Do you have a story to tell?
A message so strong you are compelled to share it with the world?
The next live Author's Academy
session starts on January 23, 2018.
We believe you have a story to tell. 
A purpose driven story has the potential to impact our world – one reader at a time
We invite you to join us in the 
 Author's Academy.
We will personally guide you through the process of writing, marketing and publishing your book. 

We will help you access the tools and gain the confidence you’ll need to get published and turn your story into a powerful and profitable personal brand.

Is your book idea Purpose Driven? We bet it is!
Are you trying to help others based on your expertise and life experiences? Are you driven to share your message with as many people as you can because you know your information will help them? If yes, then you are Purpose Driven! 
Let us help you Publish Your Purpose!
This is a 14-week program
(January 23 - April 24, 2018)

This program is built on the tried and true methods we’ve used when working with dozens of people writing their books, as well as our own processes in writing ours. 

To date, we’ve published 17 books, helped dozens of people develop their ideas, and have a strong slate of new releases in 2018. 

We’ll meet every Tuesday at a mutually agreeable time TBD via Zoom webinar. Our live sessions will run 60 minutes- but we will never end our live sessions until all of your questions are answered! While attendance for the live sessions is highly encouraged, recordings will be available if you are unable to attend. You can also submit your questions in advance via the Facebook Group if you know you won’t be able to attend.

Each week, our live sessions will include one (or more) of the following: 

  • Detailed topic-driven discussions
  • Open Q&A
  • Laser coaching to get you over the hurdles
The Business of Writing a Book
Turn Your Story Into a 
Powerful & Profitable Personal Brand
We'll cover:
Your Vision
  • Goal setting
  • Accountability tips
  • Secure your topic
  • Select the best tools for productivity
  • Repurpose your existing content
  • Craft an outline and draft a chapter plan
  • Work with an editor
  • Discover the resources available for aspiring authors
Publishing 
& Logistics
  • Map out milestones and set a publication date
  • Define your target readership
  • Pick a publishing path (traditional vs. self)
  • Understand production options (paperback and eBook)
  • Design a cover that works
Marketing
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • Leverage your author status to increase business
  • Develop and engage your tribe
  • Launch your book
  • Become a best seller
  • And much more!
Your Vision
  • Secure your topic
  • Select the best tools for productivity
  • Repurpose your existing content
  • Craft an outline and draft a chapter plan
  • Work with an editor
  • Discover the resources available for aspiring authors
Publishing & Logistics
  • Map out milestones and set a publication date
  • Define your target readership
  • Pick a publishing path (traditional vs. self)
  • Understand production options (paperback and eBook)
  • Design a cover that works
Marketing
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • Leverage your author status to increase business
  • Develop and engage your tribe
  • Launch your book
  • Become a best seller
  • And much more!
In addition to the topics outlined above, 
We’ve built in proven elements to ensure your success:
Learning Your Way

Understanding that everyone has different preferred learning styles, this course is designed with you in mind. Whether you prefer to watch a video, listen to audio or read a transcript, this program has it covered.

You will also receive access to my preferred vendor list consisting of branding experts, writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers, web developers, etc. These are professionals I have personally worked with and consider to be trusted colleagues.

Each session comes with a variety of ways to learn. You can;

  • Download the video
  • Download the PDF slides from the video
  • Download the audio
  • Each worksheet comes in Word, Excel or a PDF

The intention is to make the learning experience as smooth as possible for you, which means consuming the information in the way you prefer. Additionally, you do have access to download the course in its entirety, so you can learn on the road or while you aren't connected to Wifi. You are a busy professional and this course is designed to make it as easy as possible for you!

Shorten Your Learning Curve

Founder, Jenn T. Grace has personally written five books—with a sixth book in the percolation stage. Publish Your Purpose Press (formerly Purpose Driven Publishing) published 12 books in 2017, with many more set to release in 2018.

We've gone through the steps needed to publish a book many times over, and as a result we've learned the short cuts and know exactly what it'll take for you to get your book published.

Accountability

Accountability can be the key to your success. In this program you will be among your peers who are trying to do the same thing as you – write a book. This group setting will create the accountability you need to stay on track, stay focused and complete your book.

