Write a Book
in a Semester
The Next Step…
Pick a Time.
Schedule a 15min call with Professor Eric Koester. Professor Koester meets with every student author before enrollment.
Fill In The Application.
After choosing a time that works for you, fill in the short application on the page that follows and select "Book Now."
Review the Program Overview
You'll start your call with Professor Koester discussing any questions you have before you can chat about the book and your plan. Download
Author Success Stories
National Book Awards & Finalists
Our community began as a Georgetown University course that opened to the broader community in 2019. Today more than 1,500 authors have published after participating in our community-powered writing experience. Authors engage through live weekly sessions, individual coaching with a professional developmental editor, and instructional teaching and workshops from an award-winning professor and author Eric Koester. We believe that you write better, when you write together.
Former hostage negotiator, Principle Black Swan Group, Signed with CAL Entertainment as a professional speaker
Bloomberg Reporter & Anchor; Author of Betrayal, historical fiction of Ethel Rosenberg
NAACP Image Award Finalist; May 2021 featured book for Stephen Curry's Book Club
Rutgers student who earned VC job at Lux Capital through his book Moonshots.
Grown business, coaching, podcast & speaking through her book, A Worthy Wardrobe.
Two time nonfiction author; launched 7-figure business & Online Coaching/Course
Cofounder of Creative Science Labs, Author of Decoding the Why, bestselling guide on behavior science
Senior Brand & Diversity Advisor at Booz Allen, Author of "The Wisdom of Guncles"
Claudia Alarco Alarco
Hired for executive role at DC Mayor’s Office
SABA National New Author of the Year 2020
Hired to work at full time soccer scout and develop football scouting project in India
Ioatp Book of the Year; SAP Executive; Partnered with nonprofit NFTE to have his book taught in 1,000s of schools
Admitted to Tulane Medicine & Interviewed by ESPN
Bestselling novelist, featured Barnes & Nobel author; her BookTok posts and videos have garnered more than 3 million views
Hired by the National Football League (NFL) after writing "The NFL at 100"
Meet Your Book Instructor, Professor Eric
How the Book Creator Course Works
You will be part of a community of other authors and together you'll learn a step-by-step method for developing your manuscript and building your audience to create a book that leaves a legacy and reaches a wide audience
Brainstorm & Develop Your Topic
Every author begins their journey with a conversation with Professor Koester, 2020 USASBE National Professor of the Year.
We discuss your goals, your ideas, and map out a custom plan to start before the live course sessions begin.
You don't sit down to "write a book", but you start by developing the core elements in a book.
You'll learn how to research, develop, and write snippets, stories, and scenes that serve as the foundational content for your book.
How to Write a Book's "Elements"
How to Build Your Manuscript
Great books are built on structures, and you'll learn how to apply the elements you're writing to these structures.
There's no single "template" for a book, but you'll have access to dozens of structures built by deconstructing some of the most popular nonfiction, novels, and memoirs.
Designing and structuring the book is a collaborative process, and you'll be partnered with a developmental editor to get real-time feedback, learn how to become a great story teller, how to structure your content, and showcase the depth of knowledge you've gained.
Most book marketing advice focuses after the book is out, but a book's success is determined before.
You'll learn how to build your author profile, do Work-In-Progress (WIP) marketing, and create a community of fans and beta readers to help make the book better and bigger.
How to Build Your Audience
Book Pre-Sale & Publishing (Additional 6 months)
Pre-Sale of Your Book to Build Your Audience
Successful authors understand the power of building their audience before the book is published.
You'll have the opportunity to participate in a 6-week, coached experience to get early readers and supporters to buy your book.
Of course if you write a good manuscript, authors hope to get it published and Professor Koester will help all authors understand their publishing options today through his course
Approved authors may choose to publish their manuscript through the Creator Institute-New Degree Press partnership
Authors always retain complete rights ownership, including 100% of royalties
Book Production & Publishing
Launch & Market You (and Your Book)
Throughout the programs, you'll learn how to build an audience for your book -- and market you (and the book)
Understand book distribution (how to get your book into stores and online)
And become part of the Book Creators alumni community!
Fall Semester Programs & Pricing
Professor Koester offers this five-month program of his Book Creators course at no cost other than your editor dues thanks to the support of sponsors, grants, and his university department.
Each author will pay dues of $999 at the beginning of the program to work one-on-one with a professional developmental editor. The extremely high publishing rate of authors in this program is driven by this level of personal and individual editorial coaching. Published alums of the program come back as coaches, mentors, and instructors.
Wait, what’s the catch? There isn’t one…we are a social venture (B-corp certification pending 2022) dedicated to empowering more ‘underheard’ voices in publishing. If you’ve got a story or a book idea and are open to being part of a community of other writers, come join. And you only pay editor dues once you’ve joined and feel it’s a great fit. There’s no risk or obligation to plug in and explore our community-powered writing experience.
Here are the details of the experience:
20-week curriculum (5 months)
22 live sessions (weekly)
18 live writing & marketing workshops (weekly)
Private coaching with a professional developmental editor including weekly calls
Guest lectures from authors & creators
Access to dozens of templates
Lifetime membership in the Book Creators community
Currently, our Book Creators program is partially sponsored to enable as many authors to participate (authors are only paying for the cost of their editor)