I remember what it felt like to finally become a published, bestselling author—but it didn't happen straight away. 

When I first published my debut novel in 2016, I made a ton of critical mistakes that stunted my accomplishments: 

  • I was working full-time as a waitress, studying two creative writing degrees, and using every bit of spare time to prepare my book for publication. 
  • I invested in the big, $3k editor. 
  • I invested in a decent cover and formatting. 

But I didn't invest in something that would have had a tremendous impact on my success back then. 

I didn't invest in learning how to flipping launch properly. 🤦

The truth is that I didn't know what I was doing—like, at all.  

I was reading all the blogs and articles on how to publish, how to promote my book, how to host a book launch party, etc... like you've been doing too, right?

Except I thought it would be enough... and it wasn't.  

I didn't know what I was meant to be looking for, or investing my time into. I was only guessing, and I was only using the information I did stumble upon as a first-time author.  

This was the mistake...because those articles—while helpful—were only parts of a bigger strategy, and without all the parts, the strategy didn't work.

As a result, when my release day finally rolled around 6 months later--despite all my hard work… 

Nothing happened.  

I didn't make any sales.  

I didn't have any readers.  

I didn't land those speaking gigs I'd been visualizing.  

I didn't know how to get myself into bookstores.  

I didn't have the sales record or demand to negotiate such a thing.  

I was completely stuck—with no way to move forward and no clue how to fix it. 

Going into publishing blind is like trying to work a job you're not even qualified for...

Friend, you need the whole strategy

Things look a lot different for me today...

 In three short years since my first publishing blunder, I've gone on to:

  • Sign with a publisher.
  • Self-publish and traditionally publish novels. 
  • Build a memorable author brand. 
  • Get feature in 20+ publications and media such as Writer's Digest.
  • Create, pitch and present my own author workshops. 
  • Be invited to speak at schools. 
  • Get my book into bookstores and libraries. 
  • Attract an audience of soulmate readers who not only love my books, but want the next one too.

Don't you know that this is all possible for you too?

Maybe you've tried launching, or even book marketing before, but… 

  • For some reason, no matter what you try your book just won't sell.  
  • You're afraid to mess this up--it is your debut novel after all.  
  • You feel like you don't know what to do.  
  • You're worried about what people will think if you fail.  
  • The whole process just feels overwhelming.  

You've poured hours into writing your book--now it's time to launch it right.

Just imagine:

  • Having complete clarity on how to publish, launch and market your book.
  • Being able to hold your book in your hands and show people that you wrote and published it.
  • Feeling confident in your ability to sell--even if you're super introverted.
  • Knowing exactly who your ideal reader is and how to attract them.
  • Feeling like everything on your publishing and launching to-do list is manageable.
  • Seeing your book in bookstores and on shelves with your favourite authors.
  • Having an audience of readers who love your books and rave about them.
  • Being able to create amazing and effective book launch and marketing campaigns.
  • Being invited to host your own author events and signings.
  • Feeling comfortable pitching and promoting your books--and even enjoying it.

This is why I created: Storyseller Academy

A self-paced program for aspiring authors who are ready to ditch the self-promotion struggle and launch their freaking books already!

OMG! Sign Me Up!

Even if you feel like selling isn't for you…

There is still a way for you to show up and market your book that doesn't feel like selling at all!

Even the most introverted authors out there can get out and sell their book, and in this course I'm going to show you how!

Even if you have already launched…

You will find massive value in this course.

Whether your past launch went well and you'd just like to improve your launches, or it was a hot mess... every launch is a step in the right direction, a lesson to learn from, and a milestone in your journey. You're in the right place to grow.

Even if you're reluctant to market your book…

Because I get it--nobody likes to be sold to, and you're terrified of spamming and getting banned from websites, and you feel like nobody wants to hear about your book for the 400 millionth time...

Even if you feel like this, there are huge takeaways and mindset shifts waiting in this course to completely transform the way you sell your book and show up every day.

Let's take a look at what's included:

Module One – Mindset

Without the right mindset, you'll self sabotage your marketing efforts...

Which is why we'll start off by laying the foundation of a successful author mindset and addressing any fears you have around lauching, selling, and coming across too salesy.

Module Two – Launching

Launching isn't as difficult as you may think...

In this module you'll get a basic overview of how to launch, the different kinds of book launches, and how to structure your launch for massive impact and success.

Module Three – Branding

Because you, my friend, are more than just an author now...

Branding is key to building a memorable presence online and marketing effectively, so we'll go through what branding is, how to build an author brand, and who your brand is for (plus how to attract your soulmate readers!)

Module Four – Promotion

All about nailing those sales!

There are so many ways to promote your book (plus some hard do's and don'ts)--and in this module we'll take a look at everything from social media, email, organic and paid marketing--as well as how to generate more income from your author brand.

