The Leading Course for Growing Your Author Career

Expanded + Updated!


Ready to Make a Living from Your Writing?

You self-published your first book, and you want to find readers. Maybe you have several books, but they don't sell enough.
I understand. Until several years ago, this was me. Nobody read my books or left reviews. I entered the occasional  promotional giveaway, but that's where my relationship ended with the potential reader.
Like too many authors, I turned to advertising and lost money. I listened to every guru and learned a disturbing fact: these authors didn't know how to sell books either.
After much trial and error, I discovered how to find readers and sell more books than I dreamed possible. 
My life changed. I've sold over a million dollars in books in just the last few years. I retired from my "regular job". These days, sales roll into my bank account, whether I'm writing new books or sitting on a beach. I see my family every day and never miss special occasions. In short, I'm living the dream.
And now I'm sharing my self-publishing system with YOU.
The Self-Publishing Success Breakthrough is simple to follow and quick to yield results. My system removes the guesswork and puts you on the journey to success.

I've helped countless authors build their business and earn more money than they believed possible.
I want you to succeed too.
Dan Padavona
Author of the Wolf Lake series

See the results my students are getting . . .

Chuck Buda

The Debt Collector series

Dan's courses have made an enormous impact on my self-publishing business.  Dan shared personal examples, showing real data and explaining how he arrived at his conclusions. Within days, I saw drastic improvements in my statistics. Check out my month over month progress since following in Dan’s footsteps:

Month 1
Sales Increase: 53%
KENP Increase: 26%
Month 2
Sales Increase: 1,107% (that’s NOT a typo)
KENP Increase: 1,273% (again, NOT a typo)
Month 3
Sales Increase: 39%
KENP Increase: 63%

After eight years of struggling to find readers, I am now building a fan base of paying customers. I highly recommend authors take advantage of Dan’s expertise. It takes work, but Dan has shown me the way to drive greater revenue from my books. Don’t let your books suffer in obscurity. Take the challenge now!

An end-to-end, simple to follow, proven system that slowly but surely finds your ideal readers, helps you write better and faster, and sells your books day and night, 24/7, whether you’re working or hanging out at the beach.

The Self-Publishing Success Breakthrough gives you:


Unlimited Income Potential 

Your paycheck is no longer determined by someone else or based on how many years you’ve put in. Following these steps, I added several thousand dollars in income per month.

Ultimate Time Flexibility

Write when, where, and how much you want. You make the schedule to fit your life, not the other way around.

Readers Who Love You

Self-Publishing Success: The 12-Day Breakthrough is a digital course that teaches you to write faster and better. It shows you how to find new readers without spending a penny on advertising. And my lessons will teach you how to build an army of engaged readers who spread the word about your books.

Over 10 information-packed and easy to follow modules, I’ll lay out my exact method for finding readers, writing more consistently, and selling more books than you ever dreamed possible.

Module 1 - Your Foundation


  • Why meeting reader expectations guarantees your success as an author
  • Determine if your book cover and description are holding you back
  • How to use a series of books to build reader loyalty and boost sales
  • Why the keywords use enter to describe your book are critical to your success


Module 2 - Getting Your Book into Shape


  • Which affordable tools help you self-edit like a pro
  • Why the right editor can turn your new book into a bestseller
  • How a team of beta readers will separate your book from the competition
  • Why your editor should never serve as your proofreader


Module 3 - Your Author Platform


  • The purpose of an author's website and what every website needs to sell your books
  • I demonstrate how to use your website to rapidly build a profitable email list 
  • What the true purpose of Search Engine Optimization is and how easy SEO is to implement
  • How to focus your social media activity so you don't spread yourself thin


Module 4 - Tell the World About Your Book


  • Why telling your friends and family to buy your book is a recipe for disaster
  • When to advertise and when not to
  • Why blog tours are a money pit and a waste of your time
  • The reasons email blows the doors off social media marketing


Module 5 - Building a Profitable Email List


  • Why an email list is the most powerful tool for your author career
  • How to use list builders to expand your readership overnight
  • The truth about reader magnets and why you need one NOW
  • How often you should email your subscribers and how to engage them
  • The ultimate email automation sequence that sells your book while you enjoy life


Module 6 - Author Branding 


  • When to use a pen name to leverage Amazon and Apple's algorithms
  • How to create a book cover that readers instantly recognize as yours
  • Why price consistency is so important to your author brand
  • How choosing between exclusivity and selling your books everywhere affects your branding


Module 7 - The Ultimate Book Launch


  • How to target the perfect readers and shoot your new release up the charts
  • The secret sales levels that will give your book staying power
  • Why sales consistency is more effective than a one-day sales boost
  • How to use your email list, social media, and targeted ads to guarantee sales consistency 


Module 8 - Advanced Free Marketing 


  • Why author collaborations are your gateway to sustained success
  • When to choose one-to-one author collaborations over group promotions
  • How to convert your email subscribers into a book-selling street team
  • Leverage newsletter list builders to build honest, positive reviews that sell your book


