THE AUTHOR ACCELERATION
WELCOME to Author Acceleration Academy, powered by 100X Publishing, an online school and community for authors.
If you have a book (or many) to write, join us and get training, support, new ideas, community, accountability, and more so you're able to successfully write, publish and sell as many books as you have on your heart. Read on for more details!
IT'S TIME TO WRITE
Have a book to write, but don't know how to begin? Have a partially-written manuscript, but can't seem to finish? Want to self-publish and save money?
Looking for a helpful community to get support, ideas and answers?
Tired of wasting time searching for resources and training?
Feeling alone in your author journey? Join us now!
Creativity, Ideas and Resources
Find inspiration and great information all in one place, stocked with step-by-step teaching for self-publishing authors.
Community and Support
It's fantastic to be with a group of like-missioned people; people and experts to learn from and share ideas and collaborate with. Be part of our friendly, supportive community of authors!
Improve Your Writing Skills
Write books your readers will love and continue to hone your writing skills, and remember to grow those marketing skills, too.
Convenient Online Learning
Learn and connect from anywhere, anytime, to our pre-recorded and live training, plus with our friendly author community.
YOU BELONG HERE
If you are or aspire to be an author, at Author Acceleration Academy…
GET THE SKILLS & INFO YOU NEED
If you have books to write, why pay thousands of dollars for publishing packages for each one?
Get the skills, information and support to self-publish as many books as you have on your heart. Our team shares all our tips, tricks and resources so you can understand the whole process.
New training every week where you can ask questions and hear from coaches and experts.
From concept creation to sales and marketing, get step-by-step info for your author journey.
See examples and how-to steps, not just concepts and fluff. Get answers from experts and other members.
What Else Does The Academy Offer?
A combination of archived training and resources, live weekly training and a helpful, fun, supportive online community makes Author Acceleration Academy special. Along with our training and community, there are also high-value resources at your fingertips.
Book Templates & Instructions
Print version Word template, pre-formatted fonts and sections, set for a 6"x9" print book, includes a 23-page instruction document specifically for authors who are writing a book based on their personal testimony or life journey. An instruction document is also available for real estate agents to create a lead-magnet book, and additional templates for other types of books continue to be be created.
Links to Important Author Resources
Find links to necessary author-related websites and services. Head to the resources section and find the online links you need all in one place!
Templates, Worksheets, Handouts and Checklists
Get extremely helpful printable and/or editable templates and worksheets for author press releases, book signing flyers, story timelines, book maps, outlining, publishing tasks, marketing and speaker pages, book titles, and more!
WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS
Here's what our 100X Publishing, book challenge and Academy's author community has to say:
"Krista guided me through the writing process from A to Z and assisted me with the parts that I wasn’t excited about, like editing. She was extremely efficient which gave me momentum through this experience. Krista not only served as an editor but as a consultant, mentor and advisor. Her knowledge of the industry helped me avoid pitfalls and potentially costly mistakes that could have slowed down the process. She helped me with the book launch and promotion to secure a #1 release and #1 best-seller badge in multiple categories on Amazon."
“I knew I was supposed to write my memoir but had no clue where to begin. With all the effort going into writing a book, I wanted to do it with excellence. I saw an ad for a “21-Day Finish Your Book Challenge” on Facebook led by Krista Dunk, and knew immediately I needed to join. In her challenge she covered every aspect of writing, publishing options, layout, style, character development, voice, transition, covers, etc. Most importantly, Krista is a phenomenal teacher and listener. She carries great wisdom and grace and is a wealth of knowledge. If you are wanting to write your first book or have written one in the past and felt frustrated in the process, I highly recommend you get under Krista’s mentorship in the Academy. I am a member now. The world needs to hear what you have to say and she will help you do it with excellence."
“I've had the good fortune of working with Krista Dunk in a number of ways. As a participant in her 10-Day Write Your Book Challenge, I gathered the inspiration and confidence I needed to move forward with a book I had begun. As a member of Author Acceleration Academy, I’ve learned a tremendous amount not only from Krista, but also from her guest speakers and other participating authors and aspiring authors. Each session provides me with information I greatly need, valuable insight and new ideas that I would have never considered. As a complement to live and recorded sessions, the academy included access to a library of useful materials and resources. Lastly, through her offering of one-on-one services, I've had the benefit of Krista's personalized support to get me over the finish line with my very first book. Her willingness to customize support to my particular needs was greatly appreciated. I will rely on her expertise again as I continue to grow as an author and will be certain to recommend her courses and coaching to others.”
“Three weeks ago, God told me to turn my journal into a book. I was TERRIFIED, overwhelmed, and honestly not sure where even to begin. In just 10 days, I have written 45 pages, started a Facebook community that already has 40 members...and most importantly, I no longer feel overwhelmed. Krista is a wise and patient teacher who so graciously pours into her students and guides us all the way through the process!”
"Krista Dunk has worked with me in the editing and formatting of my best-selling book UNCLUTTERED: Free To Let Go. She has broken down every fear I had of trusting another person working with me. She is a rare jewel - a combination of honesty, reliability and professionalism.
I feel honored to work with someone who understands my values. Thank you, Krista. The Lord has really blessed you with the gift to bless others. I will continue to recommend you to anyone who needs help with their book."
"Earlier this year, I knew I had a book in me, but I was stuck. I didn't know how to start, what kind of book or what was involved. Krista was offering a 10-day challenge on getting a book started. Although I met her in person at an event the year before, I didn't know much about how she could help, but I was hoping to find out. I was blown away. The first day of the challenge, the light bulb went on. Within 24 hours, an outline was done. The guidance and support Krista has given me enabled me to focus on the story and complete it within a few weeks. Then came editing, publishing, artwork and more. Whew, who knew all that was needed to get a book published! Krista was so key in helping me navigate all the steps, and her encouragement kept me going. I highly recommend 100X Publishing and Krista to any budding or experienced authors." Author of Elle and the Secret of the Magic Pillars
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What is the right enrollment level for you?
