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  • FREE ONLINE EVENT | May 16 - 20, 2022 

Go Behind The Scenes With 30+ World-Class Indie Fiction Authors And Book Marketing Experts


Discover step-by-step how to market your novels with advice from the world’s best of the best (even if you’re starting from scratch).

Fiction Marketing Academy is the place to find the most up-to-date book marketing tactics and strategies. All for specifically aimed at indie fiction writers.

All FREE (for a limited time)

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Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending Fiction Marketing Academy?

Great question, and I’m glad you asked.

Here’s a small taste of what you’ll discover by joining the Fiction Marketing Academy for free:

  • A behind the scenes look at what it really takes to supercharge sales of your novel(s) from world-class experts who've done it
  • Why audio is the next frontier in book marketing, and how to use it effectively.
  • How to leverage the power of sound story sctructure... for your marketing!
  • The best strategies when going ‘wide’ with your novels, and why you should (or shouldn't) do it
  • How to effectively use Instagram, TikTok and YouTube to market your work
  • How to use cross-promotions and newsletter swaps to build your list of readers and/or rock your launches
  • Why paid advertising can revolutionise your author-career, but only if done right!
  • How to create a distinct author brand
  • And much, much more!

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Your expert masterclass sessions

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Marketing for Authors Who Want to Hit the Market

with Alex Newton

Some book marketing strategies work better than others. Imagine you could cut through the results of hundreds of thousands of books to see the highest-yielding ones. Alex will bring fact-based insights into why books your books and marketing actions may miss the market and what to do to avoid it.

Session proudly sponsored by WrittenWordMedia

Three Story Method Essentials: Why Good Writing is Your Best Marketing

with J. Thorn

Learn why you're wasting time and burning cash if you don't write scenes that work. This webinar reveals a simple technique to make sure you get the most out of your marketing budget.

The Secret Behind Author Websites That Actually Boost Book Sales

with Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Most author websites get very little attention and generate only a handful of book sales. In this class, you will learn to avoid common author website mistakes. You will also learn the secrets that will make your site great and your book sell.

How to use data to become a six-figure author

with Pete Fu

The most daunting change every author must face is the moment where they must move beyond the creative process of writing and into the overwhelming realm of numbers and data. This workshop aims to help you understand and master how to read, visualize, and--most importantly--interpret your data so you can grow your self-publishing career and focus on what you do best: write. 

Growing Your Readership With Cross Promotions and Newsletter Swaps

with Evan Gow

In this Fiction Marketing Academy session the indie developer of Story Origin, Evan Gow, will walk us through how to build an audience of readers (even if you're starting from absolute scratch) by leveraging the power of cross-promotions and newsletter-swaps. 

How To Work with an Author Assistant

with Samantha Williams

Ready for an assistant? The answer might surprise you! Let’s explore the pros and cons of working with assistants, dive into the benefits of having a publishing and publicity partner along for the ride, and much more. This session will open the door to freeing you up to write the next book while letting industry experts handle the business of being an author for you. Set yourself up for long-term success!

The power of author collaboration

with Steff Green

Authors in the same genre can work together to create cool things, bring in more readers and leverage their joint audiences. This workshop profiles a variety of author collaboration projects you could be involved in or run, and includes a list of DOs and DON’Ts for a successful collaborative experience.

Why should i attend fiction marketing academy?

The Best Speakers And Super-Actionable Content

No fluff. Each speaker is the #1 authority in their field and the strategies they share are what is working right now. You’ll learn from the absolute best.

Not A ‘Regular’ Online Summit

Fiction Marketing Academy is professionally put together by a team of experts. We ensure the quality in all that we do is top no0tch, so you can have a great learning experience.

No Need To Even Leave Your House. Attend From The Comfort Of Your Home

You can view all of the sessions in Fiction Marketing Academy from your computer, phone or tablet. No expensive air fares, no hotels to book. Just grab a cup of your favorite drink and enjoy!

Great For Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Authors.

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.

Want to access 30+ masterclasses, all about how to market your novel?

Discover the exact same strategies used by world-class indie authors and book marketing experts. And for a limited time, you can get FREE access to all of this exclusive content.

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Easy & Fast Way

You could sign up for Fiction Marketing Academy today and get real insights from the top fiction authors and book marketing experts that will guide you step -by-step to maximising your sales. 


Long & Difficult Way

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frequently asked questions

What is Fiction Marketing Academy?

Fiction Marketing Academy is an online event featuring 30+ fiction authors and book marketing experts. Its aim is to help you learn the top strategies for marketing your novel.

Who should attend?

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!

Where is it taking place, and do I have to book hotels?

No! It’s all virtual! No need for airline tickets, hotels and all the other annoying stuff. Just sit back with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy your training. Oh, but bring a notebook!

Where can I watch the event?

Each day several interviews will go live and you can watch them at any time for the next 24 hours.

meet your host

Brian Berni

Bestselling author and co-founder of BookAds.co 

Welcome, my fellow author! My name is Brian Berni. I have always been insanely passionate about books and writing. All that I have done in life has revolved around that. From 2008-2013 I was a researcher and latin translator at the Vatican Secret Archives. My cubicle was in a large hall with walls decorated by the likes of Michelangelo and Raffaello… Not bad, eh? I really loved what I did, although as with every job, it had its pros and cons. But then, one day in 2013, everything changed: I was laid off due to Pope Benedict’s resignation (long story, won’t bore you with the details!). I was really down and desperate for a long time, but then I discovered self-publishing.

I was hooked! It was the perfect medium that combined my love of books with my love for writing. Ever since then, I’ve become a bestselling author, and an avid reader of all things author/publishing related. 

My mission with Fiction Marketing Academy  is to show you what is REALLY working to sell more of your novels, wherever you’re starting. No guesswork, no out-of-date advice, no complicated strategies it takes a PhD in statistics to understand…

Just the real scoop, straight from world-class experts who are doing this every day. And Fiction Marketing Academy is a great step forward, no matter where you are in your author career right now — even if you are still writing your first novel. Trust me, I’ve been there!

If you are ready to put in the work, I’m here to show you the way.

How'd You Like To Access 30+ World-Class Book Marketing Masterclasses?

These sessions will show you the book marketing strategies the top fiction authors are using right now. For a limited time, you can get FREE access to this exclusive content right here.