SPF Foundation

We want to make successful self-publishing a possibility for everyone. We know that our premium courses aren’t cheap and that not everyone can afford them. That’s why, in conjunction with Reedsy, we launched the SPF Foundation. Every year we give four aspiring students a once in a lifetime chance to get their indie author careers off to the best possible starts.

We are pleased to announce an expansion to the programme. For applications closing December 2020, we now have four bestselling authors sponsoring additional Foundation places . We thank Marc Reklau (non-fiction), Lucy Score (romance), Dawn Brookes (cozy mystery) and Tony Moyle (multi-genre) for their generosity. We also have a fifth additional spot to offer, (that's nine in total!), which has been made possible by the lovely people at book promotion service, Written Word Media.

Please fill in the below form to apply for all the 2020 Foundation spots.


Mark Reklau
Lucy Score
Dawn Brookes
Tony Moyles

Scholarship details

Up to four scholarships will be available every January. Applications for this year close 31st December 2020.

Each scholarship will consist of:

  • Lifetime access to the two SPF flagship SPF courses, Self-Publishing 101 and Ads for Authors, with all accompanying bonus modules and access to the two closed Facebook groups, Genius and Mastery.
  • $2500 of services to be spent at Reedsy for author services, including cover design, developmental or copy editing, proof reading and formatting.
  • Free promotion of your new releases to hundreds of thousands of readers on eligible Written Word Media sites.

Who are we looking for?

We want candidates who have the potential and desire to excel as self-published authors. Assessment will be made based on quality of writing, desire and ambassadorial potential, with quality of writing having the greatest bearing. We are particularly looking for candidates we feel could have strong commercial success. You’ll need to meet these criteria:

  • You have an annual personal income of less than $30,000 USD (or equivalent).
  • You’ve written and self-published at least one ebook in English (fiction or non-fiction).
  • You have at least ten 5-star reviews on Amazon or equivalent platforms.
  • You have not previously purchased the 101 or Ads for Authors courses.
  • You are willing to complete and implement the SPF 101 and Ads for Authors courses in full.
  • You’d be happy to be interviewed on the SPF podcast upon winning the course and 1 year later, and to participate in other publicity if required (e.g. filmed testimonials.)
  • Previous applicants are welcome to reapply.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria, and would like to apply, please fill in the form below. Proof of income will be required before scholarships are announced.