Module Five – Publicity

Time to get your book visible!

This module covers everything from expert positioning to cultivating massive PR and exposure for your book. If you want to know how to get all eyes on your brand (or just your book), this is an unmissible module. 

Module Six – Scaling

So that you can keep selling post-launch...

Finally, we'll take a look at how to automate your sales and make the most of your launch by setting up a post-launch marketing campaign to keep your book selling.

PLUS, You'll Receive These Amazing Bonus Tools & Resources... 

Step-By-Step Book Launching Checklist

...so that you know exactly what your next step is at all times.

Pre-Formatted Book Publishing Template

...so that you can upload a formatted + distribution ready book file.

Book Promotion Planner

...so that you can plan out book promotion in a way that fits your schedule and lifestyle.

Ideal Reader Avatar Workbook

...so that you can get crystal clear on who you're selling to and how to speak to them.

Book Marketing Templates

...so that you can adapt from all my own sales emails, book marketing graphics and sales pages.

Masterclass: The Ultimate Publishing Guide For Authors

...to walk you through how to publish on multiple platforms (Amazon, Kobo, Createspace, etc.)

Oh, BTW—I should probably introduce myself!

My name is Pagan and I'm a copywriter and coach helping fiction authors tell and sell their stories.

As a bestselling author, I've been publishing books for the past three years and have experience both traditionally and self-publishing.

Armed with plenty of book launching and marketing expertise and years of experience, it's my goal to help you make your writerly dreams a reality.  

Still on the fence?

Here's what some of my past students have to say:

- Jo Narayan

- Allison Rose

- Vyvian Lynn

Ready To Enrol?

When you enroll in Storyseller Academy, you will receive:

Life-changing Mindset Shifts ($400 Value)  

6 x Core Modules ($1,200 value)

Exclusive Members Only Community ($1,200 value)  

Valuable Resources ($114 value)

Total value = $2,914

But you won't pay that much.

Storyseller Academy currently is closed for enrolment

Join the waitlist to get notified when doors open again:

Can you really afford not to invest in your own learning?

I literally lost money I was trying to save by not investing in help when I first published.

  • Like when I didn't register my ISBN correctly and couldn't get my book into libraries--meaning my book couldn't be purchased by any libraries and I had to spend time + money relaunching.  
  • Like when I had to start building readership from scratch after my first launch (when the launch process itself is the easiest way to promote a book and gain readership).  
  • Like when I wasted $500 on book advertisements that weren't converting because I insisted on trial and error and not hiring expert help.  
  • Like when I bought my tax stuff to my accountant and she took one look at how I was selling my books and said, "you know you're losing money, right?"
  • Like when I didn't make a single sale in the first 2 years my book was published because I legitimately didn't know how to market it properly.  

If you're still on the fence about Storyseller Academy, let me ask you this:

Do you still intend to launch your book?

Will you invest your time and money into it?

Then are you really willing to risk making the same mistakes I did by not investing in Storyseller Academy?

I can tell you with 100% certainty that the mistakes I made in the past have cost me more than the single investment of this course.

FAQ:

+ How much access do I get to you personally? 

The course comes with a private FB Group community where you can reach out for support regarding the course and your book launch strategy. In that group I will be conducting professional strategy audits quarterly to help evaluate any weaknesses in your marketing.

+ How long do I get to keep the contents of this course? 

For life, boo! Once you pay, it's here to stay and can be forever accessed at any time. 

+ How is the course delivered? 

The modules are pre-recorded and you will get access to a member's area where all of the content is kept. You will need a computer or phone to view them and an internet connection.

+ Do you offer refunds? 

Due to the nature of the course content, I do not offer refunds. Upon committing to a payment plan, any sales or discounts advertised post-purchase will not be eligible. Payment plan cancellation enquiries must be emailed to my team at pagan@paperbackkingdom.com with full reasoning. 

+ When does the course start? 

The course is self-paced, so you can start as soon as you enroll. However, I only open doors once or twice a year (depending on demand)—so if you miss this round, you could be waiting a while! 

+ Can't I just enroll next time? 

As mentioned above, I only open doors once or twice a year (depending on demand)—so if you miss this round, you could be waiting a while! I wouldn't wait if you're planning on launching soon. 

+ Aw man, my question isn't listed here! 

No worries—just send an email to my team via pagan@paperbackkingdom.com and we will be in touch! 

+ How do I join?

Simply browse the payment options listed below and click the button under your selection of choice to proceed to payment and complete your enrolment. 

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You've reached the end! 

Wow, I hooked you for this long? I must be pretty good at what I do. 😉 In that case, one final push: 

The world needs your story, and you are ready to release it! 

So, go on and enroll already! 

I'm Ready—Let's Do This!

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