Are You Ready to Publish Your Book?

Are you ready to publish your book?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Your Manuscript Into a Professionally Published Book

Early Registration: Ends June 26th, 2023
Registration: June 27th – July 7th, 2023
Class begins:  July 5th, 2023
Pre-registration price $627 ($50 discount)
Regular price $679 
Payment Plan  $345 ($690 split in 2 payments)

Yes, many are saying I am crazy to give all of my ‘trade secrets’ away but I am not looking at it like that. After being involved in either editing or editing and publishing dozens and dozens of books in this past decade, there is one thing I know for sure. If you are a writer, these things are a need to know, whether you want to do it all yourself or not, it will help your process from creating a manuscript with the help of our Manuscript Refinement Guide through publication in ways you probably have never imagined.

Yes, of course, you can hire it done. In fact, I publish books for others all the time. But, even if you don’t want to publish your own book, it would help all writers tremendously if they understood the publishing process. So, whether you want to do it all yourself or hire someone, you will find the “need to knows” in this class.

I am not holding back, I am going to guide you through the entire process, show you where you need to hire experts along the way, what services may be needed and what they cost, and all the things you can do yourself.

Are you an aspiring author who dreams of publishing your own book? Are you looking for a comprehensive course that will guide you through the process of self-publishing? Look no further. You have found it!

Our 8-week online course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to bring your book to life. “Learn the ropes” – you’ll learn the advantages and opportunities of self-publishing, explore different publishing options and platforms, and prepare your manuscript for publication. (If you missed the webinar, you will receive our Manuscript Refinement Guide) with editing, proofreading, and formatting techniques.

With Are You Ready To Publish Your Book? you’ll also discover how to navigate the world of e-book and print-on-demand publishing, and audiobooks, cover design, and all the ins and outs of self-publishing.

My Story

My name is Susan Nunn I am a Writer, Writing Coach, Editor, and Publisher. And I teach online Writing classes. I earned my MFA, with a dual concentration in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction at Antioch University Los Angeles. I am also certified as a Creative Writing Instructor. I have been working in this trade for over a decade and have helped dozens and dozens of authors along the way.

I am a believer that our writing should be from our emotional centers, where the words flow like silk.

What can I bring to you – more than a decade’s worth of experience, patience, laughter, and a published book you will be proud of! I will not let anything leave my desk until I believe it is the best we can do. And, as for the writing classes I offer, they are different than most as we try to delve deep into ‘self’ and explore our emotional centers, believing that is where the emotions flow from. I try to keep the classes as streamlined as possible, so you are not overwhelmed. I understand how busy everyone is these days. Susan's Dogs

I live in Boise, Idaho. My two canines, Harry, the Black Lab, and Ellie, the Golden Retriever, have both left me this past year, but my heart is filled with their sweet memories.
"Susan Nunn, my editor, challenged me to dig deeper. All because she believed in me and my story and wanted me to be proud of every word. In the process, I began to believe in myself. She helped me tell this story with my heart leading the way. "
Rebecca Powers
Austin, Texas
“Susan does an amazing job of integrating readings, writing, guided imagery, meditations, interviews and group discussion into a deeply creative experience. This class will help you take your writing process to a new level.”
Marianne C.
“Susan Nunn is the kindest, hardest working editor who does so much more. Over Zoom calls, we worked my book page by page for as long as it took until I felt it was ready for publication. Since my book is about fire investigation true crime, Susan asked many questions about specific terms trying to make sure the general reader would understand my passages. She definitely goes above and beyond and is so knowledgeable. In short, Susan is a professional who is a total pleasure to work with. ”
Wayne M. Miller

Here's what you will experience in this course


You can go back as many times as you like to refresh your memory about a process. It will be available to you always. Just sign in, and go to your class, and it will be there.

  • Understanding the advantages and opportunities of self-publishing
  • Overview of the self-publishing process
  • Things you could be doing right now
  • Many times, Self-Published books are not ready to be published. Let’s talk about what a
    Final Manuscript really looks like.
  • When is Final really Final?
  • The editing process and the cost
  • Amazon (kdp)
  • Ingram Spark
  • Why we need both
  • Other options
  • The Meaning of titles and subtitles
  • Look at it from a Reader’s perspective
  • Why should we have “keywords” in our titles
  • Covers – just any cover won’t do
  • Amazon’s cover creator – Is it worth it to use it?
  • Bonus! I will give you the information for our Cover Creator
  • Why we need ISBNs and how/where to order them.
  • Writing the book description for the back cover
  • Writing the Amazon/Ingram Spark description for the sales page
  • Formatting guidelines for digital and print publications (diy or typesetting and cost)Other
    formatting options
  • Formatting and converting your manuscript into e-book formats
  • Uploading and publishing your e-book on popular platforms (e.g., Kindle Direct
    Publishing, Ingram Spark)
  • What to expect and how to do it?
  • Exploring print-on-demand services and their benefits
  • Preparing your manuscript for print publication
  • Uploading and publishing your book in print format (Amazon KDP)
  • Uploading and publishing on Ingram Spark
  • Building an author platform and online presence
  • Creating an engaging author website and blog
  • Leveraging social media for book promotion
  • Goodreads
  • What it costs if you do it yourself (Estimated pricing of services)
  • Compared to hiring it done (Estimated pricing of others services)
  • The pros and cons of the above
  • Building relationships with readers and cultivating a community
  • Expanding your author brand and diversifying your writing portfolio
  • Long-term strategies for continued success as a self-published author


Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to engage in discussions, receive feedback on their progress, and participate in hands-on exercises related to each topic. I will be doing videos at the beginning of each class. We will have a Private Facebook Page to gather on, with questions, laughter, and to learn from each other. We will discover that things change rapidly, and publishing is one area where we need to “keep up with the Joneses” so to speak, and it isn’t always easy. I will give you information on those you can trust out there to get the best information at all times while on your writing and publishing journey.

