Welcome to Mark Dawson's Self Publishing 101!


A huge welcome to Self Publishing 101.  

Self publishing can be complicated and confusing and I want this course to be your easy-to-follow and comprehensive guide to what you need to have in place in order to thrive as an independent author.  

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The course materials can be accessed at this address: https://selfpublishingformula.com/mycourses

Please bookmark this link. Once at the course directory, it's a good idea to visit 'START HERE' for a course orientation video. Once you’re done, dive straight into 101 by clicking on the 101 icon. If that doesn't work, please check that you are logged in. You will see a 'Sign in' tab in the top right of the screen if you’re not logged in.  

You may have noticed you have an offer to purchase COVER DESIGN FOR AUTHORS with a huge $100 discount. The design course, created by my amazing designer Stuart Bache, is a good accompaniment to 101 with a focus on creating covers that sell. You can learn more about the course content by clicking here. And if you would like to take up the offer, click here. We've also added a payment plan option). Please do not share the link, it is only for you as a purchaser of the 101 course.  

You are entitled to join our ‘Genius' Facebook Group which is exclusive to paid students of this course. It is a valuable part of your enrolment and it should be your first port of call for any questions you have. You can apply to join by clicking here. When you apply you will be asked for the email address and name you used to sign up to the course with, and you will be asked a question:  

What is the name of John's dog? The answer is: Lola

You are also now a member of the Self Publishing Formula University (SPFU). This will include regular live webinars with instructional areas on the latest areas of interest for writers. Recordings of the webinars are available in the course directory area.  

If you have any technical issues or problems with the course, you can try posting in Genius for answers or alternatively contact us direct via our support email: [email protected]  

You are entitled to a great set of VIP Bonuses. Most will be issued via email (and posted in the course curriculum) at the end of November. However, a few are available right away:  

The courses FACEBOOK LIVE FOR AUTHORS, PINTEREST FOR AUTHORS, YOUTUBE FOR AUTHORS and INSTAGRAM FOR AUTHORS are available immediately. You will find them in the course directory. 

BOOKFUNNEL has fast become an essential tool for authors and we know you might want to get started right away. We are making the discount code available now. Click here for your exclusive offer, $50 off the mid-list plan. Please note the offer closes 31st May 2020.

You will also find a course exclusive bonus from Publisher Rocket inside the session on metadata (Module 2, Session 5).  

That's it for now. I'll be in the Genius group as much as I can, so please pop in and say hello!  

It's great to have you onboard.  

Best wishes,