Effortlessly write a book readers love with a proven system from a PhD in Literature
Publish beautifully & launch to #1 with book design templates and a step-by-step book marketing roadmap
Get support, feedback and $6374 in amazing incentives when you join today
Remember the joy of writing, when you could just let your imagination fly and fill pages with your big ideas? Maybe your love for writing is calling you to become an author.
But where do you even start?
Everybody wants to write a book,but actually sitting down and getting it finished is a huge challenge and commitment. And then what? How do you get people to actually read it? How do you know you're not wasting your time and money chasing an impossible dream?
FACT: The publishing industry is a mess,
and great books don’t succeed without marketing. But who has time to build a big platform or get sucked into the tarpit of social media? Self-publishing has become a billion dollar industry, but it’s a “pay-to-publish” scheme profiting off the hopes and dreams of indie authors.
Imagine if there was a
that mapped out exactly how to writing a bestselling book, while also building a platform of loyal readers - so you could launch a bestseller easily just by sending out one simple email.
Without begging friends and family for book reviews. Without hustling on social media, or spending years waiting for permission from agents or publishers (and collecting stacks of rejection letters.)
Imagine being able to just write what you love, with no stress or fear or frustration about whether your book is good enough, or whether it will earn any money – because your book already has an audience of hungry readers waiting for it.
Book marketing doesn't have to be awkward or uncomfortable. In fact, 95% of the “book marketing” actually takes place before you publish. It's about finding the value in your work, and communicating the benefits in a way that makes people beg for a copy.
Stop wasting time & money on USELESS book promotion tactics!
to selling more books is...
NOT to pay for more visibility or publicity: first you need to figure out how to communicate value in an emotionally and culturally relevant way. You have to make your book matter, quickly. So they'll listen to what you have to say. Otherwise – NOBODY CARES.
After months of testing and thousands of failed experiments, I figured out the core components of a radically new way for writing and publishing books readers love... I boiled down everything into an easy-to-follow, step-by-step system of just three simple steps. Get these right and you won’t even need to market your books.
Write books readers love
Most authors write for themselves, and then have NO IDEA who else might like their book or why they should read it.
The GP way: Respect your audience enough to care what they think, and know them well enough to deliberately give them an unforgettable reading experience.
Publish books that sell
Most authors lose money, throwing away cash on expensive PR that doesn't work, and having no way to track ROI.
The GP way: position and package your book to attract readers on autopilot, and launch profitably from day one.
Launch to #1 (and stay there)
Most authors disappear into the Amazon abyss after they've exhausted all their friends and family.
The GP way: build a loyal platform of loyal readers, and tickle the Amazon algorithm to promote your book for you, so you STAY visible even when you stop marketing.
Three strikes you're out
If you’re missing any one of these, your book won’t sell –
you’ll be relying on luck, crossing your fingers and tossing coins into the wishing well without ever seeing results. Self publishing is a billion dollar industry,
but almost none of the money is going to authors.
There's a better way
The 3 reasons your book will fail (and how to fix them)
Don't let the GATEKEEPERS
SQUASH YOUR DREAMS
Take control of your publishing with a revolutionary new system for writing and publishing books that sell.
If you've been...
working too hard to finish your book
have already published but can't sell
it’s time for a new approach!
✔ The easiest and cheapest way to publish a profitable book
✔ Launch books to #1 bestseller with my PROVEN plan
✔ An audience of loyal readers who love to share your work
Isn't it time you made a commitment to your writing?
From no idea to published author in just 90 days, with my bestseller blueprint and exclusive step-by-step system
HOW IT WORKS
Guerrilla Publishing is an online course & mentorship program that will take you from zero platform to #1 bestseller in less than 90 days.
You'll get everything you need to write great books and market them with integrity, PLUS expert advice to save you time and money.
A FOUR STEP STRATEGY TO PUBLISHING SUCCESS
First, you'll figure out who your target audience is and what they actually want, so you can position and design your book to attract them - which will easily triple your marketing efforts. Then you'll use my writing resources and templates to double-check the most important parts of your book, to avoid amateur mistakes and strengthen the final product.
