Studies show 82% of people dream of writing a book.
The benefits of writing a book are numerous:
✓ Gain credibility and influence
✓ Impact people around the world
✓ Create a lasting legacy
✓ Earn passive income
✓ Gain credibility and influence
✓ Impact people around the world
✓ Create a lasting legacy
✓ Earn passive income
For years, I was one of the 82% who wanted to get published. I had a book inside me, but I was unable to write my story. I didn’t know how, and the advice I found seemed overwhelming, contradictory, and confusing.
Finally, in 2003, I received my first book deal from a traditional publisher. I was so thrilled. I thought my life was about to change.
My first speaking event based off my first book.
My first-ever book signing back in 2004.
My first three traditionally published books didn't do much.
TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING ISN'T THE ANSWER
Like me at that time, most new authors think traditional publishing is the answer. They labor and stress over their manuscript, working hard to get every word just right, convinced it will change their lives forever. Dreaming of the lives that will be changed by reading it, they finally submit their book to the publisher with all of their hopes inside.
They soon discover the truth.
Most traditional publishers aren't interested in new authors. Unless you already have a big platform, they likely won't give you a second look.
Sadly, when an author submits their book to traditional publishing houses, they are usually faced with one of two scenarios:
- They receive a stack of rejection letters or no communication at all.
- They get accepted, only to discover the publisher keeps virtually all the money from every book sale.
Although I was lucky enough to get traditional book deals—six of them—I eventually learned they expected me to do all the marketing. Worse yet, I only received 10–12% of sales after I paid back my entire advance. To top it off, they made a $5 profit off of me every time I purchased one of my own books to sell at my events. This means when I bought 5,000 books, they profited $25,000!
I knew there had to be a better way.
SELF-PUBLISHING ISN'T THE ANSWER
Stung by the traditional route, many aspiring authors turn to self-publishing. Taking matters into their own hands, they decide to tackle the maze of responsibilities involved in getting a book into print.
Unfortunately, they quickly discover that, in order to publish a book, you need to become proficient in
Back Cover Copy
and much, much more
After months, or perhaps even years of struggle, they finally publish their book only to discover brick-and-mortar bookstores won't even carry it. They have no one to help them and no idea how to fix it.
I FINALLY DISCOVERED A SOLUTION
After writing six traditionally published books and doing most of the marketing myself, I discovered a powerful process that helped me turn each of my next four books into six-figure businesses.
It's the same model that helped me create 18 streams of income around each of these books, including my fiction book! It allowed me to quit my day job and become a full-time writer. It gave me maximum profits, control, and distribution.
I took this process and put it into a publishing company I founded called Author Academy Elite.
Over the past 18 years, over 250,000 people have asked me for help on how to write, publish, and market their books. After years of focusing exclusively on my own writing career, I decided I could ignite more souls by designing the exact program I wish I’d had when I started.
Author Academy Elite would have saved me thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars. This is why my team and I created this program.
If done correctly, a published book will increase your influence, impact, and income. But if done incorrectly, you’ll end up with a garage full of books.
PUBLISH YOUR BOOK THE RIGHT WAY
The premium writing, publishing and
marketing experience for authors
Introducing Author Academy Elite. This transformational program positions you in a powerful coaching relationship with select master level author coaches.
Through video modules, live mentoring calls, and expert training tools, you’ll achieve your dream of becoming a published author. Our 52 Mini Missions™ format enables you to control the process and create a legacy piece that propels you forward both personally and professionally. Although we serve as your publisher, you keep 100% of the profits and you get your books at print cost.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
Expert Training: Lifetime access to Author Academy Elite, the premium support system for authors. Clear and concise video modules cover every aspect of writing, publishing, and marketing your book.
Proven Process: The 52 Mini Missions™ model. We walk you step-by-step through AAE’s video modules and outline a plan that takes you from developing a book proposal to getting published. Work your way through each module at your own pace.
Weekly Coaching: A 12-month subscription to group author coaching calls every week where we help you with questions, steps, and strategies for your specific book.
Engaging Community: The Igniting Souls Tribe (2000+ members and growing)—a private group where AAE authors start discussions, share success, and help one another reach their goals.
Highlighted Event: At our Igniting Souls Conference, dedicated to equipping authors, we highlight Author Academy Elite authors and their books. If authors attend they can sell their books at the event and keep 100% of their profits.
Published Book: A professionally published book, written by you and represented by the world’s largest and most trusted distributor. Follow the steps and you’ll walk away with your own published book, just like our other graduates. We provide you with four versions of your book: softcover, hardcover, e-book, and audiobook*. (We highly suggest authors reads their own audiobook to build a know/like/trust relationship with their readers. If they desire to hire a narrator instead they can do so.)
