Steve Bivans

Author, Fear-Less Life & Self-Publishing Coach

#1 Resolution for 2017: Self-Publish Your Best Seller

Happy New Year Everyone!

Steve Bivans here. If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of my awesome subscribers, or social media friends. Since you’ve been such a great support to my blog and to my new book, I want to offer you something special, BEFORE I offer it to the rest of the planet. Do take the time to read through it, and let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at :!

Does your list of resolutions for 2017 include MORE SUCCESS?

Would you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following?

  • Want to change the world, but don’t think you can?
  • Have a story to tell? Yours, someone else’s, a character you invented?
  • Wish you had a sure-fire way to expand your professional network?
  • Would you love to be considered an Authority in your field? Your business?
  • Ever thought of writing a book, but haven’t?

What you need to do is WRITE A BOOK!typewriter-676929_1280

Why Haven’t You?

  • “I don’t know how!”
  • “I suck at writing! My 8th grade English teacher told me so!”
  • “It’s not the right time!”
  • “I’d never get a publishing deal.”
  • “If I did, no one would read it anyway.”
  • “If anyone read it, they’d probably think it sucked.”
  • “I’m not really an expert.”
  • “I wouldn’t know what to write about.”
  • “I can’t TYPE!”
  • “I hate sitting down to the computer for hours!”
  • “I’m not a writer! I’m a _____!”

What a bunch of Fear-based crap! None of those things are true, or necessary, and I can prove it to you!

You don’t have to ‘be a writer’ to ‘write a book.’ Experts don’t usually write, they become experts by writing. Writing is a learning process. It MAKES YOU an expert! You have tons of experience and knowledge that would make a great book, probably SEVERAL BOOKS! There are no great writers, only great REwriters. First drafts are supposed to suck. That’s why there are editors. You don’t have to type 100 words a minute, in fact, you could write an entire series of books and NEVER touch a keyboard! If you can speak into your cellphone, you can write a book!

“But I don’t really WANT to write a book!”

That might be true, but have you ever thought of the BENEFITS of writing and publishing a book? Hear me out for a minute…

Why you should write a book?

  1. It’s a great way to Change the World, one reader at a time!
  2. Stories sell books faster than anything else, except for the cover and title, that is.
  3. Your book can be your introduction to your network and field. “Nice to meet you. I’m a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author! Here’s my book!”
  4. Nothing you do will set you up quicker as an authority than publishing a book and promoting it to #1 on Amazon!
  5. You DON’T NEED a PUBLISHING DEAL! They’re obsolete! Traditional publishing is dying fast. Securing a deal from one of the old guard houses might make you FEEL validated, but it will NOT SELL BOOKS. You have to market your books. If you’re going to do all the marketing anyway, you might as well be getting 30-70% royalties! You won’t get anything close to that with a traditional publisher. Ever.
  6. Oh yeah, you can make LOADS OF MONEY! Yep. One of the best things a book can do for you, besides bringing in royalties, is bring in LEADS for your BUSINESS! A book can be an amazing lead magnet to sell other products, and to generate thousands of email subscribers that you can turn into life-long customers! Thousands of business people in every conceivable market are doing this every day. If you aren’t, you’re missing out on tons of customers.

Or maybe you HAVE written and published a book, but haven’t figured out how to SELL BOOKS?

I’ve been there. It’s a totally different skill, but it can be learned!

The TIME IS NOW! You can become a #1 Best Selling Author!

I will show you how to go from “NO IDEA” or “MY BOOK IS GATHERING DUST ON THE SHELVES


in just 99 days!

I’m completely sincere. It’s totally possible if you follow the plan. It’s not magic. It’s buttloads of hard work, and it’s not for the weak of mind or will, but you CAN do it. I’ve done it, and many other people have as well.

My Story

I struggled for years to succeed in many different businesses, and spent over a decade in academia, working on a PH.d. that was never going to bring me the success I wanted.

A couple years ago, in a fit of despair for the state of the world, I decided to write a book about how ordinary people can affect change. It took me nearly a year to write Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth, but I FINISHED IT!

Then I self-published it, and waited.
And then I waited some more.
I tried everything in every book to find readers for my book.
I set up a website.
I wrote a few hundred articles.
I shouted my book out on Social media.
But my sales were like watching grass grow, in the winter, in Minnesota. It was painful in the extreme.

Here are the numbers

Between December, 2014 and October of 2016, I earned a grand total of $553.60, for about 100 books, sold. That’s for the Kindle ebook version of Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth. On all the other outlets (Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks), I sold a grand total of 1 book. ONE! In 22 months I managed to sell about 5 books per MONTH! I don’t know what the highest ranking for that book was, but its highest rank right now, is #330 in one category, and #417,459 in all of the Kindle Store.  Pretty pathetic. But there are thousands of authors out there selling even less!

Then I decided to write another book, figuring that two books were better than one.
During that process, I found a coach who turned me on to a system that seemed to have promise. It worked beyond my imagination.

Thanks to that system, I’m a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author!

