A Membership Community for DIY Book Promotion

What if There Was a Way to Get Your Book the Attention it Deserves?

With the success of self-publishing in recent years, the number of book titles has grown tremendously, but until now, there hasn't been a low-cost offering to help authors promote themselves.


The Author to Influencer Accelerator is an online membership community designed to teach and empower authors how to succeed at book promotion.


If you've ever....

  • Felt overwhelmed with the options and unsure where to start...
  • Been afraid to put yourself and your book out there for the world to see...
  • Wished you had a budget-friendly way to get the world to know about your book...

The Author to Influencer Accelerator is for YOU!

The Author to Influencer Accelerator is a membership community of authors who want to take a hands-on approach to marketing their books.

It's your step-by-step guide to making your book launch a success. 

Your Path to Success

The Author to Influencer Success Path takes the guesswork out of the process. We'll walk you step-by-step through our proven process to get your book the attention it deserves.

Step #1

Laying The Foundation
Why are you writing a book?  What do you hope to accomplish?  Is there a need for your book?  Doing the hard work up front can save a lot of heartache down the road.

Step #2

Build Your Digital Home
Around 7 out of 10 Americans connect to one another using social media.  You're missing out on connecting with your tribe without a platform and a solid content strategy.

Step #3

Optimize Your Book
Do you have a "publisher quality" book cover?  Do you have a professional editor?  What about distribution?  Having a high quality product is essential to compete.

Step #4

Strategize Your Launch
When do you plan to publish your book?  Do you know the best time to publish to maximize exposure?  Do you know how to build your tribe and activate them?

Step #5

Spread the Word
Do you have a strategy designed to reach the media?  Do you know what angles you will use for press materials?  Do you have any news of the day angles?  How will you pitch the media?


You've worked all the steps along the success path and have reached the finish line. Congratulations!  Now you're thinking about your next book so you can start the process all over again!
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What People Are Saying

“I have been learning a lot in your training sessions. The picture I have in my mind is that I went to a store and paid a bill then got more money back than I should have. You are bringing valuable knowledge to the accelerator program.”
KJ Soze, Niagara Falls, New York
"They have tutored me in how to establish a social network footprint and in developing presentations and obtaining numerous interviews and reviews. They are well connected in the industry and are patient even when a new author like myself needs some gentle prodding to go in the best direction. Marika has been worth every penny."
Clark Burbidge, Salt Lake City, Utah
""I am learning tons and saving all the PDFs... I am a huge fan! Every time I view another class I am blown away. You are doing an amazing job." 
Cindy Heath, Austin, Texas

Meet Your Guide

Marika Flatt has been a leader in book publicity for over 20 years.  She and her husband founded PR by the Book in 2002.  Marika is a "connector" by nature and brings a wealth of information and expertise to the table from her friends and connections in publishing.

Marika has been a regular speaker in the book industry since the late '90s for organizations such as: Digital Book World, IBPA's Publishing University, Book Expo America, and Writers League of Texas, among others.

What You Get as a Member

Access to the Growing Content Library

  • Easy to adapt concepts
  • Cheatsheets for quickstart success
  • Videos that expand on key topics 
  • New content added weekly to stay up with the current market trends

Access to the Private Facebook Group

  • A supportive community among other authors 
  • Monthly discussions about key topics 
  • A place to ask questions and discuss solutions with other members 

New Weekly Content

  • Q&A Office Hours with Marika Flatt
  • Guided Workshops
  • Expert Interviews
  • Member Spotlights
  • Success Stories 

We want to help.

We want to do our part during COVID-19 to make it easier than ever for you to get on board. For the month of April, we are offering both our plans at HALF OFF when you sign up. It's a better time than ever to join us. Why wait? 

What's Your Investment?

AIA Half-Off Membership Monthly

  • Access to the private Facebook group with ongoing engagement
  • New educational content added weekly
  • Access to the growing content library
  • Q&A Office Hours with Marika Flatt
$47/month investment (half-off our normal pricing!)
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AIA Half-Off Membership Annual

  • Two months for FREE!
Your BEST VALUE! One-time annual rate of $468, an average of only $39/month (half-off our normal pricing!)
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Risk-free Guarantee!

If you aren't satisfied with the content and value after 30 days, we will give you a full refund. 100% guaranteed! 

What have you got to lose? 

How Do I Join?

Click on the button below to sign up and start on your path from Author to Influencer!
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Will this make me a bestseller?

While we can't guarantee bestseller status, we can guarantee that if you do the work, you'll get your book in front of the right people—your ideal reader—and open up opportunities to share your message with the world. 

Why would I use the Author to Influencer Accelerator instead of hiring you?

If you want to hire us to run your launch, great! But if you want to take a more DIY approach to your book launch (at an affordable price), then this is for you. 

How long does the process take?

That's up to you. Inside, you'll unlock the success path that gives you everything you need to launch your book. You can go as fast or as slow as you like!  New educational content will be added every week, all year long. You'll also be a part of a growing, passionate Facebook author community, a place to share ideas, use as a focus group and learn from others. 

What will I get for my monthly investment?

There will be a library of content that you can access that follows the success path of book promotion, membership to a group of authors eager to learn more about book promotion and new content that is published weekly.  Also included is an Office Hours Q&A once a month with Marika Flatt to get all of your burning questions answered (her typical hourly rate for this alone is $150/hr).

Can I cancel my membership?

With any option, you can cancel at any time within the first 30 days and request a full refund. When you join at the annual rate, you secure the lowest monthly rate for the year, therefore there is no cancellation within that year. With the monthly payment, your credit card is simply charged monthly. You can cancel at any time. But we aim to serve you well, so you'll want to stick around long-term! 

If you have any additional questions...

Send us an email to or press the chat button in the bottom right-hand corner.