. We offer a range of programs to fit your needs. From individual coaching (writing, marketing, business or accountability), to small group masterminds, to the full publishing process, we are here to help you. We would love to have a further conversation with you about how your book may potentially be published through our parent company, Publish Your Purpose Press.

Who is Publish Your Purpose Press?

Publish Your Purpose Press is a full service publishing company designed to get your book published and in the hands of your readers. Publish Your Purpose Press only publishes a limited amount of authors per year, so being a graduate of the Academy can give you better odds, although being a graduate is not a requirement. 

You can visit www.PublishYourPurposePress.com for more details. 

Or email hello@publishyourpurposepress.com to arrange a consultation call.

Don't miss out! Join the
Getting Started for Authors program today!
About our
Founder & CEO
Jenn T. Grace, M.S.

Passionate about helping people share their stories of diversity and adversity, Jenn T. Grace is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose Press and The Author's Academy

She is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker and author specializing in the LGBTQ market. Guided by the mantra, “change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. 

She is an Amazon Best Selling author and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Hartford Courant and CNBC. She holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Communications from Salem State University.

A marathon runner, animal lover and novice birder, she lives in Hartford, Connecticut with her family.

About our
Director of Author Success
Lisa Corrado, M.S.

Lisa brings 15 years of coaching experience to the authors of Publish Your Purpose Press starting with her private nutrition practice and continuing today as a goal setting and accountability coach.

She’s known for her nurturing yet firm approach and ability to help clients create clarity for themselves. Lisa’s a wizard at sparking others to take action while reminding them of all the things they’re already doing well.

When she’s not on a plane to explore somewhere new, Lisa lives in Connecticut with her husband and dog.

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