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FINALLY

A PROVEN
STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM
TO CREATE
YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
BASED ON COMMUNITY BUILDING

Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors course is different … it’s the one program for debut authors that focuses on community building to create a successful writer platform:

That's Me!
Donna Galanti

I’ve taught this proven system to hundreds of writers in workshops and one-on-one over the years.

The course (and me!) walks you through EVERY part of the process step-by-step … how to create a community, connect with readers and writers, and collaborate to launch your author career to increase your brand exposure and sell more books!

  • Not on social media? Or don’t “get it”? Don’t have a website or an email list? NO PROBLEM! Included in your enrollment (more details below) are 15 awesome bonuses to show you how to effectively do these things to build your author platform.
  • PLUS, you’ll get reinforcements with 7 extra bonuses in the Meet the Experts section and insider secrets from topics like how to conquer public speaking to how-to-do book club visits. (cool…huh?).
  • It’s packed with personality and fun. Building author platform should be fun, right?

Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors (CYAC) is my proven complete step-by-step system designed to take you by the hand (as in step 1, step 2, step 3) to create community by connecting and collaborating with readers and writers for author platform success. Reach more readers and sell more books! No ambiguity or confusion.

CYAC is a 10-module step-by-step digital course that walks you through exactly how to plan, create, & launch your author platform.

    • Login 24/7 (all digital and downloadable)
    • Literally step-by-step. Nothing is left out. No unnecessary fluff or shenanigans.
    • And we have awesome customer service to going along with you to help support you!

What’s included in Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors?

Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors includes instant access to:

✓   10 Kick Butt Step-By-Step Modules

✓   15 Awesome Bonuses

✓   7 “Bigger Than a Bonus” Meet the Experts (insider secrets to success from the Masters!) training on goodies like do’s and don’ts for new authors, agent advice, book club visits, and public speaking

✓   Plus 2 extra Bonuses! The Awesome Resources Guide that includes all references listed in the course searchable by category AND the Create Your Awesome Community Course Planner: The ultimate, simple solution to avoiding overwhelm and keeping you organized and on track


As soon as you enroll, you will get immediate access (via username and password) to Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors course, all Awesome Bonuses and Meet the Experts!

✓  Lifetime access and login 24/7 (it is all digital + downloadable so you can login to access the content & download the course and take it with you on the go)

✓   Content is available in video + slides, audio (MP3) and slides (PDF)

✓   30-day, 100% Money Back Guarante

10 Awesome Step-By-Step Modules

Each includes Rookie Mistakes to Avoid, Myth Busters, and How to go the Extra Mile!

1. PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE IN YOUR WRITING COMMUNITY

(In ways that don’t feel scary!)

  • Organizations to join
  • How to best engage
  • In-person and online connections
2. FIGURE OUT YOUR AUTHOR PERSONA

(Let people see you as a real person!)

  • Soul-Searching: Who am I?
  • Discover keywords, phrases that best fit you
  • Find like-minded people
  • Share your story to connect with readers!
3. YOUR WEBSITE

(Just get the darn thing done in a day!)

  • What you need to get started
  • What content to include for best engagement
  • Recommended options
  • Best website practices
  • How to avoid overwhelm & get the darn thing done
4. SOCIAL MEDIA ZONE

(Connect without overwhelm and have fun doing it!)

  • Where and when to post
  • How to find best-fit followers
  • What to post for highest engagement
  • How to optimize your social media platforms
5. YOUR BLOG

(Express yourself, share knowledge, help people, share passions … build community!)

  • Name and platform
  • What to blog about
  • How to build readership
  • Band with other bloggers
  • Best practices
6. BUILD A SUBSCRIBER LIST

(Because authors fascinate readers!)

  • Why you (absolutely!) need an email list
  • Newsletter vs. blogging
  • What platform to use
  • How to build it
  • Content to include
7. BAND WITH AUTHORS

(‘Cause it’s more fun with friends!)

  • How to conduct research
  • How to connect online and in-person
  • How to find other debut authors
  • Best practices to engage

 

8. CONNECT WITH READERS

(Because readers are your friends!)

  • How to conduct research
  • Create a profile of your reader
  • Where to find your readers
  • Look to your book’s themes for answers
  • How book bloggers are your friend
9. POSITION YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT!

(By knowing and sharing your unique talents!)

