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Planning to publish your book? Avoiding rookie mistakes is easier when you understand the publishing process, publishing industry best practices, and how to build a platform to release your book successfully. Give your book launch legs without spending thousands on vanity presses. After this course, you'll understand how publishing works, so that you can ensure your publications have the strongest chance of landing in the right hands.

Get publishing tips and ask questions in a Q&A with Booker-nominated author Karen Jennings.

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Janita Lawrence


Janita Lawrence - bestselling author and book coach.

Leading the coaching team is JT Lawrence, an indie author and USA Today bestseller with 24 books published in multiple countries and languages and over 26 million Kindle Unlimited pages read. She is also an author coach and the fiction manager of the urban fantasy stable at Muonic Press.


  • You want a clear outline of how to get published
  • You're interested in traditional and/or indie publishing
  • You want to understand publishing basics and essentials
  • You want to create strategic launch plans for your books
  • You need to build your author platform (website, mailing list, social and other promotion)
  • You’d like to get advice from insiders who have published successfully
  • You’d like to meet other writers at a similar stage of the publishing process

What’s the ethos behind this publishing course?

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Stay accountable in a small group environment with the added benefit of personal attention from coaches.

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Now Novel members publish. Read interviews with coaching and course alumni who share insights from their publishing journeys.

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A comprehensive curriculum plus Q&A sessions and exclusive, drop-in webinars expand your publishing knowledge.

Benefits include:
  • Structured curriculum with weekly tasks aligned to publishing and platform-building
  • Weekly Q&A with publishing professionals to answer your questions
  • Video, audio and reading guides to expand your publishing knowledge and skills
  • Small groups for personalized attention
  • Sprints six days a week to hold you accountable to your goals
  • Guidance for key publishing processes and platforms (editing and formatting, cover design and querying, Amazon and the Kindle store, how to create a launch plan, and much more)

Who you'll work with

Janita Lawrence - Now Novel publishing coach
Janita Lawrence
  • USA Today bestselling author
  • Over 24 books published in multiple genres
  • Fiction manager of the urban fantasy stable at Muonic Press
Romy Sommer - Now Novel Writing Coach and Editor
Romy Sommer
  • Author of six novels published by HarperCollins London, as well as 7 self-published titles
  • Founder of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa)
  • First South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita® Award
Zee Monodee - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Zee Monodee
  • Mauritian author of feel-good romance
  • Experience as senior editor at Eilander Publishing and Love Africa Press
  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Special interest in romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and women’s fiction
Hedi Lampert - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Hedi Lampert
  • Mondi Award-winning writer and editor
  • Experienced features writer
  • Author of fictionalized memoir, The Trouble with My Aunt
  • Special interest in creative memoir and life-writing

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How you’ll be motivated

Stay guided through the publishing process

We’ve been there and understand the challenges. You’ll enjoy guidance by multi-published authors who write in diverse genres, publishing consultants, and authors who understand the indie and traditional publishing process well.

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Enjoy a structured yet flexible curriculum

Weekly tasks help you stay focused on your publishing goals, while small groups and monthly writing webinars provide space to ask questions, share advice, connect with potential beta readers and reviewers, and more. Learn how to publish by the book, without the high costs typical of vanity publishing.

Now Novel Group Coaching is a structured by flexible curriculum

Keep accountable to your publishing goals

Build a sound launch plan and work on growing your author platform with guided tasks and the companionship of other writers who are at a similar stage of the publishing journey, with extra support from approachable professionals in live Q&As.

Now Novel Group Coaching gives you companionship and accountability

Books published using Now Novel

Tangled Fortunes by Kate Baucherel

"It all boosted my confidence and kept me writing until the end of the story".

Novel: Tangled Fortunes
Publisher: Sixth Element

Kate Baucherel

Kate Baucherel, successful Now Novel author
Monet & Oscar by Joe Byrd

"Fiona taught me how to write a fiction story and provided me with the discipline I needed to shape my fiction writing skills".

Novel: Monet & Oscar
Publisher: Giverney Books

Joe Byrd

Joe Byrd, successful Now Novel author

Your publishing course outline

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What published alumni say about Now Novel:

I'm now ready to launch my novel. I got it written and edited inside of six months. We will see how it sells!

Dr Bonnie Traymore

I loved working with Zee. She was extremely helpful and insightful. She genuinely cared about her editing my manuscript and very encouraging. I think her background in French was extremely vital to her work on this particular manuscript

Joe Byrd

When it was suggested I write a work of fiction after years of non-fiction, I didn't know where to start. Now Novel came to the rescue. I used the tools to define my characters and posted excerpts for peer review. Since those first tentative steps I have had three novels (the SimCavalier sci fi series) and four short stories published

Kate Baucherel
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Course details

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Frequently asked questions

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Is this publishing course for a specific genre

» This course is open to all genres, and fiction as well as non-fiction. Although our coaches are primarily fiction authors, the topics and concepts covered, from book formatting and cover design to doing book promo and getting reviews apply to anyone who plans to publish.

How much does this publishing course cost

» Click here to see pricing, and sign up for our promos and offers mailing list to keep informed of any future special offers.

Do you guarantee I'll get published

» No, but we guarantee that taking this publishing course will give you an enriched understanding of publishing, with practical help and insight into best practices for building a book launch plan and getting your book in the hands of more readers.

There are many factors involved in publishing, including marketability and whether you choose indie vs traditional publishing (the path to traditional publishing tends to take longer). When you take this course, you will stand a much better chance of getting published, and if you choose the indie route Now Novel offers editing and other services to help you prepare and ensure the best book launch possible.

Should I indie publish my book or go the traditional route

» There are many factors to consider, such as how quickly you want to publish, whether you want complete executive control over matters such as pricing or cover design, and more. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the benefits of both publishing routes.

What resources are required to participate

» No prior publishing experience is necessary. A computer, tablet or mobile device and access to an internet connection are the only requirements for accessing all aspects of the course (free word processor and spreadsheet software such as Google Docs and Sheets is helpful for creating your book launch plan and tracking its performance, too).

Must I have finished my book

» These are skills that you can learn at any stage of the writing process, but they cater most to those who have completed a book (as you can’t publish before you finish). The sooner you start to build your author platform the larger it will be.

I have a lot of questions, can I speak to someone

» Absolutely, get in touch at [email protected] and someone will be in touch to arrange a call to answer your questions.

An online novel writing course that's tailor-made to get you to actually write that book you've been thinking about.

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