Guerrilla Publishing

The Most Step by Step System Ever Created for Publishing, Marketing and Launching your Book - so you can FINALLY make a living as an author.


What if I told that you could make an extra $5,000 a month working just an hour a day, WITHOUT spending all your time marketing your book?

Avoid book marketing overwhelm – simple strategies that will let you (finally) earn a living from your writing, without all the frustration and confusion that paralyzes most authors.


95% of authors lose money publishing their books... don't be one of them.

It’s easy to be excited about getting a publishing ‘deal’ and get over charged for poor cover design and no marketing. They’ll include things that don’t actually work, outsource the design. They make their living from writers. Big publishers, if you can get one, are rarely looking for new talent and already bleeding money. Getting a big publishing deal doesn’t mean they’ll do any marketing for you, and if you get a small advance… but you’ll be earning much less money.

The only way for an author to make a great living as a writer is to self publish; but it’s a minefield out there. How do you find the best services? How to you find your readers and get them to buy your book? How do you stand out? What if you absolutely hate social media and the idea of marketing your book makes you sick to your stomach?

There are only TWO things you really need to be thinking about. The problem is, it’s difficult to figure this out on your own if you aren’t experienced, and the self-publishing industry is a minefield of scams, amateurs, predatory services and bullshit artists who are eager to take your money.

There are only TWO things you really need to be thinking about. The problem is, it’s difficult to figure this out on your own if you aren’t experienced, and the self-publishing industry is a minefield of scams, amateurs, predatory services and bullshit artists who are eager to take your money.

You’ve written a book you’re sure readers will love, if only they knew about it. Unfortunately there’s so much competition out there, you never seem to be able to get the visibility your book deserves. You might have even taken some other book marketing courses but haven’t seen results.

Tell me if this sounds familiar...

  • You tried a free or 99cent promo but couldn’t get your book to “stick.”
  • You’ve sent out hundreds of review copies but only have a handful of reviews.
  • You’ve tried advertising, but it’s hard to stay in the green – and as soon as you stop spending money, your sales dry up.
  • You know your book is good because you’ve gotten some great reviews from readers
  • You just want to focus on your writing and write more books, but feel constant frustration by your low sales, and overwhelm at all the new strategies, platforms and services.
  • You’re a writer, not a marketer – you wish you could just pay someone to do everything for you!

And there is so much to learn, it's easy to get overwhelmed. As one author recently posted in my Facebook group...

"I'm trying to figure everything out myself. It's like you're trying to fly a plane but there are so many buttons and controls and knobs you don't know anything about, and you're trying to figure out which ones you need to fly the plane, and AAAA WE'RE GOING TO CRASH."

Here’s the problem
What most authors consider “book marketing” doesn’t really work at all – and it almost never addresses the real reasons why your book isn’t selling. That’s why it’s easy to spend a lot of time and money without seeing any results.

It can make you feel like a failure, a fraud, like you just want to give up, because you’ve already tried everything and *nothing* is working for you. You’re tempted to say the game is rigged and just retreat into your writing cave, giving up your dream of being a bestselling author.

Launching a book to crickets can kill your enthusiasm and make you question everything. Do you really have what it takes to be a writer?

Here's the good news
Everybody goes through this when they begin publishing. It’s totally normal. And it’s solvable. But it begins with you – you need to change your thinking and start focusing on the things that matter.

Stop wasting time on things that don’t work, like blasting your book on social media. Book marketing shouldn’t be a constant, long-term roller coaster of effort and expense. Instead, you need to build platforms that bring in new traffic, and make your book “sticky” by getting it to show up in search results and convert readers into buyers.

When books aren’t selling, it’s almost always a problem with the core platform. The good news is, you can fix that, and it doesn’t even have to take that long. When you fix the issues that are killing sales, you’ll notice things changing quickly:

You start getting consistent, daily sales with no marketing
Your email list grows quickly, on autopilot
Readers become fans and leave rave reviews
Other authors start to promote your books for you
Writing becomes fun again, because you know a hungry audience is waiting for you to finish your next book
You don’t have to worry about income or money, and can finally afford to support your book and invest in advertising.
Other writers start coming to YOU to ask you how you’re doing it!

Book marketing isn’t hard, if you do it right.
It can actually be crazy easy. Want to learn how?

Introducing... Guerrilla Publishing
A simple publishing strategy that makes book marketing irrelevant.

This complete, step-by-step masterclass that will teach you how to publish high quality books on a budget that sell themselves… so you can go write your next bestseller.