  • How to write for others with guest posts
  • Where to find ideal blogs
  • Presenting at in-person events
  • How to start small with public speaking
  • How to prepare to present with confidence
10. NOW WHAT?

(Keep it rolling. You’ve got this!)

  • Keep promoting!
  • Grow your reviews
  • Book awards
  • Expand your social media
  • Paid advertising
  • New markets for your book
  • How to continue a focus on community building

“I appreciate all of the information … What you share is all tangible. It credits me as a serious writer but doesn’t go beyond what I can understand as a beginner … Thanks Donna!”
-Patrick Kaufmann

Limited Time Bonuses

✓   15 AWESOME BONUSES
✓   7 MEET THE EXPERTS “BIGGER THAN A BONUS”
✓   Plus 2 extra Bonuses!

Marketing Bonuses:
  • Book Launch Countdown A timeline and checklist of what to do for all three of your book launch phases: pre-launch, launch, post-launch.
  • How to Best Run Book Ads — Learn how the timing of your advertising is critical to success and what ads can get you the best exposure.
  • How to Create a Thunderclap Campaign — Launch and manage a successful Thunderclap promotion.
  • Making a Book Trailer 101 —  basics of creating your own book trailer plus resources.
  • Launch a Book Trailer/Cover Reveal — How and when to create and promote a successful trailer or book cover reveal.
Network Bonuses:
  • Prepare for Public Speaking — Tips to prepare, combat anxiety, and sail through your first presentations!
  • Writer Organizations by Genre and Region — find a writer’s group to join online or in your region!
Publicity Bonuses:
  • How to Write a Press Release — Press release writing tips, resources for publicity, and examples!
  • How to Write a Review Request — How to write an effective book review request plus swipe mine!
  • How to Write a Blurb Request — How to write an effective blurb request plus swipe mine!
  • How to Write a Guest Post Pitch — How to write an effective guest post pitch plus swipe mine!
Social Media Bonuses:
  • Goodreads 101 — Walk with me as we navigate the basics of Goodreads, set up a giveaway, and create an effective author page.
  • Instagram for Authors — Get the in’s and out’s of best practices for using Instagram as an author.
  • Rafflecopter 101 Walk with me as we navigate how to create a Rafflecopter giveaway campaign to boost your best-fit followers in your email list and social media.
  • Twitter 101 — Walk with me through best practices of Twitter, how to build best-fit followers, and how to engage PLUS a cheat sheet!
Meet the Experts: Guides

BIGGER THAN A BONUS” – filled with Insider Secrets

  • Literary Agent Q&A Looking for an agent? Interviews with three agents and their advice on queries and building writer platform.
  • Do’s and Don’ts for New Authors One New York Times bestselling author shares her wise advice on how to conduct yourself as a new author within the publishing industry.
  • Kick-Butt Debut Authors — Meet several debut authors who built a strong reader community before their first book even came out – and find out how they did it!
Meet the Experts: Videos

BIGGER THAN A BONUSfilled with Insider Secrets PLUS Exclusive Offers!

  • Audiobook Production 101 — Learn the basics from an audiobook production company on how to jump into creating an audiobook of your novel! PLUS a special offer!
  • Book Club Visits 101 Find out if your novel is book club-worthy, how to get in front of book clubs, and learn best practices. PLUS a special offer!
  • Building Community — Interview insights from one New York Times bestselling author on how to build a reader and writer community for author success.
  • Public Speaking 101 — Learn from one expert on how to prepare to present with confidence at any public event PLUS TWO special offers!
Plus 2 Extra Bonuses!
  • The Awesome Resources Guide — that includes all references listed in the course searchable by category.
  • The Create Your Awesome Community Course Planner — The ultimate, simple solution to preventing overwhelm and keeping you organized and on track.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS

You get a one-hour consult with me to ask me anything!

For a Limited Time Only With your enrollment with Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors you will get a one-hour face-to-face Skype session with Donna! BOOM!

A fantastic opportunity to get answers to any questions you have from social media to advertising to blogging to reaching more readers.

 

WHO IS CREATE YOUR AWESOME COMMUNITY FOR DEBUT AUTHORS FOR?

If you have your first book coming out, or planning to publish, and no idea how to even start building your author platform. Yep! So for you!

If you have your first book published and you’ve been asking yourself that question: "How the heck do I reach readers and sell more books?" This is going to be for you.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed because all this author marketing seems like a giant mountain of tasks to tackle! Then this is absolutely for you!

