Demystifying the business of writing, book publishing and book marketing so you can reach your goals faster.


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Are you ready to be bold and to see your book/s break through?

Bold Authors offers factual (& fun!) courses led by industry experts, as well as checklists and templates, so you can accelerate your author journey and increase your chances of success.



On-demand courses you can tap into at any stage of your writing career.

Whether you are at the start of your author career, have a manuscript ready to go or are already a published author, there is a course here to further your understanding and take you to the next level of success.


Pay only for what you need, when you need it.

Course pricing at Bold Authors is aimed at being accessible.
We don't sign you up at high prices for bells and whistles you don't need. All of our courses are tightly targeted to solve a specific problem or need commonly faced during different stages of the author's journey.


Hear from industry experts.

We'll help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of all the different paths to publishing (traditional through to indie) and learn how to  maximise your financial success while minimising author pain points along the way.


Author Business

We offer personalised 1:1 mentoring, publishing consulting, marketing and publicity services to help you and your book succeed. If there is not a course that covers your questions, or you need personalised guidance, connect with us today.

Book Marketing

These days, your actions as an author are just as crucial in successful book marketing as the efforts of your publishing house. Hear ideas from the experts on ways to help increase the visibility of you and your book.

Writing Craft

What are some of the best ways to improve your
writing craft?
We'll be adding courses here regularly to get you off to a great start, or help you move through writing blocks to get your manuscript finished and ready for submission.

Writing Tools

What are our writing and publishing experts' favourite writing and publishing tools?
We'll be launching a free micro-course on this soon.

Author Insights

Enjoy hearing tips from published authors who have experienced all sorts of challenges and writing success. Learn from their mistakes so that you can avoid common pitfalls and discover writers who have made a career from their love of words and books.

Self-Publishing Success

Avoid traditional publishing pitfalls, including publishing scams, and give your book the best chance of success. We have lots of great information, tools, tip sheets and templates for the new breed of indie author.

Register for our FREE WEBINAR
'Want to be a Starving Author? Didn't Think So!'

Many people dream of having a book published, but how many actually do? 

This webinar (26 minutes) answers this question and many others to help you lift the lid on the current Australian publishing industry and turn your dream into an income stream. 
This webinar covers…
  • Key statistics on the current Australian and International publishing industry. 
  • How much you can expect to earn as a published author. 
  • How you can create opportunities and/or monetise your book.
  • The different publishing paths available.

Brought to you by a great team of traditional
& self-publishing professionals

Dani Vee

✑ Bold Authors course host Unlock Your Path to KidLit Success - Tips to Get Your Manuscript Plucked from the Slushpile
✑ Acquisitions Manager (children's books & picture books for Larrikin House)
✑ Author: 'My Extraordinary Mum' (picture book), 'My Epic Dad' (picture book series) and young adult fiction coming soon
✑ Host of the highly popular Words and Nerds Podcast
✑ Literary festival presenter and passionate advocate for the writing community

Melissa Addey

✑ Bold Authors course host of: How to Write a Compelling Writer's CV and Writer's Statement
✑ Full-time author of historical fiction
✑ Previous Writer in Residence at The British Library
✑ PhD in Creative Writing
✑ MA in Business Innovation
✑ Writing workshop host
✑ Campaigner, ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors)

Anna Featherstone

✑ Bold Authors course host of How to Get Your Book into Australian Libraries, plus Ultimate Timeline Guide to Successfully Self Publish Your Book, plus Advance Information Sheet AIS / Book Sell Sheet Templates
✑ Australian Ambassador for ALLi
✑ Judge of the Australian Business Book Awards
✑ Author of the Australian Society of Authors recommended reading title: 'Look - It's Your Book!'
✑ Non-fiction author of memoir and how-to
✑ Words in The Guardian

Rebecca Hefner

✑ Bold Authors course host: What Authors Need to Know About Going Wide with Audiobook Marketing (great if you're new to audiobook marketing) and Advanced Audiobook Marketing for Wide Authors (for authors who are already wide and want to maximise their reach and royalties)
✑ USA Today Bestselling Author
✑ Fulltime author with in-depth understanding of audiobook distribution and marketing
✑ Indie author writing romance, contemporary romance and fantasy romance
✑ Founder, Marketing Audiobooks Wide Facebook Group
✑ Regular podcast guest

