Ready to get your story into the hands of readers?

You're in the right place to begin your self-publishing journey.

Ready to get your story into the hands of readers?

You're in the right place to begin your self-publishing journey.

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(aka: the only Facebook Group where you'll find free trainings and resources to help you grow on your authorship journey taught by an eight times published, bestselling author who does this thing for a living.)

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Join the exclusive community...

(aka: the only Facebook Group where you'll find free trainings and resources to help you grow on your authorship journey taught by an eight times published, bestselling author who does this thing for a living.)

I'm Pagan Malcolm and I'm a bestselling fiction author, speaker, podcaster and THE go-to business coach if you want to make your life-long author dream a reality.

My specialty is that I have a business background in publishing that enables me to help fellow fiction authors to write their books faster, build the foundations for consistent book sales and establish a standout author brand that gets you and your books KNOWN.

My proven frameworks are changing the game for self-published authors, helping them to hit their goals faster, exceed sales averages in record time, and quantum-close the lifetime gap that delays them going full-time in authorship.

So, if you're ready to set yourself up for authorship success from day one, check out how we can work together:

I'm Pagan Malcolm and I'm a bestselling fiction author, speaker, podcaster and THE go-to business coach if you want to make your life-long author dream a reality.

My specialty is that I have a business background in publishing that enables me to help fellow fiction authors to write their books faster, build the foundations for consistent book sales and establish a standout author brand that gets you and your books KNOWN.

My proven frameworks are changing the game for self-published authors, helping them to hit their goals faster, exceed sales averages in record time, and quantum-close the lifetime gap that delays them going full-time in authorship.

So, if you're ready to set yourself up for authorship success from day one, check out how we can work together:

To cut a 75k memoir short: I was first signed by a publishing house in 2015, fresh out of high school on my first query attempt ever. But when they went bankrupt a few months later, I found myself with a half-edited book and dozens of publishing rejections as I desperately searched for a way out of my unfulfilling waitressing job.

I always knew I was meant to be an author: it was a matter of when, not if. But despite knowing my chances of making a full-time living from it were slim, I still couldn't shake the feeling that I had more to offer the world than serving burnt coffees to grouchy grey nomads and only writing on the side.

So when my dream job never showed up, I decided to create it.

After taking a leap into self-publishing, I founded Paperback Kingdom. That same year, I landed my second publisher and went on to become a bestselling hybrid author. I gained experience in various remote marketing positions (including work in a publishing house) which enabled me to help my clients sell 300% more books than the average author, triple their launch day revenue, land speaking gigs and book signings, and sell out in bookstores right out of the gate.

Now, five years later, I'm eight times published, been featured in Writer's Digest and The Write Life, spoken all across Queensland, Australia, coached authors all over the world and make a full-time living from my author brands.

It's time to call yourself a published author—and thrive as one.

Here's how we can work together:

WRITING

(Single Coaching Session)

The first step to finishing your book in 90 days or less begins with clarity on your story direction and eliminating any writing blocks.

This session is perfect for you if you're struggling to start your book, or move through a block in your story.

PUBLISHING

(Self Paced Course + Coaching)

For authors desiring to self-publish and market their books using my seamlessly integrated book launching process.

It's more ease, less overwhelm, and it's helped my clients to TRIPLE their results, hit their pre-order goals, sell out in bookstores and more!

AUTHORSHIP

(Unlimited Access To Me)

Want the support of a coach to guide you through the entire authorship journey?

Together we'll write your book in 90 days or less, self-publish & launch your book, build the foundations for consistent book sales and establish yourself as the go-to author in your genre.

This is NOT your typical author podcast.

In this show, mindset meets strategy with honest life lessons, practical tips, and fresh perspectives on how YOU can achieve success in authorship.

You can expect discussions on writing, publishing and marketing, but also mindset and business.

You'll love it if you're ready to take the unconventional, wildly successful, and fully aligned path as an author.

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Popular Episodes:

ON LAUNCHING...

Discover the difference between book launching and evergreen marketing and how the two can drastically improve your book marketing strategy.

ON PUBLISHING...

When I started my publishing journey, I made some critical mistakes. Here’s what I wish I’d known not to do (avoid these by learning from me.)

ON MARKETING...

In this episode, I share the #1 hack I used to balance book marketing with full-time work when I was still in my 9 - 5 (this episode will change your life.)

ON COPYWRITING...

In this episode I share five key fundamentals to help you write juicier, more engaging book marketing copy *specifically* as a fiction author.

WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING:

"This course held my hand and guided me through the publishing process. Pagan's guidance and down-to-earth personality made everything feel so easy."

- Jo Narayan, Author

"Highly recommend Pagan for anyone who is considering getting some expert knowledge behind them."

- R. S. Williams, Author

"Working with you upleveled my writing and publishing lifestyle x 1000! I would not have published Ember in July without your guidance. It would likely still not be out!"

- Rebecca K. Sampson, Author

Fellow author, I want you to know that your dreams ARE possible.

Society wants you to believe that writers are starving artists, that creativity has no value, and that authorship is a dead-end path.

But I'm asking you unsubscribe to that belief for a minute, and allow yourself to imagine that there's another way. A way that WORKS. A way that has helped my clients (and me) to rise and succeed as fiction authors.

I know you have vision, drive, and stories on your heart with SO MUCH value to add to the world. You're meant to be an author, you know it deep down, and now it's time to step into that calling and set yourself up with the business foundations to SUPPORT you in getting there.

Wondering what your first step should be? Book a single coaching intensive and together we'll unlock your pathway to success: