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Dive Deep With 40+ Leading  Fiction Authors And Book Marketing Experts

And discover step-by-step how to market your novel(s), even if you’re starting from scratch.

Fiction Marketing Academy is the only online event specifically designed for fiction writers seeking effective book marketing strategies. 


FREE Online Event | Oct 9-15, 2023

Join 7,000+ top authors just like YOU and start selling more books TODAY!

Our speakers have been featured in…

Any stage fiction author. Yes, even if you're starting from zero

The Goal

Sell more books with strategies that work in 2023 and beyond

Event Length

5 days, each featuring interviews and presentations

Event Format

Live lessons mixed with pre-recorded sessions

The opportunity to sign up for a year's worth of support with Philip Duncan was a godsend! He set me up on StoryOrigin, coached me through the onboarding procedure, and got my promos going. My list began to grow and did so steadily to over a thousand subscribers. Throughout the year, Duncan was a congenial partner. I will always be grateful for this!

Susan Price

Multi-genre author

Working with Brian was a pleasure. He went above and beyond in explaining the process he used and in educating me about how I could continue improving my campaigns.

Matty Dalrymple

The Indy Author Podcast

"Philip has truly helped me simplify my authorship journey. If it weren’t for him, I’d still be sitting on my hands all frazzled by a lot of the thing's authors are required to do to be successful. Having someone who’s been there before me means I can pursue my dreams of becoming a full-time published author!

Mandi Lavoie

Sci-fi author

If you are a writer, like me, who has no idea how to launch or promote your book, then Brian is a great asset to have on your team. Discovering Brian has been amazing. Without his guidance and advice I would not have progressed at all. His insight and analysis of marketing and the advertising maze has been invaluable. Thoroughly recommended!

Richard D. Ross

Here's What Awaits You inside Fiction Marketing Academy:

Here’s a small taste of what you’ll discover by attending Fiction Marketing Academy (100% free):

  • A behind the scenes look at what it really takes to build a sustainable marketing strategy for 2023 and beyond
  • What to make of the recent Amazon category changes and how to stay ahead of the game with metadata and keywords.
  • How to pitch your work to bloggers, podcasters and online publications, even if you are an introvert!
  • How to leverage the power of AI in your book marketing: the best tools, prompts and tips from the experts. 
  • How to build a rejection-proof author platform. 
  • Advance Readers: how to find them, manage them and create your 'street team' of super-fans. 
  • How to create a step-by-step book marketing plan that fits your platform and budget.
  • How to build a rejection-proof author platform. 
  • How to forge direct connections with your readers.
  • How to find your 'author ecosystem' and how it can guide your marketing efforts. 
  • What happens after your manuscript is ready? What options are there and which one should you choose?
  • How to build an 'email growth engine', the flywheel you can create to grow your email list on autopilot
  • ... and so much more!

A year from now, you'll wish you had started today

Karen Lamb

Bestselling Author and Illustrator

Marketing is a skill, and it is one you cannot afford NOT to learn

Ricardo Fayet

Co-Founder of Reedsy

Without eyeballs on your book, you will not sell books. Period.

Matt Holmes

Book Marketing Coach and Consultant

Feeling lost in the labyrinth of book marketing techniques?

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Imagine having access to the ultimate book-marketing guide compiled by 40+ top experts in the field.

When you sign up for your free ticket, you'll immediately gain access to this exclusive guide, where our experts unveil their top book marketing strategies that are making waves right now.

The Speakers

Welcome to our book marketing hq, where we've gathered a team of trailblazers and innovators from across the globe. They don't just talk the talk - their knowledge comes from real-world applications, not just theories.

Despite their busy schedules, everyone is here driven by their passion to help you overcome obstacles. They know the impact that a well-executed book marketing strategy or a groundbreaking 'a-ha' moment can have on your author business.

Buckle up, because you're about to embark on an eye-opening journey. Below, you'll find the full list of speakers and their captivating session topics:

Hank Marcacci

Keywords and Categories: Getting Your Book Discovered on Amazon

J. Thorn

How to use ChatGPT to write and optimize your Amazon sales page

Evan Gow

How One Platform Can Help You Grow Your Email List and Make More Sales

Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Maximizing Your Earning Potential By Leveraging Your Wide Publishing Options

Matt Holmes

My Unconventional Facebook Ads Strategy for Authors

Matty Dalrymple

Pitching for Promotion: Getting the Gig with Podcasters, Bloggers, and Reviewers.

Krystal Craiker

No-Fear Line Editing: Your Path to Polished Prose

Beth Barany

Crafting Your Author Brand Statement

Monique Danielle

Formatting to Increase Your Marketing Efforts

Derek Doepker

Influencer Marketing for Authors: Why It's an Essential Skill to Master

Clayton Noblit

Strategies to grow your reader audience

Thomas Umstattd Jr.

How to Start Building a Rejection Proof Author Platform

Alexa Bigwarfe

Advance Readers, Launch teams, and more!

Ricardo Fayet

The Strategies Behind a Successful Book Launch

Russell Nohelty

Finding Your Perfect Author Ecosystem

Sandra Beckwith

How to Create a Book Marketing Plan

Emily Enger

Minimalist Marketing: A Mindset For Growth Without Hustle

Hannah Jacobson

What does it take to become an award-winning author?

