Turn Your Writing into a 6-Figure Publishing Business

Publishers' Empire is the premier self-publishing training and bestseller book launch platform in the world.

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Cutting edge training that's working RIGHT NOW in the publishing industry

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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.

What is Publishers’ Empire?

Publishers’ Empire is a comprehensive, publishing training platform and online community.

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.

Here's What You Get in Publishers' Empire


Unlimited Access to 100+ HD Video Tutorials

Whether you're a first time author or you've published multiple books, our video training library has something for you:

  1. How to create a book from scratch
  2. How to effectively brainstorm, write, edit, package, market, and sell your book(s)
  3. How to grow your audience and your platform so you can sell more books and create new streams of passive-income for life
  4. How to monetize your writing through strategic book marketing launches, sponsorships, crowdfunding, affiliation, automated drip campaigns, give-aways, and much more...
100+ HD Video Tutorials
Forum and Private Facebook Group


Private Facebook Group

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 Private Facebook group has it all - and it's open 24/7.


Interviews with Publishing Experts

Today's top publishing experts share the inside scoop on what is working for them right now. Each interview is recorded, with downloadable notes, checklists, and cheat-sheets included.

Interviews with Experts
Weekly Live Tutor Sessions


Cutting Edge Training that's Working Right Now

Every lesson, module, and recorded training is based on proven case studies of authors who are "in the trenches" and doing amazing things in the self-publishing world.


Templates, Worksheets, Checklists, and More...

Stop recreating the wheel. Use our professional templates, marketing sales and swipe copy, and more.

Templates, Worksheets, Checklists, and More

Ready to play like a champion and publish a bestseller that grows your reach, influence, and bank account?

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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.

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Section 1 - Create

Section 1: Create

Step-by-Step Video Tutorials

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).

How to Develop Your Best-Seller

In Section 1: Create, you will learn:

  1. the nuts-and-bolts of the publishing process and how to create a publishing timeline
  2. the bestselling publishing strategy used by Insurgent Publishing for over a dozen bestselling book launches
  3. how to brainstorm and outline your book to make writing a breeze
  4. how to rapidly and efficiently write your book, even if you hate writing
  5. how to professionally copy edit, line edit, and proof read your book, as well as how to find qualified professionals to do it all for you if you'd rather focus on the big picture...

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.

Section 2 - Package

Section 2: Package

Your Book is Ready...Now What?

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:

  1. how to design and format your book so it looks like a traditionally published book
  2. how to create a book cover that turns onlookers into buyers
  3. how to turn your book into print ready files for all major printers and digital publishers
  4. how to and prepare your book for physical and digital publication
  5. how to format your book like a pro using Word (yes, it's possible!)

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.

What if I'm Not a Designer?

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).

Section 2: Package

Section 3 - Monetize

Section 3: Monetize

How Do I Make Money From Publishing?

There are dozens of ways to make money from your books and we're going to show you all of them, including:

  1. how to leverage platforms like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and more to market and sell your books
  2. how to land lucrative sponsors for all your books
  3. how to sell directly to your audience (and when you should or shouldn't do this)
  4. how to leverage advanced crowdfunding strategies to fund your book BEFORE you start writing
  5. how to leverage affiliates to get OTHER people to sell your book for you
  6. how to create an automated book sales funnel that makes money for you on autopilot

And much, much more...

Section 4 - Advanced

Section 4: Advanced

10x Your Sales

Ready to take your book sales and author platform to the next level? Section 4 has everything you need, including:

  1. how to start your own publishing company (including negotiating contracts, setting up your business entity, bookkeeping, and more)
  2. advanced strategies on how to build your list using advanced email marketing techniques, paid advertising, and more
  3. a half-dozen case studies of self-publishers selling tens of thousands of books using the Publishers' Empire framework
  4. expert interviews with leading marketers, publishers, designers, and more on what it takes to sell more books, grow your platform, and more
  5. every major piece of software or hardware you need to start publishing, including step-by-step guides to using advanced tools like Leadpages, Gumroad, Optimizepress, ConvertKit, Trello, and more...

Section 4: Advanced

Publishers' Empire: Full Curriculum

Section 1: Create


  1. Publishing 101
  2. Book Length and Expectations
  3. Publishing Timeline
  4. Book Market Research

The Book Marketing Canvas

  1. Intro
  2. Admin
  3. Target Audience
  4. Early Adopters
  5. Problem
  6. Solution
  7. Sales Channels
  8. Metrics
  9. Unique Value Proposition
  10. Pricing

Outlining and Wire Framing

  1. Brainstorming
  2. The Notecard Technique
  3. Using Evernote
  4. Using Trello


  1. Measuring the Book Writing Process
  2. Overcoming Procrastination
  3. Writing Habit
  4. Book Dictation

Parts of a Book

  1. Terminology
  2. Front Matter
  3. Body
  4. Back Matter


  1. Intro to Editing
  2. Types of Manuscript Editing
  3. Editing Timeline
  4. The Self-Edit Framework
  5. How to Hire a Professional Editor

