Embark on a Unique Writer's Journey Created Specifically For You...

'We'll Take You By the Hand and Show You Exactly How to Become a Successful, Published Author'

Re: A Rare Chance For Non-fiction and Children's Picture Book Writers to Learn Directly from Publishing Insiders!

Dear Writer

As the world of publishing takes a temporary break and many of us find ourselves stuck at home, now is the perfect time for you to dust off that manuscript and work towards becoming a published author by this time next year.

With over 15,000 new books released every year in English alone, publishing is often called the most competitive market there is. You may have the best idea in the world, but you need proven strategies to ensure your work gets the attention (and sales) that it deserves.

This is why we are excited to announce that, for the first time ever, Exisle Publishing will be inviting a handful of aspiring authors to learn directly from publishing insiders about how to plan, write, pitch and publish a successful book from the ground up.

In this unique, highly customized writing and publishing journey, our experts will take you from wherever you are to wherever you want to be. We will work closely with you to achieve your goals.

If You Want to Do Any One (Or More) of These Things...

  • Write a non-fiction or children's picture book that conveys your message in a compelling way that will stand out from the crowd
  • Get the manuscript you have already written published by a reputable publishing house (while avoiding 'vanity' publishers and self-publishing scams)
  • Pitch yourself to the industry you're in and leverage your book to get speaking gigs, media appearances and advance your career
  • Market your existing book so that it finally gets the sales and attention it deserves by understanding how to manage the 'gatekeepers' who control access to mainstream media and high street bookstores

...then Exisle Academy is the answer you have been searching for.

100% unique and personalized based on your own specific goals and circumstances, Exisle Academy will tap into our decades of experience as a successful, mainstream publisher to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the world of publishing books for adults and children.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing Your Book, But Were Too Afraid to Ask...

If you're fed up with sending off manuscripts to publishing houses only to get silence - or worse - a generic rejection letter; if you're tired of reading blog post after blog posts about how to get your work published but still aren't seeing results; if you're tired of broken promises and ignored phone calls; if you know that what you are creating deserves more attention than it is getting, then Exisle Academy might just be what you're looking for. (Even if you simply find yourself with time on your hands and want a structured project to make the best use of it all, then this is a great opportunity!)

But fair warning. This program is not for the dabbler or dilettante. It is for dedicated writers who have a clear message and/or story to tell, and are willing to do whatever it takes to bring their creative vision to life. Exisle is not a vanity publisher nor ever will be. We take the commercial risk on all our books so you are dealing with people at the forefront of the industry.

Over the next few weeks, you'll have direct access to highly experienced senior publishing executives and bestselling authors. The course will be fully customized based on your goals and what stage of the writing/publishing journey you are currently at, but here's a taste of what our team will be able to teach you...

(Taster): Exisle Academy Will Teach You Exactly How To...

  • Craft a compelling pitch that gives you the best chance of hearing that 'yes' from the right publisher for you.
  • Discover precisely what publishers, book buyers and reviewers look for when deciding which books get the front-page treatment, and which books are ignored.
  • Get your book into the mainstream media with advice from publicity professionals who do this every day.
  • Develop your unique voice so that you write with confidence, passion and power.
  • Structure your manuscript properly so that your content and message are clearly conveyed in a way that best meets your target market’s needs.
  • Build a digital and social media presence that will impress not only potential book buyers, but also publishers, literary agents, talent-scouts and mainstream outlets
  • Successfully market your book both online and on the high street, and learn the complex ins and outs of the English-speaking world's largest bookstore chains and retailers
  • Create a book that lasts, becoming your legacy to the world
  • Leverage your first publishing success to grow a successful speaking career and expand your first hit into an entire brand and business

'We receive thousands of submissions a year. Sadly, most of them go nowhere. But the handful that make it through all have a few key things in common...'

Anouska Jones,
Editorial Director Exisle Publishing / EK Books

This one-of-a-kind program is open to writers at any stage of their journey. You may have already published or self-published a few books that have not been as successful as you had hoped for. You may have a manuscript sitting on your desktop that has not yet been picked up. You may just have a burning idea that you want to do justice to from the start.

The guidance you receive will be specifically crafted for you, taking into account the full depth of our company-wide knowledge and the experience of the many best-selling authors we are proud to have worked with for years.

We've Helped Create Over 2000 Successful Books. Yours Could be Next!

Exisle Publishing was founded in the early 1990s with the mission of giving a voice to writers whom the mainstream often overlooked.

Ironically, we've since become something of a mainstream publisher ourselves, with branches in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, and a successful children's imprint, EK Books. But we haven't forgotten our roots, and our mission.

With Exisle Academy we want to guide people who have a message, who have something to say, but who may not yet have the knowledge, experience and industry contacts, along the path to making their book the success it deserves to be.

Here's How Exisle Academy Works

The moment you sign up, you will immediately receive a welcome bonus: The eBook version of Everyone Can Write - a Guide to Get You Started. Written by Exisle author Howard Gelman, this is a no-nonsense guide to writing clearly and effectively. While the book is written with non-fiction authors in mind, if you're a children's author then the tips will help you too, especially when it comes to writing your book proposal and communicating with media and industry gatekeepers.

Within 48 hours of you signing up, a member of our team will get in touch by email and send you a detailed survey where you'll be able to tell us a little more about your publishing goals and what stage you are at now. If you already have some or all of your book written, you will be invited to send this in now if you feel ready, but there's no rush - manuscript critique is available to you throughout the entire duration of the course.

Our professional team will carefully review the results of your survey and will put together a three-month lesson plan designed specifically around your needs. You will be assigned a mentor from our team whose expertise best suits your goals. This mentor will co-ordinate lessons for you and provide you with all the material you need. Depending on the breadth of the information you want to learn, your mentor may also introduce you to other members of our publishing team or some of our most successful authors who will provide advice that is specifically relevant to you.

