Weekly live training sessions (with group Q&A)
100+ HD training videos
Interviews with publishing experts
Templates, checklists, worksheets, and more
One-on-one mentorship from Tom Morkes
24/7 live forum
Tom Morkes is the best publishing mentor working online today. Tom understands the importance of maintaining a personal connection to clients. Although there are many different online publishing programs available, none are as comprehensive - or as personalized - as Publishers' Empire.
This course covers all aspects of writing and publishing in an easy to access program with videos, PDFs, worksheets, and weekly live training. I am fortunate to be one of the founding members of Publishers' Empire. It has grounded me in my work, and has enabled me to complete a manuscript of over 57,000 words in eight weeks.
I know with Tom's continued guidance, the detailed and informative content of Publishers' Empire, and the support of the Publishers' Empire community, I am on my way to establishing a successful career as a writer and publisher.
We have over 100 HD training videos (and growing), step-by-step tutorials, copy-and-paste marketing and sales templates, professionally designed book cover and book layout interior templates, a live, 24/7 forum, and much more that will help you create, package, and monetize your writing.
Whether you're a first time author or you've published multiple books, our video training library has something for you:
Looking to exchange honest book reviews with fellow publishers and authors? Chat about the latest tips, tools, and tactics? Find other like-minded publishers to interview and be interviewed by?
The Publishers' Empire Forum and private Facebook group have it all - and it's open 24/7.
Today's top publishing experts share the inside scoop on what is working for them right now. These webinars are action-packed and recorded, with downloadable notes, checklists, and cheat-sheets included.
Every week I host a live, small group coaching session where you can join other Empire Builders in the chat and ask me (Tom) all your burning questions.
*Don't forget these are recorded so you can always come back to them when needed.
Stop recreating the wheel. Use our professional templates, marketing sales and swipe copy, and more.
Can't find something you need? Let me know and I'll create it. Seriously.
How's that for customer service?
Publisher, Author, and Founder of All Things Career
We all know that self-publishing is HOT these days...and with good reason. It seems everywhere you turn, you're running into a program that promises to show you how to reap the benefits of this ever growing market. I've bought more than my fair share.
Tom's program is completely different. Not only is it chock full of "real world" examples of the accomplished clients he has worked with, but it's comprehensive. I mean it's CRAZY comprehensive.
What's more, Tom takes you through his tested (and HIGHLY successful process) step-by-step and he's built a community to support you as you build your book and platform. That last part is key. We are all "experiments of one" and have unique dilemmas, sticking points and hurdles.
Access to Tom PLUS a community of like-minded and motivated peers is priceless.
Personally, I've created more than 40 online programs. After going through Publishers' Empire, I had two big takeaways.
1) This is one of the most well thought out, comprehensive programs I've ever seen - much less, gone through.
2) It's set a new benchmark for us internally on what and how we'll develop future programs.
Simply put: If you're committed to self-publishing, Tom Morkes is your man and Publishers' Empire is THE program for you.
Whether you're brand new to writing, or you own your own indie-publishing company, we have something for you.
Publishers' Empire includes over 100 HD video tutorials (and growing) that will guide you through every step of the publishing process: from brainstorming, outlining, and writing, to editing, designing, and packaging, to marketing and selling your book (based on cutting edge strategies used by real best-selling authors and publishers).
In Section 1: Create, you will learn:
You'll also learn how to use our proven Book Marketing Canvas - the one page business model for your book that will give you instant clarity and focus on your book project, from a creation standpoint, as well as a marketing and sales standpoint.
The Book Marketing Canvas has been used by bestselling authors like Dan Norris, Matthew Paulson, and Taylor Pearson to turn their self-published books into multiple-time bestsellers on Amazon, with tens of thousands of copies sold.
Bottom line: whether new or seasoned, Section 1: Create will get you started the right way.
By the end of Section 1, you'll have a completed manuscript. Now it's time to turn your words into a beautiful work of art.
In Section 2: Package, you will learn:
Not only that, we'll show you which publishing platforms are out there, how to use them, which one you based on YOUR goals, and how to leverage them to generate thousands of sales.
This Section also includes extensive video tutorials on how to use the most popular book creation and publishing platforms like KDP, Createspace, and Gumroad among others.
Not a designer? Not a problem.
In Publishers' Empire you'll get access to dozens of easy to use templates.
So whether you're publishing a short novella in PDF format for your newsletter, or you want broader distribution through Amazon in the form of a professionally formatted Kindle book or physical print paperback, we have professional plug-and-play templates you can use (no expensive software needed).