Section 2: Package

Book Design

  1. Intro to Book Design
  2. Intro to Cover Design
  3. Intro to Interior Layout and Design


  1. Intro to Formatting
  2. Intro to Amazon KDP
  3. Intro to Createspace
  4. Formatting Software

Formatting Your Book in Word

  1. Chapters and Pages
  2. Front Matter Layout
  3. Setting up Word Styles
  4. How to Set Up Word Styles
  5. Fonts
  6. Section Breaks
  7. Trim Size and Margin
  8. Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers
  9. How to Set up Your Book Trim Size
  10. Bullet Points
  11. Images
  12. Drop Caps
  13. Bleed
  14. Converting and Saving Part I
  15. Converting and Saving Part II

Uploading and Final Formatting

  1. Uploading to Amazon KDP
  2. Uploading to Createspace
  3. Calculating Spine Width
  4. ISBN Barcode Generation

Section 3: Monetize

The Bestseller Book Seller Launch Sequence

  1. Working Document
  2. Identify Key Players
  3. Set Your Launch Date
  4. Determine Your Goals
  5. Centralize all Materials for Your Book
  6. Create an Early Notification List
  7. Create an Ambassador Group
  8. Create Your Influencers List
  9. Identify Alternative Marketing Channels
  10. Build Your High-Converting Book Sales Page
  11. Get Your Book Ready for Distribution
  12. Notify Ambassadors and Influencers
  13. Final Prep and Pre-Launch Marketing
  14. Launch


  1. How to Create a High-Converting Sales Page
  2. How to Find Influencers in Your Niche
  3. How to Start an Ambassador Group
  4. Content Upgrades
  5. Promotional Tactics on a Budget
  6. Paid Advertising

Advanced Sales

  1. Book Pricing techniques
  2. The Automated Book Sales Funnel
  3. Book Bonuses
  4. Sponsorships
  5. Tiered Book Packages
  6. Upsells
  7. Affiliate Sales
  8. Cross Promotion

Advanced Book Launch Stategies

  1. The Gift-Launch (aka "The 7 Day Startup" Launch)
  2. The Discount Re-Launch
  3. The List-Builder Launch (aka "The Danny Iny" Launch)
  4. The Book Bonus Blowout Launch (aka "The Jeff Goins" Launch)
  5. The Crowdfunded Launch (aka "The Seth Godin Icarus Deception Launch")
  6. The Blitzkrieg Launch (aka "The 4-Hour Workweek Launch")
  7. The Upsell Launch (aka "The Jeff Walker" Launch)

Section 4: Advanced

Advanced Marketing and Sales

  1. ISBN 101
  2. Advanced Strategies for Building Your Early Notification List
  3. Book Publishing Contracts 101
  4. Book Sponsorship 101
  5. How to Start Your Own Publishing Company
  6. The Publishers' Empire Publishing Strategy
  7. How to Build Your Author's Website and Platform
  8. Where You Should Send Readers: Amazon vs. Gumroad vs. Website
  9. How to Turn Your Book into an eCourse

Tools and Software

  1. The Complete Guide to Key Software for Publishing
  2. Advanced Email Marketing with ConvertKit
  3. Advanced Marketing and Outreach with Contactually.com
  4. Lead Generation with Gumroad and Leadpages.net
  5. Developing Your Book Project Management Board with Trello

Case Studies

  1. Case Study: How to Improve the Design of Your Book Sales Page
  2. Case Study: Ryan Shauer’s Launch of “Big Travel, Small Budget”
  3. Case Study: Anatomy of a Book Launch with Jane Rodgers
  4. Case Study: How to Market and Launch a Fiction Book
  5. Case Study: How Bruce Brodeen Generated Over $30,000 From His Book Launch

Expert Interviews

  1. How to Grow Your Author Platform with Tim Paige of Leadpages
  2. How to Use Discount Deal Sites to Boost Rankings and Sales with Mark Messick
  3. How to Cold Email Any Agent, Publisher, or VIP with John Corcoran
  4. How to Create a Book Video Trailer that Sells Your Book with Chris Johnson
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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At Publishers' Empire, we're so confident what we can do for you in the world of publishing, that we offer a no-questions-asked 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

No jumping through hoops; if you decide within your first 30 days that our course isn't for you, we don't want your money, and we'll give you a full refund. Period.

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About Tom Morkes and Publishers' Empire

Tom Morkes is the CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a book marketing and publishing company that launches books to bestseller.

Tom has worked on multiple bestselling launches including the New York Times bestseller Hustle by Neil Patel, the Wall Street Journal bestseller Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya, the USA Today bestsller The Art of Work by Jeff Goins, and multiple-time Amazon bestsellers The 7 Day Startup by Dan Norris, The End of Jobs by Taylor Pearson, Email Marketing Demystified by Matthew Paulson, and many, 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...

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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.

Publishers' Empire Includes:


Complete access to all training, resources, and community

Step-by-Step, start-where-you're-at video training sequences



Advanced marketing and sales lessons (so you can turn even old books into perennial bestsellers)

Interviews with publishing experts



Ready-to-use book publishing templates, cover templates, interior design templates, marketing email scrips, social media swipe copy, and much more

A private Facebook group (open 24/7 to answer all your questions)



Get support from dozens of other bestsellers right inside our community

Unbeatable 30 day, 100% satisfactionguarantee.*


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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!

Want a taste of what you'll learn inside Publishers' Empire?

In this free 5 lesson ecourse, I'll walk you through the abridged version of the "Gift Launch Strategy" - 1 of 7 strategies we deliver inside Publishers' Empire.

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