★ how to outline your book, to save months of painful revision
★ finding time to write (even if you're busy)
★ never get writer's block or procrastination again
★ market research and competition analysis
★ choosing keywords and categories for free visibility
★ instantly hook their interest so they pay attention
Second, we'll deep-dive into the principles of bestselling book design. Getting the cover right is crucial to success (even if you hire a professional designer, you may still end up with a cover that doesn't sell unless you understand why one cover performs better than another.)
I'll share templates for formatting, recommend best fonts, and also walk you through uploading your files for print and ebook distribution, and how to focus on the things that matter most.
★ cover design secrets that sell
★ how to format your own books for print and ebook
★ where to upload your files for maximum distribution
★ optimizing your Amazon page and metadata
★ mistakes that will get you blacklisted from bookstores
★ best fonts to use for every genre
★ writing a powerful blurb that seizes the imagination
Third, you'll learn how to build an email list of fans, get a bunch of reviews, and launch your book to #1 bestseller and make it an "instant classic." I'll give you the exact book launch checklist I've used to launch hundreds of books, and share the best promotional sites and strategies to get maximum visibility.
★ build an engaged email list with book giveaways
★ get book reviews without begging or buying
★ build trust and credibility with your autoresponder
★ prelaunch with promo graphics (templates included!)
★ how to get media attention (without useless press releases)
★ finding influencers who will share your launch
Fourth, you'll learn how to maintain long-term visibility by growing and automating your author platform. Hitting #1 for a day feels great in the short-term, but if you want to make a living as a writer you need your books to keep selling for months, if not years, after launch.
We'll also improve your branding and story, and get your author platform and sales growing on autopilot - so you can stop marketing and have the freedom and energy and to write books you love.
★ how to set up your author website (and what to blog about)
★ Facebook, Twitter and social media hacks
★ AMS and Facebook advertising
★ joint author promos and content marketing
★ how to hit the USA Today or NYT bestseller lists
My innovative process for creating books that sell is the ONLY foolproof way to make a living as a writer, and if you do it right, you won’t even need book marketing.
I spent months recording detailed videos breaking down my entire process, and answering every publishing question I could think of. I included step-by-step strategies showing you exactly what to do, so you never have to worry about "what's next."
Banish the Overwhelm
Stop spinning your wheels. This self-publishing and book marketing masterclass has everything you need to finish and launch your bestseller and fund your next big idea.
We've helped hundreds of authors achieve LIFE-CHANGING results... now it's your turn.
Take a Look Inside
★ FREE VIDEO TRAINING ★
I've made over two hours of my best content free, so you can get a feel for the content. Just scroll through the course materials and click the PREVIEW button on the available material. That'll give you a better idea about what kind of value I can provide. Also make sure to read the testimonials. I've helped all kinds of authors get results, and I can help you, too.
Click the PREVIEW button to view the available material.
PreviewHow to research and validate your ideas before you start writing (54:11)
StartHow to write faster without sacrificing quality (23:48)
StartHow to be a plantser (plotter vs. pantser) (15:38)
StartHow to write a book readers love (13:00)
StartEditing, self-editing, hiring an editor. (15:33)
StartTest it out with betareaders (8:41)
StartSetting realistic expectations and goals (12:49)
PreviewGetting Started (4:39)
StartSelf-publish or go traditional? (Beware scams) (21:33)
StartHow to get a 100K book advance in six weeks (16:40)
StartHow to make amazing book covers that sell (10:46)
StartCommon design mistakes that will kill sales (15:17)
StartBudget tips for DIY design (10:37)
StartHow to format your book for print (10:33)
StartHow to format your book for ebook (14:03)
StartHow to distribute your book (Createspace vs. IngramSpark) (23:15)
StartHow to distribute your ebook (20:13)
StartHow to get POD hardbacks at a reasonable price (9:30)
StartHow to make audiobooks (6:58)
StartCrowd funding for authors (Kickstarter and Patreon) (17:07)
StartUploading your files (26:43)
StartKeywords and categories (20:54)
StartHow to write a blurb that converts (66:48)
StartFormatting your description and blurb (5:39)
StartPrice points and how much to charge (20:28)
StartTesting conversions and optimizing Amazon (14:09)
Win the publishing war
Get the confidence you need to launch your book successfully, and avoid amateur mistakes that can kill sales.
I encourage & empower authors to take control of their own publishing, bypass the gatekeepers, and actually earn a living with their writing. What's success worth to you?
