The Official Shop
for the "Act Like an Author, 
Think Like a Business"
Conference CURRICULUM 

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Day 1 of the conference "Beyond the Basics of Self-Publishing" will cover all five aspects of the publishing process.


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Day 2 of the conference 

"Build Your Book Business"


-Incorporating (or “doing business as”)
-Naming your book business/publishing imprint
-Separating business from personal
-Tracking income/expenses

-Contracts & Disclaimers

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Day 3 of the conference - "Make a Living as a Writer"


-How to turn your book/writing into a business
-How to make money beyond book sales
-How to get other people to pay for your business endeavors
-How to secure paid writing gigs
-How to get grants and sponsors
-Professional titles you wear besides “author/writer”
-How to increase book sales without directly selling books
-How to make money from content you write outside of books
-How to make money while you sleep
-How to make money while spending time with family and friends
-How to make money on YouTube


What happens in vegas doesn't have to stay there.

Whether you've attended the "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference" in Las Vegas, or simply heard about it through the grapevine, our online shop carries all the curriculum taught in the conference main sessions. And guess what? This curriculum is also a prerequisite to our MBA in Publishing Program.

And for those  who have young children, grandchildren, Godchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins who have written books, journals, school assignments, and the likes, don’t just brag about them on social media, store their writings away in the attic, or leave their projects hanging on a refrigerator magnet for years. Learn how to become their publisher so that their written works, gifts, talent, and message can be shared with the world! Use these courses to help you go From Parent to Publisher (TM).

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Did you pay to attend the "Act  Like an Author, Think Like a Business" Conference and would now like a copy of all three days of the main session instruction on audiovisual to refer to at your leisure, and as many times as you'd like?


Take advantage of this special offer of $199 for all three days of the main sessions on audiovisual. You'll hear the main course instructor, Joylynn M. Ross, teaching live! This special price is for #PTPCON paid attendees only. If you didn't attend #PTPCON, no worries, you can still purchase the audiovisual instruction at a non-attendee rate (see regular listed pricing here:

***The audiovisual recording is like being right there at the conference (again).  Anything that wasn't captured on the slides (or in your notes) that main instructor Joylynn M. Ross might have adlibbed, you can hear on the audiovisual slides.***


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If you missed the "Act  Like an Author, Think Like a Business" Conference, now is your time to have a front row seat . . . in your living room. 

By purchasing the audiovisual slides, you save money by not having the expense of airfare or fuel to the venue, ground transportation, food, and lodging.  And you can learn at your leisure, not being forced to watch and listen at a specific time. You'll still hear the main course instructor, Joylynn M. Ross, teaching live at the conference from the main session curriculum slides.

*Conference breakout sessions are only available in the Path To Publishing MBA in Publishing Program.*



"Beyond the Basics of Self-Publishing" 








"Build Your Book Business"  

-Incorporating (or “doing business as”)
-Naming your book business
-Separating business from personal
-Tracking Income/Expenses
-Taxes and Accounting

-Contracts & Disclaimers



"Making a Living as a Writer" 

 - How to turn your book/writing into a business

-How to make money beyond book sales

-How to get other people to pay for your business endeavors

-How to secure paid writing gigs

- And much more!


*Take advantage of the discounted three-course audiovisual slide bundle for only $900.


Did you know that the main session conference curriculum slides are updated each year? Unless you have been attending the conference each year, your curriculum slides could be outdated. No worries; you can purchase updated slides. And if you attended the most recent conference, your paid registration includes access to the updated digital slides of the main sessions. Digital slides have working hyperlinks for all resources provided. Your access to the digital slides also enables you to engage in chats with other #Pathfinders viewing the slides at the same time you are.


If you are not a paid conference attendee, you can still purchase access to the 2021 Conference digital slides in the online conference store.

NOTE: A printed, spiral bound hardcopy of the 2021 slides for all three days can be purchased separately for only $199 here

Day 1 "Beyond the Basics of

Self-Publishing" - $197  

Day 2 "Build Your Book Business" - $197 

Day 3 "Make a Living as a Writer" - $197 

Three-course digital slide bundle for only $497

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There is more to being an author than writing, publishing, and selling a book.

 Many authors dive into the literary industry without first taking the time to learn the business side of being an author, let alone how to navigate the waters of the literary industry once they're in knee-deep. With an ever-changing industry, mastering the art of financial literary success is something that can take years, not to mention the mistakes that will be made during the learning phase; mistakes that could cost you money, and mistakes that could keep you from making money. But that is what this tool and resource is for; to shorten your learning curve so that you can start making money with your book and literary business now.


Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business: Ways to Achieve Financial Literary Success by Path To Publishing CEO & Founder, Joylynn M. Ross, is a resource every author should have in their author took kit. It's one that every publisher and every literary agent should provide to their clients.

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Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business:

Ways to Achieve Financial Literary Success

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