Module 9 - Protect Your Profits with Diversification


  • When to sell your books wide or go exclusive with Amazon
  • The best way to diversify your sales with paperbacks, audiobooks, and book signings
  • Why Audible's days of dominating audiobooks are numbered
  • Meet the fastest growing audiobook company and start selling with them today


Module 10 - Surviving the Sales Cliff


  • Why book sales "fall off the cliff" and how to prevent that from happening to you
  • When to test the waters with a marketing campaign to keep eyes on your book
  • How your automated email guarantees long-term sales of your backlist
  • Why your next book will sell your backlist better than any advertising campaign 


Updated and Expanded for this Year:

  • Step by step tutorials for building your website, email opt-ins, funnels, and more.
  • Breakdowns of blog articles that attract droves of readers to your website. For FREE!
  • How to be productive while writing from home (especially if you are like me and prone to distractions)
  • The latest tools, tactics, and trends that are working for self-publishers now


Boost Your Readership in 12 days


It's easy if you know what to do. I'll teach you every step you need to take.

In 12 days, you'll have new readers hungry to buy your books. I'll show you how simple it is to add hundreds of readers every month. But don't stop there. These same techniques earn me half a million dollars in sales per year!

You know what the wild part is? Most writers still waste their time and money on blog tours and ineffective marketing techniques like social media. 

I'll teach you how to quickly find new readers and sell more books.

The Leading Course for Growing Your Author Career

Expanded + Updated!


The Self-Publishing Success  Breakthrough is for you if . . .

  • You’re passionate about writing and bringing your stories to readers worldwide
  • You think for yourself and are willing to break away from the myths about self-publishing
  • You are tired of writing slowly and procrastinating over your success
  • You’re tired of the scammy, get-rich-quick self-publishing courses written by authors who never disclose how low their earnings truly are
  • You’re willing to put in the work if it’s strategic and fits inside your current life schedule
  • You don’t want to sink thousands of dollars into advertising (or worse, go into debt) just to see it circle down the drain

This is NOT for you if . . .

  • You’re expecting a magic bullet to top the bestseller list overnight. I can’t promise that.
  • You expect results without putting in the effort. You have to be passionate about experimenting and willing to put in the time and follow the steps.

“How much time do I realistically need to put into writing to achieve success?”


Not long at all. Most authors can find the time to write their book in just a few months while working a full-time job.

And the best part is the work is front-loaded. Once you publish a great book, sales continue year after year. 

The minimum amount of time you need to write and builder your readership is 5 hours a week. That works out to just 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week. You could do this by waking up 30 minutes early and going to bed 30 minutes later.

Some writers even squeeze in 60 minutes on their lunch breaks at work!

If you can do more than that - fantastic! But it’s not necessary to see results.


“Will building my reader list cost me money?”


Hardly any. Between newsletter builders and your email list provider, you might spend as little as $20 per month!

That's nothing when you're adding dozens or even hundreds of new readers every month. 

My readers spend several times more on my books than it costs me to acquire them. That's free money!


“I’m passionate about writing, but I just don’t want to change my style to match my target genre”


Don't worry about this. The people telling you to "write to market" don't understand what writing to market means. Every genre has enough readers to support you.

Well, 99% do.

Look, unless you're writing polar bear apocalyptic horror involving heroic magpies, there is an audience for your book. (By the way, I would buy that book).

The reason most authors believe their genre is too small is they don't know how to reach their ideal readers. Worse yet, after they find their audience, they fail to meet their readers' expectations. This leads to poor reviews and falling sales.

But once you figure out what your readers want, selling books becomes easy.

That is the entire purpose of Self Publishing Success: The 12-Day Breakthrough - to help you discover who your ideal readers are and build an army of devoted fans that will buy all your books.


“Is it really possible to achieve success as a writer in this clouded marketplace? Or is it too late?”


This myth has caused countless authors to give up before they started.

True, there are way more writers on Amazon today than there were ten years ago - but there will be more one year from now - and thousands will find incredible success!

Using everything I'd learned about self-publishing, I switched genres and built my audience during 2019, several years after every author told me the marketplace was too crowed and I was late to the game.

But I built my readership and sold more books than I ever dreamed.

So why not you?! Don’t let fear hold you back from learning how to dominate the world of self-publishing. There is unlimited potential to make a great living these days because there are more potential readers than ever before.

And this course will show you how to find them, entertain them, and sell your books to them!

The Self-Publishing Success Breakthrough isn’t based on gimmicks

Instead, it is based on the core philosophies of learning how to write better books faster than ever, finding your ideal readers, and putting your best foot forward with awesome book covers, titles, and descriptions. It's about entertaining people, owning your genre, and living life on your terms.

These are a no-nonsense lessons that reveals the truth about self-publishing. Some online "gurus" claim they use AI to write bestselling books every month. Others swear there is a secret algorithm which propels books to the top of Amazon.

None of these so-called gurus sell books. Never have, never will. 

Yet the path to self-publishing success is shorter than you believe. By targeting your ideal readers, you can grow your books by tenfold or a hundredfold.

Now hopefully you’re starting to see how powerful The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough is!

From no sales to watching your sales explode every month. And your readership grows on auto-pilot. The  Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough is the key that unlocks the door to your dream life.