Peer Support

You will be given instant access to an inspirational group of like-minded writers who are also working to publish their book. This is the perfect platform for ongoing learning, support and a kick in the pants (when needed) between sessions.

Once you have completed the 14-week program you will be invited to join the Alumni Facebook Group for continued peer support.

You will also receive access to our preferred vendor list consisting of branding experts, writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers, web developers, etc. These are professionals we have personally worked with and consider to be trusted colleagues.

Investment

The Purpose Driven Authors Academy cost is $1,997 for the 14-week program.

There are a lot of educational and publishing options that you can choose from and we want to work with authors who are on a mission to add their unique voice into the world, and help you amplify your voice and message to your audience.

You may come across services that say you can self-publish your book for $500 or less. We are a bit leery of those types of statements because it ultimately means your book’s quality will suffer to some degree and that’s not what you want. Your book is representative of you and your brand so we want to make sure it’s done right. In the Purpose Driven Authors Academy, we discuss exactly what those areas are that you cannot afford to cut costs on. Our goal is to protect our authors and ensure they get the best product for the best price. In this 14-week program you'll learn the ins and outs and be able to avoid headache and heartache during the book creation process. 

Additionally, you’ll also come across companies that will charge $50,000+ to publish your book. If you have $50,000 to invest, perhaps that is a good option for you. But for a fraction of the cost, our experienced team can walk you through the process of publishing your book, ensuring that the final product is something you can be proud of. 

If you are caught up in the overwhelm and don’t understand your total investment, schedule a call and we will happily give you as much information as we can and set you off in the right direction!

Ready to Join Us?
Have questions? 
Click here to schedule a consultation call 
to see if you are a right fit for the program. 

Or check the FAQ!

P.S. This program is not for everyone.
This program is not for you if...
  • You’re looking for a magic pill. This program is for the savvy, gets-stuff-done person who knows great results come from dedication and a lot of elbow grease.
  • You’re resistant to change. If you’re reading this, chances are something has been holding you back from putting your story out into the world. If you join this group, you’ll need to be ready to step outside of your comfort zone! 
  • You’re complacent. This program is people with a drive to achieve more. If you’re happy with the status quo when it comes to your career or your business, this program isn’t for you. 
Before you can bask in the glory of being a published author you are going to have to be willing to put in the effort. We’ll be ready to help you, if you are ready to let us. Let’s do this!
Testimonials

George Herrick, Life Coach

The thing that drove me to Purpose Driven Authors Academy was years of procrastination in writing my book. In fact, the books I started writing over the years and never finished became passé and moot due to the passage of time and trends, and the dust they accumulated waiting for me to express them!

When a friend connected me with Jenn, the “author stars” aligned for me in the form of her clear insights and down-to-earth approach to writing, as well as her experience and know-how. I signed up for the class and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made – my first book is nearly completed, and I’m looking at formatting and printing options.

The classes are clear, succinct, focused. Yet questions do arise, of course, and Jenn is always very responsive to areas where I need a little extra help (or a nudge!). The format works brilliantly, combining online sessions, Emails and closed Facebook group, with interactive discussions and assignments that keep the motivation going.

I can’t speak highly enough of the Purpose Driven Authors Academy, Jenn, her staff and guest experts, and the system that she developed to turn wanna-be writers like me into published authors… like me very soon! I am very grateful!



Mandi Hawke, Director of Youth Services

The Purpose Driven Publishing Authors Academy has provided a much needed framework and accountability to begin working on my writing again. Having the sessions available online that I can access anytime is so convenient. Jenn is a wealth of knowledge and an amazing advocate for authors! Thanks so much for everything!

Tony Ferraiolo, Author of Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth

As a newly published author I’m so grateful for Jenn’s guidance in the book creation process. We’ve been working together for a couple of years in many areas of my business. She’s been invaluable in getting the book out of my head and into a cohesive concept – then she ushered the project through completion. I can now call myself a published author, in large part to Jenn’s guidance.

Check out Tony’s book on Amazon.

Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by Publish Your Purpose and Purpose Driven?

