"Pitch, Publish, Sell"

Confidently Navigate the World of Professional Book Publishing 

Build on the knowledge and confidence it takes to succeed at the business side of being an author. Understand how and where books are sold, how to negotiate your way to success, what it takes to get your book into media, and more. 

Self-Paced Online Course Created by Exisle Publishing and EK Books

Dear Writer,

Have you ever walked through a bookshop, taken a look at the bestsellers on display, and thought "What separates these books from mine?"

If you have a manuscript that you know is as important, meaningful and as compelling as any bestseller, and yet you're having trouble getting publishers to even acknowledge your work, then we're here to help.

In Pitch, Publish, Sell, we are opening the hood on our 30+ years experience as a traditional publishing house to let you in on how books are actually pitched, marketed, promoted and sold in today's world.

From getting accepted by a reputable publisher, dealing with contracts, achieving mainstream media coverage, to working with bookstores and online retailers, this is your crash course on how to confidently navigate the world of professional publishing.

Our Edge: Practical, Proven Advice from Senior Publishers Who Know What it Takes to Succeed in This Industry

30 Years. 2,000 Books. Millions of Readers Worldwide.

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.

Case Study: Cookie by a First-Time Children's Author

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.

Learn at Your Own Pace With a Mix of Written Modules & Video Lessons: Get Instant Access the Moment You Enroll

Obtain the Knowledge to Empower You to Get Published and Sell Your Book

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.

From publicity and marketing to understanding the sales channels that get books onto bookshelves and into the hands of readers, you'll discover how bestsellers are actually made, and how to set yourself up for the best chance of success.

Here's What's Inside:

  • Written Module - The Business of Publishing: Here's your high-level overview of the commercial side of making, marketing and selling books from the printing house to the bookstore shelf.

  • Written Module - Nuts & Bolts: Let's get down to details. After reading this module, you will understand the publishing world better than 99% of all writers.

  • Written Module - Business Meets Marketing: How do people decide to buy this book but not that book, and how can authors influence this process?

  • Written Module - Publicity and Marketing: If you've ever seen an author sitting on a major talk show on national TV, this module reveals the step-by-step process that may have gotten them there.

  • Written Module - Legal Clarity: What should you look out for in a publishing contract, how do royalties work, and how can you tell who to trust in the publishing world?

  • Video Module - Book Production: How do beautiful books arise from that messy manuscript on your computer, and what are the costs and opportunities at play here?

  • Video Module - The Sales Department: Most self-published writers are completely excluded from high street bookstores, here's how traditional publishers crack that space.

  • Video Module - Sales and Marketing: Sit down with the international marketing team from Exisle and EK Books and hear how they get books like yours in the media and help authors succeed online.

Pitch, Publish, Sell - Enroll Now

Your Future as a Successful Published Author Awaits: Enroll Now to Get Instant Access 

  • Instant Access to all written and video modules designed to help you succeed at the business side of being an author - All materials are yours to keep for life!
  • Priority Consideration with Exisle Publishing (Non-Fiction) or EK Books (Children's Books) for a full year after you enroll. 
  • 60 Day Guarantee: If you are not 100% thrilled about the high-level professional advice and how it can help you become a successful published author, contact us within 60 days of purchase for a full refund.

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 barely 1/10th of that, at $149.

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Your Investment is Guaranteed (60 Days, No Questions Asked)

In the extremely unlikely event you are not thrilled with the quality of instruction you receive, contact us within 60 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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