#1 Amazon Best Seller End of Fear Itself

Screen shot from Amazon!

And I’ve seen a lot of other people become one, too, following that same system.

My new book, The End of Fear Itself, is currently ranked #1 in one category, #2 in two others, and in the top 10 in a fourth. Since December 11, 2016, less than a month ago, I’ve sold over 400 copies in the paid store, and was downloaded 846 times for FREE! Those free copies were instrumental to the launch of the book. (Something I’ll teach you about)

I’ve tweaked that system, and now I’m going to share it with you.

Who am I? Why am I the Best Choice for You?

  • I’m a best selling author. I’ve done it. Doing it again is simply following the formula. It’s not luck, or fate, or a roll of the dice. It’s a formula.
  • My system is a combination of all the best stuff I’ve ever come across, from the best authors on the planet, writing coaches, social media authorities, marketing geniuses, and philosophers, along with my own experience as a writer and teacher.
  • I have 51 years of life experience. That alone doesn’t mean squat. But combined with what I’ve learned about self-publsihing, it means you’re getting cutting edge, new ideas, AND a lifetime of wisdom, all in one package.
  • I’ve been a teacher and lecturer at the University, high school, and middle school level. I’ve learned a lot about teaching people how to do stuff, especially writing.
  • I have written thousands of pages, probably tens of thousands.
    • Hundreds of kick ass blog articles on
    • Academic papers, and a Master’s Thesis
    • I’ve self-published 2 books, totaling 800 pages.
    • I’m an accomplished storyteller. Read my article, “Darth Vader and the Return of the Balrog Blender.” While most of what I’ve written is non-fiction, I DO know how to tell a story, and that’s something every book should do: fiction and non-fiction alike. I can help you tell your story in a way that will pull readers in and keep them hooked.
  • I’ve done all the FAILING FOR YOU! I’ve tried loads of things in life and failed over and over and over. I don’t want that to happen to you. If you’re already there, then I want to help you finally realize the success that is waiting for you on the other side of publishing your book. All you have to do is take my advice, implement the plan, and succeed!
  • I also know EVERY SINGLE FEAR that you’re going to face as a writer, and WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM! Hell, I wrote an entire book about Fear. I will help you face those Fears and KICK THEIR ASS!
  • I’m going to give you practical advice, boiled down to the things that actually work, not a pile of ‘DO EVERYTHING’ and fail. I’ve already done that. It sucks.

Could you hire someone else to help you? Yep. You certainly could. There are great programs out there, like the one I joined, Self-Publishing School Mastermind, run by a young genius, Chandler Bolt. His system works, and he knows what he’s doing. He’s helped hundreds of people publish their books and launch them to the top. Is it weird that I’m plugging someone else’s program? Probably. I owe a lot to Chandler and his system. But I know that I can improve upon what’s he’s done, and I’m gonna offer that to you, today, for a downright steal. Plus, there are so many people in the world that need to or want to write a book, that even a thousand such programs wouldn’t be able to handle them all.

Don’t wait any longer to write that Great American Novel, or the World Changing Book that you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t sit by and watch other people in your professional field become THE authority, because you were afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and put your message out there.


Here’s the nuts n bolts of what you’ll get:

  1. A proven system to take you from NO IDEA to BEST SELLER in 99 Days!
  2. The best advice I have to give on the entire process.
  3. Membership in the College of FearLess Self-Publishing Mastermind Group on Facebook.
  4. You’ll be in a group of like-minded individuals all working together to succeed. They’ll help to keep you accountable to yourself, join your LAUNCH TEAM, write reviews, and cheer you along as you reach your goal of BEST SELLING AUTHOR!
  5. I’m in the group! Yes, I’ll be there the entire time, jumping in to help out, answer questions, and give regular advice and tips. I also cheer!
  6. Weekly Live Video Seminars! Every week, we’ll get together, live. You’ll be able to post questions ahead of time, and usually DURING the seminar, so I can give you my best answer right then! If I don’t have the answer, I’ll GO FIND IT, then post it in the group for everyone to see. Can’t make it to a seminar? No problem! They’ll always be loaded to Facebook and YouTube so you can watch them later!
  7. A host of videos with the best advice out there on writing, self-publishing, and book marketing. These will be posted regularly on the Facebook Group, where they’ll stay.
  8. Loads of helpful DOCUMENTS, and CHECK LISTS to help you with the entire process!
  9. TIMELINES to help you keep all of your tasks in order! I’ll tell you WHAT to do and WHEN TO DO IT!
  10. Access to hundreds of Facebook Groups and Independent Websites that will help you PROMOTE and MARKET your book! Many of these are FREE!


If you join another self-publishing school, you’re gonna pay at least $45 a month! Some of them are a lot more than that!

Since the College of FearLess Self-Publishing is new, I need bold individuals who aren’t afraid to be FIRST! If you’re truly FearLess and willing to join NOW, I’m going to give you a really crazy deal.