Your Exisle Academy Timeline:

  • Today: Register with Exisle Academy to secure one of 25 spaces, and access your bonus eBook.
  • Within 48 Hours: A member of our team will send you a personal welcome message (via email) with a link to the survey. You will have one week to fill this out but the sooner we receive your answers, the sooner we can get started.
  • Within 7 days of receipt of your survey: You will be assigned your mentor. They will schedule a phone call with you where you will have up to one hour to discuss your publishing goals. You will be able to ask all your burning questions, get feedback on what you have written so far (if applicable) and together you will plan the next 3–6 months.
  • One month after your first lesson (and then each month for up to six months): You will have been in frequent contact with your mentor throughout this period . Based on your survey and the phone call, you will either have another hour long call with the same mentor, or be introduced to another member of our team whose specific expertise will be of most benefit to you. They will speak with you for up an hour on the phone/Skype, and provide lessons relevant to their expertise.

Here are a few examples of how this could look. Remember, every book and every writer is unique, so your course experience will be specifically tailored to your needs and preferences.

Case Study:
You Have an Early Draft of a Non-fiction Book Written and You Want to Get it Published

  • Month One: You will be assigned as a mentor a senior member of our editorial team who will have had time to review your manuscript. You will speak with them for an hour on the phone and receive actionable feedback on how to improve your book from a publisher's perspective.  Throughout the rest of the month, you will communicate with the editor as you implement feedback.
  • Month Two: You will be introduced to a senior member of our marketing team who specializes in the geographic region you are in (we have staff across the English speaking world). This person will help you work on your online presence so that you become an appealing and marketable prospect for a publisher. Working closely with this expert, you will make strategic improvements and will notice a change right away.
  • Month Three: You will speak again with the editor who will assess the progress on your manuscript and provide further direction and guidance as needed. Together, you will also work on a powerful publishing proposal that will give you the best chance of securing a publishing contract.

Case Study:
You Have an Idea for a Children's Picture Book and You Want To Create it and Get it Published

  • Month One: You will be assigned as a mentor the editorial director of EK Books, our award-winning children's imprint. Together you will discuss your idea from both a creative and commercial perspective. Over the next month, you will work together to start bringing your idea to life.
  • Month Two: You will be introduced to one of our leading published children's authors who will be able to speak to you from their experience, and give you a preview of what life is like as a sought-after children's author.
  • Month Three: Depending on your progress, you can choose to speak with our editorial director again, or with a member of our marketing and publicity team who will help you work on your online presence and portfolio.

Case Study:
You Have a Self-Published Book and You Want To Significantly Increase Your Sales

  • Month One: You will be assigned a senior member of our sales team who will assess your current status in all available channels to find out what opportunities you may be missing. Chances are, there are some high-impact avenues that will immediately open up to you.
  • Month Two: You will be introduced to a member of our marketing and publicity team who will go through a plan with you to get media coverage for you and your book. You will work together on press releases and other relevant written material, and learn how to find frequent and significant media opportunities.
  • Month Three: You will speak to a member of our publishing team who will help you to streamline your operation, showing you how to maximize design and typesetting to give future self-published books a more professional look and feel, and advising you on how to cut down on printing and shipping costs without sacrificing quality.

Registration is strictly limited to 25 writers who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once you sign up, you will receive your survey within 48 hours. Within seven days of receipt of your completed survey, we will introduce you to your assigned mentor so you can schedule your first lesson.

While you can cancel your membership at any time, we consider "completion" of the course to mean writers who have been with us for a minimum of three months. If, after three months, you wish to continue learning, then you will have the option to extend for another three months.

Bonus: At Least One Exisle Academy Graduate Will Be Offered a Publishing Contract By Exisle!

Complete at least three months with Exisle academy, and not only will you know more about how to become a successful author than 99% of writers out there, you may also be awarded your very own publishing contract with Exisle Publishing or our children's imprint, EK Books.

We are not a 'vanity' publisher. We only publish books that we believe will succeed commercially and will have a positive and meaningful social impact. If, after you have completed at least three months' worth of lessons with Exisle Academy, we consider each other a good fit, then there's a very real chance that you could end up with your own publishing contract with us!


Only 25 Writers Will Be Accepted - Register Now to Secure Your Spot

This is a premium, paid course giving you personal attention and customized training from leading publishing insiders and best-selling authors. To guarantee a high degree of personal attention, support and customization, registration is strictly limited to a maximum of 25 people.

Your investment in Exisle Academy is US$397/month. The course will run for between three and six months, and you can choose to cancel your membership at any time. To proceed to the next page and secure your spot, please enter your name and email below and click "Continue"

May 2020 Update: Exisle Academy Elite is FULL - Thank You for the Amazing Response From This Community! Please Enter Your Details Below to Join the Waiting List and Be Notified As Soon as a Place Opens Up

Looking forward to speaking more about your book,
- The Exisle Publishing Team

P. S.

This course is strictly limited to 25 writers because of the amount of customization and personal attention you will receive. We are building this course around you, accessing our decades of experience as a leading global publisher of non-fiction and children's books to give you everything you need to succeed as an author. The moment the 25 places are filled, this page will be closed.

VIP Support: Email [email protected] with the subject line "Exisle Academy"

Note: In the extremely unlikely event we do not deem an author suitable to take this course and receive the personal time, commitment and attention of our most senior members of staff, we reserve the right to cancel someone's membership and issue a full refund. In the equally unlikely event that you are not satisfied with the level of instruction you receive, you can let your mentor know during your first conversation and receive a full refund of your first month's payment. Recommended minimum course length is three months and maximum course length is six months. You may choose to cancel at any point.

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