These strategies will do more than just give you "bestseller status." You'll be learning something much more valuable, something totally new and different:
A publishing revolution
and step-by-step process based on providing value and writing books that sell; plus the tools, resources and support you need to start earning real income from your books.
Guerrilla Publishing isn’t about writing crappy books or gaming the system.
It’s about long-term, strategic action, and being nimble enough to out-maneuver large publishing houses. It’s about satisfying your readers, so you can build up a massive fanbase that’s hungry for your next release.
Although I'm confident this course has everything you need, the truth is it's still not enough.
Knowledge is useless unless you take action.
You might be thinking, I don't have time for more courses. That's why I give personal feedback and attention to every single student in my course, along with a private mastermind for support and community, and an arsenal of publishing tools, checklists, templates and resources that will save you time and money.
MOTIVATION & ACCOUNTABILITY
We've built systems to make sure you get the support and encouragement you need.
No author left behind
If you've been writing for awhile, you might know that staying motivated and positive can be challenging, and there's so much to learn about, getting a handle on your book marketing may feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Maybe you've even bought courses before, but couldn't figure it all out and didn't want to say anything. I don't want this to be a course you buy and don't use. That's why I've built Guerrilla Publishing with three main components
Join today and you'll get...
All Four Modules
Guerrilla Publishing includes a 12-week plan to write, publish and launch a bestselling book, with everything you need to hit #1 and create a steady stream of passive income.
Workbook & Bootcamp
A guided email series that will help you achieve the 24 simple, specific tasks in the companion workbook. You'll be encouraged to share your results, and also earn rewards for taking action, so you stay motivated.
Coaching & Community
Being around other successful authors who care about you and your dream can have a huge impact on productivity and motivation. So I've set up a private Facebook community with weekly check-ins so you can't fail.
Publishing changes quickly, and it's a struggle to stay caught up - so, when you sign up today you'll get 3 months of intensive coaching and feedback, plus a full year's access to the insider circle.
You'll also get the newest, cutting-edge book marketing hacks I discover BEFORE anybody else. If you’re the first in your genre or topic to use these, you’ll have a massive advantage.
With dozens of lessons, exclusive supplemental content, case studies and examples, this course is far more than just a video series. You'll be encouraged to connect with other authors, participate in daily challenges and check in with a weekly progress report.
We'll try to give you quick wins, so you can see results right away - and remember, I'll be there to help you, each step of the way, and the private group will be available for advice, support and encouragement, so you never feel alone, clueless or frustrated.
I've seen other coaches or masterminds charge thousands of dollars just for the community or coaching aspects, without any video tutorials - because they know support and long-term motivation is as important as education.
Being introduced as a BESTSELLING AUTHOR
In a few short months, you could publish a book that dramatically improves your sales, freedom, lifestyle and
and enjoy the positive feeling of having finally achieved your dreams!
How would it feel to...
✔ Be the envy of your friends and the pride of your family
✔ Do a signing at your local bookstore
✔ Get fan mail from readers raving about your book
✔ Have people thank you for changing their lives
✔ Introduce yourself as a bestselling author
✔ Finish your book, so you can start something new
Publish bestsellers the easy way... become a full-time author without spending all your time marketing or promoting your books.
Only click the button if you're seriously committed to this whole authorship thing.
Succeed faster with these valuable extras!
Join today you'll also get access to over $2817 in exclusive bonuses.
To launch bestsellers, you need three things:
1. A book readers love (and actually find)
2. Amazing book design and formatting
3. A platform of supportive readers
Screw up any one of them, and your book won’t sell no matter how much visibility you get.
The problem is, for most people, getting these things right is really difficult. HOW do you get more book reviews? What makes a bestselling cover? What kind of blurb will convert readers?
If you join today, you'll also get some limited-time bonuses and done-for-you services that will make this publishing bundle pay for itself again and again.
BOOK DESIGN & PROMO GRAPHICS
Most marketing courses ignore the fact that a poorly designed book will KILL sales.
Save time and money with my templates and in-depth book design tutorials, and you'll also get a package of promotional graphics for ads and social media.
VALUED AT $349
PLATFORM BUILDING & VISIBILITY
My first course, Reach Your Readers, is about building up organic traffic for long-term sales.