Because I want to help you succeed. If you succeed, I succeed. I love helping other people reach their goals, make money, become authorities in their field, expand their possibilities, tell their stories, and CHANGE THE WORLD! After all, I wrote both of my first two books with that goal in mind. How better to change the world than to help other authors with the same aspirations?

But DON’T HESITATE! Very soon I’m going to raise the price of this Mastermind to $45 a month!

For a very limited time, I’m offering all of that awesome stuff above, for a ridiculous price.


for ONLY $9.99 a MONTH!

OR, save two whole months and pay just $99 per YEAR!

And you’ll be locked in on that price FOREVER, as long as you remain a member! $9.99/mth or $99/year for the FIRST 99 PEOPLE!

But that’s not all…

There’s always a huge inertia whenever you start something new, right? Like pushing a boulder up hill. You have to get that sucker to MOVE, even just a little, before you can get any momentum. And to help get this Mastermind going up the hill, I need the boldest of the bold to help me start pushing.

So, for the FIRST 9 PEOPLE, I’m going to give some very special perks!

If you’re one of the First 9, you’ll get:

  • Me. Yep, you’ll get me as your One-on-One personal FearLess Self-Publishing Coach! (Value: $1200)
    • I’ll check in with you weekly via phone/Facetime/Skype during those 99 days to make sure you’re on track to becoming a Best Selling Author! For 30 minutes a week, you can personally ask me anything!
    • You’ll get very ‘hands-on’ help with all aspects of the process. Email me anytime!
    • And when your draft is ready, I’ll give you FREE CONTENT EDITING on your book! Trust me, this is worth the entire year of subscription, plus a few more years. I’m an excellent writer, and teacher of writing. I’ve taught hundreds of student how to write, and I’ll give you invaluable advice on how to improve your book on a macro level. I won’t proofread it. That’s someone else’s job. But I will look at the structure of the manuscript and give you feedback on how to make it an amazing book.
  • 75% discounted membership into Graduate Level classes! In the near future, I’ll be creating some very high level, uber-detailed classes for students who want even more hands-on teaching. As one of the FIRST 9, you’ll get to sign up for those for 75% OFF! Yeah, that’s what I said. Some of those classes will be $1000 or more! So, don’t wait! Sign up now!
  • You’ll also get the benefits that everyone in the FIRST 49 get! (see below)


If you weren’t quite quick enough to get into the FIRST 9, but managed to get in the first 49 members, CONGRATULATIONS! There are some awesome perks for you, too! After all, 9 people can’t push that stone ALL the way to the top of the hill. We need your help, too! If you’re in the next 40 members of the first 49, you’ll get…

    • All the regular perks of being in the Facebook Mastermind Group.
    • Plus, you’ll get ME as a member of your LAUNCH TEAM!
      • What’s a Launch Team? It’s a Facebook group (that you’re going to form), to help promote your book to the top of the charts!
      • As part of that team, I promise to READ and REVIEW your book on Amazon during the launch! Reviews are a key part in pushing a book to BEST SELLER status!
    • I will also create a Facebook Live Review Video for you and your book which will be seen by thousands of my followers on social media! Check out the one below.

  • As mentioned above, I will soon be offering Graduate Level classes! If you’re in the NEXT 40 students to join the group, you’ll get 40% off of those same classes!

This ain’t gonna last forever, so


If for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied, or the mastermind wasn’t what you expected, I’ll refund your first month’s tuition, or the entire $99 yearly tuition, if you cancel within the first 30 days. But I’m confident that’s not going to happen. If you really want to write and publish a book, you’re gonna love this program.


  1. Cick the PAY NOW button below, and pay either $9.99 for your first month (I’ll remind you next month), or pay $99 for an entire year and get 2 months for FREE! (Soon, I will have an automated system in place to take care of payment each month)
  2. Subscribe to my email list, if you aren’t already. (at the bottom of the page).
  3. Then go to the FACEBOOK GROUP and click ‘JOIN’. I’ll add you to the group as soon as I see the request. (Might take a few hours, if I’m not online)
  4. Once you’re in the group, make sure to introduce yourself in a post!


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Steve Bivans is a FearLess Life & Self-Publishing Coach, the author of the Amazon #1 Best Sellers, Vikings, War and the Fall of the Carolingians,The End of Fear Itself, and the epic-length, self-help, sustainability tome, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living, If you want to learn how write and self-publish a book to best-seller status, crush your limitations and Fears, and disrupt the status quo, contact Steve for a free consultation to see how he can help you change the world! CONTACT STEVE


  1. I’ve signed up! Can’t wait to get started :)))

  2. Steve-
    We have talked about me getting my book done. Now it is Go Time! “Commit, Then Figure It Out!” is going to be a Bestseller because together we always accomplish more!!! Looking forward to learning from a Master Writer!! With what I know, and you know, and each of the new Master Mind members know, we will all succeed together!! Let’s do THIS!!

  3. Terrific that you’ve created this opportunity for “budding” authors who want to master the techniques you’ve compiled to reach the heights of a Best Selling #1 Amazon Author. Much gratitude to be a part of your program Steve . Thank you for making all of this possible!

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