FREE TRAINING VIDEO!
The 12 Steps of Self-Publishing a Book
Get free access to a training video by our founder, Krista Dunk, now, where she reviews the entire process and names the steps for everything involved in publishing your book. You need to know!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Got some questions? No worries! We have some answers...
Not necessarily. Even if your hope is to publish with a traditional publishing house someday, enrolling in the Academy will have many benefits, including improving your skills as a writer, greater understanding of the publishing industry and options, ideas to effectively organize your content, a helpful community of like-minded people, accountability, marketing ideas, and much more. No matter how you eventually publish, you will always be your book’s number one advocate.
All members have access to an online learning portal, where lessons, instruction and handouts are set up in modules. All modules and lessons are set up in order, carrying authors through the whole process in a logical, step-by-step fashion. In addition to regular modules, there are additional sections with more info, such as recommended resources and links, templates, help with finding publishing services and extra help, bonuses, a “My Coaching” area where Coaching Plus+ Members can set up their coaching calls, and more. Members also have access to a private Facebook group for members only. Discussion, community, Q&A, weekly training, and other events happen within the group.
The Academy is flexible. We believe authors will get the most out of the Academy if they are here for one year as they move through the various stages of their book development and publishing process. However, we do offer a month-by-month membership.
Compared to other publishing schools’ prices and the cost of hiring help for every aspect of writing, publishing and marketing, being in the Academy is truly a bargain! One of our goals is to help you clearly understand each part of the book writing, publishing and marketing process for yourself and for you to be able to DIY as much of it as possible (only hiring help for parts of the project you absolutely need or don’t have time for). We hold no information back; we will share everything we know with you. If you have four books you plan to write in the future, at $2500-$5000 a piece for hiring a hybrid self-publishing or vanity press company to help you produce each book, the savings would be huge. What you’ll learn at the Academy will help you produce high-quality books and save you money because of your DIY know-how and knowledge for years to come.
Self-Starter Monthly Member (monthly): $97
Self-Starter Yearly Member (12 months): $997
Coaching Plus+ Member (12 months): $1997
If you enroll in the Coaching Plus+ level, you will have six, 30-minute coaching sessions available to you. Coaches are trained to help you stay motivated and reach your goals. They can also answer questions you may have about where to find resources on the Academy site or offer answers to other general author-related questions. You can request your six sessions to be spread out over the 12 months or as fast as six weeks (or anywhere in between). Some of our coaches have specialties, like fiction, marketing or other areas of expertise. Each author who enrolls in the Coaching Plus+ level fills out an entrance survey, and they will be assigned a coach who can most help with their type of project and goals. We recommend for each author to speak with our marketing strategy coach for their last session, unless they choose otherwise. Self-starter members can purchase individual coaching sessions at any time, if they choose to.
For sure. Our program is excellent for helping authors define and develop book ideas!
No. We can’t write your book for you, but we can definitely give you the accountability, tools, environment and community to support your book writing, publishing and marketing process. Although we can’t write it for you, we can help to make it easier, faster and fun!
You can go at your own pace in the members' online learning portal – as fast or slow as you need. In addition to the learning portal, we have weekly trainings, which may include Q&A sessions, writing time together, training on many specific topics, training and interviews with other experts, or author success stories with great tips and insights to share.
Certainly. In fact, the know-how, increased skills and confidence you’ll gain while with us at the Academy will help you for years to come. Whether you have one book or ten in you, our program offers the knowledge you’ll need to write, publish and sell as many books as you want to create in the future.
Yes. Our online training material and some of our weekly trainings are specific to authors in the publishing and marketing phases. Also, even if you are done with your writing, you may learn some great ways to review and self-edit your manuscript to produce an even better book.
No, although we are powered by 100X Publishing and connected to the 100X community of Kingdom entrepreneurs, anyone is welcome to enroll in the Academy’s program.
Author Acceleration Academy has two membership levels: Self-Starter and Coaching Plus+. Both have access to the members' online learning portal, access to the private members-only Facebook group, weekly training, access to the quarterly 10-Day Write Your Book Challenge live sessions (current members only), book templates and their instructions, #AuthorLife Newsletter, and the option to become an affiliate. Coaching Plus+ includes six 30-min private coaching sessions, a 90-minute review of their manuscript, quarterly #AuthorLife merchandise sent to their home, an Author Spotlight Post in our Facebook group, and a 15-minute author interview (Zoom) posted on the Academy's YouTube channel.
Right now, having your book get on Amazon’s bestseller list is not that difficult. It takes a small amount of strategy and help from friends, family, clients, social media friends, etc., the week your book is being launched. Your book will be listed in genre categories on Amazon, and to be considered a bestseller, your book needs to hit the top 100 list in at least one category. Many authors rally their network of friends and customers to purchase copies during a one to three-day window of time, subsequently helping their book to reach the bestseller list on those days.
Authors who have a good strategy and consistency make money selling books. The combination of each author, book and audience is unique. In our experience, authors who make the most money with their books also have other services or offers that compliment their book’s message and goals. For example, they have created a community or group interested in their topic, they are a speaker, they influence others via YouTube, podcasting, etc., they offer coaching or consulting services in their industry, they have written a book series, they have a whole brand or business that their book is part of, they offer classes or workshops (online or locally) based on their book’s message, they are a ministry leader with a built-in audience, etc.
No, we are not an official accredited school. We are an online source of learning and instruction, taught by authors, publishers, coaches and marketing professionals.
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