Jessie Cal

The Secret to a Perfect Book Launch

Kimberley Grabas

How to Forge Direct Connections with Your Readers (The Reader-Centric Approach)

Jason Hamilton

Why AI Isn't Going Away, and What You Can Do About It

Matthew Ziranek

The Importance of Websites for Authors: Essential Features to Maximise Results

Tom Morkes

The Social Media Myth: What Authors Should Really Focus On

Audrey Hughey

Planning for Authors... even when it all seems unplannable!

Philip Duncan

Authenticity - The superpower for selling more books

Brian Berni

Paid ads for the rest of us: how to focus on the 80/20 and beat info overload

Karen Ferreira

How to Grow Your Email List and Get Reviews as a Children's Books Author

Patrick Aylward

What happens after my manuscript is written???

Daniel David Wallace

Adding a six-figure teaching business to your writing life

Beth Barany


Shiv Chibber

Building Your Email Growth Engine

Keith Ferrin

Believe in Your Brand: The Key to Faith-Fueled Marketing Success.

Robert Anderson

Getting Reviews and how to launch your book

Matt Stone

Book Cover Design: So Many Authors Do This Wrong!

Sue Brown-Moore

Niching Down to Find Your Perfect Reader

Cecelia Mecca

Travel Hacking for Busy Authors

Eirinaios Theodorou

Boost Your Book Earnings: KDP Champ Features for Net Profit Analysis

Keri-Rae Barnum

How to Get Your Book into Bookstores and Libraries

Joe Yamulla

The benefits of releasing your book in all formats

CJ McDaniel

Driving Organic Traffic With Fiction Blogging

Oriana Leckert

Kickstarter Publishing 101

Chip Smith

20 Novels Is Less Than 3 Years and The Power of Building an Email List

Brooke Adams Law

Market Your Book With A Home-Grown Launch Team

Ray Brehm

How To Save A Fortune on Your Tech Stack

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What exactly makes this "Fiction Marketing Academy" different?

ALL Sessions are FREE. Yes, free forever.

We're tired of summits and online events that force you to upgrade to a paid Premium Pass if you still want to access the sessions once the summit is over. Those days are gone. No expiry-dates this time around ;)

The best lineup of authors and book marketing experts out there.

Our team has gone the extra mile to always invite the absolute best of the best. We're proud of our guest lineup and we think our event features book marketing experts you won't find on any other summit!

World-Class Quality Content & Production

This is not your ordinary online event. We take pride in delivering you the absolute best content and making sure the production quality is top notch.

Great for authors of ALL levels (and no fluff!)

Fiction Marketing Academy is not a ‘pitch fest’, where each session is a high-level overview of the topic that ends with the speaker promoting their products. All the masterclasses feature in-depth and super-actionable strategies you can implement right away, no matter how advanced you are in your author career. We’ve got you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Fiction Marketing Academy? Below are some common questions and answers:

What is Fiction Marketing Academy?

Fiction Marketing Academy is an online event featuring 40+ fiction authors and book marketing experts. Its aim is to help you learn the top strategies for marketing your novel in 2023 and beyond.

Is this Event a good fit for me?

You’ve put countless hours into your novel, you’ve pressed ‘publish’ and then… crickets. Or maybe you’ve already got a larger catalogue of books, but they are just not selling the way you’d like them to. Maybe you want to be a full-time author. Whatever the case, if you want to sell more books, Fiction Marketing Academy is for you. The insights you’ll gain from the experts are invaluable, and you’re bound to walk away with so many a-ha moments!

How do I watch the masterclass sessions?

Once you claim your free ticket, you'll receive each day's schedule directly to your email inbox. Each session will be available for free following the links provided in the email. You'll be able to view the sessions on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is 100% online

I can’t attend live. Will there be recordings?

Yes of course. Unlike other online events, the session recordings WILL NOT be locked behind a paywall once the event is over.

Meet Your Hosts

Creator of Fiction Marketing Academy, co-founder and CEO of BookAds

Ciao, my name is Brian Berni

I've been interested in books all my life. I am a former researcher and Latin translator at the Vatican Secret Archives (2008-2013). In 2013, an unexpected twist led me to the realm of self-publishing. Since then, I've become obsessed with book marketing and in 2015, I co-founded BookAds, an agency that helps authors with paid advertising. 

At Fiction Marketing Academy, our goal is to provide you with actionable, up-to-date strategies to boost sales of your novel(s). Whether you're a seasoned author or penning your first book, we've got insights tailored for you.

Ready to dive deep? I'm here to guide you.

Bestselling author, summit host and email-marketing coach.

Hey, I'm Philip Duncan, award-winning and bestselling fiction author.
I’m a middle child, southern-raised, and yes, I actually quit my job to live the dream—or write it, to be exact. Moved my wife and two mini-mes into my mom's to launch my author-boosting empire. Think "The Office," but with fewer staplers in Jell-O.

Turned my "can-this-even-be-a-job?" love for writing into a full-fledged business. Through summits and one-on-one coaching, I've been the wind beneath hundreds of authors' wings, expanding their reader lists faster than you can say "Schrute Farms."

Seven years married, two future bestselling kids, and countless episodes of "The Office" later, I'm here to help you market your way to the top. Because not all heroes use a pen—but this one does.

Ready to market your next book?

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