If you feel all alone with no writer community and wish you knew how to connect with people who can help your author career. Then this is so for you!

If you are a committed beginner starting from scratch and ready to create a successful author platform and not waste years and money trying to figure it out. So, you again!

Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors is the complete, proven, step-by-step A-to-Z system to create your author platform based on community building

 

F.A.Q. & Fun Facts

Do I get access to everything all at once or do I have to wait?

Yes, you get access to everything right away. You can attack the material at any pace you want (I recommend staying in order).

What exactly do I get with the course?

Great question!

As soon as you enroll, you will get immediate access (via username and password) to Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors course, all Awesome Bonuses and Meet the Experts:

✓   Lifetime access and login 24/7 (it is all digital + downloadable so you can login to access the content & download the course and take it on the go with you as well).
✓   Content is available in video + slides and you can download everything (videos, audio, PDFs, slides).

You get instant access to:

✓   10 Awesome Step-by-Step Modules (to attack at your own pace)
✓   15 Awesome Bonuses
✓   7 “Bigger than a Bonus” Meet the Experts Sections
✓   Plus 2 extra Bonuses!

10 AWESOME STEP-BY-STEP MODULES THAT EACH INCLUDE ROOKIE MISTAKES TO AVOID, MYTH BUSTERS, AND HOW TO GO THE EXTRA MILE!
(ready for you so you can go at your own pace):

  1. PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE IN YOUR WRITING COMMUNITY: Where to find your writing community, Organizations to join, How to best engage, In-person and online connections, Key rookie mistakes to avoid
  2.  FIGURE OUT YOUR AUTHOR PERSONA: Find keywords, phrases that best fit you, Find like-minded people, Share your story to connect with readers!
  3. YOUR WEBSITE: What you need to get started, What content to include for best engagement, Recommended options, Best website practices, How to avoid overwhelm & get the darn thing done
  4. SOCIAL MEDIA ZONE: Where and when to post, How to find best-fit followers, What to post for highest engagement, How to optimize your social media platforms
  5. YOUR BLOG: Name and platform, What to blog about, How to build readership, Band with other bloggers, Best practices
  6. BUILD A SUBSCRIBER LIST: Why you (absolutely!) need an email list, Newsletter vs. blogging, What platform to use, How to build it, Content to include
  7. BAND WITH AUTHORS: How to conduct research, How to connect online and in-person, How to find other debut authors, Best practices to engage
  8. CONNECT WITH READERS: How to conduct research, Create a profile of your reader, Where to find your readers, Look to your book’s themes for answers, How book bloggers are your friend
  9. POSITION YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT! How to write for others with guest posts, Where to find ideal blogs, Presenting at in-person events, How to start small with public speaking, How to prepare to present with confidence
  10. NOW WHAT? Keep promoting, Grow your reviews, Book awards, Expand your social media, Paid advertising, New markets for your book, How to continue a focus on community building

AND
15 AWESOME BONUSES

Marketing Bonuses:
 ✓   Book Launch Countdown: A timeline and checklist of what to do for all three of your book launch phases: pre-launch, launch, post-launch.
✓   How to Best Run Book Ads: Learn how the timing of your advertising is critical to success and what ads can get you the best exposure.
✓   How to Create a Thunderclap Campaign: Launch and manage a successful Thunderclap promotion.
✓   Making a Book Trailer 101: Basics of creating your own book trailer plus resources.
✓   Launch a Book Trailer/Cover Reveal: How and when to create and promote a successful trailer or book cover reveal.

Network Bonuses:
✓  Prepare for Public Speaking: Tips to prepare, combat anxiety, and sail through your first presentations!
✓   Writer Organizations by Genre and Region: Find a writer’s group to join online or in your region!

Publicity Bonuses:
✓   How to Write a Press Release: Press release writing tips, resources for publicity, and examples!
✓   How to Write a Review Request: How to write an effective book review request plus swipe mine!
✓   How to Write a Blurb Request: How to write an effective blurb request plus swipe mine!
✓   How to Write a Guest Post Pitch: How to write an effective guest post pitch plus swipe mine!

Social Media Bonuses:
✓  Goodreads 101: Walk with me as we navigate the basics of Goodreads, set up a giveaway, and create an effective author page.
✓  Instagram for Authors: Get the in’s and out’s of best practices for using Instagram as an author.
 Rafflecopter 101: Walk with me as we navigate how to create a Rafflecopter giveaway campaign to boost your best-fit followers in your email list and social media.
✓  Twitter 101: Walk with me through best practices of Twitter, how to build best-fit followers, and how to engage PLUS a cheat sheet!