There are dozens of ways to make money from your books and we're going to show you all of them, including:
And much, much more...
Ready to take your book sales and author platform to the next level? Section 4 has everything you need, including:
Did we mention we are constantly creating new content? So if you don't see something on here or on our current lesson plan, ask and ye shall receive (we take "concierge" training to the next level at Publishers' Empire).
Author of Paid to Exist
Tom is one of those rare people that you meet and just know they're a rising star on their way to greatness. It's been an absolute pleasure working with him on the Paid to Exist book and having his guidance launching it. His hustle, heart and commitment to giving courageously makes him shine. I'm grateful to have him in my corner.
Founder of SmartBusinessRevolution.com, prior writer for the White House
There was something about Tom that jumped out at me when I first came across him...I noticed a rare combination of great work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to learn. We immediately connected and then collaborated on a variety of projects. He has a smart and savvy take on business and in particular how to grow a business. He's one of my most trusted advisors whenever I have a question about my own business.
Author of the #1 bestseller The 7 Day Startup
Thanks to Tom's book marketing plan, my book The 7 Day Startup rocketed to #1 on Amazon in Small Business and Startups in the free section on the first day. It stayed there for a week getting as high as #2 in the entire business category, and gathering 12,000+ downloads in the first week.
When it moved to the paid section in week 2, it stayed there and started outranking Startup royalty like Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Michael Gerber (The E Myth) and Steve Blank (The Startup Owner's Manual).
With Tom's book marketing plan, we built a team of 500 ambassadors and we were able to get 90+ 5 star reviews in the first week.
I can't recall ever getting better value for my money in business. It was an amazing process and I hope other people get to experience the same thing.
I would highly recommend Tom and I would also recommend putting as much effort into your book marketing as you do into your book. I couldn't be happier with the result.
Author of the #1 bestseller The End of Jobs
My favorite thing about Publishers' Empire is that it is a soup-to-nuts resource for self-publishers. Even though I was done writing my book when I joined, the marketing resources alone were worth the price of admission.
Because Tom has worked with bestselling authors across different industries and genres, Publishers' Empire gave me access to a blueprint with a track record of success that I was able to follow to launch my book to #1 Amazon Business Bestseller, build my author platform, and connect with big name bloggers and podcasters...I even got offers from international publishers to sell my international book rights so it can be translated and published in other countries.
Hanley Media Lab
When I'm looking for business smarts, not just Internet business, but business smarts, Tom is one of the first people I turn to. His work has my highest recommendation.
Author and consultant at Miro Associates
Tom Morkes is a man of his word who gives you what he promises. I have been blown away by Tom's integrity, work ethic and the quality of what he delivers. This man leads with vision and supports with heart.
Author of the forthcoming One Medicine for 100 Sicknesses, a collection of oral instructions on Buddhist meditation practice from the renowned teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Like so many other aspiring authors, I have spent countless hours reading books, exploring social media platforms, listening to podcasts and webinars, and scouring the Internet—trying to learn how to best market my books. With the exception of the excellent work of Ash Maurya—who taught me how to create a product that readers actually want to buy—all of my "thrashing" simply left me overwhelmed and with no clear idea about what to do next.
Tom Morkes and Publishers' Empire have changed all of that. Tom's library of tutorials (with step-by-step instructions on how to do everything under the sun) along with his Tuesday-night sessions (which always include ample time for Q&A) are like having a your own high-priced book-marketing consultant in-house.
All of my questions about sales funnels—and how to choose the appropriate software to support them—have been answered, along with clear and detailed instructions on "how to go about".
Tom cares about each one of his students, and the focused attention he provides gets results. Within a year or two—at the very most—Tom will be THE "go-to guy" in the book marketing industry. I would advise any author that is serious to sign up now in order to take advantage of the fantastic services he provides.
Founder of Holysparks.com
I've taken a lot of publishing training and I have to say Tom Morkes' Publishers' Empire was exactly what I was looking for. His comprehensive video training lessons, checklists, swipe files, and templates combined with the personal attention we get on the weekly live calls and in the Facebook group from Tom and other experienced publishers is the best I've seen at a very affordable price for all of the individual help we receive.
Founder of SuccessVets.com
I joined Publishers' Empire and found all the information, support, and resources I needed to create my first book. The course breaks down the writing, publishing, and marketing process into a clear structure that is simple to follow. It's more than just an online class, though. If it were just that, I'd consider it top notch. But you also get access to a community of writers and publishers and weekly live training calls with Tom and experts that he brings in to speak. I've been blown away by the support, feedback, and encouragement of everyone in the program. It's made me a better writer and given me the accountability I needed to finally follow through.