Please note that the duration and specific content of each week can be adjusted based on your preferences and the depth you wish to cover in each area.

What Others Are Saying

Over and over again, Susan has demonstrated wisdom, patience, and creativity in her guidance of me during my entire writing practice. She always waited patiently and guided me at just the right moment, always understanding and respecting my writing style, my needs, and my goals. I’m very grateful I found her.
Pam Verner
Susan was so great to work with, knowledgeable, warm, kind, helpful and a lot of fun. She is great at steering an author in the right direction and offering sound advice while holding space for the writer’s creativity to shine forth.
Terra Lynn Joy
Susan is the one who gave me the final push I needed to make my dream of publishing my poetry collection a reality. She is a master of editing and publishing services and is incredibly dedicated to her craft – spending hours bringing your manuscript to life and ready to share with the world.
Grace Gegenheimer
Partnering with Susan to publish, The View from my Chair, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Susan is an expert editor. She is also blessed with patience, the gift of encouragement and the stamina to go the distance on any project. Because Susan was willing to share her gifts and talents with me, the book we published is more than I could have ever imagined.
Judith Stein

It's more than a course, it's a community

My Goal

I believe it is very important that writers understand the self-publishing process. When you finish this class, you will have the entire publishing process laid out for you. If you want to publish your own work, here it is step-by-step. You can also hire this done. There are lots of people, me included, out there who will do it for you, but even if that is the case, it is highly beneficial for you to know and understand the process as you prepare your manuscript for publication, and to know the path that lies ahead.

The Benefits of this Class

  • You will learn the fundamentals of self-publishing and explore different publishing options and platforms.

  • You will learn the places to go and the prices that are charged for different segments to help in the publishing process, such as cover design and typesetting if you choose to go that route.

  • You will discover how to navigate the world of e-book, print-on-demand and why Audible for your audiobook is not the only choice.

  • You will learn the process from your final draft of your manuscript to a published copy of your book, including titles, cover design, and so many other “little” things along the way, and, of course, it is the “little” things that make such a huge difference.

  • We will have a surprise! The last week of class will be a thorough review (as thorough as we can be as of today) of how to use AI in our writing and be ethical in the process.

  • And, as a bonus, I will be giving you some names of people I work with to get all of this accomplished if you decide to use other professionals in this process, such as typesetting, cover design and websites.

What we will do:

  • 8 weeks of comprehensive course content, including video lessons, exercises, and discussions
  • 8 weekly Zoom q&a (and lecture if we need it)
  • Personalized feedback and support from an experienced instructor and published author
  • Access to a private online community of fellow writers
  • Lifetime access to all course materials, including any updates or additions, so yes, you can come back anytime and refresh your memory, or if there is something specific you are looking for, you can come back to the class indefinitely.
  • You will leave this class, knowing how to publish your own work.
  • At the time of enrollment, you will receive some class information, and pre-class ‘homework’ to get started.


1 – I will offer you three (3) hours of my time (consulting), to help you publish your book, from what you have learned in this class. Just so you feel comfortable with the process. I will not do it for you but will walk beside you as you go through the steps, or if you have specific issues, we can use it for that. Value: $300 To be used within 6 months.

2. – A one-time $300 discount off the full course fee of any class I offer that you wish to take after completing this class.

My Guarantee To You

Iam confident that this class, Are You Ready to Publish Your Book? will help you achieve your dream of becoming a self-published author. If you’re not satisfied with the course within the first week of class, and after you have come to me for help, we’ll transfer that money to another class,
or another option on my website.

Are you ready to bring your book to life? Enroll in Are You Ready to Publish Your Book? today? Learn all the tricks of the trade, and become a self-published author! Yes, you can pay me, or another to get you published as a self-published author, but you can also do it yourself, with this

If you have any questions, please email me: [email protected].


I am one who is tagged as a “forever learner” – I love to extend my knowledge in all directions. I believe it enhances my writing, my teaching and my life, in general. I treat it as an INVESTMENT in me and my love of the written word.
So, unlike others who make you search for pricing, I feel it is a large component in deciding whether to sign up for this amazing class! I have tried to keep the pricing down, so it is accessible to those who need this class to add to their writing process.

Sign up now: Full Price- Single Payment – $679

Full Price – (available in two payments over a two-month period of $345 each month. Must have a credit card on file. * Because of credit card processing fees, this one is $11 more than the single payment pricing.

Early Bird Special (Ends June 26th, 2023) $627 (Single Payment)

*If you want the class and need a special payment plan, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will try to work with you. Thank you!

Once you have signed up, I will be sending information about the class to get you started on this publishing journey. Register Now – Let’s get started.

Class begins: July 5th , 2023 and our first one hour lecture/Q&A is scheduled July 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time, and they will be held each Thursday through August 31st . If you cannot make it, there will be a recording available to you the following day. And, I am always here to answer your questions.