Hi, I’m Derek Murphy – I’m a cover designer turned book marketer who’s been featured by CNN for running a writing retreat in a French castle. After helping over 1000 authors publish bestsellers, I got tired of being on the sidelines and decided to publish my own fiction. First I built an email list of 8500+ readers (it’s grown to over 35K now). Then I built an army of fans and supporters by focusing on providing value and creating content that attracts my audience. I rarely work with clients anymore, but I set up this course to share everything I’ve learned so that you can see the same results, without investing all the time, money and effort it took me to figure things out.

Seriously, it took me 10 years to learn all this stuff. Do you have 10 years to spare, or do you need to see results fast?

I've spoken about book design and marketing at writing conferences around the world. These are some of the topics I'm best known for...

★ How to build a huge email list of targeted readers before you launch
★ How to use keywords and anchor links to keep your book visible
★ How to get bestselling authors to promote your books for you
★ How to widen your funnel with short or free books
★ How many books do you need to sell to hit #1
★ How to hit the USA today or NYT bestseller lists.

I built this course because I'm tired of seeing authors publish good books that nobody ever hears about, or watching them embarrass themselves with spammy marketing tactics that don't work.

What’s included?

Guerrilla Publishing is a step-by-step system to publishing and launching a bestseller, without making the critical mistakes that will kill sales. You’ll know exactly what to do at each stage of the process, so you won’t get overwhelmed or distracted with shiny object syndrome.

Stick to the plan and you can’t go wrong.

A supportive community of hard-working authors as dedicated as you are to seeing their books succeed. Writing can be isolating – this power group will save your sanity and allow you to make friends in your genre.

Templates and resources on how to DESIGN your book, including book cover design secrets and interior book formatting that will save you time and money. Most “book marketing” courses ignore the fact that a poorly designed book will KILL sales.

  • Simple strategies I use to get at least 50 book reviews on every new book I launch
  • What you actually need to include on your author website to get traffic.
  • How to build an author website that attracts traffic and converts them into fans
  • How to build your email list, and how to write an autoresponder series that converts
  • What to blog about to attract your ideal readers
  • How to write a book description that hooks and makes the sale

Finally and most importantly, exclusive access to a personal publishing coach and book marketing expert (that’s me!) to answer all your questions and make sure you get the support you need to see REAL RESULTS.

Are you in or out?

Ready to commit to your success, get rid of the overwhelm and start making simple and smart decisions that boost sales?

Sign up today for less than the cost of a cup of coffee.


  • Save time with extra services
  • $79/mo for 12 months
  • Everything in the basic package
  • Author platform audit
  • Keywords and categories
  • Competition research
  • Book Feature and backlinks
Save $199 (or 21%) and Pay In Full


  • Get it all and save $400
  • $39/mo for 12 months
  • Guerrilla Publishing
  • 21 Day Author Platform
  • Reach Your Readers
  • Giveaway App + 1000 Subscribers
  • Private Community and Support
  • Book design and promotion templates
Save $119 (or 25%) and Pay In Full

Class Curriculum

  3. LAUNCHING YOUR BOOK to bestseller (hit #1 without breaking a sweat)
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Guerrilla Publishing is meant to be a crash course in publishing and launching a book successful. Everyone who signs up for Guerrilla Publishing will also get access to my next courses, the 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform, along with tons of high-value bonuses.

The 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform will be more in-depth author platform building for serious authors who want a long-term, stable income. Even if you do everything right, launch your book to #1 and get 1000+ sales, books tend to stop earning money about three months after they launch, UNLESS you’ve built a wide funnel that keeps on attracting readers. You can get it for FREE as an exclusive bonus when you sign up now to Guerrilla Publishing (it's not finished but should be done this fall). (Value = $749)

★ A private Facebook community where you can get my personal feedback on your book cover, website and amazon page so I can give you some specific tips on what to improve. The supportive community of hard-working authors will help you stay focused and motivated on taking action and seeing results. (Value = $500)

★ My Epic Book Design Package, with tools and templates to help you DIY your own books. The package also includes my $197 course Reach Your Readers... it'll help with a lot of things until the 21-Day Author Platform course is ready.) (Value = $294)

★ My course on email list building AND my book giveaway software BookFetti to help you quickly grow your list to 1000 subscribers. (Value = $97)

★ A 12-week "Bookseller Bootcamp" email series and Workbook, aimed at helping you double your sales as quickly as possible. (Value = $97)

★ Book feature - I'll feature your book on one of my high-authority book review sites. You'll get permanent backlinks that will boost your book's visibility, and a short blurb you can use in the sales copy. (Value = $97)

That's $2,183 worth of valuable book

marketing services... for just $349!

