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?
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.
After years of testing, a PhD in Literature 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.
But get them wrong, and no amount of book marketing will save you!
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 by caring what they think, and know them well enough to 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.
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?
Predatory author services will charge thousands of dollars and still leave you with an unprofessional cover - and then charge even more for "marketing services" that don't work. And even with the best online course, you'd still be left to make important decisions on your own. What you need is quick feedback from an expert to resolve 95% of your problems before you hit publish. It's simply too dangerous to do anything less.
✔ 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
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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 SIMPLE 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
From no idea to published author in just 90 days, with my bestseller blueprint and exclusive step-by-step system
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 control of your publishing, bypass the gatekeepers, and actually earn a living with your writing.
Guerrilla Publishing is 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.
Is that it? Of course not...
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, in the private group for advice, support and encouragement, so you never feel alone, clueless or frustrated.
BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR
In a few short weeks, you could publish a book that succeeds beyond your wildest hopes,
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
What's it going to cost me?
A few months ago, an author reached out because they'd been offered a publishing "deal" for $25,000 and wanted to get my feedback. I told him I could do all the same things, for a fraction of the price. But I refused, because I knew that long-term, those things only sounded good on paper.
Most authors spend an average of $2500, just for publishing (covers, editing, formatting) and then another $5K for marketing… and almost always unprofitably. The question is, do you want to spend 5 years spending money slowly, watching your motivation and enthusiasm drain away due to lack of sales and momentum? Until you’re desperate enough to give up?
OR you could make a decision right now, to make a different choice. To do better the first time around. (Many authors find me *after* they've already wasted tons of time and money - don't make that mistake!). If you're shopping around for book marketing courses, you'll know that I priced mine competitively... at least on the surface.
But when you factor in that coaching or mentorship often cost thousands of dollars, or the bonuses down below that we haven't even gotten to yet, you'll understand why Guerrilla Publishing is actually a steal. I've actually had people tell me it seems "too good to be true" - but I refuse to raise prices or remove all of the bonuses, because I want you to get as much value as possible.
That said, this is an exclusive deal that's only meant for the people who have already gone through all my free books and materials, so spots are limited and you won't see this offer again. This is your only chance to get all the bonuses listed on this page.
Regular Price: 997 | You save: $500
Publish bestsellers the easy way... become a full-time author without spending all your time marketing or promoting your books.
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If you come back tomorrow, the price may be higher,
and I can’t guarantee how long the doors to this will even be open.
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Succeed faster with these valuable extras!
Join today you'll also get access to over $2817 in exclusive bonuses.
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 blogging and building up organic traffic for long-term sales.
You'll also get a course bundle on author platform basics, which will help you set up your author website, start building your email list and master personal branding so you can quickly build your fanbase.
I'll also give you access to my new course, the 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform. You could just go buy these courses separately, for $297 each... but why would you?
VALUED AT $594
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
BESTSELLER BLUEPRINT + EDITORIAL CRITIQUE
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.
If you join today I'll also give you an in-depth, editorial critique of your first 5 pages, whenever you're ready for feedback.
VALUED AT $297
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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"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.
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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.
Don't let another year go by without making progress towards your dream. Build an author platform that sells books on autopilot.
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.
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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.
How is this different?
I get it, there are tons of "book marketing" courses out there. And to be honest, most (good) courses will say similar things. Unfortunately, the vast majority of authors fail because they refuse to listen to anybody. And then claim the system is rigged against them.
Also I'm extremely talkative, so even though my course has 3x the material, for less than what others charge, that doesn't automatically make it better. However, there's a reason my courses continue to be so popular: I'm not just some internet marketing dude - I've been publishing for over a decade and have sold 100,000 copies, and continue to make a few thousand bucks a month from book sales with barely any marketing.
But that doesn't matter either: just because someone sold a lot of books, doesn't mean they understand why or can really teach it to others. You want to know, will this work for you?
The short answer is, absolutely - because this course includes personal feedback, and in just a few minutes, I can tell you exactly what to fix so you will see an instant boost in sales. I've already done this for hundreds of students, and the ones who have gone through the course have seen results (read all the testimonials to get a sense of just how much value clients received from me; often much more than they expected).
But the long answer is, there are no shortcuts, and not all books will succeed. I can't *make* your book a bestseller if nobody enjoys reading it, and anyone who promises you otherwise is full of crap. That said, 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.
As a book cover designer and someone who's spent a lifetime teaching teaching the craft of writing (with millions of views on YouTube), I have a unique set of skills and can be more helpful than just about anyone else in the industry. I also have an uncanny skill at discovering the core value of your project and figuring out the best way to make it enticing to your audience. Sometimes one perfect, creative pitch is enough to turn the tide, and go from failure to favorite.
Ps. I know it can be confusing and overwhelming to try and compare courses, so if it's simpler, think of it this way: $497 is a reasonable consulting fee for someone with my credentials and experience. I could have just slapped together a very simple page with a buy button and *only* offered a one-time coaching session. So you can ignore everything else I've put together for you and just focus on that - real feedback, fast results, you're only paying for my time. If you want to hire me for advice or bounce ideas around, I'm your guy. But I'm only available through this program, because I want to make sure you get a ton of resources I know will come in handy later, even if you don't think you need them.
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.