“BIGGER THAN A BONUS” 7 AWESOME MEET THE EXPERTS SECTIONS FILLED WITH INSIDER SECRETS PLUS EXCLUSIVE BONUSES!

Meet the Experts: Videos
 “BIGGER THAN A BONUS” – filled with Insider Secrets PLUS Exclusive Offers!

✓  Audiobook Production 101: Learn the basics to jump into creating an audiobook of your novel direct from an audiobook production companyPLUS a special offer!
✓  Book Club Visits 101: Find out if your novel is book club-worthy, how to get in front of book clubs, and learn best practices. PLUS a special offer!
✓  Building Community: Interview insights from one New York Times bestselling author on how to build a reader and writer community for author success.
✓  Public Speaking 101: Learn from one expert on how to prepare to present yourself with confidence to your reader and writer community at any public event PLUS TWO special offers!

Meet the Experts: Guides
 “BIGGER THAN A BONUS” – filled with Insider Secrets

✓  Literary Agent Q&A: Looking for an agent? Interviews with three agents and their advice on queries and building writer platform.
✓  Do’s and Don’ts for New Authors: One New York Times bestselling author shares her wise advice on how to conduct yourself as a new author within the publishing industry.
✓  Kick-Butt Debut Authors: Meet several debut authors who built a strong reader community before their first book even came out – and find out how they did it!

Plus 2 extra Bonuses!

✓  The Awesome Resources Guide: That includes all references listed in the course searchable by category.
 Create Your Awesome Community Course Planner: The ultimate, simple solution to preventing overwhelm and keeping you organized and on track.

EXCLUSIVE FOR SIGNING UP NOW!

One-Hour Personal Consultation

With your enrollment in the Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors program, you will get a one-hour face-to-face Skype session with Donna! BOOM! A fantastic opportunity to get answers to any questions you have from social media to advertising to blogging to reaching more readers.

I know … pretttttyyyy amazing package. I’ll be doing a one-hour face-to-face Skype session with you where I can answer all the questions you have about implementing the Create Your Awesome Course for Debut Authors system to help you stay on track! BOOM!

Normally this is all $125 as a consult but yours free with this Special Limited Time Only!

All you have to do is: Enroll Now

Can I download the videos and all the other cool stuff?

YES! Everything is digital and downloadable. Enjoy!

Do I get lifetime access?

YES!  Whoop, whoop!

Is this course right for me? Meaning, will it “work” for me?

OK, so everyone’s situation is a little bit different and of course I can’t guarantee results (or some stern-looking folks with suits would probably show up to my door and we would have a problem), but I can give you the EXACT blueprint for success with this and all the tools, strategies, and step-by-step hand-holding.

That being said … the course is definitely right for you if:

You have your first book coming out, or are planning to publish, and no idea how to even start building your author platform.
OR
Your first book is published and you’ve been asking yourself that question: “How the heck do I reach readers and sell more books?” This is going to be for you.
OR
You’re feeling overwhelmed because all this author marketing seems like a giant mountain of tasks to tackle! Then this is absolutely for you!
OR
You feel all alone with no writer community and wish you knew how to connect with people who can help your author career. Then this is so for you!
OR
If you are a committed beginner starting from scratch and ready to create a successful author platform and not waste years and money trying to figure it out. So, you again!

The key “requirement” I’d say is definitely a positive attitude, being an action-taker and being “coachable.”

Also, a real desire to not only learn BUT ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT (and a positive attitude always helps).

I wish I would have known this stuff years ago (and learned it even earlier than I did).

The course is NOT for you if:

If you are expecting “overnight results” with “very little effort/work involved” this, my friend, is not for you. This is not a get rich scheme. I give you the EXACT blueprint and tell you want to do, but only you can actually do it and yes it involves getting in the trenches and doing work (that being said, I can take tons of time off your learning curve which is another benefit of the course).

If you have a negative, no-can-do attitude, please don’t buy the course. Life is too short and we probably won’t get along, ha ha! 😊

Also, and this is a big one, if you “know all of this already and are a smarty pants” this might not be for you. My guess is I will be sharing with you in the course things you already know AND things you probably don’t. But, this is the secret sauce, it is all put together as a system for you to go at it step-by-step. If you come in with the attitude that you know everything and are looking for some kind of magic fairy dust, this ain’t for you.