Similar courses cost between $800 to $2000.

And because this information is so powerful, I charge over $1,000 per month to teach these techniques to my clients one-on-one.


Because this is the self-publishing system that grew my profits by 1000x in less than 3 years!

But when I decided to package my system into a course that anyone could follow, at their own pace, I wanted to make it as accessible as possible.

And that’s why you get instant access to my entire Self-Publishing Success program for just one payment of $297.

Click the button to get started today!


Oh yeah: it’s completely risk free

I’ve packed a lot into The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough because not only do I want you to achieve the writing success that you deserve, but I want to guarantee you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 14 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough today.

That’s right: Go through the course, check out the modules, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 14 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to unlock your book sales potential!

Also - if you sign up for The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough today you’ll receive these exclusive bonuses:

Bonus 1 - The Author's Mindset and Self-Development

($99 value)


  • The crucial mistakes authors make when setting goals, and how to guarantee your goals drive your success
  • How to stretch your limits, build confidence, and expand your possibilities
  • The secret to turning criticism around to your advantage, and which reviews you should read
  • How to prioritize the power tasks that propel your success to unbelievable heights


Bonus 2 - Get Control of Your Time

($150 value)


  • Master time management and learn one must-use trick to destroy procrastination forever
  • Divide your time into writing and marketing blocks so you always know what to work on
  • Why organization systems and and publishing schedules are essential for successful authors
  • Learn to prioritize personal time and reenergize your writing business


Bonus 3 - The 30-Day Book Writing Challenge

($300 value)


  • Complete your novel in only 30 days - without sacrificing quality!
  • How to break your writing schedule into easy-to-follow daily tasks
  • Master writing sprints and find out how they can triple your wordcount in days, not weeks
  • Leverage the 30-day book writing challenge and apply it to all facets of your life 

"If you want to maximize your efforts in self-publishing, then you must take Dan Padavona’s new course, Self-Publishing Success: The 12-Day Breakthrough. With nine years of self-publishing experience and two dozen books under my belt, I still found value in Dan’s coursework.

The bonus modules are worth more than the cost of admission alone! I devoured the material in less than a week and immediately started implementing what I learned.

Each module is succinct and packed with years of measurable personal experience. I strongly recommend Dan’s course for all new and moderately experienced authors."

Chuck Buda


So here’s what you’re getting with the Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough program:

  • All 10 core Self Publishing Success videos with over 5 hours of in-depth step-by-step training ($4500 value)
  • BONUS: The Author's Mindset bonus training showing how the power  of your thoughts can drive your success ($99 value)
  • BONUS: The Time Management bonus training which will teach you find the perfect writing and life balance, while ensuring your success ($150 value)
  • BONUS: The 30-Day Book Writing Challenge where you complete an amazing, top-quality manuscript in a month or less ($300 value)

Total value for all of this amazing training = $5,049

If all this course did was...

If all this program did was increase your book sales by $500/mo, would it be worth it?

If all this program did was allow you to replace your current salary in a few short years, wouldn't it be worth the investment?

But today you get access to all of this for just one payment of $297.

Click the button to get started today!


There are 2 types of authors . . .

Some authors struggle to force themselves to write and watch their sales remain stagnant, no matter how good their stories are.

Others roll up their sleeves and get to work, create stories their readers love, and increase their income every year.

Which is more appealing to you?

Right now many of us feel helpless because we mistakenly believe no one wants to read our books.

We don’t have the time to tell stories and change our lives.

We worry about our health, being at a desk job for years, and doing meaningless work for another 5-10 years.

What if we lose our job, end up broke, and have to start over again in our 30s, 40s, or 50s?

It doesn’t have to be this way!

When you master self-publishing and build your author business, you can do work YOU care about on YOUR terms and on YOUR schedule.

Imagine a year from today . . .

Imagine a year from today when you have thousands of additional readers. Your books always land on the top-100 charts, and your bank account keeps growing. And growing.

You have the freedom to have coffee with a friend, pick your kids up from school, or just take a nature walk!

Imagine watching your monthly income increase from $2k, to $10k to even $30k a month - all without increasing your workload. In fact you’ll actually be able to write LESS as your expanding readership keeps your backlist books front and center on Amazon, the world's largest book marketplace.

Think about what your writer friends will say when your books shoot up the charts and the money starts rolling in. Suddenly, your stock will rise, and everybody will want to know your secrets. Heck, you might wind up on a stage, teaching others with me in the crowd.

That’s the freedom and power of writing, and that’s what I teach in The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough!

You can do this - I’m proof that it’s possible, and my lessons will coach you every step of the way!

Enroll in The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough today and change your life.

Your Virtual Author Coach,

Dan Padavona

14-day No Risk Guarantee

If for whatever reason you're not satisfied with The Self-Publishing Success 12-Day Breakthrough, shoot me an email, and I'll refund your money. No hassle.

I put my life and soul into this class, and I want my students to be happy and achieve success. Should you ever have a question, you can reach out to me.

I also don't want you to pay for a class you don't enjoy, so I give you two full weeks to immerse yourself in the course materials before you decide.

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