When the 21-Day Author Platform is finished, this bundle is going up to $749. It will only be available at this price for a limited time and for a limited number of students.



I wanted to add some additional bonuses authors who need more personal feedback and guidance, so I've added a premium option that includes some "done-for-you" services.

★ Author platform audit - I'll make a video reviewing your entire author platform (website, covers, sales pages) and give you actionable steps to increase sales. (Value = $349)

★ Competition and keyword analysis - I'll do the research for you and find your ideal keywords, categories and competitors, so you know exactly how to best position your book for maximum sales. (Value = $349)

★ Two 45-minute strategy calls - Tell me all about your project and goals; I'll suggest some things to work on immediately, and also do your keyword research for you and help you with your branding and positioning. After you follow the 12-week Bootcamp and get through the course materials, we'll schedule a follow-up session. (Value = $749)


You'll save big if you pay in full.


  • Save time with extra services
  • $79/mo for 12 months
  • Everything in the basic package
  • Author platform audit
  • Keywords and categories
  • Competition research
  • Book Feature and backlinks
Save $199 (or 21%) and Pay In Full


  • Get it all and save $400
  • $39/mo for 12 months
  • Guerrilla Publishing
  • 21 Day Author Platform
  • Reach Your Readers
  • Giveaway App + 1000 Subscribers
  • Private Community and Support
  • Book design and promotion templates
Save $119 (or 25%) and Pay In Full


Like so many other Indie authors out there, I felt like I was drowning when it came to marketing. I'm writing books but I'm struggling with how to find my audience. Your videos and lessons are just what I have been looking for. Rather than gloss over the 'big picture' of basic stuff needed to progress on this Indie author journey, you break down steps into manageable objectives and give your students actual examples from your experience as an Indie author. That is so helpful!

I wish I'd known about you and all this wonderful material several years ago. I feel like I finally have a road map that will lead me to the success I've been striving for. My "to do" list for fixing my books so they'll start converting to sales keeps growing with all of your ideas.

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing videos, they have helped me immensely. Your voice is so calm, so kind and encouraging, and I have learned so much from you. Following your advice, my book reached the top 100 in paid Kindle books overall, it was number 84 I believe or something, which I'm so grateful for.

As a new indie author with one unsuccessful book launch, I needed a way forward. Cue Derek Murphy, the Creativ-Indie. I could have spent hours poring the internet and refining my methods, but why would I when it is all in one place? And that's what the Guerrilla Publishing course is - everything needed to produce and release a book, all in one place. I'm hugely excited about moving forward and putting all this into action.

Man, your courses have so much detail, and so many great ideas! And the videos...I have to constantly pause and write stuff down, then I go back and rewatch several times. This course is the juiciest marketing/publishing course I've ever taken, and I've been through a few. Thanks for what you do!


If you're looking for a perfectly polished course with studio-quality, this isn't it. I'm a natural introvert and hate being on camera. Rather than focusing on production value, with a polished but expensive online course, I wanted to focus on content.

So while my course might be a little rough, there's easily 3X the content as most other courses... for 1/2 the price.

Guerrilla Publishing is based on the idea that it's better to publish something quickly to test the market, rather than over-polishing something that nobody wants - so if you're the type of person who believes that...

  • "great literature" needs to be written slowly in isolation
  • it's always better to follow your passion and ignore the market
  • writing quickly = writing crap
  • popular books that make money are garbage...

Then this course probably isn't your cup of tea.

On the other hand, if you're frustrated by lack of sales, and would like to write books that readers love, then it's possible the beliefs above have been holding you back.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

And finally, I’m so confident my resources will help you, I’m offering a crazy guarantee – if you don’t double your book sales in less than a year, ask me for a refund and you’ll get it. Anytime in the next 364 days.

Courses Included with Purchase

Bookfetti + 1000 subscribers
Powerful list building strategies to grow an engaged list of email subscribers QUICKLY
Derek Murphy
How to Build an Author Platform that Sells Thousands of Books on Autopilot
Derek Murphy
21 Day Bestselling Author Platform
The Publishing Road Map that Will Help You Launch a Bestseller in Just Three Weeks (even if you HATE book marketing)
Derek Murphy
DIY Book Formatting for Print and Ebook
Includes Word and InDesign Templates!
Derek Murphy
Cover Design Secrets that Sell
Includes Book Design Templates!
Derek Murphy

Original Price: $1,177

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.