Author and Founder of Happy, Healthy, Fit Woman
Being a new writer I was searching for a course on how to write and publish a book successfully. I also wanted to be a part of a community of other authors, to build relationships and gain support, advice and guidance. I stumbled upon Publishers' Empire and found everything I was looking for. The course is a fantastic for a beginner writer, as it goes step-by-step through the creation process: brainstorming, outlining, writing, overcoming writers block and confusion (something I suffer from). Then you're taken through the editing, design, and formatting process, all the way to marketing, sales and distribution, including multiple proven strategies to turn your book launch into a massive success.
The course is very detailed and has the added bonuses of weekly live training and Q&A calls so you can get live coaching from other expert authors and Tom Morkes, the creator of Publishers' Empire.
Having started the program, I have had sound advice on what direction I should take with my writing, what kind of book is worth writing to be successful, and that has allowed me to make decisions and take a different approach to my writing.
Publishers' Empire has given me insights and ideas that I would not have found on my own. I now have clarity on each step to take to write my book and feel confident I am doing it right, plus I am getting such great support in the PE community, and getting answers to all my questions in Tom's one-to-one forum interaction and email support, and weekly Q&A calls.
Tom is a terrific teacher in that he teaches what has worked for him and is also an established author and publisher himself. Tom has helped many authors successfully launch bestsellers in Amazon (and USA Today, Washington Post, and more) so you know you are in good hands and being taught by someone who walks his talk.
I have no hesitation recommending Publishers' Empire to any budding author, whether beginner or experienced, as you will learn the art of publishing - and you'll do it right (rather than fumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out on your own...trust me, this will save you time, money, and your sanity).
We guarantee that if you follow the Publishers' Empire curriculum, complete your Book Marketing Canvas, and follow our Bestseller Book Launch Framework, you will make AT LEAST $2,000 from your book in the first year of release, or we'll personally market and sell your book until you hit $2,000 in revenue.
You literally can't lose.
Note: we can offer this guarantee because most of our authors sell $15,000+ their first year alone. Your results may vary, but we'll make sure you succeed as well.
Tom has worked on multiple bestselling launches including The Art of Work by Jeff Goins, The 7 Day Startup by Dan Norris, The End of Jobs by Taylor Pearson, and Email Marketing Demystified by Matthew Paulson, among many others. He is currently working with some of the biggest names in business, marketing, and startups and is a sought after book launch consultant.
Tom started Publishers' Empire because he saw a lot of misinformation being packaged and sold to aspiring self-publishers by people and companies that weren't actually publishers. These internet marketers have profiteered at the expense of thousands of people legitimately looking for help. The results? A lot of self-published books gathering dust on internet bookshelves everywhere...
Tom built Publishers' Empire to help indie and self-publishers sell more books by providing tested and proven publishing strategies, cutting edge marketing tactics, weekly small group coaching, and step-by-step publishing tutorials developed by real publishers who are actively publishing and marketing books every day.
Publishers' Empire is not for those looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, or who believe they can "hack" there way to bestselling book launches and consistent passive income without doing the work. Publishing takes work, period. So if you want to be among the most successful self-publishers on the planet, and you're willing to put in the time, money, and energy to get there, sign up below. We look forward to working with you.
A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to Publishers' Empire
Unlimited access to our video training library
Monthly live Q and A calls where you can get all your questions answered (don't worry - if you can't make it, we record the calls so you can watch them any time)
Monthly interviews with publishing experts
Dozens of book publishing templates, cover templates, interior design templates, and much more (and we continue to add new stuff every month)
A private Facebook group (open 24/7 to answer all your questions)
Coming soon: a full featured forum where you can ask for reviews, share and promote your books, ask for feedback, and much more
$2,000 investment guarantee.*
Author of Gifted by Grief: a true story of cancer, loss, and rebirth
Signing up to Publishers' Empire is one of the best decisions I've made about my book. Particularly useful to me has been Tom's clear and concise explanations, both in text and video, about what to do in each stage of becoming published. It's like I have been given a roadmap of how to get to where I want to go. He goes into all the details, with the reasons why, and then backs that up with real life examples.
But above everything, I think it's Tom's manner and style of relating to me that makes this program stand out above all others. I feel like he is really on board with me getting my book out there to the world and he will make sure that I succeed!