SPF Foundation

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

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Scholarship details

Four scholarships will be available every January. Applications for next year's scholarships close 31st December 2018.

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.

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.)
  • You have a sponsor of good standing who has previously taken one of our courses and believes you will benefit from the opportunity.

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. Please ensure your SPF sponsor is aware of your application and is able to vouch for your eligibility before submitting their details to us.