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The Book Publishing Cheat Sheet

This free guide will help you build an email list, send emails that matter, and grow your business on autopilot.

Writing a Book Isn’t Easy

Making the decision to write a book is worth celebrating, but it can be a challenging road for a lot of aspiring writers. Even if you haven’t written your first word yet, having the right plan in place will be essential to your trajectory for success.

That’s why we created the Book Publishing Cheat Sheet, which breaks down the steps you need to take in a simple and easy way to help you get started.

Learn the Four Phases to Getting a Book Published

The book publishing process can feel overwhelming to navigate, so we’ve created a map to guide you through. Getting your book published can be broken down into four phases: 

  1. Pre-writing
  2. Writing
  3. Editing
  4. Publishing

You need to complete each phase before moving on to the next one—but how do you know when that’s complete? This simple checklist walks you through each phase, prompting you with the specific questions you need to answer before you can move on in the process.

Our Background in Book Publishing

You may be familiar with Pat Flynn’s best-selling books, SuperfansWill It Fly?, and Let Go, but did you know that the entire team at SPI Media has an extensive background in book publishing? When Pat Flynn and the Smart Passive Income brand officially joined forces with its long-term creative agency, Winning Edits, the team brought with themselves a long track record of producing and publishing books, including Pat’s titles.

A Few of the Books We’ve Published

Book cover for Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business
Book cover for Let Go: How to Transform Moments of Panic into a Life of Profits and Purpose
Book cover for Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea so You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

Why We’re Giving the Book Publishing Cheat Sheet Away for Free

We want to see you realize your dreams of becoming a published author. Having access to a game plan from people who have “been there and done that” will help you navigate the process with confidence.

Let our cheat sheet be your catalyst for helping you to achieve your goal.

Why We’re Giving this Guide Away for Free

A lot of marketers will tell you that “it’s all about the size of your email list.” They’re wrong. It’s not about the number, but the quality of the people on your list.

What does that mean? It means building a list of people who need and want to hear from you, who are eager to open your emails and who will take action when you ask them to. 

If you’re ready to start learning how to make the right connections and create the right experiences for your customers, then the Email Marketing Cheat Sheet is perfect for you. 

Part of SPI’s Free Resource Library

In addition to the Book Publishing Cheat Sheet, you’ll also get access to the free resource library, packed with other cheat sheets, videos, and challenges to help you grow your business. Be sure to check out the resource called How to Start a Podcast, Step by Step, which has video tutorials to teach you how to record, edit, and upload your podcast.

Get your free Book Publishing Cheat Sheet

Learn the five stages of publishing a book, so that you can turn your concept into a published book.