Do I have to use specific software you recommend in the course?

Great question! Inside of Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors I do recommend some of my favorite tech tools. Do I recommend you use them? YES! Do you have to? NO. Meaning, if you have something that accomplishes the same stuff that you prefer, that’s totally cool. The key is the STRATEGY.

Is Create Your Awesome Community For Debut Authors really step-by-step?

Absolutely! No guesswork. Just follow the system.

How long does it take to go through the course?

Each module is on average about 30-60-minute-ish plus you will have bonus videos and lots of great bonus downloadables to read and digest, etc. You can go through one module at a time and implement each then go to the next module, or watch them all at once and then tackle it step-by-step. Up to you! The best part is that it is all there for you 24/7 to access again and again, any time you like.

Donna, what if I buy and want a refund? What’s the policy?

So, here is the deal on refunds. I pride myself on high-quality programs that actually work…if you put the work in. Meaning, if you do what I teach you, good things happen. If you don’t do it, nothing good happens. Shocking, right?

If within 30 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email our customer support led by my awesome super-nice hubby, Mike Galanti, and you will receive a full refund.

My team and I stand behind Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors 100%.

I have a question, who should I ask?

We pride ourselves on having epic customer service thanks to my hubby, Mike Galanti, who heads up the customer service department to help you out with any customer-related issues.

Will I receive anything via snail mail?

Nope! Everything takes place online (all digital!) and not only can you login anytime you want (and go at your own pace), you can also download everything and take it on the go with you.

How do I get started & how much does it cost?

You could try to figure it out on your own and spend thousands upon thousands (and spend a TON of time) or “hire a publicity, website, or social media consultant” for $5,000+.

Special Offer: the entire Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors step-by-step system is only $397 $197 (save 50% ($200) with this special offer price and your one-time payment). Meaning you can get started and get full access today!

And yes, you will get full access to the program right away with your first payment. All modules. All downloads. All bonuses. So, you can Netflix binge your little heart out or take it slow. The choice is yours.

All you have to do is: Enroll Now

 

How do I get started & how much does it cost?

How much is Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors? You could try to figure it out on your own and spend thousands upon thousands (and spend a TON of time) or “hire a publicity, website, or social media consultant” for $5,000+.

Special Offer: the entire Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors step-by-step system is only $397 $197 (save 50% ($200) with this special offer price and your one-time payment). Meaning you can get started and get full access today!

And yes, you will get full access to the program right away with your first payment. All modules. All downloads. All bonuses. So, you can NetFlix binge your little heart out or take it slow. The choice is yours.

HOW ABOUT A GUARANTEE?

30 DAY guarantee! BOOM!

Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors comes with a 30-day 100% Money Back Guarantee. I pride myself on high-quality programs that actually work…if you put the work in. Meaning, if you do what I teach you, good things happen. If you don’t do it, nothing good happens.

SHOCKING, RIGHT?!

If within 30 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason, just email our customer support team, led by my awesome super-nice hubby, Mike Galanti, and you will receive a full refund.

My team and I stand behind Create Your Awesome Community for Debut Authors 100%.

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EXCLUSIVE One-Hour Consult
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How about some shameless love?

“Donna Galanti sets learners at ease with her accessible demeanor, confident knowledge, and well-organized presentations. In her marketing lecture, she helped daunted introverts accept that social media and publishing go hand-in-hand for today’s writer, and that ideally, platform building, like writing, deserves years of pre-publication devotion. For beginners starting out or authors catching up, her clear, step-by-step suggestions untangle what can seem like an overwhelming jumble of marketing tasks.”

Kathryn Craft
Author of The Far End of Happy and owner of writing-partner.com

“Donna shared strategies with me that not only helped lead to the publication of my first novel, but also helped me secure my dream agent. I have followed her expert advice on positioning myself and my first novel during the all-important marketing period before and after publication.”

Kate Brandes
Author of The Promise of Pierson Orcharkatebrandes.com 

“Thank you for sharing so much information to help newer authors like myself. You’ve got so many insights that are invaluable to writers and hopeful authors-to-be. It was a joy to benefit from your passion for helping other authors be successful! To writers: don’t miss Donna’s class!”

Christa Tinari
National speaker and author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School, peacepraxis.com