Becoming an author is a frustrating process: Not only do you have to bare your soul to the world as you are writing your book, you also have to deal with editing, pitching to publishers, dealing with contracts and royalties, getting into the media, selling to bookstores and online, and so much more.
As publishers from traditional publishing houses Exisle Publishing (est. 1991) and EK Books, we see this from the other side of the desk. We receive thousands of submissions every year, and inevitably have to turn down many books which huge potential. What holds these authors back isn't their ideas: It's the fact that they lack the knowledge to present their book and themselves in a way that is appealing to the professional book world.
Fed up with seeing otherwise worthy authors miss out on success because of a lack of knowledge and guidance, we created Exisle Academy to share our 30+ years of publishing experience. Over the last several months, we have been working to compile the most essential information authors and aspiring authors need to know into one comprehensive online course which is now ready for you.
Whether you want to get your first book published by a traditional publishing house, overcome creative blocks with a manuscript that is in progress, or increase sales of your existing books, you're about to get access to the practical wisdom to help you get there. And that's not all: Knowledge is power, but connection is everything. That's why our senior publishers have made time to personally speak with and mentor students of this program to help you overcome barriers and start experiencing success as an author and writer.
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 United Kingdom, and a successful children's imprint, EK Books.
Despite our global success, we haven't forgotten our roots and our mission. With Exisle Academy we want to guide people who have a message to share, but may not yet have the knowledge, experience and industry contacts to make their book the success it deserves to be.
Isabelle Duff joined Exisle Academy because she had a story to tell, but needed help finding her voice and connecting her story to her audience. Exisle Academy helped Isabelle connect with the core of her message and express her story authentically. Using our network, we were able to introduce her to an illustrator who could bring the images in her mind to life.
After developing the manuscript with Exisle Academy, Isabelle was offered a traditional, royalty-based publishing contract with EK Books. Cookie sold-out its first print run and is already being reprinted. It is currently on bookshelves in schools and libraries across the world.
Exisle Academy's Online Author Training program provides you with a mix of materials and access designed to help you succeed at both the creative and commercial side of being an author.
Whether you're still working on your first book, seeking a publishing contract, looking to improve the performance of existing books, or just focused on succeeding as an author in general, you will get the knowledge and access you need to start getting results.
From the moment you sign up, you'll become a part of the Exisle Publishing and EK Books family, and we'll arm you with three kinds of specially prepared resources:
Excited to invest in your writing career? Let's take a deep look at the Online Learning Resources + Personal Support that you're about to get instant access to:
The first half of the online course is about your book and your writing. If you don't yet have a completed manuscript, then this will help you create yours with focus and confidence. If you do have a manuscript, you'll learn how to objectively assess it with a publisher's eyes, and make targeted improvements designed to dramatically increase your chances of hearing "Yes."
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In the second half of the online course, (remember, you get instant access to everything the moment you join) we'll share the benefits of our 30+ years of succeeding as a traditional publishing house to show you how to confidently navigate the commercial side of being an author.
Most writers know little about how the publishing industry works, which makes it easy for them to get frustrated and even be taken advantage of by less than scrupulous operators. In these no-nonsense written and video modules, you'll get an unflinching insider's guide to how books are produced, bought and sold in today's world:
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Get Instant Online Access to All Materials the Moment You Sign Up - Go Through Them at Your Own Pace - They're Yours to Keep For Life!
As student on the online training program, you will get access to a senior publisher from the EK Books (Children's books) or Exisle (non-fiction) publishing teams. You will be able to ask questions via email, and also schedule a mentorship and consulting call to discuss your book, get advice, and come up with a plan to bring your writing to the world.
Our senior publishers have blocked out time to work with Exisle Academy students across all time zones, and you will be connecting to a publishing mentor whose experience and focus best matches the genre of your book/manuscript/outline and your writing goals. You can book your mentorship call any time within the first six months of your enrollment, so you will have plenty of time to explore the material and prepare for the call with confidence.
On your side: As an Exisle Academy student, you become part of the family, and our senior publishers will be there to help and support your journey. Don't worry, they may be top professionals, but they don't bite!
Exisle Academy students range from authors who already have several successful books out there to aspiring writers who have only committed a few tentative words to the page. We are used to working with authors who have previously self-published and now want to use the reach and resources of a mainstream, traditional publisher, as well as authors who have creative or publishing blocks they want to overcome. Wherever you are now, our senior publishers have the knowledge and the experiences to get you to where you want to be. While writers of all genres are accepted to Exisle Academy, our professional specializations are children's picture books and non-fiction books for adults such as memoir, history, travel and self-help.
Ready to become a successful published author? Enroll today:
You're about to make an investment in your current and future books and in your journey as an author. These materials, professionally crafted by highly experienced publishers, are strictly limited to Exisle Academy students. While our occasional mentorship programs (taught on limited select windows a few times a year) start from upwards of $1,299, your investment in the home study program is less than half of this, at USD $595.
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In the extremely unlikely event you are not thrilled with the quality of instruction you receive, contact us within 30 days of your enrollment for a full refund. Please note, while we crafted these materials with the greatest of care drawing on our three decades of publishing experience and in consultation with successful authors of non-fiction and illustrated children’s books, publishing is a complex and highly competitive field and we make no guarantees of success: We are providing you with the benefits of our experience and industry knowledge, but ultimately your success as an author is down to you.
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