Despite being appalling at English at school, I liked writing stories.
I recall a casual conversation with my English teacher in which I mentioned considering being an author….she grinned.
I’ve now published more than forty number one bestselling titles. One of my pen names has a book publishing deal in the United States which puts my books in Walmart stores. This year I turned down a multi-book deal for another of my pen names from one of the big three publishing houses because it was too restrictive.
All of this came about from writing and publishing little books of between 10,000 and 25,000 words on Amazon.
Who do you think is grinning now? :)
But I guess I need to start this story at the beginning… so, if you are sitting comfortably, I’ll begin.
I had this magical idea.
I would put words from my head onto a sheet of paper and people would buy it.
I'd be... an alchemist!
No need to spend months in a lab, trying to turn base metal into gold. I could turn blank sheets of paper into words, and then words into money.
After years of working in the corporate sector and then for myself, I was looking for an escape. I was seeking a low stress route to make money. A route with almost unlimited potential.
For me, publishing books seemed to be a great idea, especially as Amazon allow anyone to publish for free on their platform!
As I have already hinted, the problem I had was that I wasn’t particularly good at English. (Appologies for any errors than might slipped in on this page!)
At seventeen, my geography A-Level teacher finally mentioned the word dyslexia. A word that might explain why I didn’t learn the alphabet until I was in my early teens and why spelling was such a mystery to me.
But I’m digressing….back to the story.
I loved history, and so I started writing and publishing non-fiction historical books. Short little titles, hardly Alison Weir epics.
Some sold, some didn’t.
It was pot-luck.
I spun the wheel and prayed.
It was frustrating; why couldn't I get it right everytime?
I almost gave up.
Then I thought about fiction.
The vast majority of book sales were fiction. Why was I trying to publish non-fiction if most of the money was made with fiction?
This was my first “light bulb moment”, and looking back it seems so obvious!
So I wrote a fiction book. Published it. Waited….and then NOTHING!
Not a single sale.
Why was I wasting my time? This clearly wasn't for me.
That’s when I seized on a cheap course on writing in this weird little fiction niche - the niche was a surprise and when I opened it, I swore! Loudly and repeatedly.
I’d been ripped off. Who would buy books in that niche?
But then I looked at this pack of information again, and it started to grow on me.
What the hell, I thought…one last try.
Within a week I had written a book.
Within two weeks, it was at number one in the genre and selling like hotcakes.
Unbelievable! It had worked.
Over the next few months, I released more books and worked on the system. I refined and improved it. I added promotion into the mix.
Then I added new genres.
Finally it got to the point where I could publish books full time.
Jen then joined me in the business! We now work together in the little office in our house or outside in the garden during the summer.
We go away when we want to, and we take our computers with us. As long as we have an internet connection, we can work. We’ve published books while on a cruise in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
These days we don’t even write all of the books ourselves. We outsource the majority of it to ghostwriters.
This gives us more time and more freedom.
It is the freedom aspect that we value the most.
We aren’t tied to set working hours or days. If we want to do something, we can!
YOU CAN DO THE SAME AND ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM.
We started teaching our system to others, mostly breaking down genres and showing people who had tried and failed to make money through self-publishing in the past how to do it our way!
Many of our students have achieved incredible success. You can read about some of them on this page.
All of them found the hardest part to be writing and publishing that first title.
This is where our brand-new course comes in.
We don’t focus so much on the "system." We focus on getting your first book written, published and promoted so that you can prove to yourself that you can do it.
If you ever wanted to write a book or start a career that allows you to work from home with more time to do what you want, then this is for you.
We are proud to introduce…
Starts: Thursday 22nd August 2019
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
WHAT IS THIS?
It's a 21 day course that is designed to get you over the first and biggest hurdle to making a living from self publishing - publishing your very first FICTION book.
HOW IS IT TAUGHT?
You get access to a dedicated training area. Each day you'll get a short video training lesson, with homework. If you keep up with the homework each day you'll have a book published at the end of the course.
HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED?
The course is designed to need around an hour a day of your input. Occassionally you may find you need a little longer.
WILL I BE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A BOOK IN A SPECIFIC GENRE?
No, the genre you produce your book in will your own choice. We will provide a little bit of general guidence but the choice is yours. The point of this course is to get you over the first and biggest hurdle - publishing your first book and proving to yourself you can do it.
DO I HAVE TO WRITE THE BOOKS MYSELF?
No, many of our most succesful students don't write the books themself. We will cover how to go about this if it is your favoured route.
DO YOU TEACH THE WHOLE PROCESS?
Of course. We start at choosing the genre and plotting the story. Then move on to writing (or selecting a ghostwriter) then on to cover design options, editing, formatting, publication and promotion.
HOW DO I GET HELP?
You'll be added to an exclusive Facebook group. You can ask as many questions as you want in the group during the course.
WHAT IF I'M NOT AROUND FOR SOME OF THE DAYS?
You get lifetime access to the training course. If you aren't around for a few days then the lessons will be ready and waiting for you on your return.
WHAT IS THE COST? IT SOUNDS EXPENSIVE.
No, not expensive at all. Just £47 for lifetime access.
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COURSE STARTS 22nd AUGUST 2019
Incredible Success Stories From Our Students
"Morning Neil. My best month. Ever! :)
I remember when we first talked about it back in Feb and you said that with my books I should be making about 10k. It felt like such a dream. Will continue to keep working harder and harder each month and do everything you say. Have a wonderful weekend! :)"
"For those of you that have been frustrated with your publishing efforts to date, please consider working with Neil & Jen Bakewell. It felt as though I was beating my head against the wall…jumping at every email offering the “secret” to the Kindle publishing business. I’m so glad I swallowed my pride and asked for help. Since I’ve been plugged in to Neil & Jen’s system, my publishing business has steadily grown. Looking back at my numbers, I finished January 2018 at $2700. That now has steadily grown to where I am finishing the year with multiple $10,000+ months."
More Thoughts From Our Students
"Neil and Jen taught me how to write, publish and promote small books. It has changed my life and allowed me to leave a full time job as an accountant. This is much more fun than working in an office"
"I've been looking for a way to make a living online for a long time now with nothing giving me the results I needed to see - until I got involved with Jen and Neil that is.
Getting involved with this group is most definitely the best thing I have done business wise and the publishing business is so rewarding! Plus, you can do this anywhere with an Internet connection. Truly a dream come true and I can't wait to finally leave my 9 to 5. Well on my way, dropping to 3 day week shortly all thanks to Jen and Neil and this wonderful group of people!"
"Neil and Jen’s method work. Even though I had tried my hand at one fiction genre and two non-fiction niche books I had no success until I implemented their method the way it was outlined in their training. I followed it precisely and held my breath.
The first three books all made it to best sellers in their category, two of them stayed in it long enough to earn best seller stickers and my #1 book got knocked down a peg – by one of my other books. All three made it to the hot new sellers list several times. At one point, they were all sitting at number 1, 2 and 3. It was exciting to see. Now I know that if you do it right, it works."
"Working with Neil and Jen for the past two years has been a turning point for me and my self publishing business. Their no nonsense, can do, and keep things simple strategies have resulted in many 10k+ months for me. Last month alone delivered $16,887 in royalties from short read publications to Kindle. I have no hesitation in recommending their training. Obviously no guarantees can be made, but in my experience, if you put the work in (yes, you will need to work, sometimes very hard!) and follow the process, you will see results!"
"Yesterday after just one short month of their coaching I have just hit $200 and every day for the last two weeks the daily figure has been growing the current day being better than the day before. As I write this, I am already on $90 by 12 noon, another record!"
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