Over the last 10 years, we have supported hundreds of authors to self-publish and market their books. We have road tested so many services and tools to make both their (and our own) self-publishing more productive. The Book Marketer uses and endorses the following tools:
The Book Marketer believes that all writers should access marketing advice and training to improve their career opportunities. We offer funded places to low-income authors during our two-hour book marketing training and coaching sessions. We currently provide one funded place per month to a low waged author from the U.K. or U.S.A.
Who qualifies for our book marketing scheme?
At present, our scheme is open to residents in the UK and USA. Our criteria for application to the scheme are:
What if you do not qualify?
Further grant information can be found on the following websites:
What do we expect from you?
Terms & Conditions
Bursaries are presented based on financial need. Applicants must live permanently in the United Kingdom or the United States to qualify for a bursary. The bursary covers the entire cost of our two-hour book marketing training and consultation, plus a follow-up call. Any other service will not be covered. We limit grants to one per person per month. The bursary recipients must write a 1000-word blog post about their genre as a condition of the award. This will mention its tropes, themes, characters, and what inspired you to write in it. You must submit it to us before the consultation.
Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt for their application, but if you do not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful. All decisions regarding bursaries are final, and no correspondence about them will be entered into. If the conditions of the award are not met, it may be withdrawn at any time, in whole or in part.
If a grant recipient must cancel a booking, the bursary award will be withdrawn, but a new application can be submitted later.
A Book Marketer bursary cannot be exchanged or transferred for any cash equivalent. We will not consider applications from previous Book Marketer bursary recipients who failed to attend a course without notice or good reason.