Ashley Kalagian Blunt

✑ COMING SOON: Bold Authors host of the course: Harness the Power of Writers' Groups to Improve Your Craft and Build Community 
✑ Bestselling author of crime/thriller (Dark Mode), memoir and more
✑ In-demand writing workshop host
✑ Host of the highly popular James and Ashley Stay at Home podcast

Nadine Davidoff

✑ Bold Authors course host of Publishing Pathways, Which is Right for You: Traditional, Indie or Hybrid?
✑ Freelance Editor (literary and popular fiction, general non-fiction, biography/memoir, travel narrative and health)
✑ Former Commissioning Editor at Black Inc
✑ Former Senior Editor at Harper Collins 

Amra Pajalic

✑ Bold Authors course host of Grants for Australian Writers: How to find, apply for and win writing grants
✑ Award-winning author, editor and teacher
✑ Three-time Artists in Schools funding recipient
✑ Previous assessor on the Creative Victoria Literary Panel
✑ Writing Mentor and presenter
✑ Owner of Pishukin Press
✑ Grant expert: Recipient of writing grants including business grants, Export Market Development Grant, creative and literary grants and community development grants.

Dr Helen Edwards

✑ Bold Authors writers' course host of The Resilient Writer: Say Goodbye to Blocks, Imposter Syndrome and Procrastination
✑ PhD in Psychology
✑ 25 years' experience in mental health
✑ Writer mentor
✑ Children's and YA Author
✑ Freelance writer and presenter
✑ #LoveAusAuthors blogger
✑ Represented by Golvan Arts Management

Sophie Timothy

✑ Bold Authors course host of All About Author Photos
✑ Sister Scout Photography
✑ Author Photo Expert

Are you a writer seeking 1:1 expert support & guidance to navigate your publishing journey?

We offer personalised 1:1 mentoring, consulting, marketing and publicity services to help you and your book succeed. If there is not a course that covers your questions, or you need personalised guidance, connect with us today. 

Do you have these books for writers?

Recommended by the Australian Society of Authors, 'Look - It's Your Book!' is a must-have resource for non-fiction writers and for any author interested in book marketing, author business & how to leverage your writing.

We are seeking rich, helpful content

Are you an expert in a niche topic that authors would benefit from hearing about? We would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!

Have an idea for a useful course?

Let us know what information you'd like to see on Bold Authors and we'll do our best to locate an expert to present it.

Are You an Emerging or Experienced Author?

Start with our free webinar 'Want to be a Starving Author?' (scroll up for sign up link). Then follow it up with our Publishing Pathways Course: Traditional, Self or Hybrid Publishing - Which is right for you.

Learn At Your Own Pace

From any device, any time at your convenience. Resume exactly where you left off. No limits on the number of times you can view video lessons.

All About Book & Author Marketing

Get into the nitty gritty of the best author and book marketing tips and processes. Get an idea of the timeline to produce a book and all the steps you need to take, or get specific tips and templates for Book Sell Sheet/Advance Information Sheet, and tips about Author Photos.


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Are you ready to be bold and to see your book/s break through?

Bold Authors offers factual (& fun!) courses led by industry experts, as well as checklists and templates, so you can accelerate your author journey and increase your chances of success.

Current Courses

How to Stand Out from the Slush Pile (KidLit) with Dani Vee Click here

Ultimate Timeline Guide to Successfully Publish Your Book Click here

Publishing Pathways: Traditional, Self or Hybrid - Which is Right for You?  Start here

All About Author Photos: How to Ensure Yours is a Great One & Where to Use it Learn here

How to Make an Advance Information Sheet (AIS / Book Sell Sheet) Templates here

Grants for Australian Authors & Publishers including EMDG grant So useful!

Want to be a Starving Author? Didn't Think So! Free Webinar

How to Create a Writer's CV with Melissa Addey Start here  

Coming Soon

Built-In Book Marketing: How to bake marketing into your book itself

How to Create an Online Course from Your Book, Passion or IP with Anna Featherstone 

All About Book Coaches: Do You Need One & How Do They Work with Kelly Irving