Author Coach

Author Academy

The Story:

We specialise in helping authors achieve their dream of becoming a published author!

We understand that the process of getting your book published can be quite overwhelming and we are here to make it as simple and as easy as we can for you.

You can be assured that we complete all the work here in Australia and that the quality of our work is of a very high standard. Our authors deserve nothing less!

We have teamed up with an extraordinary printer right here in Australia that offers very competitive prices and high standards just like us.

If you are ready to get your book published, please contact us and let us know how we can help you achieve your dreams.

We look forward to bringing your book to life!

Finding the right publisher

Writing your book is one thing, getting it published by the right person is another! We hear many stories of people that have had a terrible experience with publishers and then get too scared to do anything with their amazing story. Does this sound familiar?

Why we can help

We believe in supporting fellow Australians and providing quality with all that we offer. We are Australian owned and operated. All work is done here in Australia and none of our work is outsourced overseas.

Over the years we have had our own experiences with work completed overseas, the results were not what we were expecting and did not stand up to our high we decided to change that!

Proofreading & Editing

Proofreading is the process of reviewing the final draft of a piece of writing to ensure consistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.

Manuscript Assessment

This service is to help authors get professional guidance on their manuscript. We provide recommendations on how you can improve your (if of course it is required!) manuscript.

Book Formatting

This process is where your document gets formatted ready for print, by adding margins, trim and bleed, page numbers, design layout, headers, footers, table of contents, copyright page etc.

We want to make a difference!

Writing your book is hard enough! Here at the Author Academy we want to make a difference by guiding you step by step through the whole process of publishing. 

Joanne knibbs


WOW! The Author Academy made the process of publishing my book so easy. They helped with every step along the way, and I am so grateful for their help, I couldn't have done it with them!

Mary dutton


It was a pleasant surprise to actually work with a company that does exactly what they say they do! Thank you so much for making this process easy and enjoyable!

Don't know where to start?

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Author Academy Author Coach

The Story:

As an author coach and publisher, I offer my expertise that has spanned over three decades; whether you have an idea for a book or you want to complete a book you have started. I have an extended team of professionals as well as myself ready to take you all the way past the finish line.

My expertise is in helping authors like you to write your book and get published, my passion is in making sure your book goes out into the world ensuring it is nothing short of gold standard (across editorial, design, and production).

With coaching, I’m interested in gently guiding my authors to achieve their goals—and enjoy the process along the way. Sometimes we can be so focused on the end goal that we get to the end only to look back and wonder what it might have been like to have dropped down into the journey just a little bit. In consulting, I bring my years of publishing expertise to help you get exactly what you want—an agent, a publisher, a completed book.

There are lots of ways to get there, and I don’t believe in giving up. My job will be to support you and devise strategies to propel you forward and help you access your untapped, forgotten, or ignored passions and energies that will get you moving, no matter if you’re completely stuck or charging ahead at a zillion-miles an hour toward a hard deadline.

At the time of writing my books it would have been so much easier if I had an author coach to show me, teach me, and guide me through the process of writing each of my books. To guide me through each step of getting it ready to publish. I never knew that there was even such a thing as an author coach. As I unpacked my journey, I realised that it was time to share my success and guide others through a step by step process to find their soul language that illuminates their path and lights the way for others by sharing their story through the written word.

Does This Sound Like You?

  • You are ready to write your story, yet you are not sure where to start?
  • You are stuck and can't move forward with your life or writing your story?
  • You don't know where to start?
  • You simply can't do this on your own?

The Benefits of an Author Coach

  • A unique step-by-step process
  • Unique ways of tapping into your subconscious to bring forward your story
  • Be held accountable and gently guided to complete your book
  • An injection of energy and enthusiasm to inspire you to take action and write your story

Why Work With Me

  • I provide a step by step process to help you write your book
  • I provide a safe environment for you to unravel your wounded story
  • I think outside the box and have unique ways to present your story
  • I gently guide you through the process of uncovering your imagination that allows your story to be birthed
  • It’s creative, it’s fun, it’s easy
  • Author Coach Sue Kennedy

    What's included in the Coaching:

    1. 1
      1 to 1 sessions via phone or zoom (3 months of 12 sessions - weekly for 1 hour)
    2. 2
      Create timeline
    3. 3
      Discover who your target audience is
    4. 4
      Create your sub-topics
    5. 5
      Create sexy titles
    6. 6
      Learn about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person
    7. 7
      Which setting are you going to write in?
    8. 8
      Flow of chapters
    9. 9
      Which writing tool?
    10. 10
      Discover what the 6 elements to a balanced story is
    11. 11
      Create Introduction, Foreword or Preface page/s
    12. 12
      Create Acknowledgement and/or Dedications page/s
    13. 13
      Images and Quotes
    14. 14
      Create your Author BIO
    15. 15
      Create your book title and sub title
    16. 16
      Create your back cover sales message
    17. 17
      Create brief for your book cover/Discuss you book cover
    18. 18
      Explore your Author image for your book
    19. 19
      100 copies of your printed book (includes soft proof copy) – Conditions Apply  
    20. 20
      OPTIONAL:   Art Scribble to unlock your story & Paint your inner story on a canvas

    Payment Plan Option:

    A set of prompt cards

    Writer's Block Journal (eBook)

    Self Love Journal by Sue Kennedy

    Author Planner

    Bonuses included:

    Plus receive the following:

  • Discover what the 6 elements to a balanced story is
  • How to become a better writer
  • How to overcome Writer’s block
  •  TOTAL VALUE:  $200



    “Thank you to Sue Kennedy, the author coach and publisher whom I met at a Creative Writing Class at the local Community College. Sue has mentored me through the final stages of the book and has been a true inspiration with the ‘light bulb moments’. She has stretched me and my feelings until I thought I would break, but I thank her immensely for her patience and calmness.

    She makes everything OK.



    “I had been planning to write a book for the last 20 years. I attended workshops and I purchased 'how to write' books, with every intention of getting my book started, but still the book didn't happen.

    It was time, I started writing again under Sue Kennedy's guidance, she gently and ever so subtly guided and supported me. Before I knew it, I had the first draft of 10 chapters and had been on a personal journey of self-discovery, through discussion and art, which helped me to see that I was an author and capable of this seemingly mammoth task.”

    Our Values

    • Fun - To enjoy the process of guiding you to write your book
    • Inspiration - Be the inspiration our readers and authors need
    • Motivation - Help motivate people to complete their book
    • Guidance - Gently guide people to complete their book
    • Nurture/Heal - Guide people with the nurturing/healing process along their writing journey