Course Description


Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Duration: 4 hours approx

Delivery: Text, PDF

RPWA Certificate: Yes

"If you want to achieve real success as an author, 

publish your books online and create bestsellers -

get paid HUGE royalties - and do it all for FREE - then

this is the writing resource you need right now!"

Dear Fellow Author,

Did you know that self-published authors are the fastest growing group of new MILLIONAIRES? 

Did you know that self-published Amazon e-books now OUTSELL traditional publishers' books?

Yep - this is REALLY HAPPENING - right now!

If you're still fantasizing about one day getting picked up by a traditional publisher, you've really got to get your head out of the sand. Listen up to this important message from me, Rob Parnell, "the world's foremost writing guru", because THIS PAGE is hugely important to your future.

Once upon a time, there were three distinct groups when it came to people trying to write for a living.

One, the writer; two, the publisher; and three, the reader.

Traditional publishers have clung tooth and nail to this old hierarchy - getting in the way of the writer and reader - to maintain the status quo. And why wouldn't they? They've made billions of dollars since the time of Charles Dickens from this arbitrary - and basically unfair - arrangement.

Then, along came the Internet...

Now, authors of all types can sell their books and novels direct to readers - without having to lose up to 90% of their earnings - not to mention their rights - and enjoy all the riches and pleasures and perks that come from being a well paid, well respected and successful author.But wait...

Are you still locked in the dream, clinging to the fantasy of 'getting a publishing deal' with The Big Five?

When are you going to finally wake up?

Join the 21st century and start taking
 of your writing career.

Because, without traditional publishers getting in the way, this is what you can finally have: A real bona fide writing career!

A well-paid career that you want, that you define and design, 
doing what you want, when you want to do it!

A couple of months back I released a writing course called "Write From the Start", a 'bible' of sorts for aspiring writers that gave guidance on how to go about organizing and structuring a writing career. It was basically about writing books for publication.

The course was well received - but it stopped just short of answering the question: 'What happens when I'm writing full time'?

I stopped there because self-publishing online
requires a whole new course!

Many writers have contacted me since that course and asked: "How do I self-publish with Amazon Kindle - and other online bookstores - to make money?"

They ask questions like:

* What is the process of reputable publishing online?
* How do I navigate my way around Amazon Kindle (Mobi) and various other online formats?
 * How do Amazon, CreateSpace, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads etc., actually work?
* How can an unknown writer possibly compete - and sell lots of books and or novels?
* Most of all: what can I do to make my Amazon or Kindle book a bestseller?

In answer to these important questions,

I have constructed what I believe is my best course yet!

Let's face facts. There's little point spending your time writing unless you want to be read - and for people to actually buy your books.

It used to be that 99.99% of all writers were essentially prevented from ever experiencing this reality by publishers who - basically - got in our way.Now, because of the Internet and especially because of, all that has changed - and you can go from amateur writer to well paid best-selling author, literally OVERNIGHT - and never have to submit your soul to a traditional publisher EVER AGAIN!

Let me help you navigate your way through publishing and
promoting your novels and books online!

Here's what we'll be covering together in my brand new writing course:

Introduction to "Write To The Top"
In this first module, I outline your options as an author in the 21st century. Should you try to get a deal with The Big Five publishers? Or should you aim your sights at a smaller traditional publisher? I examine the pros and cons and explain why self-publishing online is the only sure-fire way to ensure your success as an independent author. I explain the pitfalls of vanity publishing, literary agents and the whole publishing world from your perspective. I give examples of how you can only win - monetarily speaking - when you take the plunge and self-publish your own novels and books. And how you can do that - immediately - for no money down!

Module One - Step One on the Road to Success
 In this module, I explain the concepts behind my Online Author Wheel of Fortune - and the reasons why you must complete crucial steps in the right order to ensure success. We look at setting up a blog and/or a website, gaining - and keeping - subscribers and fans for your writing, how to conduct effective social marketing through Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Google+ and how to make best possible use of your time online - so you don't have to spend more than half an hour a day 'working' - leaving you free to do what you hopefully love best: that is, of course, writing.

Module Two - Step Two on the Wheel of Fortune
Research consistently proves that those authors who exceed expectations know exactly what they're doing when it comes to selling their books online. Fiction authors especially need a solid grounding in how readers interact with authors and their books. In this revelatory module, I'll show you what you need to do in order to guarantee writing success online with Amazon Kindle, Kobo, etc., and all the social networking sites. It's not about knowing everything - and it's not about tweeting like a fool all day. It's about choosing the right strategies that work; and keeping the writing, publishing, and promotion process as streamlined as possible. I will help you navigate this brave new world of independent authoring with easy-to-follow guidance that works.