Purpose Driven, by our definition, is a person who is passionate about their topic and desires to create change. A Purpose Driven author is someone who is looking to build their author platform, to spread a message about their respective expertise, and as a result, their efforts will impact the world for the better. The end result is having published your purpose, which will grow your audience, reach and impact.

What if I don't know my purpose?

You are more than welcome to participate in the Academy! Authors in the Academy are change makers - they are writing about serious topics that deserve attention. You will still learn all of the same fundamentals of the business of writing a book, but the Q&A may feel less relevant to what you are working on. 

If you are writing a fiction book, this program is not the right fit. The Academy is designed around non-fiction techniques and marketing strategies and as a result you may not get the most value of out of this program.

What if I have an idea but haven't written anything yet, am I the right fit?

The Academy is designed with the specific intention to help you regardless of what part of the writing process you are in. If you are just trying to wrap your head around your idea, we do cover specifics of narrowing in on your idea and how to form a solid outline to work from. Even if you haven't written a single word, the Academy can still be a great resource to get you to the place of publishing.

What if my book is almost already written is the Academy still for me?

If you already have your book near complete, this is great news. The Academy spends a great deal of time focusing on all of the other parts of writing a book, outside of the writing itself. For example, we go into detail on titles, cover design, page layout, how to market and promote your book and identifying what you want your readers to do next. If you are coming to the Academy with a near complete manuscript, that just means you can focus more of your time on all of the other items that it takes to bring your book from manuscript form to publishing.

What if I work at a faster pace than the Academy? Or what if I'm slower?

The Academy covers of a 14 week period of time. You will learn a lot of information that you can then begin to tactically execute. If you work at a faster pace it means you can publish your book faster. If you work at a slower rate it means it'll take you a little more time. Writing a book is a big job - for some it may take 10 years to write a book, for others it can take 3 months. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum the Academy is designed to help push you to the next level needed to get the job done.

Is there a money-back guarantee? 

Yes. We are fully committed to helping you get your book written and published. We'll happily refund your money, but in order to be eligible for a refund, we require your completed exercises from all available Sessions at the time of your request. This means you must take action in the Academy. If you are not taking action, then you won't see results. If you do the work and don't get value, then we don't deserve your money and we'll happily refund your money. But we hope that's not the case. We do this because we are a looking for serious authors only. We take our learning environment seriously and maintain high standards that we expect all to adhere to.

Is there additional support after the Academy concludes?

Yes. We have found that our authors have aspirations of getting everything done in 14 weeks, but that isn't always possible. Life gets in the way sometimes, but that doesn't mean your book should suffer. Available for participants of the Academy only, upon graduating in your 14th week, you will be able to continue on in the program month-to-month. For $97/month you can continue to ask your questions live on our Q&A calls and engage in the Facebook Group. This is less than $25 per week for the continued accountability by me and your author peers. There is no minimum monthly commitment. You can stay in the Academy until you publish your book and then cancel. Or you can stay in the academy to gain ongoing marketing advice - it is entirely up to you. There is no pressure what-so-ever, however, so many have asked how to continue on and this is hands down the best way.

Future Opportunities
My book is finished, now what?

Whether your entire book is finished or you’ve just completed your manuscript, there are some additional resources available to you. There are many publishing avenues for you to go down, however, we would love to have a conversation with you about how your book may potentially be published through our parent company, Publish Your Purpose Press.

Who is Publish Your Purpose Press?

Publish Your Purpose Press is a full service publishing company designed to get your book published and in the hands of your readers. Publish Your Purpose Press only publishes a limited amount of authors per year, so being a graduate of the Academy can give you better odds, although being a graduate is not a requirement. 

You can visit www.PublishYourPurposePress.com for more details. 

Or email hello@publishyourpurposepress.com to arrange a consultation call.

About the Founder

Passionate about helping people share their stories of diversity and adversity, Jenn T. Grace is the Founder of the Publish Your Purpose Press and The Author's Academy

She is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker and author specializing in the LGBTQ market. Guided by the mantra, “change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. 

She is an Amazon Best Selling author and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Hartford Courant and CNBC. She holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Communications from Salem State University.

A marathon runner, animal lover and novice birder, she lives in Hartford, Connecticut with her wife Andrea and their two children.

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