My next course, The 21-Day Bestselling Author Platform, is about advanced, next-level publicity for getting famous quick. (It's going to be my best course yet, but you'd get it half off by sneaking in before it officially launches).
VALUED AT $1224
1000 SUBSCRIBERS, VIRAL GIVEAWAYS
I talk a lot about using book giveaways to grow a list of ideal readers, but I didn't want you to have to buy the expensive giveaway software I've been using.
So I developed my own. You'll get it, along with ANOTHER course on building a list of engaged fans, which will help you captivate the hearts and minds of your audience (this is so important for book reviews and long term sales!)
VALUED AT $349
After launching Guerrilla Publishing, I realized most people got stuck on the writing stage - so made a brand new course on how to organize, structure and plot your book to make sure readers love it. This will save SO much time and money on book editing.
VALUED AT $197
Why am I giving you all this? Because I know you're going to need it. I'd rather have you get everything at once, instead of buying each course individually (even though I'd make a lot more money that way). You get lifetime access to all these resources, so they'll be there exactly when you need them most.
Why buy another course that just does ONE of these, when you can join Guerrilla Publishing and get everything you need?
It doesn't matter how good your book is if you
can't get anyone to read it. That means getting clear about the audience, and
positioning the most appealing benefits in a way that resonates with your
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It’s time to stop stalling, publish with confidence and share your work with the world.
It's not too late
No matter where you are on your publishing journey, either “I’d like to write a book someday but I’m not sure what to write” or “I’m stuck in the middle of my first book” or “I have a dozen books out but they’re not selling” – Guerrilla Publishing’s unique step-by-step step roadmap is ONLY solution you need to make a living as a writer.
You might think you can figure all this stuff out on your own, but I’ve done that - stressed out, procrastinating, feeling guilty about not writing. It’s no fun. Don't let another year go by without making progress towards your dream.
Start NOW – the sooner you learn this stuff, the more expensive mistakes you’ll be able to avoid.
- Jamie Schulz, www.jamieschulzauthor.com
- Monica Leonelle, The World Needs Your Book
- Kelly Langston, Author of 40 Prayers for Perilous Times
"As a newbie writer with several halfway done manuscripts but no experience publishing, I was overwhelmed with everything I had to learn to structure, publish, and market my books on a shoestring budget. I’ve read countless how-to articles but I had information overload and didn’t know where to start and in what order. Then I found this course and let out a breath of relief! Guerrilla Publishing was what I needed: a course that guides me step-by-step through the process, so that I don’t have to figure out what to do next. Everything is spelled out for me by someone who has successfully done it before. The lifetime access to all the instructional videos is great because I can go at my own pace, there’s no deadline, and the information is available to me not just for a year but for forever. I tagged Derek with a question once and his answer saved me over $400.
- Veronique Line, Christian self-help and relationship
You can spend the next year floundering around, wasting time on useless book marketing tactics, or build an author platform that sells books on autopilot.
If you're not ready for this yet, I have some cheaper bundles available. On the other hand, if you want help and quick results, without the overwhelm, frustration and insecurity most authors face... this is for you.
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Sign up and dig into the materials. If you aren't excited about your progress over the next three months, just let me know - if I can't help you see results, I'll refund your money and cancel all future payments.
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About Derek Murphy
For the past several years, my wife and I have been able to travel full-time, living in beautiful locations and speaking at writing conferences around the world. It's amazing to wake up full of purpose and enthusiasm and work on my creative projects.
I have a PhD in Literature and have been featured in CNN for running writing retreats in castles. More importantly, I'm a full time writer (both fiction and non-fiction), which means I'm launching books of my own and will always stay three steps ahead of the market to make sure my books continue to sell.
The truth is I'm still pretty awkward about selling things, but I'm great at what I do, and people are usually surprised by my level of attention. If you're still uncertain, go back and read all the reviews and testimonials on this page.
Still not convinced? Read these.
- Build a list of 35K fans
- Sell 20,000 book and get 100K downloads
- Get nearly 1000 book reviews
- Become a full-time writer in less than two years
But it isn't a magic bullet. If you've written a book for a very small audience, and they don't like it, this course won't fix the core problem - but it can help make sure your NEXT book is much more successful.