Module Three - Step Three on the Writing
You can't just publish the first thing you knock out. It's more sophisticated than that. For a very long time, traditional publishers have used a 'secret' process that ensures only quality work from authors is published, thereby ensuring decent book sales and good reviews. In this module, I show you how to emulate that pursuit of quality. Plus, I reveal how you go about editing, formatting for online publication (pdf, mobi & ipub) and other important aspects like cover design, handling illustrations, writing effective blurbs, author bios, acquiring reviews and generally creating the most professional product you can. This part of the process is fundamental to your credibility and eventual success.

Module Four - Step Four on Promotion
Again, there's a lot you could do when it comes to online promotion - but how much of it will be effective? It's important you don't spread yourself too thin on activities that yield minimal results. In this module I show you how to create respectable book sales on Amazon, Google Play, Apple's App Store and through your own blog or website using promotion to fans, momentum (the Phoenix Effect), word of mouth, affiliates, payment processors and the like. I'll also explain how Amazon's software works - keywords, blurbs, algorithms, matrices, pairing, ranking etc - and how you can use this system to your benefit.

Throughout this course, you're sure to be entertained and enlightened. I use real world examples of author's successes and show you the strategies that work - every time.At the end of this course, you will be in a prime position to make your writing dreams, whatever they are, a doable reality.Read and absorb this course and you will be standing at the starting gates of a whole new career as a successful and well paid independent author.I guarantee it!

Okay! If you're not already convinced this course will help your writing and self-publishing career more than any other resource, here's something extra to tempt you...


The Truth About Book Marketing by Jonathan Fields
Discover how to tap into social media to build a worldwide tribe of eager book buyers and evangelists and sell a ton more books--even in this economy! This new book by an acclaimed author, blogger, and marketer is packed with BS-free, real-world strategies, case-studies, and resources.

Marketing for Writers by Cheryl Wright
Do you dream of becoming a published writer? This book is produced by a working writer making income from her writing - featuring tips on writing, marketing, submitting, selling and more anything that will help you make money from your writing.

How to Reach 10,000 Blog Subscribers by Steven Aitchison
Useful tips on how to reach 10,000 blog subscribers.

How to publish your book on Amazon by Leigh Burke
This book provides you with easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to publish your ebook as a paperback on Amazon. It also includes a bonus video that shows you how to submit your book to Amazon for FREE!

I Dont Want to be a Pirate - Writer Maybe by Robert S Swiatek
Pirates are big nowadays. This book is about other types of thieves-- those in the book business! In this book, author Robert Swiatek describes his journey as a writer, detailing all the joys, disappointments, and hemorrhoids brought about through his dealings with agents, book stores, publishers, and marketers. Written to give hope and enlightenment to authors and aspiring writers along with insight into the publishing business, Swiatek's writing also aims to give everyone a few laughs.

Yes, you get all these extra resources when you subscribe to my new course, Write To The Top, right now!

Keep Writing!

Rob Parnell
Your Success is my Concern
The Writing Academy

© Rob Parnell. Please note that Amazon, Kindle, CreateSpace, Smashwords, Goodreads, Kobo and other proprietory names and devices are not affiliated with this site, nor do they necessarily endorse this product.

Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend! Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion. His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, and Iggy (because he's The Wild One.)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Class Forum

    • Share stories, introduce yourself, meet your fellow students by posting anything you like here!

  • 2

    The Write To The Top Course

    • Introduction

    • Lesson One

    • Lesson Two

    • Lesson Three A

    • Lesson Three B

    • Lesson Three C

    • Lesson Four

  • 3

    Bonus Items

    • Create Your Own Author Website in 30-Minutes

    • How to Create an Awesome Author Website and Blog

    • How to Publish Your Own Book

    • How to Publish Your Ebook as a Paperback on Amazon

    • How to Acquire a 10000 Subscriber Base

    • I Don't Want to be a Pirate Writer!

    • Marketing for Writers

    • The Netwriting Masters Course

    • The Truth About Book Marketing


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Bill Travillian

For those of us who are not internet experts, this course is a must. Information that would take me weeks or months to glean on my own are presented in this ...

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For those of us who are not internet experts, this course is a must. Information that would take me weeks or months to glean on my own are presented in this course. I would prefer to spend my time writing rather than looking for marketing information. Rob, you've done it again.

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cheryl gregory

Just completed Write to the Top, Thank you Rob for another wonderful course. You have re-ignited my passion for writing, that has sadly been lacking over the...

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Just completed Write to the Top, Thank you Rob for another wonderful course. You have re-ignited my passion for writing, that has sadly been lacking over the past few years.

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Write to the Top

Angela Chason

Recommended!! Lots of pearls that answers all the questions. Take away: Critics destroy. Artists create.

Recommended!! Lots of pearls that answers all the questions. Take away: Critics destroy. Artists create.

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