Next Steps: You'll learn the process Kary uses to turn his books into six-figure businesses with 18 streams of income, regardless of the genre.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
➥ CEO of Author Academy Elite and Igniting Souls Publishing Agency
➥ Trained over 250,000 Authors, Coaches, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs
➥ Set a World Record for Largest Book Release Livestream Party (157 cities, 15 countries, 6 continents)
➥ Launched his Book Day Job to Dream Job with Hollywood Celebrities from The Shawshank Redemption
➥ Published Author of 10 Books (Genres including Personal Growth, Fiction, Business, Self-Help, etc.)
➥ Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author.
➥ Publishing and Marketing Consultant to multiple Wall Street Street Journal and USA Today bestselling authors and Top Global Thought Leaders, Experts, and Business Owners.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The Author Academy Elite Framework™ helps authors write, publish, and market their books effectively and efficiently. You have lifetime access to these clear and concise modules. Here’s a peek at the framework:
1. WHEN MODULE: MONDAYS
Author Academy Elite’s 52 Mini Missions™ format has revolutionized the writing, publishing, and marketing process. Forget guesswork. Every big dream is achieved by taking a series of small steps. Complete the missions one at a time until your book is in print. We’ll show you exactly how to do it. Check in with the Igniting Souls Tribe every Mission Monday to report your progress.
2. WHY MODULE: MINDSET
If publishing a book were simply just about writing, then everyone would have done it by now. Before you begin, you must prepare your mind to publish. We’ll help you identify and navigate the most common mental “Mindfields" to guide you safely and successfully through the publishing process.
3. WHO MODULE: MEMBERS
Every dream needs a team. Believe it or not, your reader is front and center. Authors who increase their influence, impact, and income understand their role in the writing relationship: Readers are clients and authors are servants. If you want to monetize your message, you must understand your clients' internal pain and external potential.
4. WHERE MODULE: MAP
Without a map, you don’t know where you’re going. Without a book proposal, you don’t know where your writing is taking you or your readers. Save energy and anguish by creating an effective book proposal.
5. WHAT MODULE: MESSAGE
It's finally time to write that book. Nothing screams fear louder than staring at a blank screen. Avoid the drama by unlocking your creative genius before you need it. Discover how to write with the end in mind, and you can overcome the biggest hurdle—starting.
6. HOW MODULE: MARKETING
Selling is fun when you retrain your brain to realize it’s serving. If your book brings hope or healing, why wouldn’t you want to share it with the world? Discover how to become your book’s biggest fan without being “pitchy” or “cocky.” Find out the big difference between arrogance and confidence. This is your moment because playing small never served you or those around you.
WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD
"I wanted to publish a book for over a decade. Now I have! If the program cost double the amount, it would still be worth its weight in gold. I did my research on many other programs. If there were an award for stellar servant leadership, I would give it to Kary, hands down.
"The Igniting Souls Tribe is a group of rock stars, encouraging you every step of the way. In the middle of life's ups and downs, you need a family that believes in you. These principles will take you to the next level successfully and authentically. The results speak for themselves."
—Bamidele Adenipekun, Swansea, United Kingdom
A COLLEGE DEGREE IN MARKETING
"Kary retains zero profit from your success. What he offers is the equivalent of a college degree in marketing and publishing. The material is sound, solid, and up-to-date.
"Plus, you have lifetime access. It should cost twice as much for all the value."
—Nanette O'Neal, Bethel, PA
"I've learned an invaluable amount of information about everything related to the marketing of my book. I've also gained so much clarity about who I am marketing to.
"Seeing all the videos, step-by-step guides, timelines, and tactics, I can easily imagine that without this training I would have wasted another decade burning out on my dream. This program illuminated what was once very complex."
—Ry Edwards, Minneapolis, MN
ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
"Kary Oberbrunner gives beyond measure. And the Igniting Souls Tribe is a family who stands by each other.
"It is almost too good to be true...but it is true. I would do this program again without hesitation. It has been the best investment I have ever made."
—Petula Habbershaw, Essex, England
SAY YES TO YOUR PUBLISHING DREAM
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE — SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Author Academy Elite is open to individuals all across the world. Sessions are held via conference call and may be accessed via phone or Skype.
Can't make all of the sessions? No problem.
Every call is recorded and made available to participants.
12 MONTH EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN
Joining AAE under this extended payment plan means your book will not be submitted for publishing until your payments are complete. You may pay off your balance owed sooner than 12 months if you want to publish earlier.
Author Academy Elite is backed 100% by our Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you decide this is not for you, simply let us know within 30 days of joining the program and we will refund your money*. No questions asked. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. What are you waiting for? ACT NOW!
TWELVE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $737
*Refund amounts exclude a $737 non-refundable deposit, that covers registration, onboarding by our team, and processing fees.