BookCamp is a training and community hub for writers.
If you want to get a book into the world but aren’t sure what the next step is, BookCamp is here to help.
By providing expert guidance along with a supportive community of writers, we give you a shortcut to publication.
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BookCamp is helpful to a wide variety of writers, but it’s an especially good fit for nonfiction writers who want a book deal with a traditional book publisher.
After the free 30-day trial, BookCamp is $37/month. There are no hidden fees or extra charges for special “VIP” sections. Your subscription gives you 100 percent access to all the features of BookCamp, including all previous trainings, expert interviews, and coaching sessions.
Chad Allen is a writer, speaker, editor, and writing coach. A 20-year publishing professional, he served in acquisitions and directorial roles for Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, before going full-time with his own business. He has collaborated with numerous bestselling authors including Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Caroline Leaf, Ernie Johnson Jr., Chip Ingram, Mary DeMuth, John Burke, Mark Batterson, and Phyllis Tickle.
He is the creator of Book Proposal Academy, an online course, and BookCamp, a mentoring and community hub for writers. His passion is helping writers get their books into the world, and he blogs at http://www.chadrallen.com/.
He has been published in such online places as LifeHacker, The Accidental Creative, MichaelHyatt.com, Goinswriter.com, and The Good Men Project.
Chad holds a B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Alyssa, live with their two children in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hear more from Chad on his blog, or by following him on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s difficult to think of a successful modern-day author who does not have a website and at least one social media channel they engage (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, for example). You may be able to think of one, but suffice to say, such authors are very (and increasingly) rare.
With that as background, if you’re allergic to all technology, BookCamp’s effectiveness will be limited for you. The good news is creating a website and using at least one social media channel has never been easier or more accessible than it is today. If you have a computer, access to a WiFi signal, and the willingness to roll up your sleeves and learn, you can figure this out, we promise, and we’ll help you! Or if you’re willing to invest a modest amount of money, we can point you to some tech pros who will help you get set up quickly and painlessly.
As with all significant achievements, getting a book into the world requires sustained focus and hard work. The time to publication varies depending on how much you have in place when you begin as well as your commitment to the process. If you want to self-publish and you already have a website and a compelling book concept, it can take as little as six months. If you want to pursue a traditional publisher and you’re just getting started, plan on at least 12 to 18 months.
“BookCamp is a phenomenal experience! I can't say enough about the value Chad Allen provides through his mentoring and guidance. The benefits of having direct access to his expertise during the Fireside Chats is unmatched. BookCamp is helping me grow my audience in ways I had not considered before. Everything a writer needs to be successful can be found in BookCamp.”
- Doris Swift, www.dorisswift.com
“When you start to write a book, all the moving parts can be overwhelming. BookCamp gives new writers all the tools and trainings—neatly organized in one place—to get through the entire process. Chad is there at every step, too. With equal parts experience and heart, Chad is the mentor every new writer needs!”
-Cory Peppler, www.parentingdigital.com
“As a young girl, I felt the call to touch the world with words of hope. Through BookCamp, Chad Allen has made the path to publishing clear and doable. The knowledge and support from both Chad and the community have surpassed my expectations. Now my words are getting out!”
- Evelyn Sherwood, www.evelynsherwood.com
“BookCamp with Chad Allen has been a wonderful learning experience! Chad provides tools, techniques, resources, videos, and excellent support to help writers on their journey. I love the monthly Fireside video calls where we can ask questions and talk through any roadblocks or issues that we encounter in our writing. Chad is committed and passionate about helping writers with his expertise and time. I love the BookCamp course material and the community! It's been an encouragement and great source of support and learning.”
- Susan Bricker, www.leanintothelord.com