The Author Learning Center

Now you have a GPS for your publishing journey

The Author Learning Center (ALC) is a one-of-a-kind online author education community designed to help educate, motivate, and support you at every stage of your writing and publishing journey, including marketing your book.  The ALC offers content on writing, editing, publishing and marketing from a variety of industry experts, agents, best-selling authors, publicists, and editors. In addition, the ALC gives you access to unique tools, the Book Launch Tool and Author Circles, to help you reach your goals.

What can the ALC do for you?

By combining industry-leading education, exclusive tools, and a supportive community, the ALC provides a one-of-a-kind resource to help you get to your goal of becoming a published author.

By taking advantage of all the ALC has to offer, you can become:

  • better equipped to finish your manuscript,
  • better educated on the publishing industry, and
  • empowered to make smarter choices for your book marketing.

Curated content just for you

When you complete your profile on the ALC, you tell us what information is most helpful to you and we make sure you see that every time you log on to the site. In addition, our search capability allows you to easily locate useful insights based on any number of writing, editing, publishing and marketing topics. Plus, we offer content in a variety of formats, including:

  • Expert video interviews
  • Podcasts on writing, editing, publishing and marketing
  • Live online webinars with industry experts
  • Articles and recorded webinars

Exclusive tools to help you get to your goal

Along with helpful information, the ALC also gives you access to a unique set of tools to help you move through your writing, editing, publishing and marketing process more quickly and confidently. With your subscription, you can take advantage of:

  • The Book Launch Tool,which helps you identify the tasks you need to complete and helps you track your progress.
  • The Author Circle, which enables you to invite people into your private online writers group to provide feedback and encouragement throughout your publishing journey.

Learn from bestselling authors

Among the wide range of interviews on the ALC are a number of best-selling authors sharing their wisdom and experience. Here are just a few of the names you may recognize.

  • Elmore Leonard, best-selling writer
  • Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author,
  • Stan Lee, former head of Marvel Comics
  • Mitch Albom, author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international best-seller Tuesdays with Morrie, the best-selling memoir of all time
  • Seth Godin, author of 18 international best-sellers, including Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

A No-Risk Free Trial!

Subscribe today and you can use the ALC for free, and if you want to continue having access to the most comprehensive online resource for authors, it is only $9.99 a month. Cancel at any time. Join now to be a part of the best online author community available and let us help you get to your goal of becoming a published author!

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7 thoughts on “The Author Learning Center

  1. This blog is most appreciated — it’s very helpful and insightful. As a copy editor and adviser for a young author who is trying to self publish, I am seeking advise on what steps to take when the publishing company errs and doesn’t offer effective or timely solutions to correct their mistakes. Are there posts that cover that topic?

    • keithogorek says:

      Thanks for the comment. I don’t know if you are referring to a specific situation or just a general question, but I think the key is to always go back to the contract whether you are publishing with a traditional publisher or a self-publishing services company.

  2. Yes, there is a specific situation with an agreement to return materials (original artwork for the book’s illustrations). The author’s check-in coordinator, who devised the plan, and an assistant production manager say they may be lost in the company’s mail room but there is such a large amount of returned or undelivered mail that it can’t be located quickly. The package was sent to the author’s former address without a tracking number several weeks ago. It’s all pretty alarming and clear answers are not being offered. I’ve asked to be put in touch with the production manager, so hopefully that will happen and that person will have some good ideas for a resolution.

  3. Yep, it seems to be a case of inexperience and the publishing company’s lack of policy. In the meantime, I’m grasping at straws to find some real assistance for this author and her illustrator that doesn’t require long distance travel or an attorney. I had hoped you had a addressed such a situation on your blog, which I truly hope is rare.

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